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Caroline de Gruyter

European Affairs correspondent, NRC Handelsblad

Caroline de Gruyter is a journalist and lecturer based in Oslo. She is a Europe correspondent and columnist for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, a columnist for Foreign Policy and a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. She spent more than twenty years covering Europe, including from Brussels, Geneva and Vienna.

In her recent book Beter Wordt Het Niet (German edition forthcoming) Caroline compares the EU to the Habsburg Empire, which by muddling through multinationally survived for centuries.