The World Fellows
Wolfgang Proissl | Germany | 2010
Chief Spokesperson, European Stability Mechanism
Proissl is head of communications and chief spokesperson for the ESM, an international organization founded by the 17 euro area member states whose purpose is to provide financial assistance to euro area countries in difficulty. Previously, he reported and wrote on monetary policy, international finance and the financial crisis for the Financial Times Deutschland. As a journalist, he worked to promote European integration and was responsible for defining the editorial line on European affairs and global governance for the Financial Times Deutschland and its affiliated news magazines. Through the FTD, he advocated for a stronger European Union, less energy dependence on Russia, EU membership for Turkey, and strong transatlantic ties. He was previously Foreign Editor for the FTD and European Editor for Die Zeit.
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