Vlaams Gewest;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.13 - Publishing of newspapers

138 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 November 2013
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The newly established Belgian media group Mediahuis, a merger between Concentra group and Corelio group, is to cut 205 jobs. As announced, the cost-cutting restructuring plan is due to overcapacity.

According to the sources, the Renault procedure will be launched very soon and the unions will try to minimise the number of redundancies.

Corelio group is best known for its newspapers De Standaard, Het Nieuwsblad/De Gentenaar and its French title L'Avenir and Concentra group for its newspapers de Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Belang van Limburg.

Update 5 April 2014: In the first week of April 2014, a social agreement was reached concerning the restructuring plan. The number of threatened jobs is reduced to 138 full time jobs. A possibility of voluntary early retirement is foreseen from the age of 55 years on.


  • 6 November 2013: Concentra
  • 5 April 2014: De Standaard
  • 6 November 2013: Deredactie


Eurofound (2013), Mediahuis, Merger/Acquisition in Belgium, factsheet number 76157, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76157.