Per Nyholm is a commentator, writer, and a columnist for the Danish newspaper Jyllands- Posten. He joined Jyllands-Posten as a foreign correspondent in 1980, working from London, Vienna and Rome. He covered Eastern Europe and the Balkans from 1986 to 2013. In 2013-14, he was a member of the EU Commission´s cultural committee. His books include: Danmark, (Denmark), 2005, Europæerne (The Europeans, Reports from a Journey in the Memory of a Continent), 2008, Havet, Byen, Bjergene (The Sea, the City, the Mountains, on the road in the 21st Century), 2011, and Ensomhedens blindgyde (Alley of Loneliness, Notes from a Winter Journey to Cuba), 2016.