Media Engagement

I used to be a columnist writing about European politics for the Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad (Financial Times), you can find an overview of my columns here (in Dutch only): Now I write whenever I find the time!

My first book Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration featured in various news outlets, for example:

Financial Times
Foreign Affairs
NRC Handelsblad
Financieele Dagblad
OUP Blog
Wall Street Journal

My forthcoming book Political Entrepreneurs: The Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe co-authored with Sara Hobolt featured in:


Also in podcasts: Transformation of European Politics Podcast & Stuk Rood Vlees

In addition, I regularly provide commentary about European and EU politics for Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Washington Post Monkey Cage, Politico, Guardian, BBC, NOS, & more. For links see below.

In English

BBC News



Financial Times: On Brexit, , European Union Politics, Euroscepticism,Macron, Referendums in the Netherlands

Foreign Affairs


Jerusalem Post



The Times: Far Right Politics Parties, Politics of Nostalgia

Wall Street Journal: On the Left, European Politics, Political Fragmentation

Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog: Brexit, British EU Renegotiation, European Parliament, Second World War Remembrance, EU’s COVID-19 Recovery

In Dutch

Het Financieele Dagblad: On Brexit, Euroscepticism


NRC Handelsblad