Caroline de Gruyter is an author and European correspondent for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. 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. In 2015 she received the Heldring Prize for best Dutch columnist. In 2016 she was awarded the Prix du Mérite Européen, and in 2017 the ‘EuroNederlander’ award.