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Vietnam and Luxembourg celebrated 50 years of diplomatic relations last month.Vietnam and Luxembourg have a long and productive trading history. Trade Overview: Luxembourg-Vietnam (vietnam-briefing.com) One London-based dating expert told MailOnline LinkedIn could be a clever and extremely efficient way of researching potential matches to see if they'd be compatible Single people shun Tinder and turn to LINKEDIN to find love as business platform allows them to filter potential matches by career and education - but experts warn it can spark affairs | Daily Mail Online Amazon has secured a major legal victory as the European Union's top court ruled in favour of the tech giant. The court stated that it does not have to pay $273 million in back taxes to Luxembourg. wionews.com/videos/amazons-tax-deal-with-luxembourg-deemed-legal-world-business-watch-669863 Luxembourg recorded the highest level of AIC per capita in the EU at 38% above the EU average, followed by Austria and Germany (both 18% above), the Netherlands (16% above) and Belgium (15% above). In 2022, nine EU countries recorded an AIC per capita above the EU average. ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-eurostat-news/w/ddn-20231214-2? What do our American expats feel about it? ‘The American dream is to leave America.’ The US TikTokers revealing what life is like abroad edition.cnn.com/travel/us-tiktokers-revealing-what-life-is-like-abroad/index.html? OIL IS CHEAPER IN ONE OF THE RICHEST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES – LUXEMBOURG. oil and fats in Croatia are more expensive than they are in Luxembourg, France, Denmark, and in Austria. total-croatia-news.com/news/croatia-expensive Luxembourg may be one of Europe's smallest countries, but what it lacks in size, it certainly makes up in its rich tapestry of culture and stunning landscapes. nativeplanet.com/travel-guide/europe-hidden-gem-exploring-luxembourg-gen-010455.html?

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Is personal income tax filing mandatory? Particularly a new comer question

Are you a newcomer to Luxembourg? Or you may have stayed for many years and never filed for tax. Wondering when to file and when you're not required to file? Here we have some quick answers. First, the timing: Tax filing is for one full year. 1 Jan to 31 December. You've a maximum of one year to file your taxes. i.e. 2023 taxes can be filed before 31 December 2024. Second, is tax filing mandatory? It depends So, let's first differentiate between two tax payers that are common in Luxembourg. Those employees of the European institutions and those that are employed in Luxembourg tax regime. First question you need to ask yourself is, is my salary only income or do I've other income. e.g. Income from rent, stock sale, real estate sale etc. If salary is the only income, then no tax filing required as your taxes are deducted at source. But, you may still want to file the tax if you expect to deduct somethings and ask for refund. We are leaving out the deductibles, typically an accountant can help. So, now if salary is not the only income, and you have additional income, you need to complete the personal income tax filing. And, your Luxembourg salary is typically adjusted to inflation, as announced by the Luxembourg ministry. However, there is one group of employees who are exempt from Luxembourg salary and inflation adjustments. Those are the European Institution employees. European Institution employees: European institution employees are not subject to Luxembourg tax regime for income tax. They pay only European tax and are not subject to typical Luxembourg inflation increase etc. However, if the European institution employees have additional income outside their salaries, then they are requiired to file taxes. One tip, if you're making investments (stock, real estate), hold it longer than 6 months for receiving 0% capital gain tax. --- Are you looking for an accountant who can ease your filing burden? Contact ACAR accounting luxembourgexpats.lu/local-business/accounting-and-tax/1100001335

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Luxembourg: Weekly Roundup

Luxembourg was one of seven countries to take part in the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956.  Eight finalists in the Luxembourg Song Contest, the nation’s selection for Eurovision 2024 will be revealed on December 11. eurovoix.com/2023/12/10/luxembourg-song-contest-finalists-to-be-revealed-on-december-11 Leaning tower may collapse?   edition.cnn.com/travel/article/bologna-garisenda-leaning-tower-collapse/index.html? The European towns and cities that are magical at Christmas. edition.cnn.com/travel/european-towns-and-cities-that-look-like-christmas/index.html? “The train shall stop in Luxembourg”: AG Ćapeta stands for fundamental rights jurisdiction in CFSP action.   Op-Ed: “The train shall stop in Luxembourg”: AG Ćapeta stands for fundamental rights jurisdiction in CFSP action (Joined cases KS and KD C-29/22 P and C-44/22 P)” by Francesca Bandini and Walter Bruno - EU Law Live Luxembourg is the most underrated choice for a winter getaway. The European nation stands out for its gorgeous castles and free public transportation. insider.com/why-luxembourg-is-best-europe-destination-for-winter-vacation-2023-11 French utility Engie won its fight against an EU order to pay 120 million euros ($130 million) in back taxes to Luxembourg, a blow to the European Commission's crackdown on sweetheart deals between EU nations and multinationals. reuters.com/business/energy/engie-wins-court-fight-against-130-mln-eu-tax-order-2023-12-05? In 2021, the employment of 30.4 million in the EU was supported by exports to non-EU countries (15% of total employment) (25% Luxembourg) ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-eurostat-news/w/DDN-20231204-1 Find love wherever you can ...there is no set place for it Singles Are Finding Love in Unusual Places Online (wsj.com)

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The Luxembourg Song Contest will take place on Saturday January 27th 2024, live from the Rockhal venue in the Luxembourg city of Esc-sur-Alzette.   Luxembourg 2024: Name of the national contest is "Luxembourg Song Contest" - ESCplus (esc-plus.com) “We expect inflation to continue to decelerate in 2024, as the lagged impact of interest-rate rises starts affecting economic activity, and in turn, consumer demand,” Upasana Dutt, Head of Worldwide Cost of Living at EIU, said in a statement. edition.cnn.com/2023/11/30/travel/the-worlds-most-expensive-cities-to-live-in-for-2023/index.html? Xavier Bettel, the Luxembourg Foreign Minister, has addressed the Russian delegation directly during his speech at the OSCE ministerial meeting, saying that real power lies in ending the suffering of millions of people. Luxembourg's Foreign Minister emotionally addresses Russia's delegation at OSCE meeting (yahoo.com) Eurostar services from the Netherlands to London will be suspended for six months from June next year. Passengers from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to London will be required to change trains in Brussels. bbc.com/news/world-europe-67544997 “Providing a secure and reliable digital wallet solution that is easy to use and offers documents that are recognised throughout Europe is a major objective of the Ministry for Digitalisation.” nfcw.com/2023/11/29/386759/luxembourg-to-trial-digital-identity-wallet-as-part-of-eu-pilot The world-famous Blue Lagoon thermal pool in the area has already closed due to the ongoing seismic activity. Iceland declares state of emergency, evacuates over threat of volcanic eruption | CNN Four companies from Luxembourg are operating in West Bengal. Representatives of these companies — Rotarex, Boson Energy, Ceratizit, and Amer Sil Ketex — made separate presentations at the country session held at Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan as part of the BGBS Luxembourg welcomes new policies on green energy, looks for expansion | Kolkata News - The Indian Express

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Luxembourg: Weekly Roundup

KPMG has confirmed it is moving to a new headquarters in Luxembourg, where the firm currently employs around 1,800 staff. KPMG’s office will include a coworking space and a food court, and access to a large park in the Kirchberg plateau   consultancy.eu/news/9368/kpmg-kicks-off-process-for-new-headquarters-in-luxembourg? It is important for taxpayers to start evaluating the potential impact of these new rules on their business structures. Asset managers should examine how their structures, investments, and returns could be impacted by Pillar Two. jdsupra.com/legalnews/pillar-two-implementation-in-luxembourg-6419739 Own a home in Luxembourg? Discover subsidies for rooftop solar! Save on bills and gain energy independence.Connect with Dawid Guzik, your Solar Expert, to explore subsidies and streamline the installation process. Go green, save green! Learn more about their innovative solutions at https://solar-expert.lu One of the wealthiest countries in the world, Luxembourg is renowned for its gromperekichelcher, fine wines and medieval castles.   labiotech.eu/best-biotech/luxembourg-biotech-companies The research published today by IRIS says 59 Canadian companies - including 33 headquartered in Quebec - transferred some $119.8 billion in net profits to the European low-tax country over a period of about 10 years. Study: Canadian companies transferred billions to Luxembourg to avoid paying taxes | CP24.com Luxembourg, a little-known European nation that's one of the wealthiest countries in the world. insider.com/why-luxembourg-is-best-europe-destination-for-winter-vacation-2023-11?

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Recapping the highlights and happenings of the week in Luxembourg

Luxembourg's prosperity is a powerful magnet for would-be migrants but while the minimum wage exceeds 2,300 euros a month, house prices start at around 10,000 euros per square metre. euronews.com/2023/10/06/tiny-grand-duchy-of-luxembourg-faces-a-major-housing-crisis Luxembourg allocates 52.7 MW in agrivoltaic tender. pv-magazine.com/2023/10/05/luxembourg-allocates-52-7-mw-in-agrivoltaic-tender "Affordable housing is scarce, especially for young people and single-parent families".Luxembourgers are crossing the border to live in Germany, Belgium or France just because rents and property prices are lower. barrons.com/news/luxembourg-eu-s-richest-country-grapples-with-housing-crisis-dfb5a251 Luxembourg residents and nationals can enter and travel to India using an official document known as a "e-Visa" for India. digitaljournal.com/pr/news/getnews/indian-evisa-for-luxembourg-bolivia-mexico-albania-and-chile-citizens During the biggest public health crisis of our lifetimes, vaccine developers relied upon the discoveries by Dr. Weissman and Dr. Karikó, which saved innumerable lives and paved a path out of the pandemic. More than 15 years after their visionary laboratory partnership, Kati and Drew have made an everlasting imprint on medicine. edition.cnn.com/2023/10/02/europe/nobel-prize-medicine-mrna-covid-vaccines-2023-intl-scn/index.html Construction on the church is expected to be finished by 2026. independent.co.uk/tv/news/barcelona-sagrada-familia-church-construction-b2422495.html 

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Luxembourg: Weekly Roundup

The partnership was formalized at a signing ceremony between both companies at the POST Luxembourg’s Headquarters, in presence of the Luxembourg Minister of the Economy, Franz Fayot. https://www.criticalcommunicationsreview.com/ccr/news/111363/airbus-partners-with-post-luxembourg-to-provide-agnet-to-critical-communications-market-in-luxembourg Luxembourg City, home to European institutions since 1952, is one of the three institutional seats of the European Union. luxembourg.lu - the Grand Duchy's portal. Located in the heart of Western Europe, the Grand Duchy offers the advantages of multilingualism, quality of life, and ease of access. https://luxembourg.public.lu/en/society-and-culture/international-openness/eu-institutions.html Luxair flight from Malaga to Luxembourg experienced delays and was diverted to Liège due to runway maintenance at Findel Airport. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luxair/luxair-flight-from-malaga-diverts-to-liege-after-being-refused-landing-in-luxembourg/ The United States is going to buy the satcom service from Luxembourg. https://www.satellitetoday.com/government-military/2023/09/25/us-space-force-plans-to-buy-communications-data-from-luxembourgs-meo-program/ UBS Luxembourg to commemorate an outstanding milestone: 50 years of service in the Grand Duchy. https://www.privatebankerinternational.com/news/ubs-luxembourg-celebrates-50-years-of-operation/ The royal family of Luxembourg debuted a new website to teach children about the monarchy. https://people.com/royal-family-luxemboug-debuts-new-website-teach-children-monarchy-7975689 Foreign tourists from the EU and extra-EU countries represented 43.0% of all nights spent in EU tourist accommodations in 2022. https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-eurostat-news/w/edn-20230927-1 The website is designed to look like a children’s story book complete with animations and a map which showcases the signature residencies of the family.  These include Berg Castle, the Grand Ducal Palace and Fischbach Castle. https://www.tatler.com/article/how-luxembourgs-royal-family-are-getting-children-interested-in-their-regal-history The French government has vowed action to “reassure and protect” the public as its capital Paris reports a “widespread” rise in bedbugs. https://edition.cnn.com/2023/09/30/europe/france-bedbugs-paris-intl-hnk/index.html French teams are subject to the principle of public service neutrality, from the moment they are selected to this end in all national and international competitions. Thus, one cannot wear a headscarf (or any other accessory or outfit demonstrating a religious affiliation) when representing France in a national or international sporting competition https://edition.cnn.com/2023/09/26/europe/un-hijab-olympics-intl/index.html Sannazzaro Natta moved into the 45-roomed, turreted, fairytale Castle Sannazzaro when she was four years old. https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ludovica-sannazzaro-castle-italy/index.html

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Luxembourg: Weekly Roundup

Luxembourg has become the second European Union member country to legalize the possession and cultivation of cannabis for personal use after Malta. forbes.com/sites/dariosabaghi/2023/06/29/luxembourg-legalizes-cannabis-for-personal-use/?sh=3cc541aa1ce8 In Luxembourg the price of fuel is the same at all petrol stations, but this is not the case everywhere in Europe. fuel-prices.eu/Luxembourg Luxembourg secures Expo 2025 Osaka Pavilion deal with Naito House Co, Ltd. The circular economy-focused pavilion will connect hearts and nations. gouvernement.lu/en/actualites/toutes_actualites/communiques/2023/09-septembre/15-expo-2025-osaka.html This is the first contribution from Luxembourg to FAO activities in Ukraine and the first to FAO’s emergency and resilience work in general in over a decade. ukraine.un.org/en/244334-ukraine-luxembourg-and-fao-join-hands-protect-livelihoods-livestock-keeping-families New law facilitates the recruitment of third-country nationals. Easier access to the job market for third-country nationals already residing in Luxembourg The new law aims to significantly simplify the employment of third-country nationals already residing in Luxembourg. Family members of third-country nationals legally residing in Luxembourg will now have unrestricted access to the job market and will no longer require work permits. adem.public.lu/en/actualites/adem/2023/09/metiers-penurie.html #Portugal and #Luxembourg meet in an EURO 2024 qualifier at the National Football Stadium at 20:45 CET. besoccer.com/new/possible-lineups-for-portugal-v-luxembourg-1278754 International Equal Pay Day, celebrated on 18 September, represents the longstanding efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value. luxembourg.public.lu/en/living/family/equal-opportunities.html France is the latest country to tackle the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes among young people. bbc.com/news/world-europe-66797972 Many Brits are not working ... because. The immediate cause is not disputed: more Britons than ever are classified as unwell. Data released this week showed a remarkable 2.6m people, a record, are economically inactive because of long-term sickness—an increase of 476,000 since early 2020. economist.com/leaders/2023/09/14/why-are-so-many-britons-not-working Sweden is exploring the possibility electric roads which charge electric vehicles as they drive. bbc.com/reel/video/p0gcbkjs/sweden-s-innovative-solution-to-powering-electric-cars The bank raised its key rate for the 10th time in a row, to 4% from 3.75%, as it warned inflation was "expected to remain too high for too long" bbc.com/news/business-66805855 Changes in the #employment rate between Q1 - Q2 2023 varied across the EU. ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-eurostat-news/w/DDN-20230915-2 Compared with older generations today, members of Gen Z are much more likely to report experiencing negative emotions such as stress, anxiety and loneliness, according to a new study. edition.cnn.com/2023/09/14/health/gen-z-mental-health-gallup-wellness-cec/index.html What's the world's stinkiest fruit? wsj.com/business/farming-durian-stinky-fruit-china-2a320ef9?mod=hp_featst_pos5 The #iPhone15 will be the first model since 2012 without Apple's lightning charging port. bbc.com/news/technology-66778528 Earth's climate, biodiversity, land, freshwater, nutrient pollution and 'novel' chemicals - human-made compounds like microplastics and nuclear waste - are all out of whack, a group of international scientists said euronews.com/green/2023/09/14/the-patient-is-sick-human-activity-is-putting-earths-life-support-systems-at-risk We express our profound sadness at what happened in Libya. According to Libyan aid coordinators, the number of deaths may pass 10,000. This is a very sad moment where Mother Nature has shown us how swift she can be. With prayers and support to the Libyan people and humanity. nytimes.com/2023/09/13/opinion/libya-flooding-responsibility.html

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Weekly Roundup: Highlights Happening in Luxembourg.

The Luxair Luxembourg Airlines is announcing its brand new destination starting in April 2024: Manchester, a youthful, dynamic, and cultural city in the north of Great Britain. aviation24.be/airlines/luxair/from-luxembourg-to-manchester-with-luxair-in-april-2024 The European Heritage Days will take place from 23rd September to 1st October 2023 in Luxembourg. Under the theme "Living heritage", the Heritage Days focus on intangible or living heritage. coe.int/en/web/portal/-/european-heritage-days-2023-shine-a-light-on-living-heritage-cultural-traditions-and-skills A performance on the big stage of the Eurovision Song Contest lasts three minutes, and it will have a great repercussion on the lucky candidate. Eurovision Luxembourg. Eurovision is looking for the candidate or group from Luxembourg that will represent the country in the 68th contest in Sweden. eurovisionfun.com/en/2023/09/luxembourg-first-impressions-from-the-auditions From two-hour queues at the Eiffel Tower in Paris to Athens capping visitors to the overcrowded Acropolis, the glut of tourists returning to Europe this summer has been difficult to miss. ft.com/content/e0cc1581-961f-4da5-ab04-dfbf461586dd Birmingham City Council's bankruptcy raises questions about financial stability. Let's stay informed and engaged in our community's future. edition.cnn.com/2023/09/05/economy/birmingham-council-bankrupt-uk-gbr-intl/index.html The law establishes two types of reorganization procedures: reorganization by collective agreement and judicial reorganization. dentons.com/en/insights/articles/2023/july/20/new-luxembourg-law-to-preserve-businesses-and-modernize-insolvency-law Experts warn that prolonged allergen seasons and higher air pollution are causing people to develop new lung problems. “The impacts of climate change on human health are pervasive, profound and substantial” euronews.com/green/2023/09/05/people-with-lung-conditions-face-greatest-risk-from-climate-change-experts-say London and Paris sizzle in heat waves, while Greece prepares for floods. Climate challenges worldwide demand urgent action! bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-09-05/london-and-paris-face-heat-waves-as-greece-braces-for-floods Discover the wellness wisdom of Sebastian Kneipp, a hidden guru. Dive into his story in the article below. bbc.com/travel/article/20230904-sebastian-kneipp-the-wellness-guru-that-few-know Discover the cheesy delight of Emmentaler, Switzerland's King of Cheeses! Check out this fascinating article for a taste of Swiss culinary heritage. bbc.com/travel/article/20230905-emmentaler-switzerlands-king-of-cheeses In the mid-1800s, working 70-plus hours a week was common edition.cnn.com/2023/09/09/success/work-culture-9-to-5-curious-consumer/index.html Secret way to the great wall of China! A part of China's Great Wall has been severely damaged by construction workers in central Shanxi province, who used an excavator to dig through it. bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-66714547 Another change! Apple's latest iPhone will almost certainly feature a USB-C charge point when it is unveiled on 12 September. bbc.com/news/technology-66708571 Big decision! L'Occitane's owner opts not to go private. Get the scoop from the link. reuters.com/business/retail-consumer/loccitanes-owner-decides-against-deal-take-company-private-2023-09-04

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Luxembourg: Weekly Roundup

Luxembourg is facing potential decline because: (a) excessive regulation (b) challenges in attracting top talent (c) less invesmtent in R&D ... what's your experience? youtube.com/watch?v=LzhDI0dZLYU Luxembourg parliament’s ratification of the new Luxembourg-UK double tax treaty. jdsupra.com/legalnews/new-luxembourg-uk-double-tax-treaty-1599078/L Luxair also operates flights from London City- nonstop flights between Manchester and the landlocked western European country. businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2023/08/31/luxair-to-resume-manchester-luxembourg-route KPMG Luxembourg is betting on sustainability and on its own determination to offer one of the most creative work environments in Luxembourg. kpmg.com/lu/en/home/media/press-releases/2023/08/kpmg-chooses-bpi-real-estate-to-develop-its-new-headquarters-in-kirchberg.html Europe's Tax Scandal Fallout! Dive into the biggest tax controversy in Europe. Get the scoop on this financial drama. finance.yahoo.com/news/fallout-europe-biggest-tax-scandal-040004511.html Germany's financial relief plans are on the rise! Discover how they're investing in a brighter future. bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-08-29/germany-agrees-on-expanded-tax-relief-measures-worth-7-billion EU's Green Banking Metric Debate! Check out the latest insights on how it may impact stakeholders. bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-09-04/eu-s-green-banking-metric-will-mislead-stakeholders-lobby-says Between immediate need vs long-term survival...we take the easy way out irishexaminer.com/business/economy/arid-41174944.html Discover Carmaker has unveiled first prototype of its Neue Klasse EVs. bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-09-02/bmw-ceo-sees-profit-boost-from-next-generation-electric-cars If you are a British expat living overseas, like in Dubai, then just because you have fallen out of the income and capital gains net in the UK, you are still liable to inheritance tax on your worldwide or UK assets. telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/wealthy-golden-visa-expats-oblivious-inheritance-tax-threat Are you a traveler? But if you can wait until the season winds down, the rewards can be significant – both in terms of savings and experience. And after the summer the world has had – with record heat, uncomfortably warm ocean water, devastating wildfires, epic crowds and high prices – the relative calm of traveling in September and October will be right on time for many travelers. edition.cnn.com/travel/fall-travel-advantages-destinations/index.html Travel is back in full swing this summer, and so is bad behaviour by tourists. edition.cnn.com/travel/social-media-tourism-effect-scn-wellness/index.html The Dawkins family from Texas – 59-year-old Nadine, 61-year-old Kim and their adult children – bought a home in the little Italian town of Latronico after tiring of the US political climate edition.cnn.com/2023/09/02/travel/travel-news-us-families-relocate-europe/index.html Discover St. John: The island where Robert Oppenheimer escaped his legacy. Explore the hidden history of this tiny paradise. bbc.com/travel/article/20230719-st-john-the-tiny-island-where-robert-oppenheimer-escaped-his-legacy Parisians in April voted to ban rental e-scooters but turnout was low. Check out why- bbc.com/news/world-europe-66682673 TikTok-Infused Adventures! Explore how TikTok transformed vacation planning. Discover the world's hidden gems with this social media travel guide. edition.cnn.com/travel/i-used-tiktok-to-plan-my-vacation/index.html Even a decade ago, the concept might have sounded wildly futuristic – but, if recent events are anything to go by, space tourism is becoming the latest frontier of travel. bbc.com/travel/article/20230830-whats-it-like-to-win-a-trip-to-space The next iPhone just weeks away! Read more here about the unveiling edition.cnn.com/2023/08/29/tech/new-iphone-15-apple-wonderlust/index.html Sipping on Aperol Spritz, the ultimate summer elixir. Discover why it's the drink everyone's toasting to this season! bbc.com/travel/article/20230829-why-aperol-spritz-is-the-drink-of-the-summer In a world first, scientists say an 8cm (3in) worm has been found alive in the brain of an Australian woman. bbc.com/news/world-australia-66643241

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New map to discover the spectacular rocky landscapes

Regional Tourist Office of the Mullerthal Region – Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland New map to discover the spectacular rocky landscapes As part of the campaign "Lëtzebuerg, Dat ass Vakanz!", the Regional Tourist Office of the Mullerthal Region has published a new map. The map shows the geological highlights, also called geosites of the UNESCO Global Geopark Mëllerdall. A quiz invites vistors to explore the geosites in detail. In this quiz you can win for example an overnight stay for the whole family in a chalet at the Wollefsschlucht campsite in Echternach, in the immediate vicinity of the Wollefsschlucht geosite. The deadline for the competition is the end of October. The new map has been produced in cooperation with the Mëllerdall UNESCO Global Geopark and had been financed by the Ministry of Economy – Direction Générale du Tourisme. The regional tourist office is also is referring at the same time to the new geological path “Geopad”Haupeschbaach-Halerbaach" which will be inaugurated on Friday 6 October in Beaufort, along with guided hikes. This event will conclude the 2023 campaign "Lëtzebuerg, Dat ass Vakanz!" The map is available at the tourist information offices, at the Mëllerdall Nature & Geopark and at mullerthal.lu/shop In Deutsch: Tourismusverband Region Müllerthal – Kleine Luxemburger Schweiz Neue Karte zum Entdecken der spektakulären Felsenlandschaften Im Rahmen der Kampagne „Lëtzebuerg, Dat ass Vakanz!“  hat der Tourismusverband der Region Müllerthal eine Karte für Familien herausgebracht. Auf der schön gezeichneten regionalen Karte sind die geologischen Highlights des UNESCO Global Geoparks Mëllerdall abgebildet. Auch ein Quiz lädt zum genauen Erkunden der Geotope ein. Bei den Preisen, die es zu gewinnen gibt, winkt zum Beispiel eine Übernachtung für die ganze Familie in einem Chalet auf dem Camping Wollefsschlucht in Echternach, in direkter Nähe zum Geotop „Wollefschlucht“. Der Einsendeschluss des Gewinnspiels ist Ende Oktober. Die neue Faltkarte wurde in Zusammenarbeit des Tourismusverbandes mit dem Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall erstellt und wurde finanziert vom Wirtschaftsministerium, Generaldirektion Tourismus. Bereits jetzt verweist der Tourismusverband auf die Einweihung des neuen Geo-Pads „Haupeschbaach-Halerbaach“ in Beaufort, die am Freitag, den 6. Oktober in Beaufort mit geführten Wanderungen stattfindet. Mit diesem Event ist dann die 2023er Kampagne „Lëtzebuerg, Dat ass Vakanz!“  abgeschlossen. Die Faltkarte ist erhältlich in den Tourist Infos, beim Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall und im Webshop des ORT unter mullerthal.lu/shop In French: Office Régional du Tourisme Région Mullerthal – Petite Suisse Luxembourgeoise Nouvelle carte pour partir à la découverte des paysages rocheux spectaculaires Dans le cadre de la campagne "Lëtzebuerg, Dat ass Vakanz !", l'Office Régional du Tourisme (ORT) Région Mullerthal a publié une carte pour découvrir les formations rocheuses de la région. Sur cette carte joliment dessinée sont représentés les géosites de l’UNESCO Global Geopark Mëllerdall. Un quiz sur la carte invite à explorer les géosites en détail. Parmi les prix à gagner, il y a une nuitée pour toute la famille dans un chalet au camping Wollefsschlucht à Echternach, à proximité directe du géosite "Wollefschlucht". La date limite d'envoi du jeu-concours est fixée à fin octobre. La nouvelle carte a été réalisée en collaboration entre l'Office Régional du Tourisme et le Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall et est financée par le Ministère de l’Economie – Direction Générale du Tourisme. L’ORT fait déjà référence au nouveau sentier géologique “Geopad Haupeschbaach-Halerbaach" à Beaufort qui sera inauguré, le vendredi 6 octobre, avec des randonnées guidées. Cet événement clôturera la campagne 2023 de "Lëtzebuerg, Dat ass Vakanz !” La nouvelle carte est disponible dans les offices de tourisme, au Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall et dans la boutique en ligne de l'ORT sous mullerthal.lu/shop

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Recapping the highlights and happenings of the week in Luxembourg

Luxembourg Strengthens Investment Landscape with New FDI Rules! Stay updated as Luxembourg sets new standards for foreign investments starting Sep 1, 2023. A smarter approach for a thriving economy! jdsupra.com/legalnews/luxembourg-adopts-new-foreign-direct-5775987 Eurozone economies stagnate, Luxembourg no exception. nytimes.com/2023/07/31/business/europe-gdp-inflation-economic-growth.html Discover why JPMorgan Isn’t Taking Any Chances With New EU ESG Rule. bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-08-21/jpmorgan-isn-t-taking-any-chances-with-new-eu-investing-rule The European Central Bank has warned that recent upheaval in the global economy threatens to result in long-lasting changes. ft.com/content/0c371a17-1747-4b57-af0f-67997f773c1a Biggest tech organisations and search engines now have to comply with new EU rules designed to protect users. bbc.com/news/technology-66604929 "It took much longer than we had hoped." - Heineken's Dolf van den Brink said. bbc.com/news/business-66616161 Discover Sandwich chain Subway is set to be bought by a private equity firm, ending six decades of family ownership. bbc.com/news/business-66603109 Discover the latest Eurostat data on EU employment trends! Let's stay informed and work towards a brighter future together. ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-eurostat-news/w/ddn-20230824-1 Insights why France toughens the controls on foreign investment in local firms - Finance minister says risk to technologies never been so high - Critical raw materials extraction sector subject to checks bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-08-24/france-to-toughen-controls-on-foreign-investment-in-french-firms The characterstics of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know. A study of speech neuroprostheses uses a digital link wired to her cortex to interface with an avatar. edition.cnn.com/2023/08/23/health/brain-implants-speech-scn Discover why weathered or unhealthy skin is emerging as a major risk factor for almost every single age-related disease. bbc.com/future/article/20230823-the-curious-ways-your-skin-shapes-your-health Mid-week cravings! What is your pick for September bbc.com/culture/article/20230823-from-dumb-money-to-saw-x-10-of-the-best-films-to-watch-in-september India's succesful Moon mission is not just India's alone, it belongs to Humanity: India's Prime minster- Narendra Modi. edition.cnn.com/2023/08/23/world/chandrayaan-3-lunar-landing-attempt-scn/index.html How can everyday hunger also affect how we think bbc.com/future/article/20230822-how-hunger-can-warp-our-minds Guess no one will disagree Scientific studies show that merely looking forward to a future reward can be even more rewarding than the reward itself. edition.cnn.com/travel/vacations-are-good-for-you-scn-wellness/index.html Is this summer brings another headline of tourists around the world behaving badly? bbc.com/travel/article/20230821-is-this-the-summer-of-bad-tourists Stay informed with Barron's today for the latest insights and updates on key financial trends. Knowledge is power! barrons.com/articles/what-to-know-today-5315d2a4 Chef Michel Roux Jr. has announced that his two-Michelin star London restaurant Le Gavroche will be closing its doors permanently in January. edition.cnn.com/travel/michel-roux-jr-closes-michelin-starred-le-gavroche-restaurant-for-better-work-life-balance/index.html

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Weekly Roundup: The Latest News and Events in Luxembourg.

Ecuador is voting for elections but also a historic referendum to explore oil in one of the most bio-diverse forests of Amazon. edition.cnn.com/2023/08/20/americas/ecuador-election-oil-extraction-amazon-climate-intl/index.html Recent Graduates in Luxembourg Excel in Employment! Luxembourg, along with the Netherlands, leads the charge with a remarkable 93% employment rate for young talents aged 20-34, showcasing their dedication and resilience. ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-eurostat-news/w/EDN-20230810-1 On 1 September 2023, the Luxembourg Act (the Act) of 14 July 2023 will enter into force. The Act will establish a national screening mechanism for foreign direct investments that are likely to affect security or public order. lexology.com/commentary/corporate-financema/luxembourg/nautadutilh/luxembourg-act-to-establish-national-screening-mechanism-for-foreign-direct-investments The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg will be fielding a team at the 2023 European Dressage Championships in Riesenbeck on 4 - 10 September 2023. eurodressage.com/2023/08/16/luxembourg-field-team-2023-european-dressage-championships Earn multiple vouchers during the high five promotion for flights through April 30, 2024. loyaltylobby.com/2023/08/17/luxair-high-five-promotion-for-flights-through-april-30-2024 Rome announced plans for the price cap last week after fares on flights between Italy’s islands and the mainland jumped 70%. ft.com/content/198b898a-f50f-4fb1-8e94-aa278a3fa4a1 Facing challenges head-on in Q2 2023 as business bankruptcies surge, reminding us of the resilience needed in today's economic landscape. ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-eurostat-news/w/ddn-20230817-1 Discover why EY in late July outlining its plan for a debt-and-equity deal to separate its consulting arm from the audit business. ft.com/content/ad788139-2b24-4a41-a3eb-28e4e2e90c57 The town 'La Esperanza' are evacuated as the efforts to extinguish the fires continue at the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. edition.cnn.com/2023/08/17/europe/spain-tenerife-wildfire-evacuations-intl/index.html The Tour de France is a prestigious multistage bike race that takes place annually in France. edition.cnn.com/2013/06/05/world/europe/tour-de-france-fast-facts/index.html Stuffed courgette flowers. One of the Mediterranean's oldest and humblest dishes, are now served at Michelin-star restaurants on the most dazzling terraces of France's Côte d'Azur. bbc.com/travel/article/20230816-fleur-de-courgette-the-simple-dish-beloved-in-the-south-of-france Time to rethink our beverage choices for a healthier future! edition.cnn.com/2023/08/08/health/sugary-drinks-liver-disease-study/index.html Old books smell good for a reason "Modern books smell different because of changes in manufacturing, while old books release distinctive volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as they slowly decay." scienceswitch.com/2023/08/19/why-do-old-books-smell-so-good

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Luxembourg invests in a greener future with 264 new fast charge points. Making electric driving easier and more accessible! electrive.com/2023/07/31/luxembourg-funds-264-fast-charge-points Most expensive countries globally to send overseas workers. U.K.: $441,608 | Japan: $370,183 | India: $354,028 | China: $313,011 | Hong Kong: $278,020 cnbc.com/2023/08/04/japan-india-are-asias-most-expensive-countries-to-send-overseas-workers.html Unlocking tax insights! mondaq.com/tax-authorities/1350490/direct-tax-procedure-commentary-on-upcoming-amendments The Great Resignation was unprecedented! bbc.com/worklife/article/20230731-the-great-resignation-is-over-what-does-that-mean Travel agents, content assists are made possible by AI cnbc.com/2023/07/29/how-ai-can-make-common-side-hustles-more-lucrative.html Breaking sound barriers and redefining travel with Boom Supersonic! edition.cnn.com/travel/boom-supersonic-ambitions-scn/index.html Embark on a picturesque journey through Italy's captivating landscapes on these charming tourist trains. edition.cnn.com/travel/article/italy-tourist-trains/index.html Imagine a luggage-free adventure! Check out this fascinating article about the future of travel. No bags, no worries! bbc.com/travel/article/20230730-are-luggage-free-trips-the-future Voyager 2 is more than 12.3 billion miles (19.9 billion km) from Earth, where it is hurtling through interstellar space - the space between the stars. bbc.com/news/world-66371569 Discover the mesmerising images of the end stages of a distant star's life have been captured by the James Webb space telescope (JWST). bbc.com/news/science-environment-66397231 Barbie takes the box office by storm, proving her timeless charm. edition.cnn.com/2023/08/06/business/barbie-box-office-history/index.html Breakthrough study reveals how sleep patterns influence mood and mental health. bbc.com/news/health-66372087

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Summarising the week's key events and highlights in Luxembourg.

Discover why Wall Street firms are turning to Luxembourg as their preferred post-Brexit hub! Stable nation, limitless opportunities! bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-07-25/luxembourg-stable-nation-lures-wall-street-firms-seeking-post-brexit-hub Chamber of Deputies passes landmark Law on Elderly Service Quality, prioritising respect, and transparent care. The new legislation establishes key bodies like Conseil supérieur des personnes âgées and enhances facility supervision and staff expertise. gouvernement.lu/en/actualites/toutes_actualites/communiques/2023/07-juillet/20-vote-chd-agees.html Flying in Europe is now cheaper than taking the train! Discover the latest findings on travel costs at the link below. zmescience.com/science/flying-europe-cheaper-than-train Hold on tight! The founder of ChatGPT launches WorldCoin cryptocurrency today! Get ready to explore a new crypto frontier. Find out all you need to know! reuters.com/technology/openais-sam-altman-launches-worldcoin-crypto-project-2023-07-24 UFO whistleblower unveils shocking evidence! Congress hears about the US government's alleged possession of alien spacecraft. The truth is out there. livemint.com/news/world/ufo-whistleblower-gives-evidence-to-congress-on-us-govt-holding-alien-spacecraft-11690392223906.html I deal with the rocky road to our modern understanding of the earth forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2023/07/25/gemstones-preserve-15-billion-year-old-lifeforms-in-stunning-3d/?sh=66a77a5c7691 Discover the world's most liveable cities for 2023! bbc.com/travel/article/20230725-the-worlds-most-liveable-cities-for-2023 Dreaming of an extended stay in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean. Check out this amazing travel guide for the ultimate island escape! edition.cnn.com/travel/bonaire-dutch-caribbean-moving-extended-stay/index.html Discover why Elon Musk rebranded Twitter to 'X.' What is another step in his plan to emulate the Chinese mega app WeChat bbc.com/news/business-66333633 Improve the quality and quantity of your life. edition.cnn.com/2023/07/21/health/exercises-for-aging-bodies-wellness/index.html A rare meat allergy from tick bites is rising, researchers say, and may have already impacted as many as 450,000 people in US. bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-66333478 Now we have a word for it "Barbenheimer" ...because why not!!! edition.cnn.com/2023/07/27/business/barbie-oppenheimer-movies-economy/index.html Explore the impact of extreme temperatures and heatwaves on our work environment! Stay informed and adapt for a sustainable future! bbc.com/worklife/article/20230719-how-will-extreme-temperatures-and-heat-waves-change-how-we-work Gone are the small, clean, cheap motels and public spaces where anyone can find a place to nurse a cup of coffee. Yet the camaraderie of the Greyhound is hanging on. theguardian.com/travel/2023/jul/26/america-roadtrip-greyhound-bus Returning after 100 years. With a year to go to the Olympics, Paris is in the final phase of a historic clean-up which will soon see swimmers and divers back in the River Seine. bbc.com/news/world-europe-66238618

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Luxembourg Votes for Unity in Diversity New Intercultural Living Law Emphasises Equality for All Residents. Effective 01/01/2024. gouvernement.lu/en/actualites/toutes_actualites/communiques/2023/07-juillet/20-vivre-ensemble.html In 2021, Austria started to sell such a ticket that covered all public transport in the country for the price of €3 a day. In 2020, Luxembourg became the first country in Europe to provide free public transport. theguardian.com/environment/2023/jul/20/flying-in-europe-up-to-30-times-cheaper-than-train-says-greenpeace The Impact of Shrinking Teams: A Thought-Provoking Read on How Workers are Navigating Increased Workload. Learn More about the Challenges Faced in the Workplace. bbc.com/worklife/article/20230217-how-shrinking-teams-are-pushing-workers-to-the-brink Greece Battles Raging Fires, Forcing Urgent Evacuations - A Grim Reminder of the Climate Crisis. nytimes.com/2023/07/23/world/europe/greece-fires-evacuation.html EU finalizes post-Brexit hedge fund rules, paving the way for financial stability and collaboration. reuters.com/business/finance/european-union-agrees-post-brexit-rules-hedge-funds-2023-07-21 Exciting news! EU passes groundbreaking nature restoration law to combat climate change and protect our planet's biodiversity. edition.cnn.com/2023/07/12/europe/eu-nature-restoration-law-climate-intl/index.html In 2021, the EU witnessed a thriving creative and cultural sector, with half a million active enterprises in arts and entertainment, and an additional 12,000 in libraries, archives, and museums. Luxembourg, among the countries surveyed, registered 398 enterprises in this dynamic domain. ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-eurostat-news/w/ddn-20230720-1 Exciting match! Check out the highlights and analysis on BBC Sport. bbc.com/sport/football/66221898 From Father of the Atomic Bomb to Caribbean Castaway: The Untold Story of Oppenheimer's Escape on St John. Witness the enigmatic scientist's journey from hero to pariah, and how the remote island shaped his final days. bbc.com/travel/article/20230719-st-john-the-tiny-island-where-robert-oppenheimer-escaped-his-legacy Discover the literary gems of 2023! bbc.com/culture/article/20230420-12-of-the-best-books-of-the-year-so-far-2023 Discover Auckland's culinary delights with Chef Peter Gordon's top recommendations! bbc.com/travel/article/20230719-best-places-to-eat-in-auckland-according-to-chef-peter-gordon Here's what happened when this couple bought a rundown farmhouse in Portugal. edition.cnn.com/travel/article/this-couple-bought-a-rundown-farmhouse-in-portugal/index.html I believe it's a call for equality. bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-66249601 Check out Greta Gerwig's bold and inventive Barbie that breaks the mould! bbc.com/culture/article/20230718-greta-gerwigs-bold-inventive-barbie-breaks-the-mould Discover the magic of children's books! Unlock timeless wisdom and nostalgia while embracing the joy of reading at any age. bbc.com/culture/article/20230711-why-adults-should-read-childrens-books Discover the hidden gems of golf courses that shaped the sport we love! bbc.com/travel/article/20230717-the-little-known-courses-that-made-modern-golf Imagining a Greener Horizon! Discover the fascinating vision of net-zero shipping and its potential impact on our planet! bbc.com/future/article/20230707-what-would-net-zero-shipping-look-like

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Navigating Europe's Scorching Heatwave

Southern Europe is in the midst of an unprecedented heatwave, with soaring temperatures and extreme conditions affecting popular holiday destinations such as Spain, Italy, Croatia, and Greece. As the heatwave, known as Charon, grips the region, travelers need to take extra precautions to ensure their safety and comfort. This article provides essential information, tips, and updates on the current heatwave, addressing concerns related to travel safety, cancellations, duration, and the impact on tourist attractions. Traveling Safely during the Charon Heatwave If you're planning to visit a country affected by the Charon heatwave, be prepared for scorching temperatures. In Italy, red alert heat advisories have been issued for 20 cities, soon to be extended to 23. These alerts signify intense heat that poses a threat to the entire population. Italian authorities advise avoiding direct sunlight between 11 am and 6 pm, the hottest parts of the day. The UK's Foreign Office has issued travel warnings for Italy, Spain, and Greece, directing travelers to seek advice from relevant health authorities for staying safe. To ensure your well-being, remember to: Apply sunscreen regularly and generously. Limit outdoor activities during the hottest times of the day. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Avoid consuming alcohol, which can increase the risk of dehydration and heat-related illnesses. Be aware that local medical facilities may experience strain due to health issues caused by the heat, so having travel insurance is essential. Refunds and Cancellations: Travelers considering canceling their holidays due to the heatwave may face cancellation fees based on standard policies. While flights and package holidays are proceeding as scheduled, travel companies often argue that destinations like Dubai and Egypt regularly experience similar high temperatures. If you have a medical condition that could be exacerbated by the heat, your travel insurance may cover you, but it is advisable to consult with your insurance provider and provide any necessary medical certificates. Duration of the Heatwave: Forecasters predict that the extreme heat will persist until the end of July, although Western European countries like Spain and Portugal may experience some relief in the coming days. Travelers should stay updated on weather conditions and heed local guidance to ensure a safe and comfortable journey. Tourist Attractions and Impacts: Due to the intense heat, some popular tourist attractions have temporarily closed, with instances of visitors collapsing at crowded destinations. Authorities in Greece temporarily closed the Acropolis in Athens during peak heat hours, and similar restrictions are being considered for historical monuments in Italy. Working hours have been adjusted in certain Greek cities to avoid the hottest part of the day. Power outages have occurred in parts of Rome due to increased demand from air conditioners. Wildfires and Safety Precautions: The heatwave has increased the risk of wildfires across southern Europe. A wildfire broke out on the island of La Palma in Spain's Canaries, leading to evacuations. Similar incidents have been reported in Croatia and Spain. Travelers should stay informed of local guidance and adhere to regulations to prevent accidental fire outbreaks. Traveling during the Charon heatwave requires heightened awareness and preparation. By following safety measures, monitoring weather updates, and adapting plans accordingly, travelers can mitigate the risks and still enjoy their summer getaway. Stay informed, stay hydrated, and stay safe amidst this extraordinary heatwave. 

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UK lawyers are permitted to practice in Luxembourg. solicitorsjournal.com/sjarticle/uk-lawyers-permitted-to-practice-in-luxembourg Red alert warning in 10 Italian cities, including Florence and Rome bbc.com/news/world-europe-66197368 AI's impact on personal identity explored! bbc.com/worklife/article/20230712-ai-can-threaten-your-personal-identity-but-it-doesnt-have-to Elon Musk's new AI company! It's a game-changer in the tech industry. edition.cnn.com/2023/07/12/tech/elon-musk-ai-company/index.html Amazon challenges EU online content rules, says unfairly singled out. reuters.com/technology/amazon-challenges-eu-online-content-rules-says-unfairly-singled-out-2023-07-11 Discover the exquisite allure of France's Blue Breton Lobster, a culinary gem that captivates with its vibrant color and delectable taste. Bon appétit! bbc.com/travel/article/20230712-frances-illustrious-blue-breton-lobster Nature's fury unleashed! edition.cnn.com/2023/07/11/europe/iceland-volcano-erupts-litli-hrtur-intl-hnk/index.html The EU and US have reached a groundbreaking data-sharing deal, paving the way for enhanced cooperation and privacy protection. edition.cnn.com/2023/07/10/tech/eu-us-data-sharing-deal/index.html Discover from From The Last of Us and The Diplomat to Silo and The Bear, Caryn James and Hugh Montgomery pick the year's greatest programmes to watch and stream right now. bbc.com/culture/article/20230713-best-tv-shows-of-2023 Nairametrics unveils the profiles of the world’s youngest billionaire who has not turned 30 years old. nairametrics.com/2023/07/13/these-9-billionaires-are-not-yet-30 It is the same length as 35 buses. bbc.co.uk/newsround/66165609 From House of Adjarian Khachapuri to Chateau Iveri, Batumi's restaurants are luring travellers with a rich and diverse cuisine that's renowned throughout Georgia. bbc.com/travel/article/20230711-five-of-the-best-places-to-eat-in-batumi-georgia Check out this fascinating article about Threads. bbc.com/news/technology-66155433

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Planning my dream Europe trip in Summer 2023? Think again! This eye-opening article reveals why it could turn into a nightmare. Check it out! dailyo.in/amp/lifestyle/why-your-dream-europe-trip-in-summer-2023-is-quickly-turning-into-a-nightmare-40395 Germany and Luxembourg forge an agreement to increase cross-border teleworking days, revolutionizing work flexibility and fostering international collaboration. news.bloombergtax.com/payroll/germany-luxembourg-agree-to-more-cross-border-teleworking-days Discover the grandeur of Luxembourg Castle, a timeless masterpiece that embodies the nation's rich history and architectural elegance. edition.cnn.com/travel/article/most-beautiful-castles-world/index.html European Air Ambulance adds the state-of-the-art Airbus H145 D3 helicopter to their fleet. verticalmag.com/press-releases/european-air-ambulance-receives-first-airbus-h145-d3-helicopter-within-luxembourg-air-rescue-group An exciting breakthrough in medical science! Researchers have discovered a potential new treatment for Alzheimer's disease. bbc.com/news/health-66088110 Unveiling the hidden world within! bbc.com/future/article/20230704-the-mystery-of-microbes-that-live-inside-tumours If you’re wondering what it’s like to use the new Threads app? Find the difference between Twitter and Threads livemint.com/technology/threads-vs-twitter-what-s-the-difference-11688641927958.html Together, we can make a difference! Check out this inspiring story of Extinction Rebellion activists taking a stand for our planet. edition.cnn.com/2023/07/04/europe/extinction-rebellion-golf-course-spain-climate-intl/index.html Known as a Buck Moon, July's supermoon is appearing full for up to three days, according to Nasa. Find out the images from all around the world bbc.com/news/world-66091619 Embracing the Viking spirit in the remote Scottish archipelago. Discover the untamed beauty and rich history that captivated my heart. bbc.com/travel/article/20230706-the-viking-spirit-of-a-remote-scottish-archipelago Scotland celebrates the coronation of Charles, marking a new chapter in the royal legacy. A momentous occasion filled with grandeur and historical significance. edition.cnn.com/2023/07/05/europe/scotland-marks-coronation-charles-royals-gbr-intl/index.html Privacy breaches are now on the radar of German antitrust watchdog as the EU court grants them the authority to investigate Meta. economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/technology/german-antitrust-watchdog-can-add-privacy-breaches-to-meta-probe-eu-court-says/articleshow/101482749.cms?from=mdr Germany takes a significant step towards embracing its Jewish heritage with the opening of its biggest Jewish center. A positive move towards cultural inclusivity and harmony. edition.cnn.com/style/article/germany-biggest-jewish-center-intl-scli/index.html

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Urgent humanitarian crisis unfolds on the Canary Islands as a migrant boat carrying desperate souls arrives! https://edition.cnn.com/2023/06/22/europe/canary-islands-migrant-boat-intl/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2ldr2UkVylmUL_6z2QR-DhBkqLLQTRgz4Eq1FFcpf8k8JeyrgjadBF2JU Discover the Dutch secret to beating busyness and finding balance. This fascinating article explores a unique approach that has captivated the world. https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20230522-the-dutch-solution-to-busyness-that-captivated-the-world Amazon accused of tricking Prime customers https://www.bbc.com/news/business-65978053?fbclid=IwAR2milmwI2mwI8H4ZyjL06TlRu3PY_Cmw6RMQoFpMfltH2_8T3BHVzOI158 Explore the quirky side of Route 66 with the Depression Burger! Uncover the fascinating history behind this unique culinary delight that tells a story of resilience and nostalgia. https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20230626-the-depression-burger-of-route-66 Discover the universe with the James Webb Space Telescope https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/12/world/gallery/james-webb-telescope-first-images-space/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2iGZAMJ6Gy2qhB0IXcklYtQ-nOIIzmRqVaipaTaRZvJDmzvDDFuXW17t0 Read here why UK is set to sign a pact with the EU to increase co-operation on financial services. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-66028089?fbclid=IwAR1uhw-78l8AHeD9DjfchXhg3S8nY2e3zkuDd7s5ycUzroLR12KR8SODdgM South Koreans have become a year or two younger as a new law aligns the nation's two traditional age-counting methods with international standards. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-66028606?fbclid=IwAR0Zp1u0mVkhgAtdqFXnY9FJIRB2gVC4VlrVLakjwiypxHwdJH2fsVBjFi8 Unveiling the Enigmatic Secrets of Castle Stolzembourg and Castle Vianden https://www.luxembourgexpats.lu/stories/travel/1100000849?fbclid=IwAR1Ft0OFWder94qQrpMSv1PcWDhWB_Q3t2TwKQlbAl9a2RnRayQ1BsT-0GQ Stockholm is set to welcome the world's largest wood city, showcasing sustainable architecture and nature-inspired design. A game-changer for urban living!   https://edition.cnn.com/style/worlds-largest-wood-city-to-be-built-in-stockholm/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0ax6z5yMobSPdwov7ScobXWs5dp8fyX8lYFmsohFuYxLi0Td640SWnXfI Company getaways are making a comeback, especially as many firms move to remote-first models. They can be well meaning – but turn out problematic. Discover why? https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20230623-what-happens-when-fun-corporate-retreats-cross-a-line Luxembourg has become the second European Union member country to legalize the possession and cultivation of cannabis for personal use after Malta. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dariosabaghi/2023/06/29/luxembourg-legalizes-cannabis-for-personal-use/?sh=6f8ae6a81ce8&fbclid=IwAR3QoeP KF7B227e9fwHGb1-xK9_9hXWusb7ZxfPwF2kUjSYAqu2aL2s0PdI Luxembourg gears up for Eurovision! Save the date - January brings an electrifying televised national final, where the country's finest talent will compete for a chance to shine on the international stage. https://eurovision.tv/story/luxembourg-sets-january-date-televised-national-final?fbclid=IwAR1w4X0x8dov4Om7OAnDfJKmkoFOT2Y-1_d5B6mlezO72HggdswAYD3lyVk Exploring the hidden mountain hideaways of Turkey's Rize region has been an incredible adventure! Nature's beauty at its finest. Check out this fascinating article to learn more.   https://edition.cnn.com/2023/07/03/travel/turkey-rize-hidden-mountain-hideaways/index.html?fbclid=IwAR34mNUtM2WaLbTfUG-OP8bTb0A9qLAMON-8xp5rC5SeL5MsYqiM

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Exciting news! Wizz Air has just landed in Luxembourg, opening up a whole new world of travel possibilities. Get ready for affordable fares and unforgettable adventures! airlinesanddestinations.com/wizz-air-lands-in-luxembourg Exciting times at Luxembourg Airport as Cargolux proudly inaugurates its state-of-the-art SAF facility, taking sustainable air cargo operations to new heights! stattimes.com/air-cargo/cargolux-inaugurates-saf-at-luxembourg-airport-1348981 Exciting news from Luxembourg! The Parliament has approved the MGS, enabling NATO to leverage SES's groundbreaking O3b mPOWER system. A major step forward in enhancing global connectivity and defense capabilities. businesswire.com/news/home/20230614452921/en/Luxembourg-Parliament-Approves-MGS-Enabling-NATO’s-Access-to-SES’s-O3b-mPOWER-System Breaking News: Luxembourg approves groundbreaking military Satcom network powered by SES satellites! Learn how this innovation will enhance communication and strengthen national defense. breakingdefense.com/2023/06/luxembourg-greenlights-new-military-satcom-network-using-ses-satellites The city of love is bursting with Olympic spirit! Paris, France gears up for the most spectacular sporting event. Get ready for unforgettable moments and fierce competition! edition.cnn.com/2023/06/11/europe/paris-france-olympics-mood-cmd-intl/index.html Exciting news for the future of digital currency! The EU is taking a big step forward as they plan to have the ECB set limits on the use of the digital Euro. Learn more in this intriguing article. bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-06-14/eu-plans-to-have-ecb-set-limits-on-use-of-digital-euro?srnd=premium Mont Saint-Michel: A thousand years of awe-inspiring beauty and history encapsulated in one magnificent island fortress, standing tall as a testament to human ingenuity and the passage of time. edition.cnn.com/travel/mont-saint-michel-1000-years/index.html Greece boat disaster under scrutiny as ship tracking challenges Greek Coastguard's official narrative. Uncover the truth behind the tragedy. bbc.com/news/world-europe-65942426 Unforgettable Backpacking Adventures: Serendipitous Encounters That Shaped Europe Travel in 1998. edition.cnn.com/travel/article/chance-encounters-backpackers-europe-1998/index.html Is the hybrid office truly flexible? Dive into this thought-provoking article that examines the limitations of hybrid work mandates and offers insights on creating a truly adaptable work environment. bbc.com/worklife/article/20230613-why-hybrid-return-to-office-mandates-arent-as-flexible-as-they-seem Embracing the Green Revolution! Facing challenges head-on in the world of green trademarks. Discover the hurdles and opportunities that await as we strive for a greener and more sustainable future. mondaq.com/trademark/1327892/big-challenges-for-green-trademarks Discover the future of online shopping! Google's AI technology is revolutionizing the way we shop, providing personalized recommendations and seamless experiences. edition.cnn.com/2023/06/14/tech/google-ai-shopping/index.html Discover the mesmerizing beauty of Tottori Sand Dunes in Japan! edition.cnn.com/travel/article/totori-sand-dunes-japan-intl-hnk/index.html Discover the fascinating story of a Spanish cheese on the brink of extinction. Read here the journey to savor its unique flavors and support its preservation. bbc.com/travel/article/20230613-the-spanish-cheese-nearing-extinction Escape into Nature's Haven: Uncover the beauty of Belgium's backyard with three stunning national parks just a two-hour drive away from Brussels. Plan your adventurous getaway now! traveltomorrow.com/3-national-parks-within-a-2-hour-drive-from-brussels Climate Crisis Alert: Canada wildfires release massive smoke plumes reaching Norway. Discover the far-reaching consequences of this environmental disaster and urgent calls for action. edition.cnn.com/2023/06/09/europe/canada-wildfires-norway-smoke-climate-intl/index.html Unlocking the Secrets of our DNA: Exciting new research reveals groundbreaking insights into human genetic diversity. Read more now! nature.com/articles/s41598-023-31531-w This is the end of an era. bbc.com/news/world-europe-65878269

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Spotlight on Luxembourg: The Latest News and Events Unveiled!

Get ready for an exciting showdown! Luxembourg takes on Malta today, and the competition is heating up! Who will come out on top? sportskeeda.com/football/luxembourg-vs-malta-prediction-betting-tips-june-9th-2023 Cyprus has a minimum wage of €960 per month. Luxembourg, on the other hand, offers its lowest paid residents nearly €3,000 – the highest in Europe. cyprus-mail.com/2023/06/10/whats-eaten-where-luxembourg-home-to-the-highest-minimum-wage-in-europe Unlock valuable legal insights and stay ahead of the game with this must-read article. lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=adb2112c-fd80-46ef-bfe8-39d97ab648c6 Luxembourg embraces self-consumption solar energy with 46 MWp awarded in the groundbreaking tender, powering a sustainable future renewablesnow.com/news/luxembourg-awards-46-mwp-in-maiden-self-consumption-solar-tender-825537 Attention Luxembourg investment fund managers! Get ready for Pillar Two and stay ahead in the changing tax landscape. news.bloombergtax.com/daily-tax-report/luxembourg-investment-fund-managers-should-prepare-for-pillar-two When former UK chancellor George Osborne announced in his 2014 Autumn Statement that the government was abolishing a transaction tax on exchange-traded funds, the City’s hope was that it would win market share from two of Europe’s biggest fund centres: Luxembourg and Ireland. fnlondon.com/articles/why-the-uks-plan-to-rival-ireland-and-luxembourg-for-etfs-failed-20230608 Get ready for the excitement of Wimbledon! Discover fascinating facts about this prestigious tennis tournament with a rich history. Check out the article now! edition.cnn.com/2013/06/04/world/europe/wimbledon-fast-facts/index.html The craziness is already well underway, as droves of Europe-bound tourists follow in the well-trodden footsteps of their 2022 predecessors in last season’s post-Covid lockdown surge. edition.cnn.com/travel/travel-europe-crazy-tourism-summer/index.html Research has found that as BMI climbs, so does the risk for chronic conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, respiratory problems, stroke, mental illness, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, physical pain, and at least 13 types of cancer, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. edition.cnn.com/2023/05/22/health/what-is-bmi-wellness/index.html Amazon should not pay 250 million euros ($268 million)in back taxes to Luxembourg as ordered by EU competition enforcers, an adviser to Europe's top court said on Thursday, as she cited errors in the EU regulator's assessment. reuters.com/technology/amazon-should-not-pay-268-mln-luxembourg-back-taxes-eu-court-adviser-says-2023-06-08 Check out the latest hands-on review here! Discover the cutting-edge technology of Apple's Vision Pro. Experience a new level of innovation and immerse yourself in the future of visual experiences. edition.cnn.com/2023/06/06/tech/apple-vision-pro-hands-on/index.html Behold the breathtaking beauty of a spiral galaxy captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. Explore the wonders of our universe with this mesmerizing image! edition.cnn.com/2023/06/06/world/spiral-galaxy-james-webb-latest-image-scn/index.html Coca-Cola teams up with League of Legends to bring gaming and refreshment together for an epic experience! edition.cnn.com/2023/06/07/business/coca-cola-league-of-legends/index.html Explore this summer the breathtaking beauty of Dalmatia, Croatia. From Trogir to Zadar, every moment feels like a dream come true! edition.cnn.com/travel/article/dalmatia-croatia-trogir-zadar/index.html As a living animals, rats have the same rights as humans edition.cnn.com/travel/article/paris-rats-cohabitation-intl/index.html Steeped in History, Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan: The World's Oldest Hotel, Continues to Stand the Test of Time edition.cnn.com/travel/article/nishiyama-onsen-keiunkan-worlds-oldest-hotel-intl-hnk/index.html Art heist crackdown in Italy! Discover the captivating story behind the recent arrests related to stolen artifacts. Read more now edition.cnn.com/style/article/italy-artifacts-arrests-intl-scli/index.html Economy class bunk beds can soon be a thing edition.cnn.com/travel/article/crystal-cabin-awards-2023-winners/index.html Prepare to be tempted! Indulge your sweet tooth and embark on a delectable journey around the world with these mouthwatering desserts. edition.cnn.com/travel/article/world-50-best-desserts/index.html Smoky skies shroud NYC as wildfires impact air quality in the Northeast. The effects of climate change are undeniable, reminding us of the urgent need to protect our planet. Stay informed, take precautions, and join the fight for a cleaner, healthier future. edition.cnn.com/2023/06/09/weather/air-quality-smoke-nyc-northeast-friday/index.html Breaking the Temperature Barrier: Physicists Uncover a Quantum Trick for Reaching Absolute Zero! Explore the Fascinating World of Quantum Physics and Cold Matter Phenomena. sciencealert.com/physicists-discovered-a-quantum-trick-for-reaching-absolute-zero

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Luxembourg Weekly Highlights

The social security institutions in Luxembourg have relocated to the new 'Cité de la sécurité sociale'! From June 5, 2023, insured individuals can enjoy better service at the modern facilities located at 4, rue Mercier in Luxembourg-Gare. gouvernement.lu/en/actualites/toutes_actualites/communiques/2023/06-juin/02-cite-securite-sociale.html Pictet is moving its head office of its European bank to Frankfurt, Germany. Around 350 employees will continue to work in Luxembourg which will continue as a branch, the statement said. finews.com/news/english-news/57540-pictet-europabank-frankfurt-christian-schroeder-geneva Luxembourg's Remarkably Low Rates of Unmet Healthcare Needs in Children. Only 0.4% of children in Luxembourgian households experienced unmet medical needs, and a mere 0.6% lacked access to necessary dental care. This underscores Luxembourg's commitment to comprehensive healthcare and the well-being of its young population. ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-eurostat-news/w/ddn-20230526-1 𝐅𝐃𝐈 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐦𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐔: 𝐋𝐮𝐱𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐠 𝐄𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐓𝐨𝐩 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫, 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 €𝟓𝟎𝟒 𝐁𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 Luxembourg dominates the investment landscape in the EU as it takes the lead in immediate investing economy for 2021. With a staggering €504 billion in total inward FDI positions, Luxembourg commands a significant share of 16.5% among the 11 reporting EU countries. ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-eurostat-news/w/DDN-20230531-2 Building Permits in EU Experience Mixed Trends in 2022: Luxembourg Sees Significant Decrease of 28% ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-eurostat-news/w/ddn-20230601-1 Discover the Latest EU Car Ownership Trends! In 2021, the EU witnessed a rise in the average number of passenger cars per inhabitant, reaching 0.57. Western EU countries led the motorisation rates, but intriguing regional disparities emerged. Luxembourg, with steady growth, proves an interesting case. ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-eurostat-news/w/DDN-20230530-1 Exciting news from Luxair! Get ready to explore the beauty of France with Luxair's expanded flight routes.Let Luxair take you on a journey of unforgettable experiences. Bon voyage! reisetopia.de/news/luxair-expansion-frankreich I have visited many European countries, but I found Luxembourg to be one of the most affordable insider.com/why-you-should-visit-luxembourg-european-vacation-2023-6 With no less than 5 Contest victories to its name, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg currently shares third position for the number of wins a country has achieved at Eurovision. eurovision.tv/story/luxembourg-return-eurovision-2024 Step into a World of Enigmatic Beauty at Doudeg Fra: Luxembourg's Enchanting Hidden Gem Where Legends and Nature Converge atlasobscura.com/places/doudeg-fra-luxembourg A joyous day celebrating the christening of Prince François! Wishing love and blessings to the Luxembourg royal family. express.co.uk/news/royal/1777436/luxembourg-royal-family-prince-fran-ois-christening Luxembourg supports the creation of a renewable hydrogen corridor between the seaports of Sines and Rotterdam, the ministry said, giving an example that green hydrogen from Rotterdam could be transported to Luxembourg via the port of Mertert. offshore-energy.biz/luxembourg-and-portugal-looking-into-renewable-hydrogen-corridor Unveiling the Future: A Groundbreaking Discovery in Neurodegenerative Disease Diagnosis. wwwen.uni.lu/university/news/slideshow/ground_breaking_discovery_for_diagnosing_neurodegenerative_diseases Discover the Vibrant Street Art of 'LE MUR Luxembourg'! Experience the ever-changing art scene at the corner of Rue du Fort Neipperg and Rue Bender, where "LE MUR Luxembourg" showcases captivating visual artwork. Currently featuring the lively mural by Spanish artist Yubia, this project highlights the talent of diverse artists from around the world. Don't miss the exciting unveiling of new creations every two months at the vernissage! vdl.lu/en/news/le-mur-luxembourg-vernissage-mural-yubia Empowering Parents: Luxembourg Government Introduces New Parental Support Initiatives gouvernement.lu/en/actualites/toutes_actualites.gouv_mfamigr+en+actualites+2023+parental.html Unveiling London's Hidden Secrets: Rediscover the Lost Rivers That Shape the City's Past and Present bbc.com/travel/article/20230514-a-new-life-for-londons-lost-rivers Uncover the Acoustic Mysteries of Stonehenge! Step into the ancient world and immerse yourself in the sonic secrets of this legendary monument. bbc.com/travel/article/20230601-what-did-stonehenge-sound-like Curious about the next moves of the Succession cast? Vogue has got the inside scoop! Find out what's in store for these talented actors. vogue.com/article/what-will-the-cast-of-succession-do-next By making fantastical costumes out of bottlecaps, pill packets, plastic pipes and other waste materials, the artists transform the city streets into a platform for speaking out about social issues – including Kinshasa’s massive pollution problem. edition.cnn.com/2023/06/01/style/congolese-artists-colin-delfosse-fulu-act-spc-intl/index.html

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Luxembourg: Weekly Roundup

Dive into Luxembourg's Work Hours Evolution: Unveiling Fascinating Insights and Trends! Check out the latest report on time spent at work and discover how the landscape is shifting. statistiques.public.lu/fr/actualites/2023/note-evolution-du-temps-de-travail-26mai.html 𝐋𝐮𝐱𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐠: Pioneering ICT Specialisation! Embracing Technological Excellence, Luxembourg ranks among the top EU countries with a remarkable 7.7% share of ICT specialists in its workforce. Discover how Luxembourg's commitment to innovation and digitalisation is shaping its future and positioning it as a leading player in the digital landscape. ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-eurostat-news/w/ddn-20230525-2 Biotech excellence in Luxembourg! Explore the thriving biotech landscape in Luxembourg, home to innovative companies at the forefront of scientific advancements. Uncover the future of healthcare and biotechnology in this dynamic region. labiotech.eu/best-biotech/luxembourg-biotech-companies Exciting News for Luxembourg's Health-Conscious Shoppers! Bio-Planet to Expand its Reach in 2024. Discover how this eco-friendly supermarket chain is bringing a wide range of organic and sustainable products to Luxembourg, offering a greener and healthier shopping experience. retaildetail.eu/news/food/bio-planet-expands-to-luxembourg-in-2024 Promising Breakthrough in Leukemia Treatment: Join the revolution at Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH)!  Explore cutting-edge research on blocking oncogene activation, potentially slowing leukemia progression. Be part of the journey towards innovative therapies and renewed hope in the fight against cancer. lih.lu/en/blocking-the-activation-of-oncogenes-to-slow-down-leukemia 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞: Sewer works in Reckenthal from May 27 to June 4! Traffic Alert!Temporary road closures in Reckenthal between Rue de Rollingergrund and no. 3. Access limited to residents and delivery services. Montée des Tilleuls accessible via Rue de Rollingergrund, while Route d'Arlon remains open for access to Reckenthal. vdl.lu/en/news/sewer-works-reckenthal France bans short-haul flights where trains are available edition.cnn.com/travel/article/france-bans-short-domestic-flights-climate/index.html Discover the power of intermittent fasting and its benefits for your well-being. Unlock the secrets of this popular eating pattern and embrace a healthier lifestyle. bbc.com/reel/video/p0fp7b0f/what-is-intermittent-fasting-and-why-is-it-good-for-you- Check out this fascinating video showcasing the world's richest countries in 2023! It's mind-blowing to see how wealth distribution has evolved. statesville.com/the-worlds-richest-countries-in-2023/video_0cf10e3e-a527-5a6a-a862-50f1f898e721.html Understanding BMI: Unlocking the Key to Wellness. Dive into this insightful CNN article to discover the significance of Body Mass Index and its impact on your overall health and well-being. edition.cnn.com/2023/05/22/health/what-is-bmi-wellness/index.html The queen of Rock n Roll, Tina Turner passed away. RIP. edition.cnn.com/2023/05/24/entertainment/tina-turner-death/index.html Inclusivity at its finest! edition.cnn.com/2023/05/16/tech/apple-accessibility-features/index.html Revolutionizing urban mobility! electrek.co/2023/05/23/new-citroen-electric-my-ami-buggy-for-13k Check out these adrenaline-pumping roller coasters in Europe! From breathtaking loops to jaw-dropping speeds, prepare for the ride of a lifetime. Which one would you dare to conquer? blooloop.com/theme-park/in-depth/top-roller-coasters-europe Get ready to be captivated by Loreen's mesmerizing talent as she embarks on her thrilling UK and European tour! Experience the magic firsthand and let the music sweep you away. udiscovermusic.com/news/eurovision-winner-loreen-2023-tour-uk-europe Engineering Marvel: Witness the Transport of a 67-Meter Long Turbine Blade - Incredible Images Unveiled! trans.info/amazing-images-show-transport-of-67-metre-long-turbine-blade-215903 

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Latest Buzz and Events in our Weekly Recap!

Luxembourg shines as a top second global destination! According to the latest rankings, Luxembourg's passport is among the most powerful, granting its citizens easy access to incredible destinations. From charming medieval castles to stunning landscapes, Luxembourg has it all.  Discover the allure of this captivating country and start planning your next adventure! dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-12094319/The-best-passports-2023-list-nations.html Discover Luxembourg's free public transport, which is jointly ranked number one. Environmental group Greenpeace is calling on European governments and cities to introduce affordable "climate tickets" for all public transport. cities-today.com/greenpeace-calls-for-europe-wide-climate-transport-ticket Driving towards a greener future! Discover Luxembourg introduces new regulation modifying rates on benefits-in-kind for low CO2 emission cars. Check out this informative article on how the country is taking steps to incentivize eco-friendly transportation.   news.bloombergtax.com/daily-tax-report/luxembourg-gazettes-regulation-modifying-rates-on-benefits-in-kind-for-cars-with-low-co2-emissions Emergency Landing and Gear Detachment Incident Despite the favorable weather conditions, the aircraft made an emergency return to Luxembourg about 50 minutes after departure aviacionline.com/2023/05/incident-at-luxembourg-airport-cargolux-boeing-747-400f-experiences-landing-gear-failure Bob Bertemes carrying out sport specific testing at LIHPS in Luxembourg worldathletics.org/news/feature/bob-bertemes-shot-put-luxembourg-budapest Discover- Oman, Luxembourg expand ties muscatdaily.com/2023/05/16/oman-luxembourg-expand-ties London-based Pret A Manger will open its first shop in Luxembourg on 16 May, in the central district of Ville-Haute. gcrmag.com/pret-a-manger-arrives-in-luxembourg For we shall prosper individually, only as we prosper collectively” - Eugene Meyer.  The World Bank in Luxembourg supports international efforts to promote human and economic development, reduce poverty, and boost shared prosperity around the world. youtube.com/watch?v=VxuCwLEyrfU Check out the insights: EU economy's greenhouse gas emissions fell by 4 per cent to 938 million tonnes of CO2-eq in Q4 2022 compared to the same period in 2021, coinciding with a 1.5 per cent GDP growth. ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-eurostat-news/w/ddn-20230515 Find out who makes the best baguette in Paris, but he’s not from France. Baguettes entered for the annual "Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris, aka the best baguette in Paris competition. edition.cnn.com/travel/article/paris-best-baguette/index.html Exploring the many facets of Paris! Check out this article highlighting the top five things to both love and hate about visiting the City of Light. From enchanting landmarks to unexpected quirks, it's a journey worth experiencing! traveloffpath.com/the-top-five-things-i-both-love-and-hate-about-visiting-paris Wizz Air takes flight to new heights! Exciting news as they announce the addition of new aircraft to their Skopje base, along with the launch of exciting new routes. Get ready for more travel options and adventures ahead! seenews.com/news/wizz-air-to-add-new-aircraft-to-skopje-base-launch-new-routes-823451 Unveiling the Climate Discrepancy: Discover the European countries where private jet travel is most prevalent, despite the urgency of climate science. Dive into the thought-provoking insights shared in this eye-opening article. euronews.com/green/2023/05/19/at-odds-with-climate-science-the-european-countries-where-people-get-the-most-private-jet- Five men have been sentenced to several years in prison for their role in a $123 million heist that captured the world’s attention for its brazenness. edition.cnn.com/style/article/green-vault-heist-sentence-germany-intl/index.html Discover the mouth-watering foods and climate readiness of European mountain farms!  Explore how these farms are adapting to changing environmental conditions and delighting taste buds along the way. Check out this fascinating article to learn more! moderndiplomacy.eu/2023/05/19/with-mouth-watering-foods-mountain-farms-in-europe-seek-climate-readiness Unlocking Wind Potential: Discover how Øyfjellet Wind Holdco SARL, an investment fund based in Luxembourg. Companies based in Luxembourg own 19 per cent of Norwegian wind power. highnorthnews.com/en/seven-companies-own-half-norwegian-wind-power From pest to palate: Could restaurants hold the solution to the world's jellyfish problem? Dive into this thought-provoking article on how innovative culinary approaches are tackling the rise of jellyfish populations. Discover the potential of transforming an ecological challenge into a sustainable delicacy! bbc.com/future/article/20230517-could-restaurants-solve-the-worlds-jellyfish-problem BREAKING: Morgan Stanley's CEO James Gorman plans to step down in the next 12 months and assume the role of executive chairman. The Australian-born banker has been in the job since the beginning of 2010, making him one of Wall Street's longest-serving leaders. Tap the news for the full story. ft.com/content/9e9b8417-9eb6-4545-aa1a-e58658793c6f Get ready to set sail on the newest trend in active and adventure travel! Discover the excitement of boat trips and cruises that take you on thrilling journeys. Embark on unforgettable adventures and explore stunning destinations. forbes.com/sites/allisonolms/2023/05/21/the-newest-trend-in-active-and-adventure-travelboat-trips-and-cruises/?sh=24eeb9562f31 Ready to make smart retail investments? Discover the 5 essential factors you need to consider before diving in. forbes.com/sites/jamesnelson/2023/05/19/5-factors-to-consider-with-retail-investments/?sh=3dbbc1351e76 Discover what is more favoured by market investors? Pharma and food shares favoured over tech by Europe's top market investors irishexaminer.com/business/economy/arid-41140687.html Discover baby talk “Not only are they listening, but your language input is literally shaping their brains.” aol.com/news/baby-talk-talking-toddlers-boost-050000866.html Secure by design "You continuously improve but you’re never fully secure. You don’t work from a position of fear, but constant learning and constant improvement" - Sudhakar Ramakrishna, CEO, SolarWinds ft.com/content/a61fbda1-f956-498f-b88c-f0aaa55de4f0

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Emergency Landing and Gear Detachment Incident Despite the favorable weather conditions, the aircraft made an emergency return to Luxembourg about 50 minutes after departure. aviacionline.com/2023/05/incident-at-luxembourg-airport-cargolux-boeing-747-400f-experiences-landing-gear-failure Luxair is reportedly considering adding new routes from Slovenia's Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport as part of its expansion plans. Luxair already operates seasonal flights to Ljubljana from Luxembourg. exyuaviation.com/2023/05/luxair-looks-to-add-routes-from-slovenia.html Discover Air Montenegro and Luxair Luxembourg Airlines bid to operate flights out of Slovenia, over the next three years in a bid to improve the country’s connectivity. exyuaviation.com/2023/05/air-montenegro-and-luxair-bid-to.html Luxembourg will return to Eurovision after 30 years of absence. Luxembourg is one of the most successful countries in Eurovision with 5 victories eurovisionworld.com/esc/luxembourg-will-return-to-eurovision-2024 Read about Eurovision 2023: How the song contest brought people and cultures "together in such a wonderful way". news.yahoo.com/eurovision-2023-brings-people-together-051216207.html One of Europe’s dirtiest industries has ambitious plans to go green Read about ArcelorMittal, the world's second-largest steel company, based in Luxembourg, has plans for seven such projects, mostly in Europe. economist.com/business/2023/05/11/how-fast-can-european-steelmakers-decarbonise Discover why Mammoth Charlotte-based Bank of America is expanding in Europe and coming to one of the world’s smallest but wealthiest countries — Luxembourg. heraldsun.com/news/business/article275256601.html Bank of America (BAC.N) has hired former BNP Paribas banker Benoit Nevouet to be the manager of a newly created Luxembourg branch as the U.S. lender seeks to grow its business in Europe. reuters.com/business/finance/bank-america-opens-luxembourg-branch-europe-funds-push-2023-05-10 Oman and Luxembourg have held talks on the investment opportunities related to green hydrogen. Luxembourg's Minister for Energy and Spatial Planning, Claude Turmes, held virtual talks with the Omani Minister of Energy and Minerals Development, Mohammed Al Rumhi, to discuss the potential for investment and cooperation between the two countries in green hydrogen. timesofoman.com/article/130744-oman-luxembourg-hold-talks-on-green-hydrogen-investment-opportunities Americans can now vote in Eurovision edition.cnn.com/2023/05/13/uk/eurovision-song-contest-2023-grand-final-cmd-gbr-intl/index.html Summer is almost here! Discover traveler's best spots for the shoulder seasons of late spring and early fall, particularly in the Mediterranean. fodors.com/world/europe/experiences/news/european-travel-expected-to-grow-55-percent-summer-2023 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞: 5 Extraordinary Gardens Around the World. From mesmerising landscapes to stunning floral arrangements, immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of these exceptional gardens, as we take you on a virtual tour of these stunning locations. bbc.com/culture/article/20230505-five-extraordinary-gardens-around-the-world Should you invest in HDFC Bank right now? Read about Boston Partners Has $50.44 Million Stock Position in HDFC Bank Limited. marketbeat.com/instant-alerts/nyse-hdb-sec-filing-2023-05-05 Discover FinTech Magazine's Top 10 fintechs in continental Europe by market capitalisation. fintechmagazine.com/articles/top-10-fintechs-in-continental-europe-by-market-capitalisati More than 60,000 vividly rendered tombstones dot the nation's countryside and offer a fascinating glimpse of medieval life in the region. bbc.com/travel/article/20230509-bosnia-and-herzegovinas-mysterious-steci-stones Discover baby talk “Not only are they listening, but your language input is literally shaping their brains.” aol.com/news/baby-talk-talking-toddlers-boost-050000866.html

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Step into the enchanting world of Useldange Castle, where history and nature blend seamlessly in a stunning medieval setting atlasobscura.com/places/useldange-castle-chateau-duseldange Luxembourg Leads the Way: A Look at the Cheapest and Most Accessible Public Transport in Europe. euronews.com/green/2023/05/04/which-european-countries-have-the-cheapest-and-most-accessible-public-transport Luxembourg is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming 43rd session from 1 to 12 May 2023. Luxembourg’s first, second and third UPR reviews took place in December 2008, January 2013 and January 2018, respectively. miragenews.com/luxembourgs-human-rights-record-to-be-reviewed-997109 LuxAir confirms buying 2 additional Boeing 737 Max 8. simpleflying.com/luxair-confirms-purchase-2-boeing-737-max-8s Welcome ceremony held for Prime Minister Xavier Bettel. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on May 4 chaired an official welcome ceremony for his Luxembourg counterpart Xavier Bettel who is on an official visit to Vietnam from May 3-5. en.vietnamplus.vn/welcome-ceremony-held-for-luxembourg-prime-minister/252475.vnp Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel would be visiting Vietnam between May 3-5 - the first by a Lux PM in 20 years en.vietnamplus.vn/luxembourg-pms-visit-hoped-to-deepen-bilateral-friendship-cooperation/252426.vnp Another launch is in the books! That’s right… SES third and fourth O3bmPOWER satellites have successfully launched into space. SES one of the world's biggest commercial satellite operators, on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings above market expectations as it confirmed its schedule for two major projects and reiterated its full-year outlook. uk.investing.com/news/stock-market-news/sess-firstquarter-results-beat-expectations-as-it-progresses-on-projects-3007337 Get ready for a historic moment - the coronation of the new King is just around the corner!  Witness the highly-anticipated coronation of the new King. Get a glimpse of the key events and timings of this momentous ceremony, from the regal procession to the crowning moment itself. theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/may/03/what-to-expect-at-the-kings-coronation-key-events-and-timings From huge diamonds to ornate swords, these are the priceless symbols to know as Britain’s new monarch is crowned. The coronation will be a theatrical affair unlike anything the nation has seen for nearly seven decades. edition.cnn.com/interactive/2023/05/style/king-charles-coronation-guide-intl-cmd-gbr Luxembourg has been winning the cases against the Commission of tax rulings being categorised as state-aid independent.ie/business/technology/eu-set-to-lose-state-aid-case-ahead-of-apple-tax-showdown/a179141693.html Are you going to Barcelona? "Sartoria Panatieri, in Barcelona, was judged the best on the continent. The award was announced at a ceremony, which was also held in Barcelona." edition.cnn.com/travel/article/50-best-pizza-europe-2023/index.html Explores the world's most interesting and unusual buildings that define a place through aesthetic beauty and inventive ways of adapting to local environments. bbc.com/travel/article/20230404-indias-10000-forgotten-mansions 

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Discovering the Wealthiest Countries in the World: Luxembourg Takes the Lead with Impressive Economic Data. gfmag.com/global-data/economic-data/richest-countries-in-the-world Portuguese Exodus to Luxembourg Slows Down: What Could be Behind the Recent Drop? schengenvisainfo.com/news/number-of-portuguese-nationals-moving-to-luxembourg-decreased-last-year Nearing Labor Day, let's take a moment to appreciate the hardworking individuals who make up Luxembourg's workforce. Did you know that as of Q4 2022, there were 479,000 employees in the country, with 47% being cross-border workers statistiques.public.lu/en/publications/series/regards/2023/regards-06-23.html Luxembourg Launches Awareness Campaign on Over-Indebtedness: Multiple Initiatives Underway to Educate Public and Professionals. gouvernement.lu/en/actualites/toutes_actualites.gouv_mfamigr+en+actualites+2023+surendettement.html Raise a Glass in Luxembourg : Ranking the Country's Alcohol Consumption Compared to the World. Luxembourg has been ranked 9th in the world for alcohol consumption, with an average of 13.05 litres of pure alcohol per capita. worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/alcohol-consumption-by-country Luxembourg ranks among the top highest-paying countries for nurses according to Nurse.org article nurse.org/articles/highest-paying-countries-for-nurses Luxembourg ranks third among EU countries in the percentage of children aged under 3 in formal care for at least one hour per week in 2021, with 62% in this category, according to the European Union. ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-eurostat-news/w/ddn-20230425-2 Luxembourg employees work more than their neighbors and almost 2 out of 3 want to work less, according to a study by researchers from LISER and University of Luxembourg. The study examined the possible repercussions of reducing working time on the labor market, companies, well-being and health, and the balance between professional and private life. mteess.gouvernement.lu/fr/actualites.gouvernement+fr+actualites+toutes_actualites+communiques+2023+04-avril+25-etude-reduction-travail.html Planning to move to Canada from Luxembourg? Learn everything you need to know about the visa process, from eligibility criteria to application procedures marketresearchrecord.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-canada-visa-process-from-luxembourg Royal Love Unites: Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg Ties the Knot with Nicholas Bagory in a Stunning Second Royal Wedding. people.com/royals/princess-alexandra-of-luxembourg-marries-nicholas-bagory-in-second-royal-wedding Did you know? Luxembourg's monarch receives a hefty public subsidy, but how does it compare to other European monarchies dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-12006463/All-Europes-monarchs-receive-hefty-public-subsidy-compare.html With a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, these architectural wonders offer a glimpse into the country's storied past, from the medieval fortifications of Vianden Castle to the ornate Renaissance design of Beaufort Castle. luxembourg.public.lu/en/visit/arts-and-culture/castles.html Unveiling the Hidden World of Bock Casemates: Discover the Fascinating History of Luxembourg's Underground Fortification System. atlasobscura.com/places/bock-casemates Experience the Enchanting Beauty of Luxembourg: A Small Country Packed with Big Surprises dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-12015041/Luxembourg-country-size-Dorset-need-bucket-list.html Arbitration in Luxembourg: A Closer Look at the Country's New Arbitration Law and What it Means for Businesses and Investors natlawreview.com/article/new-arbitration-law-luxembourg Breaking news: Luxembourg's Ministry of Finance invests $25 million in BlueOrchard's Green Earth Impact Fund! This significant investment in sustainable finance will support environmental initiatives and create positive impact for communities around the world. impactalpha.com/blueorchards-green-earth-impact-fund-secures-25-million-from-luxembourgs-ministry-of-finance OQ Technology receives space activity license in Luxembourg, allowing the company to offer IoT and M2M connectivity services and register its satellites in the national registry of space objects. The CEO cites increasing demand for space debris regulation and mitigation. spacewatch.global/2023/04/oq-tech-receives-space-activity-licence-from-luxembourg CoFund Partners with Tokeny to Offer Real Estate Investment Opportunities in Bali and Beyond Through Security Tokens on the Polygon Network tokeny.com/cofund-partners-with-tokeny-to-tokenize-real-world-assets-in-bali Women's sports! wtatennis.com/videos/2919706/luxembourg-ladies-tennis-masters-debut-a-success We’re one step closer to delivering a new era of connectivity! 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The Falcon 9 rocket carried SES ' O3b mPower 3 and 4 satellites to medium Earth orbit, while the rocket's first stage returned to Earth for a vertical touchdown on the SpaceX droneship. space.com/spacex-ses-o3b-mpower-3-4-launch-2023 European Airports Face Risk of Collapse as Travel Restrictions Continue to Take a Toll surinenglish.com/spain/some-european-airports-risk-collapse-ahead-record-20230426134244-nt.html Hamburg & Berlin Passengers Experience Day Of Disruption Amid Continued Strikes. simpleflying.com/hamburg-airport-berlin-airport-security-strike-disruption EU agrees to decarbonise aviation sector with measures including more sustainable aviation fuels and modern synthetic fuels, aiming for SAF to account for 2% of fuel by 2025 and 70% by 2050, expected to reduce CO2 emissions by two-thirds by 2050. euronews.com/green/2023/04/26/heres-how-the-eu-wants-to-make-your-flight-greener King Charles III's coronation is happening on May 6th 11am ET. Once in a life time spectacle for millions with the king having waited for 70 years to this day. edition.cnn.com/2023/04/28/uk/coronation-of-king-charles-iii-preview-gbr-cmd-intl/index.html Japan to drop COVID-19 vaccination and negative test result requirements for incoming travellers starting 29 April to ease congestion at airports and accommodate increased overseas arrivals during the Golden Week holidays. lifestyleasia.com/hk/travel/news/japan-covid-19-border-measures India will become the most populous this weekend country overtaking China edition.cnn.com/2023/04/28/asia/india-population-overtakes-china-graphics-intl-hnk-dst-dg/index.html ChatGPT: A Controversial Tool in Higher Education - Balancing the Pros and Cons of AI Integration in the Classroom. thesundaily.my/opinion/opportunities-or-obstacles-for-higher-education-EI10906460 New Report Uncovers Surprising Ranking of Popular Diets for Heart Health. abcnews.go.com/GMA/Wellness/new-report-reveals-popular-diets-rank-lower-heart/story?id=98923803 Redesigned Parthenon: Discover the Stunning AI Images that Reveal the Parthenon in Bauhaus Architecture news.gtp.gr/2023/04/26/ai-images-reveal-what-the-parthenon-looks-like-redesigned-in-bauhaus-architecture Architectural Wonders: Discovering the Five Most Striking Home Exteriors Around the World. bbc.com/culture/article/20230425-five-of-the-most-striking-home-exteriors Discover London's best views that won't break the bank! From skyline panoramas to lush green spaces, enjoy stunning vistas across the city without spending a fortune. Check out our top picks for free or low-cost viewpoints in London bbc.com/travel/article/20230425-eight-of-the-best-views-in-london-that-are-free-or-low-cost Discover the remarkable story of Apo Whang-Od, the 105-year-old Kalinga tattoo artist in the Philippines, and the indelible marks of Filipino identity. vogue.com/article/apo-whang-od-and-the-indelible-marks-of-filipino-identity A recent, rapid heating of the world's oceans has alarmed scientists concerned that it will add to global warming. bbc.com/news/science-environment-65339934 Who invented the real carbonara? Italy and the US in a juicy debate over the paternity of this beloved pasta dish bbc.com/travel/article/20230331-carbonara-the-iconic-pasta-causing-a-dispute

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