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De Volkskrant

De Volkskrant was founded in 1919 as a weekly paper for the Catholic labour movement. In the 1960s it became an independent daily for left-wing intellectuals. It is a centre-left, national, quality paper that is increasingly aimed at high earners and younger readers. The magazine it publishes on weekends deals mainly with lifestyle topics, while its Sir Edmund supplement focuses on science and culture. In 2013 it was nominated European Newspaper of the Year.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Centre-left
Circulation: 219,000 (2014)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Saturday
Online payment model: Some content subject to a charge

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

Jacob Bontiusplaats 9, 1018 LL Amsterdam
Phone: 0031 20 562 9222
Twitter: @volkskrant

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1.  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

2.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 07/07/2015

UN tribunal on MH17 would be useless

The Netherlands has asked the UN Security Council to appoint a UN tribunal to deal with the shooting down of flight MH 17. The centre-left ... » more

3.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 20/05/2015

Money takes control at De Telegraaf

The editor-in-chief of the tabloid De Telegraaf was fired on Sunday evening, apparently after a row over publisher TMG's future influence on how the paper ... » more

4.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 01/04/2015

ABN Amro bank should stay in state's hands

The Dutch government will make a new attempt at privatising the state-owned bank ABN Amro after its top managers decided not to accept controversial pay ... » more

5.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 25/03/2015

Half the minimum wage for youths unfair

In the Netherlands young workers are protesting against a regulation under which the minimum wage for employees aged between 18 and 23 can be as ... » more

6.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 12/11/2014

Obama lets himself be dragged into ground war

Another 1,500 US military advisers will be sent to Iraq to help in the fight against the IS terrorist militia, US President Barack Obama announced ... » more

7.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 18/08/2014

Don't politicise Sinterklaas celebrations

Amsterdam's Mayor Eberhard van der Laan has appealed against a ruling by an administrative court that describes "Zwarte Piet", the black helper of the Dutch ... » more

8.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 27/06/2014

Juncker's European ivory tower

Jean-Claude Juncker won't make Europe more democratic as EU Commission president, the left-liberal daily De Volkskrant warns: "In future the European Parliament will decide who ... » more

9.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 25/02/2014

Dutch seized by ottermania

An otter is at the centre of a media frenzy in the Netherlands. The animal, which was thought to be dead after being hit by ... » more

10.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 31/10/2013

Pathological desire for total control

The NSA's spy attacks are extreme to the point of being pathological, columnist Bert Wagendorp writes in the left-liberal daily De Volkskrant: "Just what sort ... » more


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