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Spring 2011


Members of the Liechtenstein Chamber of Commerce and Industry Visit Washington

A delegation of business leaders from the Liechtenstein Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) visited Washington from April 11-14 to deepen Liechtenstein’s active and engaged economic relationship with the United States. The delegation consisted of LCCI President Klaus Risch, former LCCI President Michael Hilti, and Josef Beck, General Manager of the LCCI. From Left: Josef...

American Bar Association Hosts Panel Discussion on Liechtenstein

On May 5 the American Bar Association hosted a panel discussion titled “Bank Secrecy, Tax Havens and Trends Toward Transparency: Liechtenstein and Beyond” at the University Club of Washington, DC. Among the panelists, the discussion featured Katja Gey, Director of the Office of International Financial Affairs of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Katja Gey, Director of the...

Liechtenstein’s Financial Market Authority Becomes a Member of IOSCO

On April 20 Liechtenstein’s Financial Market Authority (FMA) became the 115 th member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) at the organization’s 36 th annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. IOSCO is recognized as the leading international policy forum for securities regulators. The organization’s membership regulates more than 95% of the...

Small States Forum Discusses the Future of US Trade Policy with Ambassador John Veroneau

On May 13 the Embassy of Liechtenstein along with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted their 9th Small States Forum featuring Ambassador John Veroneau, former Deputy United States Trade Representative (USTR). In this role Ambassador Veroneau had broad supervisory responsibilities over US trade policy and represented the USTR on various government boards,...

Liechtenstein Assumes Chairmanship of EFTA

On January 1, 2011 Liechtenstein assumed the rotating Chairmanship of the Council of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) for the first half of the year. The EFTA Council is the organization's highest governing body. A primary focus of Liechtenstein will be to continue ongoing free trade agreement negotiations with India, China, Russia, Indonesia and Vietnam, to name just a few. ...

Liechtenstein to Host Small States Games of Europe

From May 30 – June 4 Liechtenstein will host the Games of the Small States of Europe.  The games, which are held in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Olympic Charter, are sponsored by the European Olympic Committee. The first of the games were held in 1985 in San Marino and take place every two years. European countries with a population of less than one million people...

Embassy of Liechtenstein Participates in 5th Annual Children’s Festival in DC

Tamara Brunhart, from the Embassy of Liechtenstein, helps a girl try on her "Princely" crown. The Embassy of Liechtenstein participated in the 5th Annual International Children’s Festival at Meridian International Center on May 21st. The Children’s Festival is sponsored by the Meridian International Center and THIS for Diplomats in cooperation with Cultural Tourism DC and...

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