Peter is BusinessEurope’s Director of Communications, guiding the association's global media and press relations and steering the communication network of BusinessEurope’s national members. Before joining the association he served as spokesperson for the European renewable energy industry. He was EU correspondent in Brussels from 1999-2009, reporting on EU affairs and NATO. Peter graduated in political science from the Free University of Berlin. During his Schuman scholarship at the European Parliament he analysed the international negotiations leading to the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). He was born in Westphalia in Germany, lives in Brussels with his son, likes sailing, editing piano music and goes jogging and cycling.