Liechtenstein, Germany Hold Tax Talks


During a two-day visit to Germany, Liechtenstein’s Hereditary Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein held talks in Berlin with Germany’s Federal President Horst Köhler, focussing predominantly on bilateral cooperation in tax matters.

According to the Liechtenstein government, this first official meeting between the two heads of state marks a new phase in the relationship between the two countries, which began following the conclusion of a bilateral tax information exchange agreement in September 2009, and is being further developed in the ongoing negotiations on an additional bilateral double taxation agreement.

The talks centred on the current situation, as well as on the further development of cooperation. Liechtenstein’s Hereditary Prince Alois took the opportunity during the course of the discussions to emphasize the progress made between the two states and to praise the intensive bilateral exchange. The heads of state also explored the impact of the global financial crisis on both countries, and discussed collaboration both within Europe and other international organizations.