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Spring 2015


Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick Visits Washington

On March 11 Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick visited Washington to discuss various matters related to Liechtenstein-US relations. Her visit came after having participated in the opening of the 59th Session of the Commission of the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York. Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick. In highlighting Liechtenstein's foreign...

Ambassador Claudia Fritsche at the International Student House

On January 22 Ambassador Claudia Fritsche together with her colleague Ambassador Maguy Maccario Doyle of Monaco visited the International Student House in Washington, DC to talk about the challenges of representing small nations in the United States. The discussion was moderated by Barbara Slavin from the Atlantic Council. Ambassador Claudia Fritsche, Barbara Slavin and Ambassador...

Liechtenstein Rated Number One European Producer in Organic Agriculture

The latest report by “World of Organic Agriculture”, which examines organic agriculture in 170 countries, shows that Liechtenstein has the highest percentage of organic agriculture in Europe. One third of the agricultural landscape in Liechtenstein is worked organically. The demand for organic products in Liechtenstein has continuously increased over the last 24 years. According...

European Youth Olympic Festival in Liechtenstein and Vorarlberg

From January 25-30 the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) was hosted by Liechtenstein and the Austrian state of Vorarlberg. Now in its 12th year this is the first time the EYOF took place in two different countries. “The EYOF is a good example to demonstrate that you can achieve a spectacular event working together and aiming for a common goal," said Albert Frick, President of the...

Liechtensteiner in America: Katrin Hilbe

In mid-February the Liechtenstein-US stage director, writer and producer Katrin Hilbe presented her latest piece of art at the TAK Theatre Liechtenstein in Schaan. "Die Schumann Sonate," devised by Patrick Leresche and directed by Katrin Hilbe, is an exploratory music-theater delving into Robert Schumann’s memories and crises in the last two years of his life at the mental asylum in...

Carnival and Funken - Two Liechtenstein Traditions

Carnival in Liechtenstein officially starts on November 11th at 11:11 a.m. However the “real” carnival events start around mid-January when the first masked-balls take place. The height of carnival is from “Dirty Thursday” until “Carnival Tuesday," this year February 12-17. A person with a sign saying "Schaaner Witches" indicating the Liechtenstein town they represent. ...

Recipe: Fasnachts-Küechli

Recipe for “Fasnachts-Küechli” This delicious type of delicate, crispy pastry is usually eaten during Carnival. Ingredients: 3 1/4 cups flour 3 Eggs 3 tablespoons butter (melted) 1/4 cup cream Powdered sugar for dusting Vegetable oil for frying Mix together the eggs, sugar, butter and cream. Put the flour in a second bowl and make a hole in the center; add...

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