Luxembourg

Country Luxembourg
Capital Luxembourg City
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages French, German & Luxembourgish

Luxembourg

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Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839 but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both world wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year. In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area.

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Lloyd's of London set to choose Brussels or Luxembourg over Dublin as EU hub - RTE.ie

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Lloyd's of London set to choose Brussels or Luxembourg over Dublin as EU hub
RTE.ie
Lloyd's of London, the world's largest speciality insurance market, will this week pick Brussels or Luxembourg for its planned European Union subsidiary, after Dublin had been an early favourite, sources say. Lloyd's has been one of London's most vocal ...

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Lost in animation - Delano.lu

Lost in animation
Delano.lu
Born in Echternach, Tanja Majerus has spent most of her life in Los Angeles where she has a successful career in the animation industry. Majerus is one of a number of people featured in the Celebrating Luxembourg series, presented by Delano and other ...



Addressing the need for microfinance in Luxembourg - Delano.lu

Addressing the need for microfinance in Luxembourg
Delano.lu
In Luxembourg there's a big microfinance industry, but it was always for the countries in the south, Microlux manager Samuel Paulus said in an interview. While microfinance lenders already existed in most European countries, Microlux is the first ...



Luxembourg, Ireland favourite 'tax havens' for banks, Oxfam claims - Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

Luxembourg, Ireland favourite 'tax havens' for banks, Oxfam claims
Luxemburger Wort - English Edition
(AFP) The 20 biggest banks in the eurozone booked more than one-quarter of their 2015 profits in tax havens, with Luxembourg and Ireland the favoured destinations, a report by Oxfam claimed on Monday. The findings come as multinational companies' tax ...

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Tea and sympathy for Brits in Lux. - Delano.lu

Tea and sympathy for Brits in Lux.
Delano.lu
Around 20 people from the interest group British Immigrants Living in Luxembourg (Brill) handed out free tea and biscuits to about 600 passersby in Grand Rue to raise awareness about their plight. We don't just want to stay here. There's a whole ...



Cornish baker Rowe's pasties bought out by Luxembourg firm who ... - Cornwall Live

Cornwall Live

Cornish baker Rowe's pasties bought out by Luxembourg firm who ...
Cornwall Live
An historic Cornish pasty maker has been bought out by a company from Luxembourg. W C Rowe has been taken over by Iberia Industry Capital (ICC) which ...
Penryn pasty makers Rowe's taken over by Luxembourg-based ...Falmouth Packet

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University welcomes displaced people on courses - Delano.lu

University welcomes displaced people on courses
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Higher education minister Marc Hansen revealed the figure in his response to a parliamentary question about educational opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers in Luxembourg. As of 1 January, 2017, 219 guest students were registered at the ...



Luxembourg vs. France: Score and Reaction for World Cup 2018 Qualifying - Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report

Luxembourg vs. France: Score and Reaction for World Cup 2018 Qualifying
Bleacher Report
France defeated Luxembourg on their travels in UEFA Group A qualification for the FIFA 2018 World Cup, toppling their opponents 3-1 at the Stade Josy Barthel in Luxembourg City on Saturday. A brace from Olivier Giroud and penalty from Antoine Griezmann ...
France edge to unconvincing victory in LuxembourgSBS - The World Game
Olivier Giroud brace helps France win away to LuxembourgESPN FC
LuxembourgEurosport.com
Mirror.co.uk -Channel NewsAsia
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An inconsistent fudge - Delano.lu

An inconsistent fudge
Delano.lu
This allowed applicants who may have only visited Luxembourg once to obtain certain papers the possibility of becoming a Luxembourger and therefore voting in national elections, while some residents who are fully engaged with local society were unable ...



Central Bank of Iran slams, to contest Luxembourg assets seizure - Press TV

Press TV

Central Bank of Iran slams, to contest Luxembourg assets seizure
Press TV
The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has strongly criticized a recent decision by a court in Luxembourg to seize $1.6 billion of the Islamic Republic's assets, saying the verdict did not amount to the enforcement of a related ruling by a US court. In a ...
Iran to appeal seizure of funds in LuxembourgLuxemburger Wort - English Edition
Iran to appeal Luxembourg's ruling on freezing assetsAzerNews
In reciprocal act, Iran sanctions 15 American companies - ??????????

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