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. Greece Lightning: Could Syriza Success Spread?

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. Five years of swingeing cuts have shrunk Greece’s economic output by a third and delivered a primary budget surplus, but the price has been too high for many of the electorate. A third ...

  2. Greek Poll: PM Warns Of Election 'Catastrophe'

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. Antonis Samaras told the final campaign rally of his centre-right New Democracy party that he had little choice to enforce austerity because the "ship was sinking". Starting in 2010, Greece agreed to make drastic ...

  3. Charlie Hebdo Issue 'Provocative And Poignant'

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. The small stack of Charlie Hebdo newspapers - dubbed the 'survivor edition' - had sold out many hours before. Now the stall's owner Sylvie has a piece of paper, stashed under her till, with dozens ...

  4. Old Tactics Resurface In Anti-Islam Protests

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. The weekly protests gathered momentum across East Germany and within six weeks an estimated 300,000 took part, many waving banners proclaiming "We Are The People!". It was called the "quiet earthquake" which helped ...

  5. Missing Madeleine: Police Question Witnesses

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent, in Portugal. Police from the British-led investigation Operation Grange will be in attendance, but it is understood Portuguese officers from the Policia Judiciaria will lead the questioning. Seven of the number were originally going ...

  6. Missing Madeleine: Police To Question Suspects

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent, in Portugal. Police from the British-led investigation Operation Grange will be in attendance, but it is understood Portuguese officers from the Policia Judiciaria will lead the questioning. Seven of the number are believed to ...

  7. Switzerland Faces Vote On Immigration Cap

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. Ecopop wants to limit the number of foreigners to 0.2% percent of the population annually because it claims a current influx is stretching the nation’s natural resources. Just under a quarter of ...

  8. Spacecraft Aims To Land On Speeding Comet

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent, Mission Control. It is the final act in the 12-year Rosetta mission designed to analyse the composition and density of a comet in order to better understand the origins of our solar system. The ...

  9. Balloons Freed To Celebrate Berlin Wall Fall

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. They had been lined up for miles, creating a porous barrier which showed where the Wall once stood. But now, one by one, the balloons are being released. Berlin's Mayor, Klaus Wowereit, said ...

  10. Berlin Marks Fall Of Wall As 'Dream Come True'

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. The wall was built around West Berlin in 1961 by the German Democratic Republic, which called it the "Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart". The Wall's main purpose, however, was to prevent defections to the west ...

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