Interviews with H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II, H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois and H.R.H. Hereditary Princess Sophie (some only available in German).
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The Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein sees the triangular relationship between Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Brussels as largely positive. However, if Switzerland and the EU do not come closer again, he sees greater challenges ahead for the country.
H.S.H. the Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein answers questions about the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine and its consequences as well as about Covid19.
The first Liechtenstein to grow up in the principality that bears his name can look back on a very successful life. The Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein rebuilt the family's fortune. This was necessary because after the Second World War the family also had to live from land and art sales. Substantial possessions lay in the former Czechoslovakia and were lost. The Reigning Princ rebuilt the family fortune; today he is considered the richest monarch in Europe. In addition, he was able to make the family art collection the best private collection of old masters again through acquisitions. Important works from five centuries hang on the walls of the princely palaces or are in storage.
Hans-Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein had the two palaces in Vienna lavishly restored at a cost of around 120 million euros. Politically, the Reigning Prince led Liechtenstein into the UN and the EEA. Less well known is his involvement in the cultivation of rice and forest plants in Styria and in wine growing in Lower Austria. Prince Hans-Adam also provides personal insights into his life, tells how he and his children grew up, how he circumnavigated difficulties and mastered problems with strategic skill.
H.S.H. the Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein strongly condemns Russia's attack on Ukraine. The path to peace is difficult. However, he does not expect a major war in Europe. But Liechtenstein will also feel the consequences.
H.S.H. the Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein strongly condemns Russia's troop invasion of Ukraine. This was an unacceptable breach of international law. He is convinced that Liechtenstein would feel the effects of a war strongly and is committed to humanitarian aid.
Listen to the interview on Radio Liechtenstein.
In an interview with Radio Liechtenstein, H.S.H. the Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein looks back on the year 2021 and gives insights into the challenges for Liechtenstein in 2022.
In an end-of-the-year interview with the Liechtensteiner Volksblatt, H.S.H. the Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein looks back on the year 2021. He talks about sustainability and his visit to the World Climate Summit in Glasgow. On occasion of the current situation, he appeals to the population to get vaccinated against Corona if possible. Overall, the Hereditary Prince looks positively ahead: Liechtenstein can meet the challenges of the future from a very good position.
(Photo credit: Paul Trummer)
Traditionally, an interview with H.S.H. the Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein and Radio L takes place on the National Day. Petra Matt was the moderator this year.
Interview Hereditary Prince with Ms Petra Matt from Radio Liechtenstein (only available in German)
Many foreign policy challenges have been pushed into the background by the corona virus. But they have not become less important. In an interview, H.S.H. the Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein gives an insight into what the pandemic, global minimum tax, climate change and East-West conflict mean for Liechtenstein and how the small state can get involved.
Why H.S.H. the Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein also relies on his own initiative in the area of sustainability, when the state should intervene in a regulatory capacity, and why Vaduz Castle is still heated with petroleum, the Hereditary Prince reveals in the "Volksblatt" interview.