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Spring 2013


Liechtenstein Elects New Government

On February 3rd, parliamentary elections were held in Liechtenstein to elect members to the 25 seat parliament, the Landtag. Elections in Liechtenstein are by proportional representation. The Patriotic Union lost five seats in parliament making the Progressive Citizens' Party the party holding the majority of the seats with ten. In addition, the center-left Free List party increased its seats...

Liechtenstein Chairmanship of the Forum for Security Cooperation of the OSCE

From January to April 2013 Liechtenstein held the Chairmanship of the Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC), the OSCE’s decision-making body in the politico-military dimension. Liechtenstein is a participating State of the CSCE/OSCE since its founding in 1975. Ambassador Maria-Pia Kotbauer (left), Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the OSCE, alongside Counselor Domenik...

Ambassador Fritsche Visits Cambridge

On March 7 Ambassador Fritsche visited Cambridge, MA where she met with Dr. Felix Moesner, Consul and Director of Swissnex, a Swiss organization with a mission of connecting Switzerland and North America in science, innovation art & education. Through an agreement integrating Liechtenstein into Switzerland's universities and other institutions of higher edcucation, many Liechtenstein...

Ambassador Fritsche Visits Pittsburgh

From February 6-7 Ambassador Fritsche paid her first visit to Pittsburgh. Upon arrival she was given a tour of the Pittsburgh-founded company Alcoa, a producer of aluminum-based products. Later she was interviewed by Steve Sokol, President of the World Affairs Council Pittsburgh, on KQV Radio for its weekly show Pittsburgh Global Press Conference. Ambassador Fritsche hosted a dinner which...

Ambassador Fritsche is Guest Speaker at Howard University

On April 11th, Ambassador Claudia Fritsche was the guest speaker at Howard University as part of a ceremony inducting students into Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society. Since 1927, the National German Honor Society has sought to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship with the aim of promoting the study of the German...

A Liechtenstein Legacy in the American Heartland

One may be surprised to learn that there is a rich Liechtenstein legacy located in the American heartland. Traveling through the streets of Omaha, Nebraska, one will undoubtedly feast one’s eyes upon the works of Liechtenstein native and architect John Latenser (born Laternser). John Latenser (center). Born into a family of architects in Nendeln, Latenser trained at a...

Whisky Distilled in Liechtenstein

Nestled in the hills of the town of Triesen in Liechtenstein is the Brennerei Telser, a distillery that has been producing quality spirits since 1880. It is currently managed by Marco Telser, who is the fourth generation in his family to work in the industry and the one who made the decision to begin manufacturing whisky, something not normally associated with central Europe. But it was during...

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