In our Featured Story Series (FSS) we are delighted to have our next conversation with Milana Zoric, an accomplished psychologist, entrepreneur, mother and an expat. LEN: Hi Milana, welcome to FSS. Share something about yourself: Hi, my name is Milana Zoric, I am coming from Serbia, I lived in France for almost 10 years and I work in Luxembourg as psychologist in Cabinet Paramedical in Niederkorn. LEN: What's your Luxembourg story? What brought you to Luxembourg, and how has life in Luxembourg been? As my husband was a professional basketball player in France for a decade, sport brought us in this region, where we heard for the first time about Luxembourg. As he finished his studies in USA, his diploma allowed him to start a career in a banking world in Luxembourg. As I had until recently only a Serbian passport, and as I am a mother of small children far from my family (which is a common story in Luxembourg), for me it was complicated until I managed to have all the papers needed in order to find a job. Now that I have an EU passport and my Doctorate in Psychology recognized in Luxembourg, everything is in its place. LEN: What's your entrepreneurial journey? How did you get started with Doctor of Psychology? As I am highly educated, I logically firstly wanted to find a job in Luxembourg, specifically in HR services. But as most of the offers were those for the full time positions, and as my husband already had a job like this, it was hard for me, but I refused most of the full time offers as I have small children and as I feel that inner responsibility to be there and create a balance in order to have a happy and healthy family. So I was searching for some part-time jobs until I realized that it’s not that easy to find it. Then, after some time, I simply decided to create my own business and actually restart doing what I already was doing in the past. And that’s psychotherapy and psychological counseling. LEN: What services do you offer? Who are your targets? Besides my Master and Doctorate University degrees, I have 6 years of education in psychotherapy approach called Transactional analysis and more than 10 years of experience in working with people by providing psychological counseling. I am targeting all the people who found themselves in some kind of complex life situations/people under the stress/people who want to reach their full potential in life throughout reaching the balance between different important roles in their life. As I am an active provider of organization called Workplace options, I usually work with people working in companies, but also very often with stressed moms or people who found themselves in some other types of everyday problems (communication problems, self-esteem issues, emotional struggles, family problems). LEN: What are you most proud of in practicing psychological counseling? Firstly, I am really proud that I succeeded in creating a balance between all the roles I find extremely important in life and those are the roles of mother, wife and a working women. As a consequent, I am proud that I can serve to my clients as an example of someone who succeeded to resolve some really complex life situations and give them all the tools to sort out complex psychological states of being. Of course I am also proud that I can be in a service to all the people who need my help, and am satisfied by the fact that people are usually coming to my cabinet in one unpleasant state of being and stepping out almost every time with a smile and with that awakened strength they lost somewhere on their road. I am proud and happy to have that opportunity to work with people in English, French and Serbian language, as well as to have an opportunity to work in person and online also. LEN: What are your hobbies and interests? Creativity is the value I appreciate a lot. As I finished a musical school when I was a child, music stays as an important value, so I love listening to music, dancing, and singing. I also adore running and sports in generally. I was always interested in cooking and healthy nurture so I am constantly reading about and creating some delicious, but at the same time healthy foods. I adore reading and I read always some literature in order to learn more about different ways to help people. As in Luxembourg we also have your own community which contains thousands of people coming from countries from Ex Yugoslavia, I profit from hanging out with my friends whose native language is the same as mine. LEN: What's your favorite spot in Luxembourg? Muller trail definitely as I adore spending time in nature with my family. But I will also never skip the sales in Cloche d’or or in City Concord, lol. LEN: What are your top 3-recommendations for a new comer in Luxembourg? 1. Be ready for some huge changes in your rhythm and lifestyle. 2. Try to create your own zone of comfort where you will feel fine despite the high stress environment people are mostly facing. 3. Be unique and be yourself as it is highly appreciated in this international and multicultural country. LEN: What's your favorite quote? You must give in order to receive. LEN: What would you say would be the recommendations of people who want to start their own business today? 1. Creating a business definitely is not for everyone. You firstly need to have a very flexible mindset in order to adapt to all the risks, obstacles and hard times while creating your business. 2. In order to succeed, you need to create your own, unique personal and professional brand and if necessary search for some brand developing expert who will help you in that process. 3. Do something you really love, something that is driven by your own uniqueness and purpose. 4. Be patient, be open and try to connect in some way with as much people you can in order to enlarge your community. You can learn something from every single person you meet: from a lady in the bakery, from your clients as well as from you concurrency. You can get in touch with Milana for fore information about the services: https://psymilanazoric.com/en/home/ https://www.cabinetparamedical.lu/niederkorn Adresse: 27 rue Pierre Gansen Niederkorn E mail adresse : firstname.lastname@example.org Phone number : +352 691 699 634 Milana Zoric on LEN: luxembourgexpats.lu/local-business/business-to-business/1100000985 Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/dr-milana-zoric-15637b181 Instagram: instagram.com/psyzoricmilana
Food is all we live for will be an understatement. Healthy and timely food is a must for happiness, longevity and quite frankly, for a good life. Luxembourg for the longest period of time was lacking optionsto have good food delivered in a timely way. Whilst the neighbouring countriesincluding Germany, France and Belgium were enjoying good delivery options,Luxembourg’s residents were to be content with over-priced under-served delivery options. Off late things have changed for the better, particularly during the Covid19 lockdown times, restaurants and food delivery service have sprung-up with many options to the delight of Luxembourg residents. Today, digital ordering is representing almost half of all food delivery visits,expanding beyond traditional dinner delivery to encompass even breakfast and lunch deliveries. Let’s have a look at one of the leading Food delivery apps in Luxembourg, WeDely. WeDely gets your food delivered right at your doorstep anytime, anywhere. WeDely receives and delivers thousands of orders every day and its platform has hunrdreds of restaurants listed with all kinds of cuisine options including Indian,Italian, Luxembourgish, Sushi, Healthy, American etc. WeDely serves the centre and south of Luxembourg with new areas enlisted to be covered soon. Luxembourg is known for limited options, early-closing times and slow service. But apps like WeDely increases your options with deliveries all throughout the year between 11am-10pm. And the average delivery time only about 35mins, as opposed to more than an hour deliveries. WeDely is expat friendly, and is a partner to the Luxembourg Expats Network, offering also quick food delivery options and coupons to engage closely with customers. Good food, timely deliveries are important for a happy meal. WeDely does a great job at that. Luxembourg is not only providing a peaceful home, but also an engaging ecosystem that expats can cherish. For orders, visit www.wedely.com [Sponsored]
We are kicking-off the Featured Story Series (FSS) in your Luxembourg Expats Network. Our first conversation is with Verena Miller, Founder of NextStop Luxembourg. Here we begin... We are delighted to have you with us in FSS. FSS' ambition is to highlight the journey of our community members and create interesting conversations among our community and beyond. Welcome once again, let's get started :) A quick introduction about yourself: Hello, I’m Verena, born and raised in the North of Germany. What brings you to Luxembourg, and how has life in Luxembourg been? After being in the airline and hospitality industry for a decade, travelling to over 50 countries all around the world, living in different places in the UK as well as all over Germany, I relocated in 2018 to the heart of Europe - Luxembourg. This is where I live with my American husband and 1.5 year old son and call home. How did you get started with your entrepreneurial journey? Originally we came, like many other expats, for a job offer. I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t know much about the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg at all, I’ve never even been here before. The start of my Luxembourg journey was a bit rough, I faced many challenges. I tried to figure out the language system, citizen & car registration, different rules, geography, housing policies so on and so forth and it took some time but it all worked out after all and it’s been an adventurous and fun ride that always seems to have a surprise for me. My entrepreneurial journey started some years ago. I offered nutrition & mindset online coaching and enjoyed it a lot. Teaching how to change people’s life is so powerful and rewarding. At some point though, I realized my purpose lies in going out into the world and making a difference for other people. From many other expats as well as my own experience I knew how tough it can be to move to a new country, you might have never been to. Establishing a life in a country that’s so unique but also very foreign. Hoping to find a nice apartment or house to live in after arriving here immediately can be very disappointing. Attending appointments left and right and trying to figure out everything by yourself is not only stressful but also time consuming. Having someone who takes care of all of this, the whole package, no question unanswered makes one’s process much easier. What business services do you offer iand who should reach you? In cooperation with real estate agents, local companies and a small team of professionals, I strive to expedite and simplify your move to Luxembourg as smoothly as possible. Individuals and also businesses can depend on receiving a very personal and reliable service, with the individual but also family requirements being met. Next Stop Luxembourg will be there to assist you before, during and after your move, ensuring that you are well-settled in your new Luxembourg home. What hobbies / interests keep you busy outside of work? Nutrition & Cooking, Yoga, Nature, Events A favourite spot in Luxembourg? Petrusse Valley Top 3 Recommendations for new-comer? 1. Cafe Knopes for the most tasty Latte Macchiato in town, 2. Bambesch near Rollingergrund has beautiful hiking trails, 3. Merl Park ‘Pavillion’ for a summer sun-downer at the pond - (I recommend to book a table online) A favourite quote? Energy flows where intention goes It's great to speak with you Verena. We wish you a lot of success with NextStop Luxembourg and we are sure our community members will be inspired by your journey. Learn more about NextStop Luxembuorg luxembourgexpats.lu/business-listings/relocation/1100001030 nextstopluxembourg.com If you have an interesting story to be featured, send us an expression of interest to email@example.com.
In Luxembourg News - there has not been significant developments in Luxembourg that are news worthy this morning. In Global News: NASA blasts China in the debris re-entry near Maldives edition.cnn.com/2021/05/08/app-international-edition/china-space-debris-long-march-rocket-reentry-scn/index.html Another Scottish independence vote is inevitable, says Sturgeon washingtonpost.com/world/2021/05/09/scotland-independence-referendum-johnson-sturgeon Technology News: Do you suddenly need to stop using Facebook #privacy forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2021/05/09/this-is-why-you-should-delete-facebook-on-your-iphone-ipad-android-pc-or-mac The latest in EPIC vs Apple battle news.yahoo.com/epic-games-showdown-apple-turning-201047576.html SpaceX to send Dogecoin funded satellite to the moon marketwatch.com/story/elon-musks-spacex-to-send-dogecoin-funded-satellite-to-the-moon-11620601754 AOB: Stunning photos of airport at a standstill edition.cnn.com/style/article/tom-hegen-airports/index.html
Luxembourg launches cyber security platform to find security tech startups, public sector entities and more in one place. Almost 400 listings are added including 305 private sector companies. If you're a startup operating in the cyber security space, you may want to be added. ecosystem.cybersecurity-luxembourg.com
Analysis by the U.K. research firm New Financial, 440 financial services firms including several money managers have relocated to Europe. One third of all the money management firms have relocated to Ireland, followed by Luxembourg, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.Almost GBP 100billion is estimated to have been relocated to Europe.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will hold its fourth annual meeting on July 12 and 13 in Luxembourg. It's the first time the bank's yearly gathering has taken place outside of Asia. Luxembourg is a leading international financial center and a facilitator of investments between Europe and Asia. "Luxembourg is honored to become the first nonregional member of AIIB to host the bankâ€™s Annual Meeting," said Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna. Read more : https://buff.ly/2LOrc4f
Nanjing is considered as one of the centres of innovation and technology within China Luxembourg has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nanjing in a bid to strengthen trade partnerships in technology and innovation. The MoU was signed on Tuesday evening by delegates from Nanjing and the China-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. Nanjing City has a population of c. 8.3 million, and is considered as one of the centres of innovation and technology within China.
Fiat Chrysler has proposed a €32.6bn (£28.3bn) merger with France’s Renault that would create the world’s third-largest carmaker and save billions needed to invest in the race to make electric and autonomous vehicles. The combined company would produce 8.7m vehicles annually and save €5bn (£4.4bn) a-year by sharing research, purchasing and other activities, according to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The Italian-American firm said the deal would not involve plant closures but did not rule out job cuts. The joint company would be 50% owned by Fiat Chrysler shareholders and 50% by Renault shareholders. Read More
Amazon is investing millions in Deliveroo in a boost to the UK food delivery service as it takes on a rival such as Uber Eats in a competitive market. The online giant is the lead investor in a $575m financing round, which also includes existing investors T Rowe Price, Fidelity Management and Research Company, and Greenoaks. Deliveroo said it had raised a total of $1.5bn since it launched in 2013. Deliveroo said the new investment would allow it to deliver to more customers by expanding its geographic reach and grow its engineering team based at its London headquarters. Will Shu, the founder and chief executive of Deliveroo, said the investment would result in the creation of more jobs in all of the countries in which it operates. Continue to read on LuxHerald.com
Hackers stole bitcoin worth $41 million from Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, the company said on Wednesday, the latest in a string of thefts from cryptocurrency exchanges around the world. The 7,000 bitcoin were withdrawn by hackers using a variety of techniques, “including phishing, viruses and other attacks”, according to a post on Binance’s website by chief executive officer Zhao Changpeng. Bitcoin’s price dropped by as much as 4.2 percent in early Asian trading as news of the hack broke, although it later recovered some of its losses. Read more on Reuters
Thomas Cook says Spain is still the most popular destination for holidaymakers. Fewer British holidaymakers have booked a summer holiday inside the European Union this year amid continuing Brexit uncertainty, Thomas Cook has said. The travel firm says almost half (48%) of the holidays it sold up until the end of February were to non-EU destinations, up 10% on last year. The figures are based on Post Office transactions between 1 January and 23 April. The Post Office accounts for about a quarter of all UK currency transactions. It said the biggest growth in currency sales so far this year has been for the Egyptian pound, which has seen a 687% year-on-year increase. Chief executive Peter Fankhauser said it was still too early to tell the impact on bookings of the UK's exit from the European Union being delayed to the end of October. But he said there was "little doubt that the prolonged uncertainty around the manner and timing of Britain's exit from the European Union has led many customers to press pause on their holiday plans for this summer".
The Bank of China has chosen Luxembourg to list its 500-million-U.S.-dollar bond during an official ceremony on Wednesday at the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The Initiative "is a framework that allows us many more financing and many more transactions of a close border nature to help the capital markets", said Robert Scharfe, CEO of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, during the official Bell Ceremony on Wednesday. "At the end, it means building a bridge between the Chinese market and the international investor community. Important steps have been taken but we can extend it way beyond this, and we are determined to play a role in this development moving forwards." Launched on April 10, Bank of China issued the Belt-and-Road-themed bonds in 5 currencies in the international market, raising 3.8 billion U.S. dollars equivalent altogether through its offerings. The 500-million-U.S.-dollar tranche was issued via its branch in Luxembourg, and has received excellent market reaction.
Tesla reported a loss of $702m for the first three months of the year and predicted another loss for the three months after. The electric car and battery maker said it would return to profit in the third quarter. The firm said it still plans to deliver 360,000 to 400,000 vehicles in 2019. Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said he expected the firm to have self-driving "robotaxis" on the road by 2020. Mr Musk told investors he expected regulators to approve ride-hailing in some areas for autonomous vehicles. He added: "I feel very confident in predicting autonomous robotaxis next year."
Aderhold Legal, a German law firm based in Munich and Berlin, has moved beyond its own borders for the first time setting up in Luxembourg. The new office, whose activity will be dedicated to the payments market and fintech, which is managed by Charles Krier, Frank Müller and Matthäus Schindele. The German firm chooses the Grand Duchy for the opening of its first international office.