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 - Publication of GRECO's Third Round Compliance Report - Council of Europe (press release)

Council of Europe (press release)

Liechtenstein - Publication of GRECO's Third Round Compliance Report
Council of Europe (press release)
GRECO has published today its Third Round Compliance Report on Liechtenstein, as adopted by GRECO at its 79th Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, 19-23 March 2018). Link to the Third Round Compliance Report on Liechtenstein; Link to the compliance ...



Was Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress a Nod to Princess Angela of Liechtenstein? - TownandCountrymag.com

TownandCountrymag.com

Was Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress a Nod to Princess Angela of Liechtenstein?
TownandCountrymag.com
While it may be a total coincidence, the dresses are so similar one has to wonder if Meghan Markle drew inspiration from Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, whose husband is fifth in line to the throne of the German-speaking principality located in ...



Skier Lara Gut's brother switches teams to Liechtenstein - Tampabay.com

Skier Lara Gut's brother switches teams to Liechtenstein
Tampabay.com
GENEVA (AP) — The younger brother of Alpine skier Lara Gut is leaving the Switzerland team to race for neighboring Liechtenstein. The Swiss ski federation says Ian Gut wants to find new impetus in his career after several seasons in the lower ranks of ...



President meets with Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

President meets with Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein
Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news
The sides are expected to discuss the intensification of Ukrainian-Liechtenstein political dialogue, Liechtenstein's support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the intensification of trade and economic cooperation taking ...



Poroshenko sees business ties as potential for cooperation with Liechtenstein - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Poroshenko sees business ties as potential for cooperation with Liechtenstein
Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said this during a press conference with Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein Alois, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. "Trade and economic cooperation is the sector for the development of relations between our ...

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Ukraine, Liechtenstein ready to strengthen trade and economic cooperation - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Ukraine, Liechtenstein ready to strengthen trade and economic cooperation
Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news
Ukraine and Liechtenstein are ready to intensify trade and economic cooperation in the context of using the opportunities of a free trade regime, as well as the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules, which Ukraine joined this ...



Poroshenko, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein to hold talks in Kyiv on June 6 - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Poroshenko, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein to hold talks in Kyiv on June 6
Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news
"On June 6, 2018, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will meet with Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, who is on an official visit to Ukraine at the invitation of the head of state," the statement reads. The official ceremony of the meeting ...
Ukraine- Poroshenko, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein to hold talks in Kyiv on June 6MENAFN.COM

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UkrInform: Lviv city mayor asks prince of Liechtenstein to address Russian authorities - Kyiv Post

Kyiv Post

UkrInform: Lviv city mayor asks prince of Liechtenstein to address Russian authorities
Kyiv Post
Lviv city Mayor Andriy Sadovyi has handed over a letter to Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, requesting to make an official appeal to the leadership of the Russian Federation regarding the liberation of Oleg Sentsov and about 60 more Ukrainian ...



Ian Gut to Ski for Liechtenstein - SkiRacing.com

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Ian Gut to Ski for Liechtenstein
SkiRacing.com
After several years on the Swiss C-team, 23-year-old Ian Gut and his team have decided to compete for Liechtenstein in future ski seasons. The creation of a new environment should breathe new life into the former Swiss skier's career. “Ian Gut has ...



In light of Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry, meet this trailblazing princess from Liechtenstein - Vogue Australia

Vogue Australia

In light of Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry, meet this trailblazing princess from Liechtenstein
Vogue Australia
Princess Angela, a Liechtensteiner princess, became the first woman of African heritage to marry into a ruling European royal family when she married in Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein in 2000. And now, royal fans have picked up on Princess Angela's ...