Matt Frei is Europe Editor and Presenter at Channel 4 News.
This year he has led the Channel 4 News coverage of events in Ukraine from the crash site of Malaysia flight MH17, to the tensions in Crimea and reported live from Independence Square on Kiev’s bloodiest day. He has also secured major interviews with Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Aung San Suu Kyi.
Prior to his appointment as Europe Editor for Channel 4 News, Frei was the Washington Correspondent for two years and has reported on the Americas on everything from business and culture to US foreign policy and its view of the world.
He is also part of the presenting team across Channel 4's news and current affairs portfolio, including the award-winning Dispatches programme.
Matt previously anchored the BBC World News America bulletin and was also Washington Correspondent. He presented a weekly radio show called Americana, and in two decades at the corporation reported from Bonn, Rome, Bosnia, Kosovo, North Africa, Hong Kong and Singapore.
He is the author of two books: Italy: The Unfinished Revolution published in 1996 by Random House and Mandarin books and Only In America published in 2008 by 4th Estate.
Brexit is the headache and the distraction that won’t go away, and all the leaders here agreed that time was running out and major issues still needed to be resolved. Even Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, said today that the last call for Britain to lay its cards on the table was…
Ska Keller is a German Green MEP. She’s with our Europe Editor, Matt Frei, in Brussels.
Matt Frei spoke to Zoltan Kovacs, the spokesman for the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban.
Arriving in Brussels, Theresa May insisted “we’ve already seen flexibility from the EU.” But hopes of progress in negotiations on Brexit are surely at odds with the fact that the issue dominating EU diplomacy at the moment is migration. Only this morning Angela Merkel warned that “migration could end up determining Europe’s destiny.”
After winning the title in 2014, Germans are in shock at today’s World Cup knock-out. Matt Frei reports from Berlin.
The United States’ policy of separating migrant chidren from their parents had incensed opinion in America and around the world. The UN’s Human Rights Council criticised the policy, which prompted the US to withdraw from the body, branding it a “cesspool of political bias”. But, in an unexpected move, in the last hour Donald Trump…
Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb is a former health minister under David Cameron. Caroline Dinenage is a current health minister and Conservative MP for Gosport.
Ian Bremmer, president of the political risk consultancy Eurasia Group, and Ned Price, who served as special assistant to President Obama and National Security Council spokesperson, discuss the Singapore summit.
In America, the divisions were clear, with Fox News this morning heralding the summit as a triumph, while over on MSNBC, they decried President Trump him for cosying up to a dictator, while turning his back on his allies. We asked Americans what they thought of their negotiator-in-chief.
Michelle O’Neill is the Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin and heads up the party in the Northern Ireland Assembly.
The markets have calmed down after last week mainly because the new government has shelved some of its more outlandish economic programmes, like getting the ECB to write off 250 billion euros of debt or indeed sneaking Italy out of the euro. Remember, Italy isn’t just Europe’s fourth largest economy, it is a founding member…
Immigration has, of course, played heavily in the politics of Italy for the last few years. Today two parties who’ve campaigned on the issue formed a new coalition government, led by a political novice, with a pledge to move millions of Italians out of poverty.
As we heard earlier, much of the world is still trying to work out exactly what happened yesterday with the death and resurrection of Arkady Babchenko. Meanwhile Moscow says the whole escapade is proof of fake news against them. It’s John Le Carre meets Carry ON. Who better to decipher fiction from fact than Andrei…
Labour MP Stephen Kinnock tells us that President Trump’s ‘blunderbuss’ approach to trade is ‘utterly reckless’.