Jochen Bittner has been a political editor with Germany's newsweekly Die Zeit since 2001. He also is a regular Contributing Writer for the International New York Times. Before joining the Die Zeit, he worked as freelancer for various publications, among them the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Die Welt. Following the 9/11 terror attacks, he kept a special focus on terrorism, security and intelligence affairs. From 2007 to 2011 he was Die Zeit's European and Nato Correspondent in Brussels. His latest book Not this way, Europe! deals with the shortcomings of the European Union.