Dave Keating


Brussels, Belgium

Dave Keating

Multimedia journalist covering European politics in Brussels.


The last Liberal Democrat: meet Europe's lonely liberal

It’s a Wednesday afternoon at the European Parliament in Brussels, and a group of students visiting from the University of Winchester is listening to a mild-mannered 66-year-old MEP named Catherine Bearder. “I’m the last Liberal Democrat left in the European Parliament,” she tells the students with a touch of melancholy.
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Trump's climate decision driving EU pivot to Asia

Dave Keating tells Deutsche Welle's The Morning that Donald Trump's decision to take the US out of the Paris climate agreement will have the effect of isolating the United States, in ways both symbolic and practical.
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Deposed Catalan chief vows to set up government in exile

Catalonia’s renegade president vowed today to set up a government in exile and work for independence after fleeing from Spain. In an extraordinary dash across Europe designed to steal back the political initiative, Carles Puigdemont travelled amid tight secrecy to Belgium to claim that he was still the president of Catalonia.
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There Are Two Rival U.S. Delegations At The Bonn Climate Summit. Which One Speaks For America?

The tiny city of Bonn, Germany, was bracing itself Monday for the 23,000 delegates expected for the U.N. climate summit on the banks of the River Rhine. Torturous negotiations will take place to hammer out the rules of the Paris climate agreement signed two years ago. When they’re not arguing over targets, the delegates will be strolling through the massive hall next door, where various countries are showcasing their efforts to fight climate change.
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A bad week for Francois Hollande

The French President wanted this week to be about his new push for reform, but found himself on the defensive over revelations about an illicit affair.
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Eurocrats on film

Is life in the Brussels bubble sufficiently entertaining and glamorous to support a film drama?
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Close-Up: Michel Barnier

British media have painted the EU chief Brexit negotiator as an inflexible ideologue. It’s a caricature few in Brussels recognize.
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After attacks, unfazed Germans keep calm and carry on

For several years, Germans have looked on as terrorist attacks hit their neighbours. There was a feeling that it was only a matter of time before such incidents crossed the border. Even still, many wanted to believe that the circumstances in countries like France, Belgium and Britain were fundamentally different from the situation in Germany.
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Night trains across Europe are grinding to a halt

Recently, thousands of migrants have boarded international trains heading to Germany. But there are fewer night trains to jump aboard these days. Europe’s rail operators have scrapped many long-distance cross-border routes after dark. And the migration crisis gives them a justification to stop the remaining few.
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German voters deal a blow to Macron’s EU reform drive

Angela Merkel may be too busy holding together an unwieldy coalition to act as an effective partner for the French president’s bold plans, which he will outline on Tuesday (26 September). Since he was elected French president four months ago, Emmanuel Macron has been promising to roll out an ambitious reform program for the European Union.
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Brexit leaves EU students wary of UK universities

When Zoe Matt-Williams heard the news last year that the UK had voted to leave the European Union, she had a sinking feeling in her stomach.
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Obama-Merkel press conference: live coverage

Dave Keating and Laila Harrack discuss the implications of Barack Obama's visit to Berlin following Donald Trump's shock victory on Deutsche Welle TV, 17 November 2016.
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Dave Keating

Dave Keating, the former editor of, is an American journalist based in Brussels.

Having previously covered US politics in Washington, Dave specializes in drawing comparisons between the American federal system and the European Union.

He is well-known in Brussels not only for his reporting, but also his conference moderation.

Dave has covered the courtrooms of Chicago, the halls of the US congress, the streets of New York City and the board rooms of the City of London. As a broadcast journalist, Dave has worked as a line producer for a weekly newscast, a show producer for newsmagazine specials and a segment producer for live news panels and interviews.

Outside of journalism, Dave has worked as a documentary filmmaking instructor and directed a weekly talk show in New York. Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in Film/Television and History. He also holds a Masters of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.