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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 | 26/08/2015

The Euro is a safe haven again

In view of the latest price drops on the stock exchanges, investors have chosen to use the euro as a safe haven rather than the ... » more

2.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 20/08/2015

Future generations will pay the price

The Bundestag's approval for the new bailout for Athens shows that Europe's politicians are deluding themselves when it comes to aid for Greece, warns the ... » more

3.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 30/07/2015

UEFA boss Platini's excellent track record

Michel Platini is running for the top job at the FIFA world football association in the elections at the end of February 2016. The UEFA ... » more

4.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 30/07/2015

Putin securing his own power with veto

The veto against setting up a UN tribunal to investigate the crash of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine is aimed at protecting President Vladimir Putin's ... » more

5.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 28/07/2015

Erdoğan exploiting fight against PKK

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan officially declared the end of the peace process with the Kurds on Tuesday. For him, the fight against the PKK ... » more

6.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 16/07/2015

IMF exposes Europe's wishful thinking

The International Monetary Fund's wake-up call sheds welcome light on the EU's unrealistic and opportunistic policy in the Greek crisis, the centre-right daily Neue Zürcher ... » more

7.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 10/07/2015

AfD's swing to the right hurts German democracy

Bernd Lucke, co-founder of the Eurosceptic German party AfD, has announced he is leaving the party after losing the election to become its leader on ... » more

8.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 06/07/2015

Time for a Grexit now

The Greek people have voted to go their own way, writes the liberal-conservative Neue Zürcher Zeitung, calling on them to follow up on this decision ... » more

9.  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

10.  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


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