Robert Nisbet

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Robert Nisbet is Sky News Europe Correspondent based in Brussels. He took up the post in August 2011 after four years in the Sky News Washington bureau where he covered the election and inauguration of Barack Obama, the death of Michael Jackson, the earthquake in Haiti and the rescue of the Chilean miners.

Since arriving in Brussels he has been immersed in the Eurozone debt crisis which has already taken him across the continent. Robert has also spent several days reporting on the growing crisis inside Syria after being granted a rare journalist visa.

Before he joined Sky News, Robert was a Special Correspondent at BBC News, working mostly for BBC One's 6 O'Clock News as well as Newsnight and Radio 4's Today programme.

He also co-presented the BBC One daytime current affairs programme The Morning Show.

Prior to that Robert was the Chief Reporter on the irreverent entertainment news show Liquid News and he spent several years working for BBC and independent radio.

Robert is a keen cinephile and has reported on film festivals around the world, including the Oscars seven times. He has interviewed stars and politicians as diverse as Mikhail Gorbachev, George Clooney, Prince Harry and three former US Presidents.

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Articles by Robert Nisbet

  1. Mockery Of Justice System Or A Fair Sentence?

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, in Pretoria. Dozens of bystanders had gathered around TV monitors and satellite trucks to hear the summary, delivered quietly and methodically by the 67-year-old judge. Gradually it sank in that Oscar Pistorius had been sentenced to ...

  2. French Left At War Around Unpopular Hollande

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, European Correspondent. From an election high of 62%, the latest snapshot by L'Institut Francais D'Opinion Publique (LFOP) shows him with just 17% support after his attempts to re-energise the French economy fizzled.  It's ...

  3. Caution And Anger As Dutch Mourn MH17 Victims

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. Underneath, there are several photographs of Russian separatists near Donetsk, alleging these are the men responsible for bringing down Flight MH17, with the loss of 192 Dutch nationals. The media, and the more vociferous ...

  4. A Lesson In How To Overcome Awkwardness

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. The post-summit tete-a-tete between the Commission president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker and David Cameron lasted an hour and was described by Downing Street as "substantive, constructive and amicable". We will have to take their word for ...

  5. Juncker Takes Helm As The Runt Calls The Shots

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. In Strasbourg, it was a fairly emotionless transition: even the friends of Jean Claude Juncker, the wily and intelligent former Prime Minister of Luxembourg, politely applauded his election. But this was an important moment ...

  6. Juncker A Wily Politician Who Enjoys The Game

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. He was born in 1954 in Luxembourg as the continent was still stumbling from the rubble of the Second World War. His father, a steel worker and trade unionist, had been forced to serve ...

  7. Absent Putin Still A Talking Point For G7

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. Cast into the diplomatic wilderness in March for the annexation of Crimea, the Russian leader was upbraided again by his erstwhile G8 colleagues. They set goals to help Mr Putin 'seize the moment' to ...

  8. EU Must Reform For Jobs And Growth - Cameron

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. In a series of phone calls the Prime Minister urged them to "heed the views expressed at the ballot box" over recent days. His intervention came ahead of today's Informal European Council dinner ...

  9. Cameron: EU 'Must Reform' For Jobs And Growth

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. In a series of phone calls the Prime Minister urged European leaders to "heed the views expressed at the ballot box" over recent days. His intervention comes on the eve of the informal European ...

  10. What Next For EU's 'Self-Hating Parliament'?

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. And so it transpired in Greece (Syriza 27%), Denmark (Danish Peoples Party 23%), UK (UKIP - more than 30%) and most spectacularly in France (Front National 25%). In these countries, EU-critical voices from the populist ...

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