The B2 team – writing, web, support

The editorial team

Nicolas Gros Verheyde – Founder / Editor-in-Chief – Brussels EU

  • Eastern Europe Russia – EU Policy, CSDP, EU Defense + EU Council / EEASngv562h

Immersed myself in Europe as a child. Graduate in public, European law and political science from the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and CUECE. Auditor of the 65th IHEDN. He published his first reporting papers on Eastern countries at a pivotal period (1989-1991). Corresponding EU / NATO successively for France-Soir (+ Le Matin Belge), West-France and Arte and LCI, it collaborates with Europolitics and for La Tribune.Today correspondent for South-West. Author of the CSDP Manual. Details. Vice president of the Press Club Brussels Europe.


Emmanuelle Stroesser – Journalist – France – Politics

  • Institutions – Legislative monitoring, Budget, Humanitarian aid and development
  • Watch Book (Commission, Parliament, EEAS)

Journalist for magazines and the press, Emmanuelle specializes in humanitarian, development, asylum and human rights issues. For B2, she covers French political news, news from the European Parliament and, above all, ensures “rear” monitoring and institutional, so that nothing escapes the sagacity of our readers.

Olivier Jehin – Journalist – Brussels EU – Defense

Journalist specializing in European affairs since 1987, graduated in law from the University of Strasbourg. After serving as correspondent for “La Libre Belgique” in Strasbourg, he joined the editorial staff of Agence Europe in 1999. Editor-in-chief of the bulletin “Europe Diplomatie & Défense” from 2004 to 2018, he was also responsible for the Brussels office of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI). He is a member of the Kangaroo Group board.

Romain Mielcarek – Freelance journalist – Defense France, strategy

A specialist in defense issues and international relations, holder of a doctorate in information and communication sciences, Romain regularly collaborates with other media such as RFI and Le Monde Diplomatique. He is the author of “Arms dealers, investigation into a French business” (Tallandier editions, 2017) and more recently “The muzhiks: France in the clutches of Russian spies” (ed. Denoël, 2022)

Thomas Wiegold – Correspondent in Berlin – Defense Germany

Senior defense journalist (Focus, etc.). Founder and host of the site Augengeradenaus! one of the leading defense information sites in Germany

Ludovica Colosimo - intern

A master's student in European studies at ULB, Ludovica completes the B2 team for the summer period, a pivotal period of the European era. Italian, also speaking German having attended the Swiss School of Milan, graduated (Bachelor) from the University of the Sacred Choir of Milan, she monitors the various European briefings on a daily basis.

The administrative and technical team of the site


Anna Cieslar – president of the association, legal advisor

Doctor in private law and criminal sciences (Universities of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne and Paris X – Nanterre). Legal advisor and approved mediator. Author of “The development of human beings at work… (ULB / ed. Bruylant 2007) His site

Michael Plumley – Ethics referent, treasurer

A former journalist and former press advisor to the European Parliament for many years, he welcomed several generations of journalists, particularly during the different waves of enlargement.

Léo Chevalier – webmaster – Brussels

Computer enthusiast, manages to solve the 1001 daily problems to make the B2 site simpler and more practical and, above all, to keep access to the site intact at all times.

Mary Patras – editorial assistant – Alps

Le Supervisory Board of B2 represents the different components of the readership as well as the media. It does not intervene in the functioning of the editorial staff or in daily management, but provides general guidance. If necessary, they can provide appropriate advice on the major directions of the media. Laurence Aubron (Euradio), Claire Saignol, Erisa Zykay (ABC news), Céline R., Eric D'A, Gilles G., Myrto H. and Stéphanie P. constitute the basic framework.

Memberships: B2 is a member in one capacity or another of the following associations: Press Club Brussels Europe - Brussels, Belgium), Association of Defense Journalists (AJD), SPIIL, Paris.

    Illustrations (pictures) : B2 photo library and archives + documentation European Commission, EEAS, Council of the EU and European Parliament, ECHO, MinArm – EMA / DICOD FR, Forsvaret DK, Difesa IT, MOD UK, MON PL, Defensa ES, Bundeswehr DE, Bundesheer AT , UN, OCHA, NATO.

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