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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Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa: Portuguese President on 3-day Luxembourg visit - Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa: Portuguese President on 3-day Luxembourg visit
Luxemburger Wort - English Edition
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has a busy schedule: he will be present in Luxembourg for two more days and will take part in the traditional Fatima pilgrimage in Wiltz. Get the latest news by signing up to our newsletter, following us on Facebook or Twitter.



Brexit: Why bankers leaving London may not enjoy Luxembourg life ... - The Independent

The Independent

Brexit: Why bankers leaving London may not enjoy Luxembourg life ...
The Independent
Little Luxembourg is luring firms on the lookout for a post-Brexit foothold in the European Union, from JPMorgan to insurance giant AIG.
(BR)exiting to Luxembourg ? Bankers might think twiceHITC

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EEA report: Luxembourg's lake water quality classed as 'excellent' - Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

EEA report: Luxembourg's lake water quality classed as 'excellent'
Luxemburger Wort - English Edition
In total, only five countries were rated "excellent" for 95% of their bathing waters: Luxembourg for all of its 11 swimming areas, Cyprus and Malta for 99% of their waters, Greece for 97% and Austria for 95%. Countries with the poorest quality water ...

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European Semester: Luxembourg should remove barriers to investment, says EU Commission - Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

European Semester: Luxembourg should remove barriers to investment, says EU Commission
Luxemburger Wort - English Edition
(sth) The European Commission said that Luxembourg should remove barriers to investment and innovation, remove regulatory restrictions in the business services sector and act on its pension system. These recommendations for Luxembourg were ...



Yet another specialty carrier selects Luxembourg - Insurance Business

Insurance Business

Yet another specialty carrier selects Luxembourg
Insurance Business
Yet another specialty carrier selects Luxembourg Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) is considering Luxembourg as its post-Brexit EU hub, according to reports. Should it push through, Liberty will join several firms who have decided to set up shop in the ...



Asselborn remains favourite Lux. politician - Delano.lu

Asselborn remains favourite Lux. politician
Delano.lu
He was followed by former LSAP health minister and current president of parliament Mars di Bartolomeo (72%), prime minister Xavier Bettel (DP, 70%), Luxembourg city mayor Lydie Polfer (DP, 64) and CSV parliamentary group leader Claude Wiseler (62%).



Bankers Fleeing Brexit May Find Luxembourg an Acquired Taste ... - Bloomberg

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Bankers Fleeing Brexit May Find Luxembourg an Acquired Taste ...
Bloomberg
Little Luxembourg is luring firms on the lookout for a post-Brexit foothold in the European Union, from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to insurance giant American ...

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Financial year 2016: Post Luxembourg reports rise in profits - Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

Financial year 2016: Post Luxembourg reports rise in profits
Luxemburger Wort - English Edition
Post Luxembourg profits for 2016 financial year were revealed on Tuesday as a spokesman for the company announced them to be better than in 2015. Post made a profit of 23.5 million euros last year despite a very difficult environment. Turnover grew by ...



Cloud computing, Galeria Inno and change at Deka - Delano.lu

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Cloud computing, Galeria Inno and change at Deka
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Luxembourg's financial sector watchdog, the CSSF, has published a circular, providing detailed regulation about the outsourcing of cloud computing infrastructure services. The 19-page document, which has been one year in planning, sets the regulatory ...
Luxemburger Wort - Concept store 'Galeria Inno' plans pull-out of ...Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

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Building relationships vital: top US diplomat - Delano.lu

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Building relationships vital: top US diplomat
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Alison Shorter-Lawrence, current charg d'affaires at the US embassy in Luxembourg, volunteered to work in Bagdad for a year. She tells Delano why. Pictured: Alison Shorter-Lawrence (on left), Kevin Cadriff and Yvonne White at the election results ...