Lëtzebuerger Journal

Lëtzebuerger Journal
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Editions Lëtzeburger Journal S.A.
Publisher Imprimerie Centrale
Editor-in-chief Claude Kargar
Associate editor Nic Dicken
Founded 5 April 1948
Political alignment Centrist (DP)
Language German
Headquarters Luxembourg City
Circulation 5,150 (2004)
Website www.journal.lu

The Lëtzebuerger Journal is a daily newspaper in Luxembourg. It holds a centrist liberal editorial position, supporting the Democratic Party.[1]

History and profile

Lëtzebuerger Journal was first published on 5 April 1948,[2] replacing the Obermosel-Zeitung and l'Unio'n, which ceased publication the same year.[3] Both of those newspapers were attempts to create a mass-circulation liberal newspaper, like the Luxemburger Zeitung of the pre-war era, which had a long tradition, but had been discredited politically.[3] Although the paper is published in German it also has sections published in French.[2]

In 2004 the newspaper had a circulation of 5,150 copies, making it the fifth most widely circulated of the country's (then) six daily newspapers.[4] However, due to its close ties to the Democratic Party, Luxembourg's third largest party and a regular coalition partner in government, the Journal's significance is much greater than this circulation would suggest.[3]

The newspaper received €540,421 in annual state press subsidy in 2009.[5]


  1. Mario Hirsch. "Luxembourg - Media Landscape". European Journalism Centre. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  2. 1 2 "Media" (PDF). Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 Romain Hilgert (December 2004). "Les journaux au Luxembourg" (PDF). Service Information et Presse. Retrieved 15 April 2008.
  4. "Media pluralism in the Member States of the European Union". European Commission. 17 January 2007. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  5. "Ministère d'État" (PDF). Service Information et Press. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
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