H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II. of Liechtenstein
H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II is the Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein. Hans-Adam II attended primary school in Vaduz and concluded his secondary schools in Austria and Switzerland. Before he embarked to study economics and management at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), he worked as a bank trainee in London. After completing his studies, his father Prince Franz Josef II in 1970 entrusted him with reorganizing the management and administration of all assets belonging to the Princely House of Liechtenstein. In 1984 Prince Hans Adam II was appointed to serve as his father's permanent deputy and, after the death of Prince Franz Josef II, he assumed the regency of the Principality in 1989. Under his leadership and as a tireless promoter of Liechtenstein's independence, the Principality successfully acceded to the UNO as the 160th member in 1990 and to the EEA in 1995. With the intent to provide the Princely House with a basis for resolving all issues within the family and for securing its autonomy, Prince Hans Adam II accomplished to replace the Family Covenant of 1606 in 1993. Ten years later, when the people of Liechtenstein voted in a referendum, Prince Hans Adam II achieved further success by gaining a resounding mandate for strengthening the powers of democracy and the monarchy. In 2004 he appointed Hereditary Prince Alois his permanent deputy. As a learned and ardent advocate of individual freedom, self responsibility, less government intrusions and direct democracy, Prince Hans Adam II just published "The State in the Third Millennium" (2009), an erudite, visionary and personal book of great importance.
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