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The NZZ was called the Zürcher Zeitung on its founding in 1780, and then renamed in 1821. It was threatened with closure during the 1860s, which prompted Zurich liberals to found the AG NZZ. The NZZ always maintained close ties to the Free Democratic Party both at a personal level and in its stance on domestic politics. It owes its good name to the business and the arts sections, and in particular its coverage of foreign affairs, aided by a large network of foreign correspondents. The NZZ is considered the country's leading quality newspaper and also attracts plenty of attention from abroad. The NZZ group was formed in 1988 with its own book publisher, radio station and other areas. While the paper's circulation has sunk in recent years from 147,000 copies per edition in 2006 to 125,000, the Sunday edition NZZ am Sonntag has seen its circulation rise from 121,000 copies per edition in 2006 to 129,000.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Liberal conservative, close ties to the Free Democratic Party of Switzerland
Circulation: 125,000 (2009, NZZ, Swiss edition only), 129,000 (2009, NZZ am Sonntag)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Saturday (NZZ), Sundays (NZZ am Sonntag)

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Publisher: Neue Zürcher Zeitung AG
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1780

Falkenstrasse 11
CH-8021 Zurich
Phone: 0041-44 258 11 11

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1.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 18/12/2014

Germany's road toll discriminating

The German cabinet on Wednesday approved the introduction of a road toll in Germany starting January 2016. A discriminating coercive measure, the liberal-conservative daily Neue ... » more

2.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 03/12/2014

Berlin puts brake on Nato rapid-reaction force

In view of the Ukraine crisis the foreign ministers of the 28 Nato states on Tuesday agreed on a concept for a new rapid-reaction force ... » more

3.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 02/12/2014

The West offers the more attractive model

The pro-European governing camp won a razor-thin majority in the Republic of Moldova, with roughly 44 percent of the vote. However the strongest party was ... » more

4.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 27/11/2014

Germany's women's quota only fights symptoms

As of 2016 German companies will be required to have a minimum 30 percent of their board positions filled by women, the German government decided ... » more

5.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 17/11/2014

G20 growth goals completely unrealistic

In their final agreement at the Brisbane summit the G20 states on Sunday agreed on reform measures aimed at achieving growth of 2.1 percent by ... » more

6.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 14/11/2014

Tougher criteria for World Cup host candidates

The FIFA Ethics Committee's report could ensure more stringent selection criteria for the World Cup hosts, the liberal-conservative Neue Zürcher Zeitung comments: "The report certainly ... » more

7.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 12/11/2014

Secret service must be allowed to pay hackers

The announcement by the German intelligence agency the BND that in future it will join in the bidding for Internet security gaps - so-called "zero ... » more

8.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 04/11/2014

Russia violates Minsk peace agreement

After the elections in Donbass on Sunday the Russian government announced that it accepts "the will of the people of south-east Ukraine". This recognition of ... » more

9.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 31/10/2014

Apple boss Cook abuses power by coming out

Tim Cook, head of the US computer giant Apple, has come out publicly as homosexual. "I'm proud to be gay", the 53-year-old wrote in a ... » more

10.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 30/10/2014

London and Bern not really united on immigration

British Prime Minister David Cameron is considering introducing immigration quotas for EU citizens, according to media reports. For Switzerland, which has already requested a renegotiation ... » more


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