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European chief prosecutor Laura Kövesi
Budget fraud

More delays for European public prosecutor

Office still cannot start work as majority of countries have not sent delegated prosecutors
by Yannick LAMBERT 3 min. today at 11:23
Volvo Cars and Geely had said a year ago that they were considering combining their businesses
Car industry

Volvo and Geely call off merger, but agree to greater collaboration

Companies will forge deeper ties but preserve separate corporate structures
today at 16:21
The European Commission has unveiled an updated adaptation strategy for dealing with the effects of climate change
Aleksander Lukashenko (left), President of Belarus, with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Armenia in 2019
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to discuss the plans with state leaders next week
The higher capacity in Luxembourg is partly due to deliveries of the AstraZeneca vaccine
The former government financed Covid-19 testing centre for passengers arriving at Findel airport Photo: Gerry Huberty
A shop in Luxembourg City warns customers of Covid restrictions Photo: Chris Karaba
Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna in February Photo: Anouk Antony
Commerzbank in Luxembourg's financial district, Kirchberg Photo: Anouk Antony
industrial land

Luxembourg sees little progress recouping biodiesel plant investment

Economy minister says bankrupt plant lacked ability to meet promised production targets
by Emery P. DALESIO 2 min. 22.02.2021
pandemic

Only half show up for vaccine invites

Country detected new virus strains in schools before their sudden two-week shutdown
by Yannick Lambert and Julie Edde 3 min. 22.02.2021
Firefighters building dams in the river to stop the oil pollution moving downstream Photo: CDGIS
Staff in protective gear at a care home in Belgium helping an elderly woman Photo: AFP
Luxembourg's parliament in Cercle Cité, where it is currently gathering because of the Covid-19 pandemic Photo: Lex Kleren
HSBC

HSBC to prune investment bank to fund expansion in Asian wealth

Europe's largest lender said it would spend more than $6 billion over the next five years to expand its Asian operations
4 min. 23.02.2021
trade

A star trader turns star witness in $12 billion tax scandal

Prosecutors in one of Europe's largest tax scandals have a new ally against potential wrongdoing
9 min. 23.02.2021
Facebook's corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California. Photo: AFP
Spa hotel, Domaine thermal de Mondorf, in Luxembourg
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves as he hosts a virtual meeting of G7 leaders in the Cabinet Room at Downing Street in London on February 19, 2021. Photo: AFP
Brexit

UK accepts EU request for more time to scrutinise Brexit deal

The agreement on trade, security and fisheries was signed on December 24
23.02.2021
punishing russia

EU to sanction four people over Russian poisoning of Navalny

Move requiring unanimous support from all 27 member states could include senior Russian law enforcement officials
2 min. 22.02.2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks in the House of Commons in London on Monday. PHOTO: AFP
Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel. PHOTO: AFP
More EU sanctions for Russia are underway this week, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn was quoted as saying by German media Photo: Anouk Antony
Rue de Rivoli, Paris Photo: AFP
Project Syndicate
21.02.2021
failure

Metal fatigue seen as trigger of engine failure

An examination suggested a crack that grew gradually over time prompted the failure
4 min. 23.02.2021
England's capital, London
A freezer farm for Covid-19 vaccines at the Pfizer Kalamazoo Manufacturing Site in Portage, Michigan Photo: AFP
World Trade Organisation Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Photo: AFP
exhibition

A taste of 17th century Florentine art

How Europe’s richest bankers flaunted their wealth 400 years ago
by YASEMIN ELÇI 2 min. 18.12.2020
Diane Jodes, Apple Dreams Photo: Yasemin Elçi
Vanessa Springora, the author of "Le Consentement". Photo: JF Paga
The Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah, which takes part in the Sundance Film Festival, where Kajillionaire premiered this year. Photo: Shutterstock.
Art Nouveau

Architectural Icon: the windows of Esch

Art Deco and Art Nouveau rub shoulders in Esch-sur-Alzette, adorning city centre windows with roses, steelworkers and the Roman god Mercury
by Sarita Rao 6 min. 22.02.2021
Setting up or registering your company might take several calls Photo: shutterstock
Entrepreneurs
21.02.2021
Buergbrennen in Beggen Photo: Manuel Dias
Tradition
1 20.02.2021
19th century farmhouse to make way for 25 housing units in the ever-expanding commune of Mamer Photo: Peter Kleijnenburg