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Welcome to Liberland, the world’s newest tax haven

The world’s latest contender for statehood, Liberland, is a tiny new, self-proclaimed country sandwiched between Croatia and Serbia that lives up to its “live and let live” motto by offering optional taxes.


Friday 24 April 2015, 08:00AM

“The key idea is voluntary taxes, creating a state so small that there’s almost no state,” said Vit Jedlicka, a 31-year-old Czech politician from the liberal right-wing Free Citizens Party.

To make his dream come true, Jedlicka used seven square kilometres of no-man’s land by the Danube river between Serbia and Croatia to create Liberland on April 13.

While Croatia is an EU member, Serbia is not.

“Croatia claims that the territory is Serbian but Serbia doesn’t want it and this situation has lasted for 24 years,” Jedlicka said about the new country, located some 160 kilometres northwest of the Serbian capital Belgrade.

“The land is now ours,” he said.


All Jedlicka had to do to claim possession of the land was make a declaration, which has now become part of a package Liberland is sending out to foreign ministries worldwide.

Interest in the novel project is huge with its website ( registering 1.3 million visits in the first three days since April 13.

Liberland’s website sets high standards for citizenship.

Anyone wanting to acquire it must respect other people and their views, respect private property, have no criminal record and have no record as Communists, Nazis or other extremists.



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