Government minister Aurelia Frick met with the Austrian education minister Sonja Hammerschmid last week, according to a government statement. In addition to education policy, the two discussed the issue of how to reconcile family and work, with particular emphasis on the model of all-day schools. A bilateral meeting also took place with the Austrian vice chancellor, Reinhold Mitterlehner.
As part of their working meeting, Frick and Hammerschmid signed a new version of the agreement on higher education, concluded in 1999 between the Principality of Liechtenstein and Austria. The agreement establishes the equivalency of the school leaving certificates of both countries and guarantees full recognition of university access certificates and mutual recognition of the respective academic degrees.
According to the same statement, Liechtenstein’s ambassador to Austria, Maria-Pia Kothbauer, held a dinner in the Liechtenstein City Palace in Vienna the evening before the working meeting. Among those invited were the Czech culture minister Daniel Herman and the city councillor for culture, science and sport, Andreas Mailath-Pokorny.