Joanna Sopinska is a senior trade correspondent at MLex Market Insight in Brussels. Formerly a trade editor of EU Trade Insights, she has many years’ experience reporting on trade, investment policy and foreign affairs. Before that she spent nine years at Europolitics news agency writing on trade, agriculture policy and foreign affairs. Before moving to Brussels in 2006, Ms Sopinska worked as an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM) in Warsaw. She holds a postgraduate diploma in the European Affairs from Maastricht University in the Netherlands and an MA in International Relations from the University of Lodz in Poland.