Grenz-Echo is the only German language daily newspaper published in Eupen, Belgium, aimed at the German-speaking community and the neighbouring areas in the east of the country.

TypeDaily newspaper
Founded1 June 1927 (1927-06-01)

History and profile

Grenz-Echo was first published in June 1927.[1] The paper calls itself a politically independent, tolerant and Christian daily and is published six days per week.[1] The headquarters of the paper is in Eupen.[2] It provides both local and international news.[1]

Grenz-Echo was banned in Germany in the 1933 due to its anti-Nazi stance.[1][2] The paper was relaunched following World War II.[1]

Its circulation in 2002 was 12,382 copies with the market share of 1.9%.[3] The circulation of Grenz-Echo was 11,757 copies in 2008 and 11,980 copies in 2009.[4] It was 12,104 copies in 2010 and 11,991 copies in 2011.[4]


  1. Yihan Huang; Ke Yan; Tongying Wei (January 2015). "The Belgium Media Industry in the Context of Multilingualism Language, Community and Cultural Identity" (Project outline). MCM Program. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  2. "Communicating Europe Manual: Belgium" (PDF). European Stability Initiative. July 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  3. David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  4. "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
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