Tony Barber (born in London in 1960) is a columnist and specialist writer on European political, economic and business news and currently Europe Editor at the Financial Times. He has worked at the FT since 1998: Brussels Bureau Chief (2007-2010), Rome Bureau Chief (2002-2007) and Frankfurt Bureau Chief (1998 – 2002). From 1990 to 1997 he was East Europe Editor and Europe Editor at The Independent. He worked as Reuters Foreign Correspondent from 1981 to 1989: New York, Washington, Chicago (1982-83), Vienna (1983), Warsaw (1984-85), Moscow (1985-87), Washington (State Department correspondent, 1987-88), Belgrade (bureau chief, 1989). Tony Barber holds a First Class Honours in Modern History at St John’s College, Oxford University.