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Minister Dr. Martin Meyer


Minister
Dr. Martin Meyer

Portfolios:

Internal Affairs
Dr. Martin Meyer, born in 1971, is  responsible as a member of the government for the Internal Affairs, Health as well as Transport and Communications portfolios.

On the one hand, Liechtenstein - partic-ularly as an internationally recognised financial centre - is dependent upon the utmost internal safety as well as stability, and on the other hand has to ensure efficient public safety services   vis-à-vis foreign countries, for instance  in the realm of white-collar crime.

Therefore, the key terms of reference for the Minister of the Interior are first of all to continue to ensure the best possible degree of safety for the Liechtenstein  residential population, and secondly, to further develop Liechtenstein’s safety services in the form that they live up to tomorrow’s international requirements.


Health
Health needs are subject to cultural changes. The health system is, therefore, a very dynamic system, the optimisation of which is a permanent task. The  quality of medical provision is one the government’s highest priorities. All  measures in the realm of health policy are measured in this respect. The state health costs in Liechtenstein have increased in the past ten years by nearly 175 percent. Thus the state contributions to the health insurance scheme represent the greatest expenditure position in the governmental payment of contributions. A health reform which has been introduced by the predecessor government under Prime Minister Otmar Hasler will be carried on in the years to come. The duty of the health minister is to ensure to provide continued high-quality medical care that is able to be financed by the     government in Liechtenstein.

Transport and Communications
Whereas the Liechtenstein economy and society have fundamentally changed in the past decades, the Liechtenstein  transport system has hardly changed. For instance, the Liechtenstein road  network today is still virtually identical with that of 1968. Thus it is obvious that the Liechtenstein of former years required very different infrastructures than the Liechtenstein of today. Consequently, it is foreseeable that Liechtenstein must fundamentally     continue to develop the present-day transport infrastructure. Based on this background and in addition to the numerous short-term and medium-term projects, Transport Minister Dr. Martin Meyer particularly has the duty to introduce the necessary measures and preliminary works so that Liechtenstein’s transport infrastructure is prepared in due time for the foreseeable requirements of the future.