Lise Witteman is an independent EU-correspondent who specialises in following paper trails of the European decision making processes from the interests of (national) politicians and lobbyists and their influence on EU policy to the ways EU taxpayers’ money is being spent.
After having worked as a political reporter for about eight years in The Hague, Lise quit her job and moved to Brussels in 2018 as an independent correspondent to investigate EU-policy and write in-depth stories on EU-matters. She mostly writes for the Dutch investigative platform Follow the Money and the weekly magazine De Groene Amsterdammer. She also cooperates with international journalism projects such as those of Lighthouse Reports.
In september 2021, her book ‘Sluiproute Brussel’, Shortcut Brussels, on the hidden EU-agenda of the Dutch government will be published. At the same time, she launched the EU-media desk, Follow the Money. With two other EU-specialised journalists, its purpose is to continuously set up and coordinate investigative projects on EU-matters.