Maximilian Henning

Mercator-Journalist in Residence, June / July 2024

Maximilian Henning is a freelance EU correspondent on digital policy.

He writes for German and European media on digital regulation, infrastructure and surveillance. He regularly reports for and Tagesspiegel Background. He has lived in Brussels since 2023 and observes developments in the European Union up close, whether in the Parliament, the Council or the Commission.


At ZEVEDI, Maximilian focuses on the digital euro. In a series of articles, he wants to analyse who wants what from this major project. What is the EU planning, what is the ECB planning? What demands are banks or payment service providers putting forward, what are the positions of the various EU member states on the digital euro? Just as the project itself has largely flown under the radar so far, little is known about the actual interests different players have.

The Residency – Output

Wer alles weiß, wenn du online bezahlst,, 2. Juli 2024 (German only).

Digitaler Euro: Was soll mir das bringen? ,, 3. Juli 2024 (German only).

EU Council discusses Digital Euro – And how much privacy shoudl it be?,, 4. Juli 2024.

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