The New European, a weekly newspaper aimed at people who voted to remain in the European Union, is being launched by Archant on Friday 8 July.
Conceived as a “pop-up paper”, The New European aims to bring together the broad spectrum of people who feel disenfranchised by the Leave vote, as well as to act as a chronicle for the events of the summer of 2016. The newspaper will provide analysis of the Brexit process, its implications and progress as well as a celebration of European life and culture, with features and news on cultural, fashion and artistic events across the UK and the continent.
The paper will initially run for just four issues, with any subsequent print runs being decided by reader interest. Available nationwide via www.theneweuropean.co.uk, the paper’s retail distribution will be focused on London, Liverpool, Manchester, the South of England and other strongly remain voting areas.
Matt Kelly, Archant’s chief content officer, will act as launch editor for the newspaper. Issue one will contain articles from Bild editor Tanit Koch; former Loaded and GQ editor James Brown; former editor of Zeit Online and former digital editor of The Guardian, Wolfgang Blau; leader of the Westminster political lobby for regional newspapers Annabelle Dickson; and CEO of the Centre for Public Integrity Peter Bale.