Detlef Drewes

The Brussels Office

Born in Düsseldorf in 1955, is a freelance foreign correspondent working for a pool of German daily newspapers in Brussels with offices in Paris and London.

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Career path

  • Studied in Bonn and Innsbruck, graduating with diplomas in Catholic theology and social psychology
  • Editor for social policy and deputy editor-in-chief of “Weltbild” magazine
  • Head of the politics and economics department at the “Augsburger Allgemeine”
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board at the “Weltbild” Group
  • Foreign correspondent in Brussels since 2004




  • 1995 Winner of the “Wächter-Award of the Daily Press”
  • Awarded the State Medal for Social Services by the Bavarian State Government in 2002
  • 2007 Recipient of the European Medal awarded by the Bavarian State Government
  • Awarded the Siebenpfeiffer-Prize for exemplary journalistic commitment to public enlightenment in 2012

The Brussels Office

27 member states, 27 governments, 430 million citizens – that is Europe. Brussels is the city in which decisions are made determining our future coexistence in the European Union. Backgrounds, analyses and viewpoints – these are among the diverse service offers provided by the Brussels office.

Whatever Brussels decides today affects our daily lives tomorrow. The articles and op-ed pieces written by the Brussels office for German regional newspapers reveal and explain what is being planned, what is considered controversial and what has been enacted.


Detlef Drewes has lived and worked in Brussels since 2004. Apart from first-hand experience of Europe and its representatives, he is also an expert on life in Belgium and the Netherlands. Whether the issue is a language dispute, demonstrations over milk quotas or disputes over Islamists –  this is where readers find out what is really going on.

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