Newspapers in Liechtenstein
In Liechtenstein two newspapers are published, Liechtensteiner Volksblatt (founded in 1878, edition: 9,600 copies, 1998) and Liechtensteiner Vaterland (founded in 1913, 8,200 copies), both with six-day publishing since 1980. Vaterland is closely linked to Vaterländische Union and Volksblatt to Advanced Citizens’ Party.
Liechtenstein has no TV business. The private radio station Radio Liechtenstein was started in 1995 in collaboration with Volksblatt. There are 658 radio and 469 TV receivers per 1,000 residents (2000).
According to APARENTINGBLOG, traditional and modern culture is essentially the same as in neighboring countries.
Freedom of the press and expression is in accordance with the Constitution and is well respected by law. There are two daily newspapers, Liechtensteiner Vaterland and Liechtensteiner Volksblatt.
The newspapers are closely linked to the two major parties (see Political system). Liewo is a regional weekly newspaper that also covers the Swiss area of Werdenberg.
There is a privately owned TV channel and a private radio channel, which broadcasts local news and other programs. The residents also follow TV and radio from abroad.
Some restrictions on freedom of the press are in the form of a ban on slander and disruption of the general order.
FACTS – MASS MEDIA
Percentage of the population using the internet
98 percent (2017)
Number of mobile subscriptions per 100 residents
Tax agreement with the EU
Liechtenstein signs an agreement with the EU on automatic exchange of information on financial accounts, effective from 2017. (28/10)
Double taxation agreement with Switzerland
Liechtenstein and Switzerland sign a so-called double taxation agreement and thus extend their financial cooperation, based on the OECD tax convention. Liechtenstein has entered into double taxation agreements with a number of other countries. (10/7)
Liechtenstein on the EU tax haven list
Liechtenstein is included in the EU’s first published list of international tax havens. (17/6)