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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 | 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

2.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 24/10/2014

Rule of law helpless against IS's lone wolves

The Ottawa gunman was acting alone, according to information put out by the Canadian police on Thursday. His attack demonstrates how difficult it is to ... » more

3.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 14/10/2014

Moldova benefits from Russian embargo

Russia imposed an embargo on the Republic of Moldova in July after it signed the association and free trade agreement with the EU. But Moldova ... » more

4.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 08/10/2014

Drop role of passive bystander in Kobane

The anti-IS coalition and Turkey must help the Kurdish fighters who are defending Kobane against the IS terror group without further delay, the liberal-conservative daily ... » more

5.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 07/10/2014

EU must not ignore excesses

To retain its credibility the European Commission must demand the revision of the Italian and French budget plans, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung urges: ... » more

6.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 30/09/2014

Hong Kong protests show China's weaknesses

The protests in Hong Kong highlight the weaknesses in the Chinese system, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung comments: "The Chinese leadership can't and doesn't ... » more

7.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 19/09/2014

Quarantine questionable in fight against Ebola

The government of Sierra Leone imposed a lockdown of at least three days on Thursday in the efforts to contain the Ebola virus. But such ... » more

8.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 16/09/2014

Moderate parties must join forces

All of Sweden's political camps must join forces to counteract the new strength of the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung ... » more

9.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 09/09/2014

Export nation Germany a role model

German exports reached the record sum of over 100 billion euros for the month of July, the Federal Statistical Office announced on Monday. Germany is ... » more

10.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 03/09/2014

For Dominique Moïsi IS conflict and Ukraine crisis are linked

US President Barack Obama has confined himself to trying to halt the advance of the IS and contain the Ukraine crisis, but these two threats ... » more


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