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Celebrate Liechtenstein's Tricentennial in 2019! Activities, Events and a Special Travel Tour

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You might have noticed that for the past several months the Embassy of Liechtenstein has been incorporating a special logo on its website, social media and e-mails stating "300 Years Principality of Liechtenstein 2019." As you may have deciphered, 2019 will mark the 300th anniversary of Liechtenstein’s founding. This momentous occasion will be celebrated with various events and activities throughout the year, presenting a unique opportunity for Liechtenstein to highlight its rich history while looking forward to a promising future.

Ambassador Jaeger Visits Neutrik in North Carolina

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On June 27 Ambassador Kurt Jaeger traveled to Charlotte, NC to visit the Liechtenstein company Neutrik USA. Neutrik is a global leading supplier of professional entertainment connector products such as audio, video, digital, and fiber optic connectors. In the US the company employs 20 people and globally has a staff of about 1,000.

Embassy of Liechtenstein and WIIS Host Event on Youth, Peace and Security

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The Embassy of Liechtenstein partnered with Women In International Security (WIIS) to host a roundtable discussion about “Youth, Peace and Security” on June 13th. The event occurred at the International Center for Research on Women and attracted about 60 attendees. The engaging conversation explored the significance and challenges of the UN Youth, Peace and Security agenda, particularly in regards to its assumptions about youth and gender.

Bringing Innovation to Language Learning for Migrants and Refugees

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In the midst of the refugee crisis four years ago, representatives of various religions met at the Berlin residence of H.S.H. Prince Stefan of Liechtenstein, the Ambassador of Liechtenstein to Germany at the time. During the meeting, participants discussed ways to improve the linguistic integration of refugees into European society. The final product of the meeting was the creation of a language course project named ‘Liechtenstein Languages’, also called LieLa for short.

Skiing Down a Mountain of Success

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Tina Weirather’s Olympic success in winning a bronze medal in the Women’s Super-G skiing brought joy to the Principality unparalleled since Paul Frommelt won Liechtenstein’s last medal in Calgary in 1988 in men’s slalom.

Minister Aurelia Frick Visits the US

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In mid-March Aurelia Frick, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Justice, and Culture, visited the United States to meet with officials in New York and Washington, DC, and to officially open a new Honorary Consulate in Houston, Texas.

Liechtenstein Competes in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang

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Liechtenstein’s Delegation to the 2018 Olympic Winter games in PyeongChang, South Korea, has arrived and is readying for the games’ opening ceremony on February 9. The principality will be represented by three athletes, with Tina Weirather and Marco Pfiffner to compete in alpine skiing, and Martin Vögeli to compete in cross-country skiing.

Ambassador Jaeger Visits Ivoclar Vivadent in Amherst, NY

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Ivoclar Vivadent is one of the world’s leading dental companies, supplying high-quality products to dentists and dental technicians, and a global leader in the manufacturing of ceramic teeth and prostheses. November 20-21 Ambassador Kurt Jaeger visited the North American headquarters of Ivoclar Vivadent in Amherst, New York. Ambassador Jaeger was received by the company’s top leadership including CEO Bob Ganley.

Embassy of Liechtenstein and WIIS Co-Host Event Series on Gender, Peace, and Security

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On September 18, the think tank Women in International Security (WIIS) and the Embassy of Liechtenstein launched a roundtable series on security and gender challenges. The Gender, Peace, and Security series provides a forum for bringing together a diverse group of experts and policymakers to advance gender considerations in security policy discussions.

Major League Soccer Gets a Liechtenstein Boost

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During his soccer career Nicolas Hasler has played for Vaduz, Triesen, Balzers, and Eschen – all of them towns in Liechtenstein. Then he got a call from Toronto FC. One week later he left his home country and has been playing in North America's Major League Soccer (MLS), culminating in the December 9 win of the MLS Cup.

Liechtenstein Creation at the National Gallery of Art

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On October 23, Martin Frommelt became the first Liechtenstein artist to display his work at the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington, D.C. Curator Jonathan Bober was delighted to add Frommelt’s Creation to the NGA’s graphic collection.

In Atlanta: Steaks with a Pinch of Liechtenstein

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Kaiser’s Chophouse, in Sandy Springs, GA, just north of Atlanta, offers quality cuts of meats, superior ingredients, and a boutique wine and cocktail program. Growing up in Liechtenstein, the restaurant’s chef and co-owner fell in love with cooking in one of Liechtenstein’s most renowned restaurants.

Liechtenstein Expands its Network of US Honorary Consulates

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On November 1 Dennis Houston began his post as Honorary Consul of Liechtenstein in Houston, TX. It marks the first time the south-central region of the United States is covered by a Liechtenstein honorary consulate. The consular district of the new consulate will encompass the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Liechtenstein Signs BEPS Convention

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On June 7th, 2017, Liechtenstein signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) by large international corporations. Liechtenstein is one of 76 states and territories which has accepted or signed the convention. The Multilateral Instrument (MLI) is the product of efforts by the Organization for Economic...

Liechtenstein's Kaiser AG Acquires American Premier Manufacturing

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In June the Liechtenstein industrial company Kaiser AG bought 100% of Premier Oilfield Equipment, a US manufacturer of hydrovac vehicles. The manufacturer, based in Fort Morgan, Colorado, has historically produced specialty tanks, vacuum trailers, and hydro-excavators to the oil and gas industry. From left: Kaiser AG CEO Markus Kaiser and Kaiser Premier CEO Dan Weber. Markus...

Ambassador Jaeger Visits Texas

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May 8-9 Ambassador Jaeger visited two Liechtenstein companies that have their North American Headquarters based in Texas, namely Hilti, a maker of drilling and fastening tools for the construction industry, and RiceTec, a producer of hybrid rice seed. Ambassador Kurt Jaeger with Hilti President and CEO for North America Avi Kahn. Ambassador Jaeger's visit started off in Plano,...

Spirited Liechtenstein

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Wine has been grown in Liechtenstein for over 2,000 years, with the first boom in production coming during the Roman occupation. Viniculture dwindled, however, in the first centuries after the Alemanni pushed the Romans out. Starting with the Christianization of Liechtenstein in the 4th century, wine production started to increase once more, with monks encouraging its production. ...

Liechtenstein for Hikers

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Nestled on the banks of the Rhine and high in the Alps, Liechtenstein offers hiking experiences for all ages and skill sets. Featuring 250 miles of maintained trails, alpine views, crystal clear brooks, and blooming meadows come standard in Liechtenstein. There are nearly a dozen different trails to choose from, ranging from gentle walks along the banks of the Rhine to challenging climbs in...