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Onet.pl launches POLITICO section
Michal Broniatowski (63) heads new service and becomes contributing editor for Politico.eu

Zurich (ots) - Starting mid-May 2017, Onet.pl will launch a POLITICO section covering politics, policy, and personalities in the European Union. Michal Broniatowski, former Editor-in-chief at Forbes, will head the new POLITICO section of Onet.pl and become a contributing editor of POLITICO's European edition. At Forbes, he is succeeded by Pawel Zielewski (48).

The new service from Onet.pl and POLITICO will deliver breaking news and cover a wide range of policy areas from a European perspective, ranging from health care to technology to energy. Alongside Politico's international editorial team, Michal Broniatowski will publish exclusive content that will also appear on Politico.eu.

Bartosz Weglarczyk, Programming Director of Onet.pl: "POLITICO stands for exclusive insights into European politics, and addresses political and policy professionals with a stake in Europe. With the new service at Onet.pl, we are bringing this strong, international brand to Poland and will be offering insights provided by the international editorial team that are of great relevance for our Polish readers."

Michal Broniatowski, head of the POLITICO section at Onet.pl: "Important decisions in politics, economy and European law are being made in Brussels and Strasbourg on a daily basis. We want to provide our readers with news and insights into European policy decisions which have a concrete impact on their lives. As a contributing editor to POLITICO's European edition, I will also have the opportunity to provide insights into political, social or economic developments from a Polish perspective."

Matthew Kaminski, the Executive Editor of POLITICO's European edition: "We are very excited to have Michal Broniatowski join us and to expand our footprint in Eastern Europe. Our journalism will create a link between Brussels and Warsaw, key capitals in east and west of Europe, in a way that illuminates events for our core global audience of policy shapers and opinion makers at a very critical time for European politics."

Michal Broniatowski leaves the Polish edition of Forbes after working for the magazine for the last 3 years and becoming its editor-in-chief in 2014. He is a former Associated Press and Reuters reporter, before becoming Reuters bureau chief in Warsaw and then in Moscow. He has served as deputy president of the Russian Interfax agency in charge of its English-language global business services, and former non-executive director of the then largest Polish media group, ITI.

Pawel Zielewski, deputy editor-in chief of the Polish edition of Forbes, will succeed Michal Broniatowski as editor-in-chief. Zielewski joined Forbes as editor in August 2007. From 2010 to 2012 he was editor-in-chief of forbes.pl. In October 2012 he created "Pierwszy Milion", a Forbes-related magazine for entrepreneurs, which he led as an editor-in-chief till 2016. He has over 25 years of experience as a journalist and has worked for "Puls Biznesu" as managing finance and publishing editor, for "Gazeta Wyborcza" as journalist specialized on the banking sector and investment funds market, as well as for "Zycie gospodarcze" as managing editor.

About POLITICO

POLITICO is a global nonpartisan politics and policy news organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C. In April 2015, a European edition of the publication launched through a joint venture with the leading digital publisher in Europe, Axel Springer. Based in Brussels, POLITICO's European edition covers the politics, policy and personalities of the European Union. With reporting assets in key capitals across Europe the publication truly connects the dots between the Continent's biggest power players. Its journalism lives online at Politico.eu; in print via a weekly newspaper distributed to more than 20,000 readers in Brussels, Berlin, Paris, London, Frankfurt and Luxembourg; in daily morning newsletters, such as Ryan Heath's Brussels Playbook and Florian Eder's Morgen Europa, our non English-language product; in POLITICO Pro, the real-time policy news service; and through news-making events. In 2016, an annual ComRes/Burson-Marsteller survey ranked the European edition of POLITICO as the #1 most-read publication by EU influencers. POLITICO is emerging on the European media scene with over 60 journalists representing 22 nationalities and 14 languages.

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