Paul Flückiger, born in 1966 in Huddersfield, works since June 2000 as a freelance correspondent in Warsaw. He writes about economy, society and politics in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. He tells stories of cigarette smugglers, human traffickers, gangs of thieves, corrupt MPs, clever priests, unruly peasants, soviet-nostalgic Russians and Ukrainian revolutionaries. After studying history in Basel and Hamburg, Paul volunteered for the foreign desk of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. He appreciates the political analysis as well as research close to people. His articles were published in the Financial Times Germany, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Sonntag, Focus, Profil, Zeit, WOZ and Der Aargauer Zeitung.