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Francesco Guerrera and Kate Day join the team.

Politico Europe is expanding, and as a result, has added two staffers: Francesco Guerrera and Kate Day.

Guerrera has been named chief financial correspondent and associate editor. He was most recently The Wall Street Journal’s global finance editor.

Day joins as editorial director for growth. She comes to Politico from the Telegraph Media Group.

In a memo, Politico Europe executive editor Matt Kaminski; managing director Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson; editor Carrie Budoff-Brown and Politico co-founder John Harris explained the expansion:

The focus in the first half of next year will be to accelerate the growth of our Pro service and significantly expand our coverage to three new policy areas: financial services, agriculture & food and trade… By spring 2016, we will have six policy coverage areas in place, with the necessary editorial firepower in place in Brussels and other cities. And concrete plans are in place for a next round of further expansion later in the year.