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A healthcare worker fills a syringe with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at the university hospital in Halle/Saale in eastern Germany
pandemic

Infections jump again in Luxembourg

There were 324 new cases on Wednesday, weekly numbers also on the up
by Julie EDDE today at 11:35
Andrew Bailey, the Governor of the Bank of England, has said the EU's policy would be resisted
Brexit

Bank of England chief slams EU’s stance on swaps clearing

Andrew Bailey says insistence that clearinghouses are located inside the bloc represents a "very serious escalation" of standoff
24.02.2021
Austrian company Plansee Group has gained control over the Luxembourg firm Ceratizit, although the exact details of the deal have not been disclosed
Kate Oglesby (right) interviewing Douwe Miedema
European chief prosecutor Laura Kövesi
Volvo Cars and Geely had said a year ago that they were considering combining their businesses
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
Coronavirus

Police hands out more fines for Covid rule breakers

Separately, Covid levels in wastewater rose over the last two weeks
by Kathryn OGLESBY 2 min. 23.02.2021
Brexit

Gramegna warns against a 'fortress Europe' in finance

Finance minister calls for a close cooperation with the UK after Brexit
by Julie EDDE 2 min. 23.02.2021
Former Economy Ministery Jeannot Krecke (C) and the principals behind now-bankrupt Biocardel sign an agreement in 2007 to establish a biodiesel plant. PHOTO: Guy Jallay
Luxembourg Health Director Dr Jean-Claude Schmit Photo: Chris Karaba
Firefighters building dams in the river to stop the oil pollution moving downstream Photo: CDGIS
Ernst & Young Luxembourg
transparency

Jobs agency should release E&Y job details it holds

Luxembourg transparency body finds jobs agency documents are public, but CSSF can withhold E&Y pension details
by Emery P. DALESIO 4 min. 40 min ago
The former government financed Covid-19 testing centre for passengers arriving at Findel airport Photo: Gerry Huberty
pandemic

Air travel quarantines are getting longer and lonelier

Enforced isolations in Hong Kong hotels stretch to 21 days
5 min. 24.02.2021
The HSBC building in Geneva, Switzerland Photo: AFP
Commerzbank in Luxembourg's financial district, Kirchberg Photo: Anouk Antony
Al Fattan Tower, Dubai Photo: Shutterstock
Facebook's corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California. 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
today at 08:59
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