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Nick has reported from Amsterdam, Barcelona and New York for various Dutch- and English-language media, including the Atlantic Council, EUobserver, NRC, Trouw, World Politics Review and Wynia’s Week. He is a member of the Netherlands’ liberal party, VVD, and its Liberal Green network.

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