Home / Media Index / Articles

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

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

RSS Subscribe to receive the texts of "Neue Zürcher Zeitung" as RSS feeds

684 articles from this medium have been cited in the European press review by euro|topics.

Select all results


1.  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

2.  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

3.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 07/05/2015

Democracy needs monitoring of secret services

The latest spying scandal over collaboration between Germany's foreign intelligence agency, the BND, and the US's NSA highlights the extent to which liberal principles and ... » more

4.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 06/05/2015

Europe must actively design refugee policy

Europe needs a more offensive refugee policy in view of the tragedies in the Mediterranean, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung urges: "Europe faces a ... » more

5.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 22/04/2015

Morsi's sentence is arbitrary

Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi was not sentenced to death on Tuesday, as expected, but to 20 years in jail. This sentence does nothing to ... » more

6.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 21/04/2015

TTIP window of opportunity is closing

With tens of thousands of EU citizens out in protest and no sign of agreement on contentious issues, tensions were running high as the ninth ... » more

7.  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

8.  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

9.  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

10.  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


Other content