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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung



The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is published by a limited company that is 93.7 percent owned by the Fazit foundation. Editorial policy is decided cooperatively by five editors which secures the paper a prominent position among quality German papers. The FAZ, which maintained its conservative appearance for many years, has one of world's largest correspondent networks.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Conservative
Circulation: 357,000 (2014)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Saturday
Visits per month: 30.000.000 - 40.000.000
Online payment model: Some content subject to a charge

Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Publisher: Frankfurter AllgemeineZeitung GmbH
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1949

Hellerhofstraße 2-4, 60327 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: 0049 69 75 91 0
E-Mail: redaktion@faz.de
Internet: http://www.faz.net
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5 articles from this medium have been cited in the European press review by euro|topics.


1.  Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | Monday, December 7, 2015

Germany must naturalise Islam

German vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel on the weekend called for tough action against radical mosques in Germany, which he accused Saudi Arabia of funding. Rightly so, the conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung comments: "Gabriel's initiative targets Saudi Arabia, but things can't stop there. The other path to integrating Islam must be embarked on by the German Muslims themselves. That's what the Green Party wants when its calls for Islam to be 'naturalised' in Germany. The slogan targets not only Saudi Arabia, but also the Turkish and Orthodox influence on German Muslim associations that have not yet managed to leave their parallel universe."

2.  Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Prenatal Down Syndrome test a curse

A controversial blood test for detecting Down Syndrome in unborn babies went on the market in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein on Monday. But the test is a curse for those who don't want to make use of every medical option open to them, writes the conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: "In a society where people have long been saying that there is no need nowadays to bring disabled children into the world, many will welcome this test, as it avoids the invasive prenatal tests that are risky for prospective mothers and unborn children. But for those who say no to any sort of selective diagnostics, Praenatest is more a curse than a blessing, and one they must continue to reject although it requires greater courage with every year that passes. True, most disabilities are not genetically determined. But along with 'Down children' not only the boisterous glee that emanates from most of them would disappear. If they disappeared we would also stand to lose our perception of life as a gift."

3.  Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Theo Waigel on the pacifying effect of the euro

The crisis in Greece poses a threat to the euro and European solidarity. Both must be protected, writes former German finance minister Theo Waigel in the conservative Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: "A common European currency has always been in Germany's national interest. ... True, with the start of the economic and monetary union Germany partially lost the advantage of having comparatively low interest rates. In exchange it has gained substantial competition advantages in the past years thanks to greater stability, lower inflation rates and a measured wage policy. This effective currency devaluation was extremely benefical to the German economy in a difficult environment. It can also be seen as equitable compensation for Germany's achievements since 1989 in the interest of all of Europe in aiding construction in Central and Eastern European and stabilising the successor states of the Soviet Union. ... Politicians should remember the words of CSU [conservative Bavarian sister party of the Christian Democratic Union] founder Josef Müller in 1946 after his release from a concentration camp: 'We need a common European currency because countries with a common currency can never again wage war against one another."

4.  Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | Monday, August 18, 2008

Balancing act with the Dalai Lama

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung calls the top French politicians' handling of the visit by the Dalai Lama in France a "pitiable balancing act. ... President Sarkozy is not about to endanger nuclear deals with China, and has offered the Tibetan religious leader a meeting with his wife. And foreign minister Bernard Kouchner, who was always clear on what human rights were in the past, let it be known he had no time for the Dalai Lama. Of course, Ségolène Royal had no intention of losing this opportunity. The defeated socialist presidential candidate received the Dalai Lama, although her message had been entirely different during the election campaign. And all of a sudden perhaps Kouchner does have time. All the while the Dalai Lama smiles politely at this ignoble game. He is used to his presence giving politicians high blood pressure."

5.  Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Will Russia divide the EU?

Josef Zieleniec, formerly Czech Foreign minister and now EMP, calls on the EU to show a united front against Russia. "Nothing less than the future of the political community of Europe is at stake in Samara. For centuries on end Russian rulers have regarded Central and Eastern Europe as their natural sphere of influence. Even today, this view is one of the cornerstones of Russian state thinking, and the EU membership of the new democracies hasn't changed this one bit... Russia systematically denies its former satellite states their right to sovereignty. ... It uses every opportunity to cut them off from the rest of the EU and play them off against the West European member states. The conflict over the removal of the monument in Estonia, the threats of military action in retaliation against the construction of the missile defence system, the blockade against meat imports from Poland, the repeated interruption of gas supplies as a political weapon - these are all recent examples."

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