María is a Brussels-based correspondent who has covered EU Affairs for the past 10 years.

Born in Madrid and rooted in Seville, everyone asks her what she is doing in a city where from 9am looks like 4pm. She has stopped looking for the answer and just accepted that Woody Allen was right when he said: “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.”

Memorizing movie dialogues and all kind of useless stuff is something she can’t help doing and her friends remember her for. Cooking, making lists and wrapping gifts beautifully are also some of her very much appreciated qualities. 

Maria speaks Spanish, English, French and Dutch, some days better than others.

She has just launched a blog EUwritings.com and you can also find her on Twitter @mariarnievas.