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Carlo Thelen, Chamber of Commerce managing director
fiscal policy

Unified global tax could hamper competition, Chamber of Commerce head says

Countries should retain right to offer tax incentives, Carlo Thelen argues
by Zuzanna REDA-JAKIMA 3 min. 12.04.2021
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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!
The headquarters of Wirecard AG, near Munich
RTL Group offices in Luxembourg
The European Commission is attempting to come up with fresh ways of raising revenue to pay for the coronavirus recovery fund
Markus Soeder (right) checks his watch as he leaves a press conference with Armin Laschet (back centre) and Christian Social Union (CSU) parliamentary group leader Alexander Dobrindt (left) in Berlin on Sunday
There has been a marked contrast in how eastern and western EU members have reacted to recent concerns over the AstraZeneca vaccine
The European Medicines Agency approved AstraZeneca on 29 January
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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

London leading the way in luxury home sales

Wealthiest bought more super-prime properties, worth at least $10 million (€8.4 million), in British capital last year than in any other city
2 min. 11.04.2021
An oil platform in Tromso, Norway
Wealth funds

Masters of $1.3 trillion fund see ESG dominating for decades

Norwegian government, responsible for the world's largest wealth fund, predicts climate and social concerns to drive investment decisions
3 min. 10.04.2021
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Luxembourg's CNPD urges users to "assume that it is more likely that your account is affected than not"
The Kirchberg business district in Luxembourg City
Poland's finance minister Tadeusz Koscinski
Corona fund

Polish minister: vote against EU package would be ‘suicidal’

Finance minister says country "won’t be able to source such funds outside the EU" if parliament fails to approve plan in vote this week
European Council President Charles Michel

EU's Michel says reacting to Turkey seating risked worse spat

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was left without a chair at a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is being reviewed by the European Medicines Agency
There have been a series of protests against austerity measures and proposed reforms in France in recent years
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.

Italy eases lockdown restrictions in most of the country

Region around Milan among areas affected, ministry says
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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”
Sculpture "Closed Society" from Marie-Josée Kerschen.
art exhibition
Rehearsal for Harold Pinter's play The Hothouse, which premiered on Wednesday
night at the theatre

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. 12.04.2021
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