De Persgroep has been a leading newspaper publisher in Belgium for decades and since 2009 also in the Netherlands. De Persgroep is the market leader in Belgium with Het Laatste Nieuws. It also publishes De Morgen, De Tijd and its French language counterpart L'Echo. De Persgroep Nederland publishes AD, de Volkskrant, Trouw and Het Parool. All strong news brands that help to shape the social and political debate.