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There has been a marked contrast in how eastern and western EU members have reacted to recent concerns over the AstraZeneca vaccine
Vaccines

AstraZeneca vaccine unmasks EU split between west and east

While most western members of the bloc introduced restrictions on or suspended use of the jab, the opposite happened across the east
3 min. 11.04.2021
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Dissolution, voluntary liquidation, radiation: bad words – good opportunities.

Business leaders tend to freeze once they hear one of these words. However, they are not as cold as current times where we long for sunny days to return, especially with us still facing confinement in one way or another. Grab a coffee, get cozy and let’s dive within the warmer world of liquidation!
Vials of the Sputnik V vaccine
There have been a series of protests against austerity measures and proposed reforms in France in recent years
Poland's finance minister Tadeusz Koscinski
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
European Council President Charles Michel
Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is being reviewed by the European Medicines Agency
An oil platform in Tromso, Norway
The European Medicines Agency approved AstraZeneca on 29 January
Top stories

Top five stories you may have missed

In case you missed them the Luxembourg Times has selected the best stories of the week for you
3 min. 09.04.2021
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Discovery Italy

Italy: a veritable trove of striking landscapes, cultural and natural riches, unforgettable art cities and gastronomic delights.
A patient is injected a vaccine on April, 7, 2021
Christophe Schiltz is a civil servant and a member of the social-democratic Luxembourgish Social People's Party
The cost of housing in Luxembourg is continuing to rise
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Royals

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's activist husband, dies at 99

Philip's death comes at a moment of profound change for the royal family, amid Prince Harry’s departure from royal duties and the controversy over Prince Andrew
6 min. 09.04.2021
Luxembourg's CNPD urges users to "assume that it is more likely that your account is affected than not"
Data leak

Likely your LinkedIn account is hacked, watchdog says

Irish regulator informs Luxembourg of data leak involving some 500 million accounts
by Yannick LAMBERT 09.04.2021
The Kirchberg business district in Luxembourg City
US President Joe Biden speaks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 31, 2021
A vaccine being prepared as part of the vaccination campaign
EPPO

June start for EU anti-fraud body as prosecutors line up

Luxembourg had to extend the deadline to receive applications for local prosecutor posts due to low demand
by Yannick HANSEN 2 min. 08.04.2021
A health worker holds a vial of Russian-made Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in Podgorica, Montenegro on 23 February
Pandemic

EU regulator to probe ethical standards of Sputnik vaccine trials

EMA team to investigate whether Russian studies followed global clinical and scientific guidelines
2 min. 07.04.2021
A KLM plane flying over an Air France place at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte
A shepherd leads his flock near the village of Chemish, Bulgaria, on Tuesday.
Retired farmer Henri Boutfol prepares his dinner as he  watches French President Emmanuel Macron's televised speech at his farm near Chartres, eastern France, on Wednesday.
A worker prepares for the reopening of a restaurant despite restrictions which only allow to offer takeaway services on the sidelines of a demonstration of independent workers who protest against Covid-19 restrictions, near the Trevi fountain in downtown Rome on April 8, 2021.
¨pandemic

Italy eases lockdown restrictions in most of the country

Region around Milan among areas affected, ministry says
09.04.2021
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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
You'd be forgiven for thinking this novel was your old class mate's doctoral thesis
book review

When to judge a book by its cover

The male gaze dominates in this underwhelming novel about the brothers Grimm
by Merel MIEDEMA 3 min. 09.04.2021
Has to be seen to be fully appreciated: the spectacular life-sized 15-minute video “More Sweetly Play the Dance”
mudam
02.04.2021
Sculpture "Closed Society" from Marie-Josée Kerschen.
art exhibition
01.04.2021
Rehearsal for Harold Pinter's play The Hothouse, which premiered on Wednesday
night at the theatre
26.03.2021
Career

Getting your qualifications recognised

If you have a school certificate, diploma, degree or professional qualification from another country, you might need to get it recognised in Luxembourg
by Sarita Rao 6 min. 11.04.2021
Yellow Fever vaccinations are given at the travel clinic of the Central Hospital
What'sup!Luxembourg is an app that helps you discover "secret" spots in Luxembourg, whilst Vakanz Doheem invites you to take a 360 degree look at places to visit