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‘Aggressive power politics must not prevail. Those who challenge our common commitments must be held to account’, says Landtag Speaker

Landtag (Parliament) Speaker Albert Frick
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“Although geographical smallness has many disadvantages, it also allows state institutions to be closer to the people. This not only fosters greater trust in the Liechtenstein Parliament and Government, but also allows us to maintain efficient processes and put tailored and pragmatic solutions at the centre of our policymaking,” Landtag (Parliament) Speaker Albert Frick today said addressing the PACE Standing Committee, meeting in Vaduz in the framework of Liechtenstein’s Presidency of the Committee of Ministers.

“Aggressive power politics must not prevail. Those who challenge our common commitments must be held to account. With the establishment of the Register of Damage, the Council of Europe has taken an important first step towards ensuring accountability for Russian aggression against Ukraine,” Mr Frick added. As we move forward, he said, “it remains of crucial importance that the crime of aggression is investigated and prosecuted, and that all those responsible are held to account. There will be no peace without justice, and national parliaments continue to play an important role in advancing these efforts.”

Particularly in times like these, Mr Frick stressed, “we are reminded that multilateral organisations play a crucial role in promoting peace and stability. Active participation in multilateral fora therefore not only proves important, but fundamental for Liechtenstein.”