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A grounded Air France airplane at the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport

France short-haul flight ban points way to cleaner flying

Bill would forbid conventional air travel when there’s a good alternative by train
3 min. 13.04.2021
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Discovery Italy

Italy: a veritable trove of striking landscapes, cultural and natural riches, unforgettable art cities and gastronomic delights.
The church in the Hollerich area of Luxembourg City
A big church in a small village is where Edmond Ries works
Church and state
Angela Merkel's successor as chancellor will be elected in September
Italy government, led by Mario Draghi, is considering pumping state funds into the plans
SES headquarters in Betzdorf north of Luxembourg City
New vaccination centre opened near the Findel airport on Monday

€2m hunt for Covid-19 to carry out follow-up tests

Study to examine prevalence of virus a year on comes as Luxembourg opened new vaccination centre on Monday
by John MONAGHAN 3 min. 12.04.2021
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30 years in a growing Luxembourg legal environment

2021 marks a milestone for Loyens & Loeff, which celebrates its 30th year in Luxembourg. 30 years of expertise, challenges and innovation.
The European Medicines Agency approved AstraZeneca on 29 January
Vials of the Sputnik V vaccine
A patient is injected a vaccine on April, 7, 2021
The headquarters of Wirecard AG, near Munich

Wirecard’s regulator faces criminal probe as scandal expands

Prosecutors stepped in after receiving complaints from citizens
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (left) stood flummoxed on 6 April as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) and European Council President Charles Michel (centre) took the only two chairs in front of their flags.
The Eurocrat

The geopolitics of a sofa seat

Michel and Erdoğan lashed over diplomatic slight in Turkey
by Beatriz Ríos 4 min. 12.04.2021
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
Recovery fund

EU countries set to battle Commission over revenue plans

Diplomats warn Brussels will struggle to win support from members for proposals aimed at collecting at least €13 billion a year
4 min. 12.04.2021
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

Merkel’s departure splits conservatives in succession battle

Bavarian CSU leader Markus Soeder and CDU party chairman Armin Laschet both declared their bid for the chancellorship on Sunday
2 min. 11.04.2021
There has been a marked contrast in how eastern and western EU members have reacted to recent concerns over the AstraZeneca vaccine
Poland's finance minister Tadeusz Koscinski
European Council President Charles Michel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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
Stored vaccines
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