Deputy Prime Minister
Dr. Klaus Tschütscher
As Deputy Prime Minister, Dr. Klaus Tschütscher, born in 1967, is
responsible for the Justice, Economy and Sports portfolios.
The objective of his work in the aforementioned portfolios is a
comprehensive departmental policy which places the people in the main
focus of the political action, and thus the economic and legal
entitlements are on an equitable basis with sports.
The Liechtenstein industrial location is manifold and, compared with
other countries, has the advantage that Liechtenstein is a country with
a high level of industrial activity as well as a strong partner in the
commercial & service sector.
Liechtenstein pursues a long-term, calculable and diversifying location
policy that is based on the pillars of industry/trade, financial
services, general services, and agriculture/households.
In accordance with the portfolio plan, the legal areas of civil law -
including personal & corporate law; criminal law; execution, estate
& bankruptcy law; procedural law; data protection; legal
assistance; extradition and transit; enforcement of penal judgements
and the supervision of foundations are assigned to the
In addition to updating the assigned legal materials, the Justice
Department is also regularly concerned with its application, for
instance in the two areas of international legal assistance and
enforcement of penal judgements. The revision of the legal assistance
law in 2000 has led to a reduction of the stages of appeal and thus to
a more rapid settlement of an increasing
number, of foreign requests for legal assistance, which has been noted
with satisfaction abroad.
Sports is an essential element for the development of individuals as
well as groups, and contributes to the preservation and promotion of
national health. Sports also bears an important responsibility in terms
of health as well as social & socio-political responsibility for
the people of a country. In view of the considerable importance of
sports in Liechtenstein, the Sports Department strives to provide good
general condi-tions within which sports can develop. Sports promotion
areas such as top-class & competitive sports, infrastructure,
suppression of doping as well as the promotion of mass
& youth sports are current topics. In addition to the opportunities
for conveying joy, striving for performance, adventure
and comradeship, the
health-promoting and preventive effect of sports, among other things,
are the central focus of the state promotion of sports.