Friday, May 17, 2013

Busy in Switzerland

Earlier this week, members of the Princely Family were busy business-wise in Switzerland. In his capacity as chairman of the board of trustees of the LGT Group, the family's own wealth and asset management group, Prince Philipp was in Fribourg to meet with customers as well as representatives of the economy and politics to talk banking-related stuff on Wednesday.

Photo: Annette Mahro / Badische Zeitung
A day earlier in Tuesday, his older brother the Prince Hans-Adam II was in Basel to give a speech at the Basel chamber of commerce's general meeting. Under the topic of "The State as a Service Company", he talked about decentralising states as much as possible. According to him, citizens should no longer be regarded as servants of the state but the state should service its citizens. The Prince believes that the state should only concentrate on matters of foreign policies, defense of the rule of law, education and state finances and that big central states won't have huge chances of surviving this century. (Prince Hans-Adam II actually published a book about the matter about two years ago.)

Source: Freiburger Nachrichten, Badische Zeitung, Handelskammer beider Basel

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