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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 | 17/04/2015

Europe playing hot potato with refugees

This week alone it is estimated that over 400 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean. The search for a European response to the refugee crisis is ... » more

2.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 16/04/2015

British two-party system on its last legs

Three weeks before the British general elections, everything points to neither the Conservatives nor Labour being able to govern alone. The long prevailing two-party system ... » more

3.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 15/04/2015

Germany must boost its military spending

A new study shows that at 1.2 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP), defence expenditures in Germany are at their lowest level since the ... » more

4.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 01/04/2015

ECB spread fears of deflation prematurely

According to a report published by EU statistics agency Eurostat on Tuesday, prices in the Eurozone dropped only minimally in March. The liberal-conservative Neue Zürcher ... » more

5.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 31/03/2015

The decisive question for the UMP

After their victory in the local elections France's Conservatives must decide whether they are open to alliances with the far-right Front National, the liberal-conservative daily ... » more

6.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 26/03/2015

Why not a skyscraper in the Alps?

Swiss real estate investor Remo Stoffel presented plans for a luxury hotel in the small village of Vals in the Swiss canton of Graubünden on ... » more

7.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 19/03/2015

The ECB also to blame for riots

Violent protests accompanied the inauguration of the new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt on Wednesday. The anger against the European Central Bank is to some extent ... » more

8.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 13/03/2015

Pope's words must be turned into deeds

The Church has yet to provide its followers with answers to the realities of life, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung complains and calls for Francis to ... » more

9.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 12/03/2015

FN is an authoritarian family business

The leader of France's far-right Front National, Marine Le Pen, would emerge the clear winner of the first round of presidential elections if they were ... » more

10.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 06/03/2015

Slowing growth makes China aggressive

China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang has prepared the delegates of the annual People's Congress of the Communist Party for a further drop in economic growth ... » more


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