Press release

UK Permanent Representative expresses condolences on death of Guardian Europe editor, Ian Traynor

UK Permanent Representative Sir Ivan Rogers expresses his condolences on the death of The Guardian's Europe editor, Ian Traynor.

Ian Traynor
Photograph: Staff for the Guardian

Following the death of Ian Traynor after a short illness, Sir Ivan Rogers expressed his condolences:

I was very saddened to learn of the death of Ian Traynor.

Ian was a kind, insightful and really fine journalist. Over the years, I had the great pleasure to work with Ian. I fully admired his professionalism, dedication and the level of expertise that he brought to his job. For this he was not only respected by his fellow journalists, but also by those in the institutional and diplomatic community in Brussels.

I extend my sincere condolences to his family, friends, and to his journalist colleagues in Brussels and in London.

Published 29 August 2016