Susanne Ebner began working as the London-based foreign correspondent for a pool of German daily newspapers in September 2021. Since then her main remit has been to report on the U.K. and Ireland. She is closely following developments in the political and economic landscape, social and cultural topics of interest and events surrounding the royal family.Get in touch
London has it all: it is bizarre, exciting, sophisticated. It is home to people from all over the world. The metropolis houses 10 Downing Street, one of Europe’s leading political addresses; it is the residence of the world’s most dazzling monarchy and one of the most important hubs for global finance.
And yet the United Kingdom is so much more: it is a fascinating country full of rich contrasts, from Scotland to Cornwall, from Oxford to Belfast, from Dover to Wales. It is also a country that has been thrust into a state of upheaval over the past few years, beginning with the Scottish referendum in 2014, the General Election in 2015 and the Brexit referendum in 2016. Ever since the majority of Britons voted to leave the EU, the island has plunged from one political crisis to the next. What is happening in the UK, even outside the political bubble that is London? How do Britons tick and what are the effects of brexit?
Susanne Ebner, born and bred near Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, follows these developments since September 2021, writing reportages, news stories, analyses and op-ed articles and conducting interviews for German-speaking media outlets.