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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 | 21/08/2014

Germany afraid to be a major power

Germany must finally recognise that it is a major power in terms of foreign policy, the liberal-conservative Neue Zürcher Zeitung writes in reaction to the ... » more

2.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 15/08/2014

Hectic bailout measures harm EU economies

The fact that the economies of certain European countries shrank in the second quarter is above all due to mistakes at the EU level, the ... » more

3.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 14/08/2014

Use weapons to impose peace

The EU has learned from its failure in the Syria conflict, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung notes approvingly: "The chances of a European mission ... » more

4.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 12/08/2014

Russia menaced by new planned economy

Moscow's announcement that it would impose a limit on food prices is a new form of planned economy, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung criticises: ... » more

5.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 08/08/2014

Europe achieves new unity

The EU's sanctions are a sign of new unity in Europe, the liberal-conservative Neue Zürcher Zeitung comments: "Although certain deviants like Switzerland are standing aside ... » more

6.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 31/07/2014

West has more threats than it thinks

Economic sanctions alone won't help against Russian aggression, the liberal-conservative Neue Zürcher Zeitung comments, calling for a tougher approach in the form of a containment ... » more

7.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 22/07/2014

Nuclear negotiations enter last round

The nuclear negotiations with Iran will be prolonged for four months so as not to jeopardise the significant progress made to date, the five UN ... » more

8.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 15/07/2014

Lindt's boosted US presence too expensive

The Swiss chocolate manufacturer Lindt und Sprüngli has acquired the American confectionery manufacturer Russell Stover for more than a billion dollars. According to Lindt CEO ... » more

9.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 14/07/2014

Mental strength led Germans to victory

Germany's World Cup triumph is above the result of the German team's extensive range of experience, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung comments: "You could ... » more

10.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 02/07/2014

Comeback still possible

Despite his arrest Nicolas Sarkozy could still make a political comeback for the presidential elections in 2017, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung writes, recalling ... » more


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