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A quick introduction to the Job Market in Luxembourg

Luxembourg, a small landlocked country in Western Europe, is known for its strong economy and high standard of living. It is a member of the European Union and is home to many international organizations such as the European Court of Justice, the European Investment Bank, and the European Parliament. The job situation in Luxembourg is favorable, with low unemployment rates and a diverse range of industries that offer employment opportunities. According to the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (STATEC), the unemployment rate in Luxembourg was 5.1% in 2021, which is one of the lowest in the European Union. The low unemployment rate can be attributed to the country's strong economic growth and its high demand for skilled labor. The COVID-19 pandemic did have an impact on the job market, but the government implemented various measures to support businesses and individuals during the crisis. For example, the government introduced the "ChĂŽmage Partiel" scheme, which allowed employers to reduce working hours and receive financial support from the government to pay their employees. The job market in Luxembourg is diverse, with opportunities available in various sectors such as finance, technology, logistics, and healthcare. The country is a hub for financial services, with many international banks and financial institutions having a presence in Luxembourg. The financial services sector offers job opportunities in areas such as banking, insurance, and asset management. The technology sector is also growing in Luxembourg, with many startups and established technology companies choosing to set up operations in the country. The logistics industry is another important sector, with the country's central location in Europe making it an attractive location for logistics companies. Finally, the healthcare sector is also growing in Luxembourg, with an increasing demand for healthcare professionals due to an aging population. The government of Luxembourg has implemented various measures to attract foreign talent to the country. One of these measures is the "Special Tax Regime for Expatriates," which allows highly skilled professionals to benefit from a reduced tax rate for a limited period. The government has also implemented various initiatives to support entrepreneurship and innovation, such as the "Fit 4 Start" program, which provides funding and support to startups in the technology sector. However, despite the favorable job market, there are some challenges that need to be addressed. One of the main challenges is the high cost of living in Luxembourg. The country has one of the highest cost of living indexes in the world, with high housing, transport, and food costs. This can make it difficult for some individuals to afford to live in Luxembourg, particularly those on lower incomes. Another challenge is the shortage of affordable housing. The high demand for housing, combined with a limited supply, has led to high housing costs and a shortage of affordable housing for low and middle-income earners. This can make it difficult for some individuals to relocate to Luxembourg for work, particularly those with families. Finally, there is also a shortage of skilled labor in some industries, particularly in the technology sector. While the government has implemented measures to attract foreign talent to the country, more needs to be done to address the skills gap in certain industries. This could involve investing in education and training programs to upskill the existing workforce or attracting talent from other countries with the necessary skills. In conclusion, the job situation in Luxembourg is favorable, with low unemployment rates and a diverse range of industries offering employment opportunities. The government has implemented various measures to support businesses and individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to attract foreign talent to the country. However, there are also challenges that need to be addressed, such as the high cost of living, the shortage of affordable housing, and the skills gap in some industries. Addressing these challenges will be important in ensuring that the job market in Luxembourg continues to thrive and attract top talent from around the world. #Jobs #Luxembourg #JobSituation #LuxembourgExpats #Expats #JobMarket

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đƒđšđźđ›đ„đž 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đ“đšđ„đžđ§đ­, đƒđšđźđ›đ„đž 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đđ«đąđđž: đ‹đźđ±đžđŠđ›đšđźđ«đ  đ‚đ«đšđ°đ§đžđ đ–đšđ«đ„đâœđŹ 𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐱𝐧 đ“đšđ„đžđ§đ­ đ€đ­đ­đ«đšđœđ­đąđšđ§ đŸđšđ« 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐹𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐹𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐼𝐭𝐱𝐯𝐞 đ˜đžđšđ«. new-york.investinluxembourg.us/news/luxembourg-bags-worlds-best-in-talent-attraction-twice-in-a-row đ‚đ«đšđŹđŹ-đ›đšđ«đđžđ« đ°đšđ«đ€đžđ«đŹ đ›đ«đąđ§đ  𝐱𝐧 𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐹𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐹𝐼𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 đŠđšđ«đž đŻđžđĄđąđœđ„đžđŹ đžđŻđžđ«đČ 𝐝𝐚đČ 𝐚𝐬 đœđšđŠđŠđźđ­đžđ«đŹ 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐹 𝐣𝐹𝐛𝐬 𝐱𝐧 đ‹đźđ±đžđŠđ›đšđźđ«đ , 𝐚𝐧𝐝 đ„đšđ§đ -𝐝𝐱𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 đđ«đąđŻđžđ«đŹ 𝐹𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐧 đ©đšđŹđŹ 𝐛đČ 𝐭𝐹 đŸđąđ„đ„ đ­đĄđžđąđ« đ­đšđ§đ€đŹ 𝐱𝐧 𝐚 đœđšđźđ§đ­đ«đČ 𝐰𝐱𝐭𝐡 đ„đšđ° đŸđźđžđ„ đ­đšđ±đžđŹ. france24.com/en/live-news/20230323-even-free-transport-can-t-shake-luxembourg-s-love-of-the-car 𝐈𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐, đ‹đźđ±đžđŠđ›đšđźđ«đ  𝐚𝐧𝐝 đˆđ«đžđ„đšđ§đ đ«đžđœđšđ«đđžđ 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐱𝐠𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭 đ„đžđŻđžđ„đŹ 𝐹𝐟 𝐆𝐃𝐏 đ©đžđ« đœđšđ©đąđ­đš (𝟏𝟔𝟏% 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝟏𝟑𝟒% 𝐚𝐛𝐹𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐔 đšđŻđžđ«đšđ đž, đ«đžđŹđ©đžđœđ­đąđŻđžđ„đČ). ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-eurostat-news/w/DDN-20230323-1 đ”đ§đ„đšđœđ€đąđ§đ  đ‹đźđ±đžđŠđ›đšđźđ«đ '𝐬 đŸđąđ§đšđ§đœđąđšđ„ đ©đšđ­đžđ§đ­đąđšđ„: 𝐀 đœđ„đšđŹđžđ« đ„đšđšđ€ 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đœđšđźđ§đ­đ«đČ'𝐬 𝐝đČ𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐱𝐜 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐭 đŹđžđ«đŻđąđœđąđ§đ  đąđ§đđźđŹđ­đ«đČ 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐱𝐭𝐬 đ đ„đšđ›đšđ„ đąđŠđ©đšđœđ­ assetservicingtimes.com/countryfocus/country.php?country_id=198&navigationaction=countryprofiles&page=1&newssection=countryprofiles 𝐂𝐹𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐱𝐧𝐠 đ‹đźđ±đžđŠđ›đšđźđ«đ  𝐭𝐹 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đ–đšđ«đ„đ: đ’đ­đšđ«đ„đąđ§đ€'𝐬 đ„đ±đ©đšđ§đŹđąđšđ§ đđ„đšđ§đŹ 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐹𝐰 𝐭𝐹 đđ«đžđ©đšđ«đž citylife.capetown/uncategorized/starlink-in-luxembourg-2/13015 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐱𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐹𝐧 đ…đšđ«đžđąđ đ§ đƒđąđ«đžđœđ­ 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐱𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝐱𝐧 đ‹đźđ±đžđŠđ›đšđźđ«đ : 𝐍𝐚𝐯𝐱𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐱𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đ‹đšđ§đđŹđœđšđ©đž 𝐱𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 whitecase.com/insight-our-thinking/foreign-direct-investment-reviews-2023-luxembourg đ‹đźđ±đžđŠđ›đšđźđ«đ -𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 đŹđ­đšđ«đ­đźđ© 𝐄𝐩𝐩𝐚, đšđŸđŸđžđ«đŹ 𝐚 đ©đ„đšđ­đŸđšđ«đŠ 𝐭𝐹 đŹđąđŠđ©đ„đąđŸđČ đŠđźđ„đ­đą-đœđ„đšđźđ 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭. eu-startups.com/2023/03/luxembourg-based-emma-scoops-up-e5-5-million-to-cut-cloud-costs-and-complexity 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐹𝐠𝐧𝐱𝐬𝐱𝐧𝐠 đ„đ±đœđžđ„đ„đžđ§đœđž 𝐱𝐧 đ‚đ«đąđŹđąđŹ 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭: đ‹đźđ±đžđŠđ›đšđźđ«đ '𝐬 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 đ“đšđŹđ€ đ…đšđ«đœđž đšđ°đšđ«đđžđ 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đ©đ«đžđŹđ­đąđ đąđšđźđŹ 𝐒𝐜𝐱𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 đŸđšđ« 𝐒𝐹𝐜𝐱𝐞𝐭đČ đđ«đąđłđž lih.lu/en/luxembourgs-covid-19-task-force-wins-science-for-society-prize đ–đšđ«đ„đ đ–đšđ­đžđ« 𝐃𝐚đČ: đ„đŻđžđ«đČ đđ«đšđ© 𝐜𝐹𝐼𝐧𝐭𝐬 gouvernement.lu/en/actualites/toutes_actualites/communiques/2023/03-mars/21-journee-mondiale-eau.html 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐩𝐞 đšđ©đ©đ„đąđžđŹ đ­đĄđ«đšđźđ đĄđšđźđ­ 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đžđ§đ­đąđ«đž đœđšđźđ§đ­đ«đČ 𝐚𝐧𝐝 đ©đšđŹđŹđžđ§đ đžđ«đŹ 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 đšđ§đ„đČ 𝐛𝐼đČ 𝐚 đ­đąđœđ€đžđ­ 𝐱𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞đČ 𝐰𝐱𝐬𝐡 𝐭𝐹 đ­đ«đšđŻđžđ„ đŸđąđ«đŹđ­ đœđ„đšđŹđŹ. euronews.com/green/2023/03/22/the-worlds-richest-country-made-public-transport-free-heres-what-happened-next 𝐀 đ­đšđ­đšđ„ 𝐹𝐟 𝟖𝟔 đšđąđ«đ„đąđ§đžđŹ 𝐱𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đšđąđ«đ©đšđ«đ­ đ°đąđ„đ„ đŹđžđ«đŻđž 𝟐𝟗𝟐 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐱𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧𝐬 𝐱𝐧 𝟗𝟐 đœđšđźđ§đ­đ«đąđžđŹ đšđ«đšđźđ§đ 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đ°đšđ«đ„đ. schengenvisainfo.com/news/frankfurt-airport-adds-new-destinations-increases-seating-capacities-for-2023-summer-flights đ“đšđ€đąđ§đ  đ„đźđ±đźđ«đČ 𝐭𝐹 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐡𝐞𝐱𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬: đ‹đźđ±đšđŻđąđšđ­đąđšđ§ 𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐝 đ°đąđ§đ§đžđ« 𝐹𝐟 đ„đźđ«đšđ©đž'𝐬 𝐩𝐹𝐬𝐭 đ„đźđ±đźđ«đąđšđźđŹ đ©đ«đąđŻđšđ­đž 𝐚𝐯𝐱𝐚𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧 đŹđžđ«đŻđąđœđž đŸđšđ« 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 aviationsourcenews.com/general-aviation/luxaviation-wins-most-luxurious-private-aviation-service-2023-europe đ‚đĄđžđœđ€ 𝐹𝐼𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đąđ§đŻđąđŹđąđ›đ„đž đČ𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐭! 𝐈𝐭’𝐬 đźđŹđźđšđ„đ„đČ đ«đžđ„đšđ­đąđŻđžđ„đČ đđąđŸđŸđąđœđźđ„đ­ 𝐭𝐹 đŸđšđąđ„ 𝐭𝐹 𝐧𝐹𝐭𝐱𝐜𝐞 𝐚 đŹđźđ©đžđ«đČ𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐭, 𝐛𝐼𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐰 đœđšđ§đœđžđ©đ­ đŸđ«đšđŠ đ‰đšđłđžđ©đĄ đ…đšđ«đšđ€đąđŹ 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐱𝐠𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐬 đšđœđ­đźđšđ„đ„đČ 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐱𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐹 đđąđŹđšđ©đ©đžđšđ« 𝐱𝐧𝐭𝐹 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đ›đšđœđ€đ đ«đšđźđ§đ. đƒđžđŹđœđ«đąđ›đžđ 𝐚𝐬 "đŻđąđ«đ­đźđšđ„đ„đČ đąđ§đŻđąđŹđąđ›đ„đž" 𝐛𝐹𝐭𝐡 𝐱𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐱𝐠𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 đžđ§đŻđąđ«đšđ§đŠđžđ§đ­đšđ„ đąđŠđ©đšđœđ­, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟖𝟖-đŠđžđ­đžđ« 𝐏𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐬𝐼𝐬 đœđšđ§đœđžđ©đ­ 𝐱𝐬 𝐭𝐹 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đ°đšđ«đ„đâ€™đŹ đŸđąđ«đŹđ­ 𝟑𝐃 đ©đ«đąđ§đ­đžđ đŹđźđ©đžđ«đČ𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐭, đšđœđœđšđ«đđąđ§đ  𝐭𝐹 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đđžđŹđąđ đ§đžđ«. edition.cnn.com/travel/article/virtually-invisible-superyacht-concept-pegasus/index.html đ“đšđąđ©đžđą 𝐭𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐬 𝐹𝐧 đŸđ«đžđž đ­đ«đšđ§đŹđ©đšđ«đ­đšđ­đąđšđ§ 𝐱𝐧 đ‹đźđ±đžđŠđ›đšđźđ«đ , "đ“đĄđ«đžđž đČđžđšđ«đŹ đšđŸđ­đžđ« đ‹đźđ±đžđŠđ›đšđźđ«đ  đđžđœđ„đšđ«đžđ đšđ„đ„ đ©đźđ›đ„đąđœ đ­đ«đšđ§đŹđ©đšđ«đ­ đŸđ«đžđž 𝐱𝐧 𝐚 𝐛𝐱𝐝 𝐭𝐹 đœđ„đžđšđ« 𝐱𝐭𝐬 đ«đšđšđđŹ 𝐹𝐟 𝐣𝐚𝐩𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐼𝐭 đ©đšđ„đ„đźđ­đąđšđ§, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đœđšđ« 𝐱𝐬 đŹđ­đąđ„đ„ đ€đąđ§đ  𝐹𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐹𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 đ đ«đšđ§đ 𝐝𝐼𝐜𝐡đČ". taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2023/03/26/2003796726 đ’đ­đšđ«đ­đąđ§đ  𝐹𝐧 𝟏 đ€đ©đ«đąđ„ 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑, 𝐚 𝐡𝐹𝐬𝐭 𝐹𝐟 đœđšđ§đ­đ«đšđœđžđ©đ­đąđŻđžđŹ 𝐱𝐧 đ‹đźđ±đžđŠđ›đšđźđ«đ  đ°đąđ„đ„ 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐹𝐩𝐞 đœđšđŠđ©đ„đžđ­đžđ„đČ đŸđ«đžđž, đąđ§đœđ„đźđđąđ§đ  𝐭𝐡𝐞 đŠđšđ«đ§đąđ§đ -đšđŸđ­đžđ« đ©đąđ„đ„. themayor.eu/en/a/view/luxembourg-makes-contraception-free-in-april-11669 đđ«đžđšđ€đąđ§đ  𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: 𝐒𝐍𝐂𝐅 đ’đ­đ«đąđ€đž 𝐂𝐚𝐼𝐬𝐞𝐬 đƒđžđ„đšđČ𝐬 𝐹𝐧 𝐌𝐞𝐭𝐳-đ‹đźđ±đžđŠđ›đšđźđ«đ  𝐑𝐹𝐼𝐭𝐞, đ’đžđ«đŻđąđœđžđŹ đ†đ«đšđđźđšđ„đ„đČ 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐼𝐩𝐱𝐧𝐠. francebleu.fr/infos/economie-social/greve-surprise-a-la-sncf-plus-de-trains-entre-metz-et-luxembourg-3453246 𝐓𝐡𝐞 đ°đšđ«đ„đ 𝐹𝐟 đ©đžđ­đŹ 𝐱𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐱𝐧𝐠. 𝐀 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐚𝐜𝐭 đšđ©đžđ§đŹ đđšđšđ« 𝐭𝐹 đ­đžđœđĄđ§đšđ„đšđ đČ 𝐛𝐞𝐱𝐧𝐠 𝐼𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐹 đœđ«đžđšđ­đž 𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐹𝐠𝐬 𝐰𝐱𝐭𝐡 đžđ±đ­đ«đžđŠđž đŸđžđšđ­đźđ«đžđŹ, 𝐬𝐚đČ𝐬 𝐚 đœđĄđšđ«đąđ­đČ theguardian.com/science/2023/mar/24/pets-could-be-gene-edited-under-new-english-law-says-rspca đŒđšđ«đŹ 𝐂𝐄𝐎'𝐬 đđšđ„đ đđ„đšđ§ 𝐭𝐹 đƒđšđźđ›đ„đž đ’đšđ„đžđŹ 𝐛đČ 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐱𝐧𝐠 𝐱𝐧 𝐏𝐞𝐭𝐬: đ–đąđ„đ„ đ…đźđ«đ«đČ đ…đ«đąđžđ§đđŹ 𝐁𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐊𝐞đČ 𝐭𝐹 đ‘đžđ­đšđąđ„ 𝐒𝐼𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 pymnts.com/news/retail/2023/mars-ceo-aims-double-sales-investing-pets

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Why we started Share Photos Luxembourg

Photography is not just a hobby, it's a passion. It's the art of capturing moments, emotions, and memories that can be cherished forever. Photo enthusiasts have a unique opportunity to share their vision of the world through their photographs. Whether it's the beauty of nature, the vibrancy of city life, or the emotions of human interactions, photographs can inspire and move people in ways that words cannot. Sharing your photos is not just about showing off your skills or seeking validation. It's about sharing your perspective and inspiring others to see the world in a different light. When you share photos, you invite others to join you on a journey of discovery and exploration. Despite being one of the most expat driven countries, Luxembourg tends to be less understood by the wider world, both within Europe and outside. We therefore invite you to share your Luxembourg life and story through beautiful visuals that you can fathom through your eyes. So join the community Share Photos Luxembourg đŸ‡±đŸ‡ș | Facebook Joining a photography community can provide numerous benefits for photographers of all levels, from beginners to professionals. Here are some of the benefits of joining our Share Photos Luxembourg community: Learning opportunities: Photography communities provide a wealth of knowledge and resources that can help photographers improve their skills. Members can share their techniques, tips, and tricks, and provide feedback and critiques on each other's work. Many communities also offer workshops, courses, and mentorship programs to help members develop their skills further. Inspiration and motivation: Being part of a community of like-minded photographers can be a great source of inspiration and motivation. Seeing the work of others can spark new ideas and creativity, and being part of a supportive community can help photographers overcome creative blocks and stay motivated to pursue their passion. Networking opportunities: Photography communities provide opportunities to connect with other photographers and industry professionals. This can lead to collaborations, job opportunities, and exposure for your work. Networking can also provide valuable insights into the industry and the business of photography. You can also join Meet People with #Photography and meet like-minded individuals Join Meet People | Luxembourg Expats Access to resources and equipment: Many photography communities have shared resources and equipment that members can use. This can include studio space, lighting equipment, cameras, and lenses, among others. Access to these resources can be especially beneficial for photographers who are just starting and may not have the budget to invest in expensive equipment. Community events and activities: We look forward to organize events and activities, such as photo walks, exhibitions, and competitions. These events provide opportunities to socialize with other photographers, showcase your work, and gain exposure. Welcome once again to Share Photos Luxembourg. If you're not already a member, join us Share Photos Luxembourg đŸ‡±đŸ‡ș | Facebook Network with #Photography Join Meet People | Luxembourg Expats Join Luxembourg Expats đŸ‡±đŸ‡ș | Facebook Photo credits: Jawad Ahmad, Claude Collignon, Julia Desmarquest from Share Photos Luxembourg

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Weekly Roundup: The Latest News and Events in Luxembourg.

Resilience at its Finest: 𝗟𝘂𝘅đ—Čđ—șđ—Żđ—Œđ˜‚đ—żđ—Ž đ—żđ—źđ—»đ—žđ˜€ đŸ”đ˜đ—” đ—¶đ—» đ˜đ—”đ—Č 𝟼𝟬𝟼𝟯 đ—Șđ—Œđ—żđ—čđ—± đ—›đ—źđ—œđ—œđ—¶đ—»đ—Č𝘀𝘀 đ—„đ—Čđ—œđ—Œđ—żđ˜ despite overlapping crises. The 2023 World Happiness Report proves that Luxembourg is a shining example of resilience and positivity in the face of adversity. https://worldhappiness.report/news/happiest-countries-prove-resilient-despite-overlapping-crises/ India-Luxembourg celebrates 75 years of Friendship. https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/india-luxembourg-launches-joint-commemorative-stamp20230315000358/ Post Luxembourg and India Post have jointly issued a special stamp to celebrate the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Luxembourg and India this year. http://www.uniindia.com/~/release-of-stamp-marking-75-years-of-ties-an-important-milestone-luxembourg/India/news/2933869.html During the week of 6 to 12 March 2023, the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 increased to 1784 cases, compared to 1606 cases the previous week (+11.1%). https://covid19.public.lu/en/news-covid19/communiques/2023/03/15-review.html The European Union Member States are facing a shortage of workers, in particular in highly skilled fields like healthcare and IT, as well as in fields like agriculture and construction. https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/working-in-eu-recent-changes-you-must-be-aware-of-if-you-are-planning-to-get-a-job-in-any-of-the-member-states/ In the fourth quarter of 2022, the job vacancy rate was 3.1% in the euro area, stable from the previous quarter and up from 2.8% in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. The job vacancy rate in the EU was 2.8% in the fourth quarter of 2022, down from 2.9% in the previous quarter and up from 2.6% in the fourth quarter of 2021. https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-euro-indicators/w/3-20032023-BP Foreign workers make up 70% of Luxembourg’s 460,000-strong labour force, with 210,000 crossing the border daily for work. https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/luxembourg-needs-270000-extra-workers-by-2030/ What's next for đ‹đźđ±đžđŠđ›đšđźđ«đ âœđŹ đžđŻđšđ„đŻđąđ§đ  𝐟𝐼𝐧𝐝𝐬 đąđ§đđźđŹđ­đ«đČ https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=dc438784-8ff3-44e1-9069-c593f61d8c22 Luxembourg's Economy Defies External Challenges in 2022, But Uncertainty Looms Ahead due to Ukraine War Repercussions and Costly Fiscal Policies. https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2023/03/10/luxembourg-staff-concluding-statement-of-the-2023-article-iv-mission Sovereign cloud has been on Luxembourg’s digital agenda for many years and will fill an important gap in our strategy to become a trusted digital hub from which we serve the most demanding public and private clients. https://www.proximus.com/en/news/2023/20230315-disconnected-sovereign-cloud-platform.html Highest life expectancy at birth in 2021 was recorded in Spain (83.3 years), Sweden (83.1 years), Luxembourg and Italy (both 82.7 years), while the lowest was in Bulgaria (71.4 years), Romania (72.8 years) and Latvia (73.1 years). https://eng.lsm.lv/article/society/health/16.03.2023-latvian-women-can-expect-to-live-a-decade-longer-than-men.a501092/ PhD Candidate in Machine Learning applied to Predictive Vehicle Maintenance https://ai-jobs.org/job/phd-candidate-in-machine-learning-applied-to-predictive-vehicle-maintenance/ 15 PhD STUDENT positions are available with up to 4 years fixed-term contracts, full-time. The earliest start date will be September 2023, after a comprehensive and competitive selection process starting in May 2023 Further positions can be filled over the next 24 months. https://agristok.net/2023/03/18/15-phd-student-positions-in-cancer-biology-focusing-on-the-tumor-ecosystem-at-the-university-of-luxembourg/ The government is under pressure again to bring down the current inner city speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour to 30 to match its neighbouring countries, after a fatal collision last week left three dead. https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/luxembourg-pressured-to-impose-30-km-h-inner-city-speed-limits/ According to the European Office for Statistic, tourism figures compared to 2021 levels, with a total of 472 million nights spent being recorded in the last three months of 2022. https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/eu-tourism-nights-reached-95-of-2019-levels-last-year/ Luxembourg is the world leader in cross-border fund distribution, the second largest investment fund centre in the world and the largest in Europe. https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2023/03/13/2626056/0/en/Nextensa-The-new-office-building-WHITE-HOUSE-located-in-the-Cloche-d-Or-district-fully-let-to-an-international-company.html The application cycle for the DiscoverEU spring call starts today, March 15, at noon, and it will end two weeks from now, March 29. https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/eu-launches-discovereu-spring-call-for-35000-young-people-to-receive-free-rail-tickets/ Proximus and Google Cloud Team Up to Bring Sovereign Cloud Services to Belgium and Luxembourg. https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/PROXIMUS-SA-5983/news/Proximus-and-Google-Cloud-to-Deliver-Sovereign-Cloud-Services-in-Belgium-and-Luxembourg-43245971/ Stay up-to-date with the latest statistics and data analysis from the European Union with Eurostat! The age at which women in Luxembourg are having their first child is changing. According to recent data, the average age has increased to 32.5 years old, which is 1.5 years later than it was a decade ago. https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-eurostat-news/-/ddn-20210224-1 Luxembourg, the first country in the world to make public transport free, by train, tram, and bus. https://www.insider.com/luxembourg-train-bus-travel-free-what-its-like-photos-2023-3 Explore the exciting journey that Mikhaila Friel undertook for just $25: A picturesque train ride from Luxembourg to Brussels https://www.insider.com/scenic-train-luxembourg-to-brussels-belgium-for-25-dollars-photos-2023-3 The EES will apply to all non-EU nationals travelling to the EU/Schengen Area regardless of whether they fall under the visa-exempt programme. https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/france-wants-to-postpone-introduction-of-entry-exit-system-until-paris-olympics-is-over/ From Ruin to Romance: Couple Transforms 14th Century Italian Home into a Dreamy Getaway https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/couple-renovated-14th-century-italian-home/index.html Wishing a very đ—›đ—źđ—œđ—œđ˜† đ—•đ—¶đ—żđ˜đ—”đ—±đ—źđ˜† to 𝗛đ—Č𝗿 đ—„đ—Œđ˜†đ—źđ—č đ—›đ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ—»đ—Č𝘀𝘀 đ—Łđ—żđ—¶đ—»đ—°đ—Č𝘀𝘀 𝗖đ—čđ—źđ—¶đ—żđ—Č đ—Œđ—ł 𝗟𝘂𝘅đ—Čđ—șđ—Żđ—Œđ˜‚đ—żđ—Ž. Get to know Her Royal Highness Princess Claire of Luxembourg, a beloved member of the Grand Ducal Family. https://monarchie.lu/lu/dgroussherzoglech-famill/de-prenz-felix-dprinzessin-claire/dprinzessin-claire Congratulations Christine Theodorovics on your appointment as CEO of Baloise in Luxembourg! We look forward to seeing the company's growth and success under your leadership https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/BALOISE-HOLDING-AG-9364972/news/Christine-Theodorovics-to-become-CEO-of-Baloise-in-Luxembourg-43257715/ The service departs Stockholm every day at 5.30pm and arrives into Hamburg at 6.30am. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-64950747?fbclid=IwAR301CgM3HQY8v1SOp1rJx_GfXixgl6G-Mvr6QcqrXBo9_d2bEDPFZusNUY You’ve probably heard about “MeluXina” more than once. However, we’re not alluding to the famous myth of the mermaid Melusina, but to the MeluXina Supercomputer! This new machine is capable of processing large volumes of data and carrying out thousands of billions of operations per second.  But what is the supercomputer actually used for and in which fields https://luxembourg.public.lu/en/invest/innovation/meluxina-superordinateur-utilisation.html

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Recapping the highlights and happenings of the week in Luxembourg

Luxembourg reported the lowest over-qualification rates overall in 2021, regardless of the workers' citizenship, with 4.8% for over-qualified nationals, 5.5% for citizens of other EU countries and 8.2% for non-EU citizens https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-eurostat-news/w/ddn-20230309-3 Discovering the Demographics of Luxembourg: Exploring the Diversity and Vibrancy of its Population https://luxembourg.public.lu/en/society-and-culture/population/demographics.html Monthly minimum wages vary widely across the Member States, from €399 in Bulgaria to €2,387 in Luxembourg. https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/how-much-do-foreign-workers-earn-in-each-eu-country/ The inauguration of the new Sports Department building will take place tomorrow. We are delighted to give you a glimpse of this modern infrastructure. The building offers stunning views of the Stade de Luxembourg and Gasperich’s iconic water castle. https://www.vdl.lu/en/news/inauguration-service-sports-administrative-building Emergence of New Wave Crypto Ransomware Targeting Luxembourg Sends Shockwaves Through Cybersecurity Community. https://itnation.lu/news/new-wave-crypto-ransomware-targeting-luxembourg/ The Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Belgium said Luxembourg sent another batch of humanitarian aid to Ukraine, namely 14 armored ambulances produced by the British company “Venari”. https://euromaidanpress.com/2023/03/12/luxembourg-sends-14-armored-ambulances-to-ukraine/ In Europe, the Siklos is specifically indicated for the prevention of recurrent painful VOCs in adults, adolescents, and children ages 2 and older with SCD. In Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, the therapy is available as 100 mg, film-coated tablets, taken by mouth once daily, preferably in the morning before breakfast. https://sicklecellanemianews.com/news/addmedica-abacus-medicine-partner-market-siklos-3-countries/ Europe is introducing a new authorisation system for visa-exempt visitors to the European Union or the Schengen Area. www.luxembourgexpats.lu/stories/travel/1100000794 Footage from Strassen in the northwest of Luxembourg shows snow coating sidewalks and large flakes coming down. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/snow-slows-traffic-luxembourg-streets-153955349.html Discover the Mythical Tale of Melusina - A Fascinating Statue in Luxembourg City That Will Leave You Spellbound! www.atlasobscura.com/places/melusina-statue Severe Weather Alert: Adverse Weather Forecast Across Multiple European Countries - Stay Safe and Stay Prepared as Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and Netherlands Brace for Unpredictable Conditions Until March 10. https://crisis24.garda.com/alerts/2023/03/europe-adverse-weather-forecast-across-belgium-northern-and-central-france-germany-luxembourg-and-netherlands-through-at-least-march-10 The Entry/Exit System (EES) and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), SIS will be part of the interoperability architecture of the basis of the most advanced border management system in the world, that is being built by the EU. www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/renewed-schengen-information-system-goes-live-in-all-eu-schengen-member-states-but-cyprus/ The grants are expected to support worker training programs for up to 1,415 trainees, including unemployed and underemployed people as well as current employees. The businesses receiving grants are involved in education, financial services, health care, information technology, manufacturing and production, and transportation. www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/kewaunee-county/2023/03/07/bank-of-luxemburg-receives-wisconsin-dwd-grant-for-worker-training/69981354007/ Luxembourg operates thirty speed cameras and one red light camera. Last year, the country spent 432,500 euros to repair the devices after they were burned or spraypainted by opponents of automated ticketing -- an annual bill of roughly 14,000 euros per camera. www.thenewspaper.com/news/71/7178.asp Ireland has emerged as the place to domicile ETFs in Europe due to its favourable tax treaty in the US. www.etfstream.com/articles/amundi-to-mirror-15bn-luxembourg-domiciled-etf-range-in-ireland FEDIL Shipping acts as the shipowners’ association in Luxembourg whilst the Brazilian Association of Cabotage Owners is ICS’s second member based in Latin America. www.hellenicshippingnews.com/the-international-chamber-of-shipping-continues-to-grow-with-luxembourg-and-brazil-joining-the-global-shipowners-association/

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The Week Gone By from Luxembourg Expats

European Travel Information and Authorisation System is a planned electronic authorisation system of the European Union for visa-exempt visitors travelling to the European Union or the Schengen Area.. www.luxembourgexpats.lu/stories/travel/1100000794 The device, advertised as a way to let long-distance couples share “real” physical intimacy, is causing a buzz among Chinese social media users, who have reacted with both intrigue and shock. edition.cnn.com/2023/02/25/china/china-remote-kissing-device-intl-hnk/index.html? International Airlines Group (IAG), which ran up losses of almost €11bn through 2020 and 2021 as Covid crippled the aviation industry, said revenues almost tripled to €23bn last year as the lifting of restrictions fuelled a holiday and travel boom. theguardian.com/business/2023/feb/24/ba-owner-iag-profit-travel-covid The Indonesian-Dutch 22-year-old has shared many a global stage with Thunberg over the years since she founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags (BBPB) uk.news.yahoo.com/greta-thunberg-living-proof-kids-100146714.html OffWorld is the global pioneer in AI-powered industrial Swarm Robotic Mining systems on Earth and the company is now expanding inLuxembourg  to take on space.   businesswire.com/news/home/20230223005399/en/OffWorld-Europe-Makes-Its-Debut-in-Luxembourg-Developing-Space-Mining-Robots JohnMotson was the voice of a footballing generation - steering us through the twists and turns of FA Cup runs, the highs and lows of World Cups.. bbc.com/sport/football/64742833 The Fortune 2023 World’s Most Admired Companies list is determined by a survey of executives, directors and analysts rating 645 companies in 27 countries across 52 industry sectors on a series of criteria. 3blmedia.com/news/fortune-names-us-bank-one-2023-worlds-most-admired-companies Luxembourg announced its intention to withdraw from the ECT, joining the wave of countries signaling their intenion to pull out of the ECT for environmental concerns. globalcompliancenews.com/2023/02/10/https-insightplus-bakermckenzie-com-bm-energy-mining-infrastructure_1-luxembourg-announces-its-intention-to-withdraw-from-the-energy-charter-treaty-what-effects-will-such-intent-have-on-current-and The Government of India has recently announced that citizens of Luxembourg can now apply for an Indian visa online. This is a significant development for those wishing to travel to India, as it will make the process much simpler and more convenient. digitaljournal.com/pr/news/the-government-of-india-has-announced-that-citizens-of-luxembourg-can-now-apply-for-indian-visas-online? Foreign workers make up 70% of Luxembourg’s 460,000-strong labour force, with 210,000 crossing the border daily for work. Young and well-educated Luxembourgish people are very attracted to the public sector and its high starting salaries . euractiv.com/section/politics/news/luxembourg-needs-270000-extra-workers-by-2030 Are you new to Luxembourg? Join us today and meet new people with matching interests around Luxembourg! www.luxembourgexpats.lu/meet-people Luxembourg’s flag carrier Luxair has launched its inaugural flight connecting Luxembourg and Marrakech on Tuesdays and Saturdays on a weekly basis. Luxair Luxembourg Airlines moroccoworldnews.com/2023/02/354042/luxair-launches-inaugural-flight-connecting-between-marrakech-luxembourg Member States have decided to gradually remove random testing of travellers arriving from China by the middle of next month. www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/eu-countries-to-gradually-remove-covid-19-restrictions-on-travellers-from-china/ The Grand Ducal Family called the verbal altercation an “isolated incident” and said it was “regrettable.” royalcentral.co.uk/europe/luxembourg/new-details-reported-on-staff-mistreatment-in-luxembourgs-grand-ducal-family-186506/ Cosmetics overflowing with Toxins? Cosmetic products especially those containing forever chemicals have been linked to fatal health conditions like CANCER. That’s not all

. these products can also cause birth defects and serious reproductive issues. We know it sounds scary! luxembourgexpats.lu/stories/life-and-style/1100000798 Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Linkedin & also subscribe to our website LuxembourgExpats

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National Holidays in Luxembourg in 2023 đŸ‡±đŸ‡ș

March 20th: March Equinox. There are two equinoxes every year, in March and September, when the Sun shines directly on the equator, and the length of night and day are nearly equal. May 9th: Europe Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. May 18th : Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It occurs 39 days after Easter Sunday. It is a Christian holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ's ascension into heaven, according to Christian belief.Ascension Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. May 30th: Whit Monday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. June21st: The June solstice is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. June23rd: National Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. August 15th: Assumption of Mary is a public holiday. The Christian feast day of the Assumption of Mary celebrates the belief that God assumed the Virgin Mary into Heaven following her death. Sep 22nd: September Equinox, Seasons are opposite on either side of the Equator, so the equinox in September is also known as the autumnal equinox  in the Northern Hemisphere, and is considered the first day of fall. Nov 1st: All Saints' Day is a public holiday. All Saints' Day is a celebration of all Christian saints, particularly those who have no special feast days of their own, in many Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant churches. In many western churches it is annually held November 1 and in many eastern churches it is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost. It is also known as All Hallows Tide, All-Hallomas, or All Hallows' Day. December 26th: St Stephen's Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. officeholidays.com/countries/luxembourg

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B2B: Art In Office - how to arrange it - insight from art-advisor

B2B: Dear Community, corporates, business institutions, entrepreneurs! Here I would like to share with you the insights of art-advisor's job, my experience and observations which I do regulary on LinkedIn. gHope it will be useful and interesting. According to FORBES, the work efficiency is 17% higher in the offices where the artworks & plants are present. #ArtInOffice is a power tool to affect your staff, clients as well as the cheapest way to add the refined touch to your office. Why & how it’s possible?! I’ll explain in a simple way and give a #lifehacks in the next posts on LinkedIn😉 But before I would like to encourage you to commission the professionals, because
 -      The amateur approach can spoil even the best ides. If you want to try and think you are ready to unpredictable consequences, delegate your T-ager kid to fill out your tax declaration at first. “I can do it by myself” – is not for that kind of services, except you have the multilateral expertise & experience in curatorial studies, psychology, tracing the trends in contemporary art, a feeling of suitability additionally to impeccable taste. -      If you love adrenalin and ready to take the risk, remember that all the responsibility will be yours, because it supposed to be clearly visible. So, estimate its diapason from “great success” to “complete fall”. It doesn’t matter, are you an owner, CEO or employee, this quote will apply: “The doctor can bury the results of his experiments but not the architect”. -      Finally, good news: it’s much cheaper than to host the temporary exhibition in your office than to re-paint the walls, but the effect is incomparably bigger as well as to pay an external provider for 1-time service than to employ a dedicated person. Especially when you really need it for special occasion, like new office opening or important meetings with clients/investors/partners. Afterwards based on measurable results and feed-backs, you can re-consider it for a long-term perspective. Wish you a Happy Friday and wonderful week-end! 😊 #artmanagement #business #contemporaryart #experience #success #entrepreneurs #ceo #b2b #wellbeing #businessneeds #outsourcing #outsourcingservices #work #reason

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National Holidays in Luxembourg in 2022

March 20th: March Equinox. There are two equinoxes every year, in March and September, when the Sun shines directly on the equator, and the length of night and day are nearly equal. May 9th: Europe Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. May 26th : Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It occurs 39 days after Easter Sunday. It is a Christian holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ's ascension into heaven, according to Christian belief.Ascension Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. June 6th: Whit Monday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. June21st: The June solstice is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. June23rd: National Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. August 15th: Assumption of Mary is a public holiday. The Christian feast day of the Assumption of Mary celebrates the belief that God assumed the Virgin Mary into Heaven following her death. Sep 22nd: September Equinox, Seasons are opposite on either side of the Equator, so the equinox in September is also known as the autumnal equinox  in the Northern Hemisphere, and is considered the first day of fall. Nov 1st: All Saints' Day is a public holiday. All Saints' Day is a celebration of all Christian saints, particularly those who have no special feast days of their own, in many Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant churches. In many western churches it is annually held November 1 and in many eastern churches it is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost. It is also known as All Hallows Tide, All-Hallomas, or All Hallows' Day. December 26th: St Stephen's Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. officeholidays.com/countries/luxembourg/2022 

Education

5 Tips on What It Means To Study in Luxembourg

Luxembourg may be a small country on the map but its world is as vast as it could get. Over here, you are blessed with an environment culturally beautiful and distinct, a lifestyle utterly urbane, and bountiful of natural giveaways. Due to it being sandwiched between Belgium, France, and Germany, it has gleaned a lot from their cultures and has intermingled the takeaways with its own to offer a blend so exquisite in its own way. No wonder it is a postcard-perfect country for anyone who visits it. That being said, I wonder whether you knew that Luxembourg has an excellent Higher Education System. It is highly diverse and attracts students from all over the world. Most Luxembourgish universities are highly coveted in the region and have associations with the world’s best. So, if you want to experience something rich, beautiful, and intellectual, then Luxembourg makes up for a good choice. But, I cannot let you decide without giving you more inputs on what awaits you. Luxembourg may be a welcoming country but it has its own system you must take note of. I have noted down a few of those things you should know about studying in Luxembourg. 1.Highly subsidized education Exorbitant tuition fees are a common feature in European universities. However, Luxembourg offers huge relief to its students through a highly systematic subsidized higher education system. A typical tuition fee falls between €200 to €400 per semester. Moreover, there is a gradual reduction in the tuition fee with every semester. There is, however, discretion granted to universities to determine their respective fee structure for students coming from outside the European Union, but this is to be expected as those from European Union are extended concessionary treatment. 2. Top Universities in Luxembourg There are a number of universities you can consider attending. The country’s most prestigious universities are, however, the University of Luxembourg, Sacred Heart University, and Lunex University. Other universities of great repute include the BBI Luxembourg, Cass Institute, United Business Institute, and Luxembourg School of Business. All of these universities are internationally recognized and have been designated as world-class centers of education. This is evident from the fact that it is part of Bologna’s Process that is in itself a stamp of excellence on institutions. 3.The language will most likely not be a problem Another woe of international students is the language. Fortunately, you will not find many problems in Luxembourg. Over here, there are 3 official languages namely, German, French, and Luxembourgish. All of these languages are very commonly used in local life. However, lately, many universities have revised their coursework and begun administering it in English. This change has drawn significant attention from students across the globe and has contributed to the rise in the number of applications every year. 4.Scholarship opportunities No matter how much subsidized the tuition fees are, Luxembourg is not necessarily an inexpensive country. You may want to cut down on your expenses through several means, and scholarships are of course popularly opted for. While there are universities that offer their own scholarship schemes to applicants, there is a handful offered by the government. Of course, the coverage will vary from one scheme to another, so you will need to do research. A few scholarships offered are John Monash Scholarships, Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme, and Education Future International Scholarship. 5.The overall cost of living Keeping aside the tuition fee, there is quite a sum you will shell out every month on the necessities. Monthly rent for a single room apartment can cost you up to €1200. However, many universities provide for their respective accommodation facilities and rent them out to students. These accommodation facilities are less expensive and can cost up to €600. Public transport is free for everyone and is highly accessible so you can cross the transportation costs except when you are traveling first-class. Healthcare costs may add up but it is advised that you come along with health insurance to minimize the financial burden. Also, prefer eating indoors. Cook your meals and save tons of money because eating out is generally not inexpensive in the country.

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Jakub from On-Lang, the online language school in today's Featured Story Series

At Luxembourg Expats Network Featured Story Series’, today we are speaking to Jacob, founder of the online language institute On-Lang. Every entrepreneur's journey is filled with hope and opportunities and struggles and turbulence. By speaking, we not only highlight the journey of an entrepreneur, but we also hope this would be an inspiration for many. Without further ado, let’s jump right-in to our discussions with Jacob. Welcome to LuxExpats FSS, Jacob, let’s have a brief introduction about yourself: My name is Jakub. I am a language teacher with 10+ years of experience. Married to another great education specialist Eveline, who works as methodologist in our school – On-lang. We come from Poland, both worked as freelance teachers there, and at the beginning of 2021 we founded On-lang language school in Bitburg, Germany What's your Bitburg story? What brought you to Bitburg, and how has life in Bitburg been? We visited this area a couple of years ago. Our friends invited us. Once we’ve seen Bitburg, Trier, Eifel region, and Luxembourg of course, we thought that it might be a good place to live. Long story short, after just a few years we had a chance and we took it. Life in Bitburg is calm. People are very friendly and helpful, what we as newcomers appreciate a lot. What's your entrepreneurial journey? How did you get started with On-lang, the online language school? It started several years ago. After an adventure as a corporate employee I decided to pursue a career as a freelancer. I wanted to be able to have more influence on how my work, and life looked like. That’s how my company started to exist. For a couple of years I cooperated with various language schools, and managed to build a list of private clients. When we were planning to move to Germany, it was an obvious choice to pursue the teaching career. After analyzing the options, we decided to launch a company – On-lang language school, get some of our friends, who are fantastic educators on board and start building our future. What services do you offer? Who are your target audience? We want to help everyone who wants to learn a foreign language. We offer various learning schemes. One can learn solo, with a friend, or in a group. We are also interested in reaching companies where workers need to improve their communication skills in non-native languages. Having employees who speak a couple of languages fluently and are not scared of using them can really push a business forward, and we have already cooperated with different companies in that area. What are you most proud of in On-lang? I am super proud of being able to have fantastic people on board. We chose our teachers carefully and cooperate only with those, who have the same vision as we do  to help people break language barriers. I am very thankful for their support. The other thing I am proud of is that from this school-year we were able to offer job-contracts to some of our teachers. Though it is not the first choice of many schools, that usually employ freelancers only, we are happy to make a step forward and to make the job more stable for both our educators and ourselves. What are your hobbies and interests? I used to be a freelance photographer and that is still somewhere in my heart. I love visiting new places with my camera and taking photos. It helps to get a better, more detail-oriented perspective of a place one visits. That’s how it works for me at least 😊 What's your favorite spot in Luxembourg? Though I am relatively fresh in here, I can name a couple of spots I definitely love. From the city of Luxembourg I definitely fell in love with the Adolphe Bridge. Having a walk with the view is a breath-taking experience. It is also a perfect place to get away for a moment to be alone with ones thoughts sipping a good take-away coffee of course. What's your top 3-recommendations for a new comer in learning new language? 1. Surround yourself with the new language. Change language in your video games, phone system, Netflix default settings etc. Try to manage and don’t give up if it feels a bit upsetting or tiering at first. 2. Get professional help of a qualified teacher who can coach you through your language process. Even the best self-learning sportsmen need an assistance of a coach at some point. The same goes for the language skills, it really helps to have a professional teacher who cares about you, and your progress. Every student deserves a champion 😊 3. Go out there and use what you learn. Whenever it is possible for you, use the language you are learning. When you feel you are misunderstood, that’s why we have our hands and mimics, use them if you fail to find a word needed at the moment. The feeling of accomplishment when you manage to have a simple conversation in a language you are learning is an amazing motivator. What's your favorite quote? My favorite quote comes from one of my favorite TedTalks. It was given by a great educator Rita Pierson, who said: “Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” In On-lang, we believe that every our student, young or older deserves a champion 😊 What methods do you use teaching your students? We use a variety of teaching methods. Starting from Montessori/Multi-sensory methods for kids, through The Natural Approach, CLT (Communicative language learning), to our favorite – the Immersion method for adults. Actually what we like to do most is to tailor a mixture of various methods to our students. We definitely try to conduct our lessons completely in the target language as soon as it is possible. We also want to give our students the possibility to enjoy communication as early as  possible in their learning process – hence the focus on very practical, and useful skills. What would you say would be the recommendations of people who want to start their own business today? 1. The beginnings are never easy, so don’t give up to quickly. 2. Though you may often feel like this – don’t do everything by yourself. Try to get a support and to delegate tasks as soon as possible. 3. Gather positive people around you, and talk to them often to gain motivation to go on. Last, but not least, if you are not one yourself, find a good support of a tax advisor. I am very happy to have a support of Jegen Steuerberatungsgesellschaft GmbH from Bitburg, that provides fantastic support. Hope you enjoyed learning about Jacob and his family's entrepreneurial experience, which he has shared in a beautiful way. Are you learning a new language? check out On-lang and support local businesses in the greater region: luxembourgexpats.lu/local-business/books-languages-learning-and-training/1100001050

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ICT Spring 2021: the largest physical event of the year kept all its promises

ICT Spring 2021: the largest physical event of the year kept all its promises  On September 14 and 15, at the Europe Convention Center Luxembourg, in the heart of Europe, a new edition of the global tech conference ICT Spring was held. Organized by Farvest, this two day event composed of keynotes, roundtables, meetings and networking allowed experts, managers, start-ups and investors to meet and discuss topical issues and future trends in various sectors: ranging from FinTech to Space, including Cybersecurity, the digitalization of services, the Supply Chain and the development of the startups’ ecosystem at the international scale.  With 2.200+ people registered for this 2021 edition, 2350+ bilateral contacts made, 51 countries represented, 400+ meetings booked and 6000+ messages exchanged, ICT Spring kept all its promises.   Being the unmissable event since 2010 and supported by the Luxembourg government as well as an array of companies committed to the future of the tech world and of our society, ICT Spring, was the main event of the Digital ICT Week organized last September 13 to 17 by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise Europe Network.   As a consequence to the current health situation, ICT Spring took place in a hybrid format, with the possibility for attendees to join either on site or either to follow the conferences broadcasted live on a dedicated platform. Two intense days during which more than 220 high-level international speakers shared their expertise on major tech trends, their impact on society and the working world. In addition, more than 55 exhibitors met and exchanged with the 2021 springers while featuring their products and services in the exhibition hall.  True to its commitments and objectives, ICT Spring 2021 has encouraged emulation and networking between business leaders, decision makers, start-ups, researchers and VCs. The participants were pleased to exchange face-to-face after months of health crisis which prevented such meetings from being held, a real “first” for the country since March 2020. To offer a 360 event experience to its digital attendees, a networking platform was also implemented -allowing participants to participate in the matchmaking and targeted networking sessions- through the use of an internal application, generating more than 1500 meetings over the 2 days.  For its inauguration, the Mastermind Summit & Competition offered a brand new conference dedicated to entrepreneurs, VCs and startups. Featuring the best international start-ups in the tech world, Mastermind Competition rewarded 3 start-ups, at the forefront of innovation, active in Deeptech, Fintech and NewSpace. The winners of this first edition are: FIN-PAY from Australia (FinTech), Encapsulate from Canada (DeepTech) and Pale Blue from Japan (NewSpace).   Website: www.ictspring.com     ---------------------  French Version  ICT Spring Europe 2021 : le plus grand Ă©vĂ©nement en prĂ©sentiel de l'annĂ©e a tenu toutes ses promesses  Les 14 et 15 septembre, Ă  l'Europe Convention Center Luxembourg, au cƓur de l'Europe, s'est tenue une nouvelle Ă©dition de la confĂ©rence technologique internationale ICT Spring. OrganisĂ© par Farvest, cet Ă©vĂ©nement de deux jours composĂ© de keynotes, tables rondes, rencontres et networking a permis aux experts, managers, start-ups et investisseurs d'Ă©changer sur des sujets d'actualitĂ© et sur les tendances futures dans des secteurs variĂ©s : de la FinTech au spatial, en passant par la cybersĂ©curitĂ©, la digitalisation des services, la Supply Chain et le dĂ©veloppement de l'Ă©cosystĂšme des startups Ă  l'Ă©chelle internationale.  Avec plus de 2.200 personnes inscrites pour cette Ă©dition 2021, plus de 2.500 contacts bilatĂ©raux, 51 pays reprĂ©sentĂ©s, plus de 400 rendez-vous professionnels planifiĂ©s et plus de 6.000 messages Ă©changĂ©s, ICT Spring a tenu toutes ses promesses.  Rendez-vous incontournable depuis 2010, soutenu par le gouvernement luxembourgeois et tout un panel d'entreprises investies dans l'avenir de la tech et de notre sociĂ©tĂ©, ICT Spring Ă©tait l'Ă©vĂ©nement phare de la Digital ICT Week organisĂ©e du 13 au 17 septembre par la Chambre de Commerce du Luxembourg et Enterprise Europe Network.  Du fait de la situation sanitaire actuelle, ICT Spring s'est dĂ©roulĂ© sous un format hybride, avec la possibilitĂ© pour les professionnels, soit d’assister Ă  l’évĂ©nement sur place, soit de suivre les confĂ©rences retransmises en direct sur internet grĂące une plateforme dĂ©diĂ©e. Le programme a consistĂ© en deux journĂ©es intenses au cours desquelles plus de 220 intervenants internationaux de haut niveau ont partagĂ© leur expertise sur les grandes tendances technologiques, leur impact sur la sociĂ©tĂ© et le monde du travail. En outre, plus de 55 exposants ont pu prĂ©senter leurs derniĂšres innovations dans le hall d'exposition.  FidĂšle Ă  ses engagements et ses objectifs, ICT Spring Europe a favorisĂ© l'Ă©mulation et le networking entre chefs d'entreprise, dĂ©cideurs, startupers, chercheurs et investisseurs en capital-risque. Les participants ont eu le plaisir d'Ă©changer en face-Ă -face aprĂšs des mois de crise sanitaire qui ont empĂȘchĂ© la tenue de telles rencontres, une vĂ©ritable premiĂšre pour le pays depuis mars 2020. Afin d’offrir une expĂ©rience Ă©vĂ©nementielle Ă  360° ​​aux professionnels qui n’étaient pas prĂ©sents sur place, une plateforme de networking a Ă©tĂ© mis en place, permettant des sessions de rĂ©seautage ciblĂ©es et du matchmaking grĂące Ă  l'utilisation d'une application interne, gĂ©nĂ©rant plus de 1500 meetings sur les deux jours.  Pour sa premiĂšre, le Mastermind Summit & Competition a proposĂ© une confĂ©rence dĂ©diĂ©e aux entrepreneurs, investisseurs en capital-risque et startupers. Mettant en avant les meilleures start-up internationales de la tech, Mastermind Competition en a rĂ©compensĂ© trois Ă  la pointe de l'innovation, actives dans la Deeptech, la Fintech et le NewSpace. Les gagnants de cette premiĂšre Ă©dition sont : l’australienne FIN-PAY (FinTech), la canadienne Encapsulate (DeepTech) et la japonaise Pale Blue (NewSpace).  Site internet : ww.ictspring.com  

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Road resurfacing on Rue de Hamm

Road resurfacing works will be carried out on Rue de Hamm from 5:30 on Saturday, 11 September to 5:00 on Monday, 13 September 2021. Rue de Hamm will be closed to all traffic on the section of this road between No. 174 and Rue Englebert Neveu for the duration of these works. The Service Circulation (Traffic Department) will ensure proper signage is provided to inform road users. Please also note the following changes to the municipal bus service during the works: On line 9, all buses bound for Hamm will end their route at the stop "Ierzkaulen" (on Rue Englebert Neveu), which will serve as a temporary terminus. The stops "Hamm-Colonie", "Hamm-Schoul", "Hamm-Kierch", "Rue Haute", "KĂ€schtewee" and "Rue de Bitbourg" will not be served. In the opposite direction, service to Bonnevoie and the city centre will begin at "Ierzkaulen". On line 15, all buses bound for Hamm will end their route at the temporary terminus "Hamm, Kierch" (temporary stop on Rue des Peupliers). The stops "Hamm-Schoul", "Hamm-Colonie" and "Ierzkaulen" will not be served. In the opposite direction, service to Fetschenhof and Clausen will begin at "Hamm, Kierch" ((temporary stop on Rue des Peupliers). On the CN3, all buses coming from Bonnevoie will end their route at "Englebert Neveu" before changing direction and travelling back towards Bonnevoie and the city centre. No service will be provided to PulvermĂŒhl and the upper area of Hamm. The following stops in particular will be closed: "Hamm-Colonie", "Hamm-Schoul", "Hamm-Kierch", "Peupliers", "PulvermĂŒhl", "Hammer DĂ€llchen" and "GĂ©nĂ©ral Patton" For more info: Road resurfacing on Rue de Hamm | Ville de Luxembourg (vdl.lu) 

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Study (higher education) in Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a beautiful country sandwiched among Germany, France and Belgium. The country has one of the highest quality of lives, second richest in the world in GDP per capita, and one of the most expat friendly nations in the world; roughly half the Luxembourg population are expats. Luxembourg boasts a thriving finance, legal, and emerging tech industry. It has an advanced economy, and only a 6% unemployment rate, which is one of the lowest. There are a number of higher education options in Luxembourg. Importantly, with a thriving job market, upon graduation in Luxembourg, most students find full-time employment with a straight-forward work permit process. In addition, to become a naturalised Luxembourg citizen, you only need 5-years of residence (reduced from 7-years). This is one of the lowest requirements in Europe to become a citizen. As a Luxembourgish, EU Citizen, one can work and travel across all the European Union countries. And Luxembourg’ passport is accepted in more than 150 countries for visa-free travel. Now, lets get to the education part. University of Luxembourg is only about 20 years old, and is also ranked 20th in the World’s top young Universities by Times Education. Following are the list of Universities to check-in for higher education. University of Luxembourg: https://wwwen.uni.lu/ European Business University: ebu.lu United Business Institutes: https://www.ubi.edu/ BBI Luxembourg: https://www.bbi-edu.eu/ Sacred Heart University, Luxembourg: https://www.shu.lu/ Luxembourg School Of Business: https://luxsb.lu/ Business Science Institute: https://en.business-science-institute.com/ LUNEX International University of Health, Exercise and Sports: https://www.lunex-university.net/ CASS European Institute Of Management Studies: https://cass.edu.eu/ European Institute of Public Administration EIPA: https://www.eipa.eu/

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Can I become a Luxembourg Citizen? Luxembourgish Citizenship

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a founding member of the European Union and being a Luxembourg citizen means you're also the citizen of the European Union. Luxembourgish passport is one of the most powerful with one can travel to 172 countries visa-free with Luxembourg passport. European Union citizens do not require any specific documentation to live and work in Luxembourg. However, people coming from outside of the European Union, commonly referred to as third-country nationals, who are adults and are looking to work here require a work-permit for establishing long-term residence in Luxembourg. The current population of Luxembourg is 634000 and is growing at more than 1% every year and is expected to soon reach a million. The country's GDP is strong, driven by the finance and associated industries. As the country grows from strength-to-strength, Luxembourg is also becoming home to many third-country nationals. In fact, 48000 non-EU residents are estimated to be in Luxembourg in 2000. Refer Statista statista.com/statistics/584918/foreigners-in-luxembourg-by-nationality Now, there are 10 ways to become a Luxembourg citizen, as listed here: guichet.public.lu/en/citoyens/citoyennete/nationalite-luxembourgeoise/acquisition-recouvrement/option.html In this post, we will focus on Case No. 7 - becoming a naturalised citizen of Luxembourg as an adult. You need to meet the following three requirements: 1. Legally resided in Luxembourg for at least 5 years. The final year of residence immediately preceding the option declaration must have been uninterrupted; 2. Have knowledge of the Luxembourgish language, as evidenced by a Luxembourgish language test pass certificate; 3. Have taken the "Vivre ensemble au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg" course or passed the test covering the topics taught in this course. These are basic requirements and is one of the most straightforward among the lowest residency requirement among the EU countries (Germany for example requires 8 years).

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Vaccination FAQ (19 May update)

The question on top of many people's mind is, when can I get vaccinated? When will I get the vaccine invite? As of today, 19 May, the folks in the age range around 40 yrs are expected to get a vaccination invite within the next few weeks. Is vaccination optional or mandatory? Vaccination is not mandatory and is only voluntary. Many people who get the vaccine invite are not showing up at the centre. Where are the vaccination centres? There are at least 6 new vaccination centres are added and are proceeding at a rapid pace. Check the list of vaccination centres here luxembourgexpats.lu/stories/resources/1100000692 What are the available vaccines? 1. Moderna 2. Pfizer 3. Astrazenica 4. Johnson and Johson Do I get to choose my vaccine? The doctor on-site makes the choice of which vaccine. You can refuse the vaccine choice but you cannot choose which vaccine. Of course you can try to request and see if the doctor is accomodating but in general, its really not your choice on which vaccine. What happens if I refuse my vaccine? You can refuse your vaccine. In this case, you will not be vaccinated at that point. But, you can register for the waiting list and you will be called at the end of the vaccination roll call. What are the ways I can get vaccinated? 1. You will get an invite in a roll call. You use the invite, register for an appointment, and show-up for the appointment with the invitation letter, appointment confirmation, ID card and Social Security card to get vaccinated. 2. You can register in the waiting list. This is outside of the roll call and you may get an invite earlier than the roll call. 3. You can also register for the "left over vaccine" list. As people are not showing up for their vaccine, you will be called at the end of the day from the centre for left over vaccines. You need to (a) stay within 20mins from the vaccination centre (b) you should register it every day. (Update: this option ended on 8 May and no longer an option)

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