Liechtenstein

Country Liechtenstein
Capital Vaduz
Continent Europe
Currency Swiss franc(CHF)
Languages German

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The Principality of Liechtenstein was established within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719. Occupied by both French and Russian troops during the Napoleonic wars, it became a sovereign state in 1806 and joined the Germanic Confederation in 1815. Liechtenstein became fully independent in 1866 when the Confederation dissolved. Until the end of World War I, it was closely tied to Austria, but the economic devastation caused by that conflict forced Liechtenstein to enter into a customs and monetary union with Switzerland. Since World War II (in which Liechtenstein remained neutral), the country's low taxes have spurred outstanding economic growth. In 2000, shortcomings in banking regulatory oversight resulted in concerns about the use of financial institutions for money laundering. However, Liechtenstein implemented anti-money-laundering legislation and a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the US that went into effect in 2003.

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Liechtenstein - Wikipedia
Liechtenstein - CIA World Fact Book
Liechtenstein - BBC
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Pay tax on Liechtenstein secret stash: IT tribunal - Times of India

Times of India

Pay tax on Liechtenstein secret stash: IT tribunal
Times of India
Government sources pointed out that post the worldwide outcry, Liechtenstein has taken steps to be more transparent. In November 2013, it signed an automatic exchange of information agreement with India, which now enables Indian tax authorities to seek ...

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Liechtenstein goes for CPI - InterGame

InterGame

Liechtenstein goes for CPI
InterGame
Casinos Austria International operates the casino and its managing director in Liechtenstein, Thomas Pirron, said: “Our slots will accept both currencies (the euro and the Swiss franc) and they also offer game play and payout in either currency. “Then ...



Liechtenstein Palace open to public over the course of Friday - Radio Prague

Liechtenstein Palace open to public over the course of Friday
Radio Prague
Liechtenstein Palace at Prague's Kampa, used by the government on the occasion of special conferences and for international delegations, will be open to the public over the course of Friday, a national holiday marking the events of November 17,1989 and ...



India's black money chronicle: The Liechtenstein list and Indian names - India Today

India Today

India's black money chronicle: The Liechtenstein list and Indian names
India Today
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley informed the Rajya Sabha during the question hour that the probe into the Indian names stashing black money in Liechtenstein banks were complete and undeclared income of around Rs 6,500 crore was found.



This Liechtenstein Prince Keeps Getting Richer - Bloomberg - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

This Liechtenstein Prince Keeps Getting Richer - Bloomberg
Bloomberg
Prince Hans-Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein lives in a castle perched on a cliffside in the Alpine principality that bears his name. He's known as "Your Serene ...

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Palm Beach Homes | Immohome AG | Karl Heinz Andresen - The Real Deal Magazine

The Real Deal Magazine

Palm Beach Homes | Immohome AG | Karl Heinz Andresen
The Real Deal Magazine
Immohome AG, a company tied to Liechtenstein-based OEHRI Trust and Management Company, just bought a waterfront Palm Beach home for $20.5 million.

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Liechtenstein: 1 FL TV applies for EBU membership; sets its eyes on Eurovision 2019 - esctoday.com

esctoday.com

Liechtenstein: 1 FL TV applies for EBU membership; sets its eyes on Eurovision 2019
esctoday.com
Will we see a new country debut at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019? Will Liechtenstein join the Eurovision party in the near future? We bring you the latest news regarding the latest rumours and rejoinders about the principality's Eurovision ambitions.



Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein on life in the Austrian mountains - The Times

The Times

Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein on life in the Austrian mountains
The Times
I'm part of a royal family [Alfred is 36th in line to the throne], so people assume I have an affinity for luxury, but I much prefer simple things like nature, agriculture, traditional architecture and mountains. I have been interested in ecology ...



'How would you expect someone close to death to look?' Woman who beat anorexia slams trolls who claim she 'faked ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

'How would you expect someone close to death to look?' Woman who beat anorexia slams trolls who claim she 'faked ...
Daily Mail
A former anorexia sufferer has slammed trolls who have accused her of 'faking' her eating disorder by Photoshopping old pictures she shared to show how she looked before her recovery. Chiara Schober, 20, from Liechtenstein, explained she is now ...



«1FLTV» verkauft wieder einmal heisse Luft - Liechtensteiner Vaterland

Liechtensteiner Vaterland

«1FLTV» verkauft wieder einmal heisse Luft
Liechtensteiner Vaterland
Der Fernsehsender «1FLTV» versandte gestern eine Medienmitteilung, welche nach einer Sensation klingt: «Eurovision 2019 mit Liechtenstein: Das absolute 300 Jahr Highlight wird die Teilnahme Liechtensteins beim Eurovision Song Contest in 2019.» [sic!]