Caroline de Gruyter

Caroline de Gruyter is a Europe correspondent and columnist for the leading Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. She is based in Vienna. Her voice and expertise about Europe are well-known in The Netherlands.

Between 2008 and 2013 she has lived and worked in Brussels, covering the euro crisis and European politics. In June 2013 she was awarded the prestigious Anne Vondeling Prize for political reporting. In November 2015 she received the Heldring Prize for best columnist for her weekly column In Europe. In 2016 she was shortlisted for the European Press Prize, and received the Prix du Mérite Européen.

Caroline is a regular contributor to Carnegie Europe and a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. She was previously based in the Gaza strip, Jerusalem, Brussels (twice), and Geneva. She has written four books: The Coffee House of Mohammed Skaik; Impressions from Toy State Gaza (1997); The Europeans; Living and Working in the Capital of Europe (2006); Swiss Lives; the New Political Reality in Europe (2015), and A Cursed Paradise; Why Politicians must finally take Europe Seriously (2016).

Caroline de Gruyter was selected for the the 2016 and 2017 European Press Prize shortlist with her columns on European affairs.