EU – Presentation of the Louise Weiss Prize for European Journalism by Clément Beaune (Paris, 30 September 2020)


Clément Beaune, Minister of State for European Affairs, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will present the Louise Weiss Prize for European Journalism on September 30 at 6:30 pm at the Quai d’Orsay.

This prize was created in 2005 by the French section of the Association of European Journalists with the active support of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and is aimed at encouraging journalists to provide more in-depth and more instructional coverage of European issues. It pays tribute to Louise Weiss (1893-1983), a committed journalist and European, who worked on pioneering projects to promote peace, French-German rapprochement and European unity.

This year’s winners are as follows:

  • Analysis category: Hélène Hug and Loïc Lemoigne for “Hongrie: la montée des populismes” [“Hungary: The rise of populism”] (Avenue de l’Europe (France 3)).
  • News report category: Vincent Mongaillard for “L’Europe, ça m’a ouvert l’esprit” [“Europe opened my mind”] (Le Parisien).
  • Young journalist category: Claire Corrion for “Je t’aime à l’européenne” [“I love you in a European way”] (Les Haut-Parleurs (TV5 Monde)).
  • Special Jury Award: Pierre Trouvé for “Histoire du Brexit” [“History of Brexit”] (Le Monde).