Pieter Cleppe (LL.M) is a Brussels-based Policy Analyst, focused on EU affairs, Brexit, and the Eurozone. He’s the editor-in-chief of, an online magazine covering EU affairs, and a Research Fellow for U.S. think tank Property Rights Alliance. He is also a columnist for U.S. National Review Online, The Daily Telegraph, The Spectator and a frequent commentator in European and international media. Between 2008 and 2020, he has headed the Brussels office of the British award-winning EU affairs think tank “Open Europe”. Before that, he practiced law in Belgium, worked as a Belgian government cabinet adviser, and also co-founded Itinera Institute, a Belgian think tank. He holds a law degree from the Catholic University of Leuven (2004) and an LL.M in law and economics from the universities of Hamburg, Bologna, and Vienna (2005). Since 2020, he has been listed among ZN Consulting’s “top 40 EU influencers” on twitter/X.

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