Wheaton, Sarah

Wheaton, Sarah

Chief Policy Correspondent, POLITICO Europe, Brussels

Sarah Wheaton is the Chief Policy Correspondent for POLITICO Europe. In this role, she focuses on top policy news, in-depth reporting and special projects in collaboration with our policy reporting teams. Prior to this, Sarah was a Senior Policy Reporter on POLITICO Europe’s health team.

Before moving to Brussels, Sarah was a White House correspondent for POLITICO in the United States, covering the final two years of the Obama administration, and a health care reporter for POLITICO Pro. 

Sarah spent the first part of her career at the The New York Times, where her reporting on breaking news, the 2008 and 2012 campaigns and the White House appeared online and in print. She grew up in Clearwater, Florida, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Communication from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


Tuesday 15 June

  • Global Perspectives on Fighting COVID-19

    What is the current rate of vaccination in Europe? What are the lessons learnt of applied restrictive measures? Could ‘mini Schengen in times of pandemic be efficient and help to fight the virus without endangering the transborder life/trade?

    • Bildt, Carl
    • Chakrabarti, Sumantra
    • Čadež, Marko
    • Wheaton, Sarah

    While the global distribution of vaccines is essential, how can we make sure that the shortage of the vaccines and the race to procure them is not abused for geopolitical purposes? How to make sure the populations around the world are not held hostage to vaccine “holders” and have equitable assess to this global good?

    Maria Theresia

    Grand Hotel River Park
    Live broadcast

Wednesday 16 June

  • Lessons Learned from the Pandemic: Re-designing Health Care Systems

    How to increase the capacity of healthcare systems? How to finance healthcare innovatively? How has the health crisis catalysed innovation in the health sector? How to make this innovation sustainable, safe, available and affordable for all? How to integrate tech into healthcare solutions to increase their efficacy and provide better and more affordable healthcare?

    • Lengvarský, Vladimír
    • Colombo, Francesca
    • Hanefeld, Johanna
    • Smatana, Martin
    • Grom, Gabriele
    • Wheaton, Sarah


    Grand Hotel River Park