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Crucial week for EU to show true colours on green ambitions

The US is set to unveil its targets for reducing carbon emissions at the virtual summit
by Beatriz Ríos 3 min. today at 14:40
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Private equity structuring trends

Private Equity continues to fly high despite a slight pause caused by the pandemic.
The tram at the Place d'Etoile
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny shown in June 2019 at a court hearing in Moscow.
People make their way along a street in the old quarters of New Delhi on April 19, 2021, as India's capital will impose a week-long lockdown
European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany
Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi gives a press conference on Friday in Rome.
Prime Minister Xavier Bettel speaking at a press briefing on Friday

Waitlist for AstraZeneca jab opens to volunteers

Bettel mulls lifting some social distancing, curfew rules by mid-May
4 min. 16.04.2021
Female designer standing in front of a wooden table. Happy and confident, smiling and looking at camera.
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Three ways for business owners to make their company more sustainable (and profitable)

What does sustainability mean to you and your business? In Luxembourg, the scrutiny of businesses' environmental, social, and corporate governance programs looks set to further intensify. But does this shift spell more opportunity or an increase in risk? UBS presents three simple steps for any business to become more sustainable, purposeful… and potentially more profitable.
Prime Minister Xavier Bettel
The church in the Hollerich area of Luxembourg City
Luxembourg has already received 2,400 doses of the Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine
British industrialist Sanjeev Gupta
liberty steel

As Sanjeev Gupta rose from trader to tycoon, several banks backed away

Banks dumped the owner of Liberty Steel plant in Dudelange, forcing turn to now-collapsed lender
8 min. 17.04.2021
Staff holding up signs as EIB President Werner Hoyer speaks in December 2019. The signs read: "your staff is frustrated! What will you do please?"

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
4 min. 17.04.2021
Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
Companies have moved operations and staff out of London following the UK's departure from the EU
European Commission building in Brussels
Angela Merkel's successor as chancellor will be elected in September

Merkel successors headed for showdown in caucus on Tuesday

Bavaria’s Soeder determined to win candidacy after failed talk
4 min. today at 11:18
French President Emmanuel Macron (l) welcomed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Paris on Friday.

The Macron Factor

French president offers something Merkel did not -- a realistic assessment of the world and the challenges facing the West
4 min. 18.04.2021
President Werner Hoyer, 70 this year, in a photo in 2019
Pfizer vaccines
Rental costs have more than doubled in many Berlin neighbourhoods in the last decade
US President Joe Biden (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin

Biden imposes sanctions on Russia, restricts buying new debt

Ban for US financial institutions to participate in primary market for new Russian debt
5 min. 15.04.2021
An Egyptian navy craft patrols as ships resume navigation in the Suez Canal on March 30, 2021
Dry corn field
The American flag flies at half staff over the US Capitol in honour of the Capitol Police officer that was killed in the line of duty earlier today on April 02, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Fran Lebowitz may not be young but her biting wit shows a next generation how to think about news

How do young people consume news?

Pretentiousness of traditional media is why Gen Z says it prefers YouTube
by Natalia DEMBOWSKA 3 min. 16.04.2021
Customers having a drink on the first day terraces reopened in Luxembourg
being young in the pandemic
You'd be forgiven for thinking this novel was your old class mate's doctoral thesis
Has to be seen to be fully appreciated: the spectacular life-sized 15-minute video “More Sweetly Play the Dance”
Several Clausen terraces are open, including this sunny one at Ikki. We just need the sun to stay shining
Eat out

Terraces to try out

If you long for a long lunch with a view, by a lake or river, or even on a sand-filled beach, here are a few suggestions for terraces to try out
by Sarita RAO 8 min. 17.04.2021
The promenade at Remich
Very few 11-year-olds know what to put in a CV
The L Word
Inside the Luxembourg Science Center's interactive playground
1 today at 08:11