Editor, CEE Economic Observer

Jan Cienski is editor of the Central European Economic Observer, and reports on Poland for The Economist magazine. From 2003 to 2014 he was the Warsaw bureau chief of the Financial Times. His main work was reporting on central Europe’s integration into the European Union, with its complicated political and economic consequences. Prior to that he spent five years as the Washington correspondent for the National Post, a Canadian newspaper. He also spent several years in the United States working for The Associated Press. From 1992 to 1995 he worked in Moscow for the German News Agency DPA, and was also a free-lancer in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He got his start as a reporter working in Warsaw for United Press International in 1989 and 1990. Mr Cienski was born in South Africa in 1965 and later lived in Canada, where he received a degree in international relations from the University of Toronto.