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Until the 1960s the organ of the Catholic workers' movement. In the wake of the student uprisings confessional affiliations were dropped and De Volkskrant became the country's leading leftist newspaper. Together with Trouw and AD it belongs to the Belgian publisher De Persgroep. Since 2010 the paper has appeared in tabloid format. Circulation has dropped in recent years as a result of the global economic crisis.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Left-leaning
Circulation: 252,000 (2010)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Saturday

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher: De Persgroep
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1919

Jacob Bontiusplaats 9
NL-1018 LL Amsterdam
Phone: 0031-(0)20 - 562 9222

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1.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 27/02/2015

Draghi sabotages stability pact

Once again the terms of the stability pact have been overtaken by the reality of the situation, the left-liberal daily De Volkskrant laments: "It is ... » more

2.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 19/02/2015

Dutch state exposes it citizens to earthquakes

In a report published on Wednesday the Dutch Safety Board concludes that despite several earthquakes the companies engaging in gas extraction in the Dutch province ... » more

3.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 11/02/2015

V&D employees' salary sacrifices in vain

V&D, the Netherlands' largest department store chain, wants to cut its employees' salaries by six percent to avoid bankruptcy. This strategy won't work, the left-liberal ... » more

4.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 21/01/2015

Economy gives Obama self-assurance

US President Barack Obama announced measures to fight growing social inequality in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. In view of the ... » more

5.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 15/01/2015

Nigeria must fight Boko Haram on its own

Amnesty International has accused the terrorist militia Boko Haram of committing serious war crimes and crimes against humanity in its attacks in the north-eastern Nigeria ... » more

6.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 19/12/2014

Sony hack heralds cyber war

Following a cyber attack presumably by North Korea, the US entertainment company Sony Pictures has decided not to release its new comedy The Interview about ... » more

7.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 18/12/2014

Geopolitical advantages for Washington

The US and Cuba have taken a historical step, the left-liberal daily De Volkskrant comments approvingly: "Both countries have an interest in improved relations. The ... » more

8.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 10/12/2014

Social rift helps right-wing parties

The gap between the elite and the rest of the population is growing in the Netherlands according to a study published by the Netherlands Institute ... » more

9.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 08/12/2014

Time to revive the fight for civil rights

The most recent cases of police brutality in the US show that the fight for civil rights hasn't been won yet, the left-liberal daily De ... » more

10.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 01/12/2014

Revolution dies with Mubarak's acquittal

A criminal court in Cairo acquitted Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak on all counts on Saturday. This buries the revolution for good, the left-liberal daily De ... » more


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