The Moderator

Petra Pinzler, Die Zeit, Brüssel

Petra Pinzler works as a Europe correspondent of the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT in Brussels. The economics graduate studied economics and political science, and at the same time attended the journalists' school in Cologne. After completing her studies and obtaining her professional qualifications, she worked for various public radio stations, dealing mainly with topics concerning economic, environmental and development policy. In 1994 she started working as an editor for DIE ZEIT, initially in the economics department in Hamburg. During this period she wrote a lot about international economic policy and development. From 1998 to 2002, Ms Pinzler worked as a US correspondent for DIE ZEIT in Washington, D.C. Since 2002 she has been reporting on European politics and economics from Brussels.
In autumn 2001, Ms Pinzler was Bucerius Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard Universität. She was awarded the Journalism Prize by the Robert Bosch Foundation (1999) for a report about voluntary commitment, the Karl Klasen Journalists' Prize (2001) for her reporting from the US and the Journalistenpreis Entwicklungspolitik (journalists' prize for development policy) (2006).