State and economy
The Principality of Liechtenstein is located at the centre of Europe, nestled between Switzerland and Austria. The newer economic history of this small state is an almost uninterrupted success story. In its capacity as a highly-developed industrial centre, the country is a leading global player. As a financial centre with a tradition extending back many decades – in currency union with Switzerland – Liechtenstein has won international trust through its exacting quality standards. As a member of the UN and the EEA, this compact state has a profile on the international stage.
The secret lies in its careful balance – between innovation and tradition, renewal and continuity.