Metro: out of Europe
Metro International has gradually pulled out of Europe during the last five years. The sale of the Dutch and Danish editions only the Swedish and one Russion edition are owned by Metro.
In total, Metro had editions in 16 in Europe, in five countries (Croatia, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, UK) Metro closed, in the other markets – except Sweden and the St. Petersburg Metro are now majority owned by Metro. Sweden is owned for 35% by Schibsted, St. Peterburg is owned by 95% by Metro.
All other editions have been sold (sometimes a small interest is kept) and are no operated as franchises.
In 2005 Metro owned 100% of the Metro papers, in 2012 this droppd to 22%. (click on graph for bigger version)