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Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban (L) speaks with Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi during the opening ceremony of the Porto Social Summit
porto summit

Hungary, Poland thwart EU’s push for gender equality

The countries refuse to acknowledge a difference between biological sex and social gender
2 min. 07.05.2021
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Cyber attacks: getting prepared and responding effectively

Luxembourg companies adapted to remote technologies quickly last year. Getting ready for cyber risk is different and having a plan is critical.
12 Rue de Bastogne in Beggen, where Avrox is headquartered
A UPD driver delivers parcels in Luxembourg
White smoke is a good sign, not just in Rome
Solar cells on a roof in Luxembourg
 Christianne Wickler
New measures

Major lockdown easing, restaurants and pubs to reopen

Indoor seating will be allowed from 16 May, but only after corona test
by Yannick HANSEN 3 min. 05.05.2021
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Discovery Italy

Italy: a veritable trove of striking landscapes, cultural and natural riches, unforgettable art cities and gastronomic delights.
WeDely offers restaurant delivery services in Luxembourg
SES headquarters in Betzdorf
Victor Hugo vaccination center in Limpertsberg, Luxembourg
Solar cells on a roof in Luxembourg
news round-up

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
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The company is headquartered in Luxembourg
Steel

Commodities boom grips steel as ArcelorMittal profit surges

The multinational steel company, headquartered in Luxembourg, was formed in 2006 from the takeover of Arcelor by Indian-owned Mittal Steel
2 min. 06.05.2021
SES is headquartered in Betzdorf, east Luxembourg
Contestants on the RTL show "Let's Dance" last month. The Luxembourg-based media company is relying more on revenues from producing entertainment.
Deutsche Bank Luxembourg HQ
Amazon's European headquarters is based in Luxembourg's financial district, Kirchberg
Office and residential buildings are pictured in front of the beach and seafront in St Helier, on the British island of Jersey
Fishing

UK sends navy ships to Jersey on French blockade threat

Deployment of the ships marks a striking escalation of tensions
2 min. 06.05.2021
Plans aim to reduce Germany's emissions-reduction goal
Environment

Germany targets more ambitious climate neutrality goal of 2045

The new legislation will include a goal of cutting emissions by 88% by 2040, Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said
05.05.2021
Chinese paramilitary policemen watch as people walk along the Shanghai waterfront on Saturday. The European Commission is expected to propose legislation this week that could limit EU market access to Chinese state-ownedcompanies.
US President Joe Biden
The EU is considering 5G corridors as part of the plans
Schiphol airport in Amsterdam
People visit the Great Wall during the labour day holiday in Beijing on May 1, 2021
Environment

China’s emissions exceed all the developed world’s combined

The China’s emissions highlights the importance of President Xi Jinping’s drive to peak carbon emissions before 2030
06.05.2021
Former US President Donald Trump
Fishing boats moored at the port of Le Guilvinec, western France
Emily, played by Lily Collins takes a selfie out of the window of her Paris apartment
The Fresh View

Emily is the essence of cringe

Senseless cultural and gender stereotypes abound in “Emily in Paris”
by Natalia DEMBOWSKA 4 min. 29.04.2021
The artist in his atelier
Composing during the pandemic - Luxembourgish singer C'est Karma at work without an audience
Fran Lebowitz may not be young but her biting wit shows a next generation how to think about news
Good friends can be life savers, toxic ones can seriously affect your mental state
The L Word

Why it’s time to clear out toxic friendships

Columnist Sarita Rao thinks the pandemic has reinforced our true friendships, and exposed those we need to clear out
by Sarita RAO 4 min. 01.05.2021
Esch-sur-Sûre and its neighbouring villages have plenty to offer the day tripper, from lakeside beaches and watersports to themed forest trails
Hesperange castle dates back to the 13th century
Water is supplied by your commune's nearest Service des Eaux and you will be charged for useage but also work carried on pipes and sewers