|Deputy Prime Minister of Liechtenstein|
March 27, 2013 –March 30, 2017
|Prime Minister||Adrian Hasler|
|Preceded by||Martin Meyer|
|Succeeded by||Daniel Risch|
|Minister of Home Affairs, Justice, and Economy|
March 27, 2013 –March 30, 2017
|Prime Minister||Adrian Hasler|
|Preceded by||Hugo Quaderer|
|Succeeded by||Dominique Hasler|
|Born||December 10, 1969|
|Political party||Patriotic Union|
|Alma mater|| ETH Zurich |
University of St. Gallen
University of Liechtenstein
Thomas Zwiefelhofer (born December 10, 1969) is a politician from Liechtenstein who served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Liechtenstein and Minister of Home Affairs, Justice and Economic Affairs.
A politician is a person active in party politics, or a person holding or seeking office in government. Politicians propose, support and create laws or policies that govern the land and, by extension, its people. Broadly speaking, a "politician" can be anyone who seeks to achieve political power in any bureaucratic institution.
Liechtenstein, officially the Principality of Liechtenstein, is a doubly landlocked German-speaking microstate in Alpine Central Europe. The principality is a constitutional monarchy headed by the Prince of Liechtenstein.
Zwiefelhofer is a Doctor of law and has graduated in architecture. He is married, has three children and lives with his family in Vaduz.
Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein and also the seat of the national parliament. The town, which is located along the Rhine River, has 5,450 residents.
Thomas Zwiefelhofer got his Matura , the general qualification for university entrance, in 1989 at the Liechtenstein secondary school in Vaduz. Subsequently he started studying architecture at the ETH Zurich Faculty of Architecture, where he graduated in 1996 as a certified architect. Afterwards he worked as an architect and project leader for two years at ZRH Architekten AG in Zollikon.
Matura or its translated terms is a Latin name for the secondary school exit exam or "maturity diploma" in various countries, including Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine.
Founded in 1854, the Department of Architecture (D-ARCH) at ETH Zurich is an architecture school of worldwide reputation, providing education in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and urban design. It has around 1,900 students and 350 staff, and an annual budget of CHF 40 million.
Zollikon is a municipality in the district of Meilen in the canton of Zürich, Switzerland known for being one of Switzerland's most exclusive districts. Besides the main settlement of Zollikon, which lies on the shore of Lake Zürich, the municipality also includes Zollikerberg, at a higher elevation on the road from Zürich to Forch.
From 1998 to 2000, Zwiefelhofer attended the University of St. Gallen, where he studied law. From then, until he entered politics in 2013, Zwiefelhofer practiced law at the general trust company in Vaduz where he also was a member of the management board. In 2002 he successfully completed a course in trusts at the Liechtenstein University of applied sciences. 2007, Zwiefelhofer went back to the University of St. Gallen to get his Ph.D. in law. From 2009 to 2010, he also reached a Certificate of Advanced Studies in national and international tax law at the University of Liechtenstein.
The University of St. Gallen is a research university located in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Established in 1898, it specialises in business administration, economics, law, and international affairs. It is known as HSG, an abbreviation of its former German name Handels-Hochschule St. Gallen. In the fall of 2016 it had 8,337 students, of which 3,097 were master's students and 675 doctoral students. According to international rankings, the university is considered among the world's leading business schools.
A Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS), also called an "Advanced Certificate" (AC), Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS), or a Certificate of Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS), is a post-Master's academic certificate designed for non-traditional students of the liberal arts, and practitioners who seek a continuing education program to enhance their professional development in areas such as education and library science. Some CAGS are connected to an existing doctoral program such as PhD in Organizational Leadership: for example, PhD students receive a CAGS in Leadership Studies after completing their 2 years of doctoral study at Eastern University.
The University of Liechtenstein is a public university located in the Principality of Liechtenstein. It focuses on two fields of study – architecture and business economics. The University of Liechtenstein is located in Vaduz, the capital of the principality. The students and faculty come from 40 countries, and the university has partnerships with 80 other institutions.
At the 2013 parliamentary election, Zwiefelhofer was the Patriotic Union’s candidate for Prime Minister. The Patriotic Union came in second to the Progressive Citizens' Party, however, the two formed a grand coalition, and as a result, Zwiefelhofer became the Deputy Prime Minister in the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Additionally he currently serves as Minister of Home Affairs, Justice and Economic Affairs.
The Patriotic Union is a Christian-democratic political party in Liechtenstein. The VU is one of the two major political parties in Liechtenstein, along with the national-conservative Progressive Citizens' Party. The VU is the more liberal of the two parties, advocating constitutional monarchy and greater democracy. It is led by Jakob Büchel and has eight members in the Landtag.
The Progressive Citizens' Party is a national-conservative political party in Liechtenstein. The FBP is one of the two major political parties in Liechtenstein, along with the Christian-democratic Patriotic Union. Founded in 1918 along with the now-defunct Christian-Social People's Party, it is the oldest extant party in Liechtenstein.
The Cabinet of Liechtenstein is the chief executive body of the Principality of Liechtenstein. The current cabinet was sworn in on 27 March 2013. According to the Constitution of Liechtenstein, the cabinet shall consist of the Prime Minister and four other Ministers. The Prime Minister and the other Ministers shall be appointed by the Reigning Prince with the agreement of Parliament and on its proposal. On the proposal of Parliament, one of the Ministers shall be appointed by the Reigning Prince as the Deputy Prime Minister. If an individual Minister should lose the confidence of the Reigning Prince or of Parliament, the decision on the loss of the authority of the Minister to exercise his functions shall be taken by mutual agreement of the Reigning Prince and Parliament. Until a new Minister has been appointed, the official duties of the Minister shall be performed by the Minister's alternate.
In parallel, he remains the Honorary consul of Republic of Poland in Liechtenstein.
Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative subdivisions, covering an area of 312,696 square kilometres (120,733 sq mi), and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With a population of approximately 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union. Poland's capital and largest metropolis is Warsaw. Other major cities include Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, and Szczecin.
Liechtenstein is a principality governed under a constitutional monarchy. It has a form of mixed constitution in which political power is shared by the monarch and a democratically elected parliament. There is a two-party system and a form of representative democracy in which the prime minister and head of government is responsible to parliament. However the Prince of Liechtenstein is head of state and exercises considerable political powers.
Liechtenstein's foreign economic policy has been dominated by its customs union with Switzerland. This union also led to its independent membership in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in 1991. Unlike Switzerland however, Liechtenstein is part of the European Economic Area.
Political identity came to the territory now occupied by the Principality of Liechtenstein in 814, with the formation of the subcountry of Lower Rhætia. Liechtenstein's borders have remained unchanged since 1434, when the Rhine established the border between the Holy Roman Empire and the Swiss cantons.
Hans-Adam II is the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein. He is the son of Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1906–1989) and his wife Countess Georgina von Wilczek (1921–1989). He also bears the titles Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, and Count Rietberg. Hans-Adam is the richest monarch in Europe.
Hans Brunhart is a political figure from Liechtenstein. Brunhart served as the head of government of Liechtenstein from 1978 to 1993.
Liechtenstein has recognized registered partnerships since 1 September 2011.
Laurens Jan Brinkhorst is a retired Dutch politician and diplomat of the Democrats 66 (D66) party and jurist.
Klaus Tschütscher is a politician of the Principality of Liechtenstein. He was the twelfth Prime Minister of Liechtenstein from 25 March 2009 until being succeeded in this capacity on 27 March 2013. His Ministries were General Government Affairs, Finance, Family Affairs and Gender equality. Tschütscher belongs to the Patriotic Union-party.
Dr. Ernst Joseph Walch has been a member of the Principality of Liechtenstein's government as Minister of Foreign Affairs since April 2001. He studied law in Innsbruck, where he earned his doctorate in 1980, and at the New York University School of Law, Graduate Division, Institute of Comparative Law, where he received his Master of Comparative Jurisprudence in 1981. He was admitted to the Bar in the United States in 1983 and in the Principality of Liechtenstein in 1984.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Liechtenstein:
Aurelia Frick is a Liechtensteiner politician who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture from 2009 until 2019.
Gustav Schädler was a politician from Liechtenstein and Prime Minister of Liechtenstein from 1922 to 1928.
Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, Count Rietberg, is the eldest son of Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Countess Marie Aglaë Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau. Alois has been regent of Liechtenstein since 15 August 2004. He is married to Duchess Sophie in Bavaria.
Adrian Hasler is a politician from Liechtenstein and the current Prime Minister of Liechtenstein.
The Prince Regnant of Liechtenstein is the monarch and head of state of Liechtenstein. The princely family of Liechtenstein, after which the sovereign principality was named in 1719, hails from Liechtenstein Castle in Lower Austria, which the family possessed from at least 1140 to the thirteenth century, and from 1807 onward. It is the only remaining European monarchy that practises strict agnatic primogeniture, meaning only first-born males may inherit the throne.
Mauro Pedrazzini is a politician from Liechtenstein who serves as the current Minister of Social Affairs in the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein.
This is an index of Liechtenstein related topics.
India–Liechtenstein relations refers to the international relations that exist between India and Liechtenstein. The Embassy of India in Berne, Switzerland is concurrently accredited to Liechtenstein. Liechtenstein maintains an honorary consul general in New Delhi. Under a 1919 agreement between Liechtenstein and Switzerland, ambassadors and diplomatic missions of Switzerland are authorised to represent Liechtenstein in countries and in diplomatic situations unless Liechtenstein opts to send its own ambassador. Switzerland maintains an embassy in New Delhi and a consulate in Mumbai.