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Caroline de Gruyter is an author and Europe correspondent for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. Her voice and expertise about Europe are well-known in The Netherlands. She is based in Oslo.

Between 2008 and 2013 she covered the euro crisis and European politics from Brussels. In 2013 she was awarded the prestigious Anne Vondeling Prize for her political reporting. The jury called her ,,exceptionally well-informed’’. In 2015 she received the Heldring Prize for best Dutch columnist. The jury found her weekly columns of ,,exceptional quality”. In 2016 she was awarded the Prix du Mérite Européen, and in 2017 the ‘EuroNederlander’ award.

Caroline has previously lived in the Gaza strip, Jerusalem, Brussels (twice), Geneva and Vienna. She is a regular contributor to Carnegie Europe, a columnist for the Belgian newspaper De Standaard, and a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. She has written four books – all dealing, in one way or another, with globalization, democracy and the political quicksands of sovereignty. Book number five will have something to do with the EU and the Habsburg Empire.