FT appoints two new Europe editors

The Financial Times has appointed Hugh Carnegy and Tony Barber to the newly created roles of European managing editor and Europe editor.

Carnegy, who takes up the role of European managing editor with immediate effect, has also been named as the new Paris bureau chief.

He was previously the paper's executive editor. During his twenty-year career at the FT he has had held numerous roles including world news editor, financial news editor, international company news editor and deputy managing editor.

He began his journalism career in 1978 at Reuters, where he stayed for seven years, working in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Turkey and the Middle East bureaus.

Barber, who also takes on his new role with immediate effect, has also been appointed associate editor.

He was previously the FT's bureau chief in Brussels, Rome and Frankfurt, and joined the Financial Times in 1997 as European news editor.

The FT said that in his new role he will 'write extensively on European business topics, as well as financial and political developments in the region".

FT editor Lionel Barber said: 'These appointments to our European team underline the Financial Times' commitment to giving readers a complete global perspective.

'Hugh Carnegy and Tony Barber bring vast amounts of experience to their new roles at a time when the eurozone crisis remains one of the most important stories in the world.'

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