Friday, May 3, 2019

Weekly Roundup: 100 Musical Years, Junior Diplomats, and Workers' Rights

This week's roundup will focus exclusively on events in Liechtenstein; we'll post about events connected to Grand Duke Jean's funeral separately.

Photo: Foto Fetzer / Sara Foser / Liechtensteiner Vaterland /
On April 28th, Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie were in Balzers to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Fürstlich Liechtensteinische Sängerbund (Princely Liechtenstein Singing Association), which was founded on April 27th of 1919.

Photo: Roland Korner / Liechtensteiner Vaterland /
On April 28th and 29th, Hereditary Prince Alois received a group of Swiss junior diplomats who were participating in the annual visit to Liechtenstein. Deputy Prime Minister Daniel Risch was also on hand to receive the young diplomats who learned more about Liechtenstein's culture, economy, and politics and took in a lecture at the Liechtenstein Institute.

Photo: Paul Trummer / Volksblatt /
On May 1st, Hereditary Prince Alois was the guest of honor at an event hosted by LANV, the Liechtensteinischer ArbeitnehmerInnenverband (or Liechtenstein Employees' Association). LANV President Sigi Langenbahn spoke in favor of paid parental leave for employees of the Hofkellerei, and others mentioned the need for flexibility in the workplace due to ongoing changes in the traditional workweek and increasing digital opportunities.

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