Dave Keating



Dave Keating

Journalist, presenter and moderator

Correspondent for France 24 and Forbes


There Are Two Rival U.S. Delegations At The Bonn Climate Summit

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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The last Liberal Democrat

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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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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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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Sing When You’re Winning

Ukraine has fallen into a clever trap by banning Moscow’s Eurovision contestant from competing in the song contest in May. Eurovision, the annual contest in which European nations compete against one another to produce the best song, has been no stranger to political controversies over its 60 years.
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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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Caruana Galizia’s family ban Muscat from funeral

The prime minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, has been banned by the family from attending the funeral today of a Maltese journalist who was murdered in a car bombing. Daphne Caruana Galizia died on October 16. She was a fierce critic of Mr Muscat and was investigating his involvement in offshore bank accounts as part of the Panama Papers scandal.
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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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Emissions impossible?

When Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, was asked at last week’s summit of European Union leaders if Germany had blocked an EU deal on car emissions, she did not pull her punches. “We indeed advocated that there won’t be a Coreper vote,” she said, referring to a planned vote in the committee of permanent represent-atives of member states to the EU which would have rubber-stamped a deal.
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Canada and UK launch anti-coal alliance in Bonn

On Thursday, the United Kingdom and Canada launched an alliance of 27 countries and states that have pledged to phase out traditional coal power plants and cease all investment in coal domestically or abroad. The "Powering Past Coal Alliance" is the brainchild of Canadian climate minister Catherine McKenna and British climate minister Claire Perry, who came up with the idea while meeting at the UN climate conference in Bonn, Germany.
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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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Angela Merkel May Be Souring On Russia's Nord Stream

Germany has been the biggest EU proponent of a new gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea. But now Chancellor Merkel is cautioning that 'political considerations' need to be taken into account.
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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 specialises in drawing comparisons between the American federal system and the European Union. He is now Brussels correspondent for France 24 and Forbes.

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.