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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 | 07/10/2015

OECD declares war on tax havens

The OECD presented a sweeping action plan against tax evasion by international companies on Tuesday in Paris. The G20 states will vote on the plan ... » more

2.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 02/10/2015

Russian bombs no solution for Syria

A solution to the Syria conflict is further away than ever, warns the centre-left daily De Volkskrant after the start of the Russian airstrikes: "Everything ... » more

3.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 30/09/2015

Shell stops drilling but not for polar bears

In a surprise move Oil company Shell announced on Monday that it was halting its exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic. But this is not ... » more

4.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 29/09/2015

Share Rembrandt paintings with France

Two paintings by Rembrandt are causing tensions between France and the Netherlands. The Netherlands wants to buy both "wedding portraits" from the French Rothschild family ... » more

5.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 14/09/2015

Corbyn's election a cause of concern for Europe

The election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the British Labour Party is a cause of concern for the centre-left daily De Volkskrant: "By electing ... » more

6.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 11/09/2015

No bombing Syria without a strategy

After a debate in the Dutch parliament on Thursday a majority of MPs are in favour of extending airstrikes to IS positions in Syria. So ... » more

7.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 25/08/2015

Train station controls would be victory for terror

Following the thwarted presumed terror attack on a Thalys express train on Friday, demands for stricter controls at train stations are growing louder. That would ... » more

8.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 20/08/2015

Friends of Europe rare in the Netherlands

The Dutch House of Representatives approved the new bailout package for Athens by a slim majority on Wednesday afternoon, the last parliament to do so. ... » more

9.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 13/08/2015

Imtech has itself to blame for bankruptcy

Dutch banks have refused to bail out the international Dutch engineering group Imtech. Rightly so, intones the centre-left daily De Volkskrant, because the company has ... » more

10.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 11/08/2015

Enough of cheap meat in the Netherlands

The animal protection initiative Wakker Dier has declared war on cheap meat and called for a boycott of it in the supermarkets. But the responsibility ... » more


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