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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 | 30/06/2015

Monetary union obsolete

Europe must scrap the monetary union entirely, write the Basel-based economists Lukas Hohl and Rolf Weder in the liberal-conservative Neue Zürcher Zeitung, describing this as ... » more

2.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 25/06/2015

Didn't need the NSA to know that

The revelations about surveillance operations show how ineffective they are, writes the liberal-conservative Neue Zürcher Zeitung: "Judging by all we have learned so far the ... » more

3.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 23/06/2015

Grexit better than muddling along forever

Athens and its creditors are approaching a compromise in the dispute over a debt solution for Greece. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday presented another ... » more

4.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 15/06/2015

Swiss reject socialist tax policy

The Swiss rejected an initiative for the introduction of an inheritance tax by a large majority on Sunday. The liberal-conservative Neue Zürcher Zeitung sees this ... » more

5.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 08/06/2015

Old guard leaves Deutsche Bank at last

The two Deutsche Bank co-CEOs Anshu Jain and Jürgen Fitschen have announced their resignation. At last! writes the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung in delight, ... » more

6.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 02/06/2015

Smaller Eurozone states must participate

The smaller states must be taken more seriously in the efforts to resolve the Greek crisis, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung demands, pointing out ... » more

7.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 29/05/2015

Bosnia-Herzegovina capitalising on EU's fear

The Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) between the EU and Bosnia-Herzegovina comes into force on June 1. But the impetus lies less in Bosnia-Herzegovina's desire ... » more

8.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 26/05/2015

Dissatisfied Polish youths helped Duda

Andrzej Duda owes his victory to the dissatisfied Polish youth, the centre-right daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung comments: "Under its smooth surface, the 'model pupil' Poland ... » more

9.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 15/05/2015

Quota alone won't work

The quotas proposed by the European Commission won't end the refugee catastrophe on the Mediterranean, the liberal-conservative Neue Zürcher Zeitung warns: "Because a quota system ... » more

10.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 12/05/2015

Portugal lacks incentive for further reforms

While the Euro Group is focussing all its attention on Greece, the enthusiasm for reforms in Portugal is waning, particularly in the run-up to the ... » more


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