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The European Commission building in Brussels

EU tests appetite for social debt as global bond demand falters

Proceeds set to help fund a jobs program
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Exit strategy: marketing your business for sale

In this interview, Christophe Vandendorpe and Pierre Kuntzelmann from EY Luxembourg´s Strategy and Transactions team, discuss prepping your business for a successful sale.
Paulette Lenert (left) at the Time to Talk event with Friedrich Mühlschlegel (right) and LuxTimes Editor-in-Chief Douwe Miedema
Ursula von der Leyen at a press conference
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an interview with Oprah Winfrey
EU companies like Germany’s Deutsche Telekom are pushing ahead with 5G networks, one of several technology sectors in which Europe lags behind China and the US.
European Banking Authority reception
Covid patient receiving hospital treatment
CFA Institute oversees popular tests to become a chartered financial analyst
Health Minister Paulette Lenert and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel made the announcement at a press conference on Friday

Luxembourg extends Covid-19 restrictions until Easter

Glimmer of hope for restaurants as Bettel mulls April 2 reopening date
4 min. 05.03.2021
Health Minister Paulette Lenert and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel at a press conference last month

Blog: Bettel and Lenert extend restrictions to early April

Briefing comes ahead of the expiration of Luxembourg's current Covid-19 restrictions on March 14
Victor Hugo vaccination center in Limpertsberg, Luxembourg
Flavio Becca at Luxembourg court in February this year
Santo Rumbo was acquitted of all charges in a trial targeting the 'Ndrangheta mafia group
French headquarters of Microsoft in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, a Paris suburb

Hackers breach thousands of Microsoft customers around the world

The attack started with a Chinese government-backed hacking group
5 min. 07.03.2021
US president Joe Biden

Open letter to Joe Biden on international corporate taxation

For too long, international institutions have failed to deal with tax avoidance and evasion, authors write
5 min. 07.03.2021
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
E&Y headquarters in Luxembourg
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Fuel prices have also increased
Three Luxembourg-based funds were suspended and then terminated.

France backs Italy’s decision to block AstraZeneca exports

Australia, which had been due to receive a shipment from Italy which was halted, has asked the European Commission to intervene
3 min. 05.03.2021
Gender pay gap

EU law could bar employers from asking about candidates' pay

Proposal would also force large companies with more than 250 staff to publish details of gender pay gap
2 min. 04.03.2021
Italy government's, led by Mario Draghi, notified the EU of its decision but there were no objections from Brussels
A health worker holds a vial of Russian-made Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in Podgorica, Montenegro on February 23
Hungary's leader Viktor Orban has pulled his party out of the EPP grouping in the European Parliament
Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport
US President Joe Biden has vowed to treat Russia differently from his predecessor

US matches EU and UK sanctions on Russia for Navalny attack

President Joe Biden announces first measures targeting prominent figures
3 min. 02.03.2021
Investigators have said it is extremely unlikely that frozen food caused the initial outbreak of Covid-19 in the Chinese city of Wuhan last year
Oil and gas operations emitted just over 70 million metric tonnes of methane into the atmosphere in 2020
Beijing's central business district
The exhibition takes part in the Cerle Cité

Made in Luxembourg: Ready. Set. Design.

Yasemin Elçi learns about the history of Luxembourg film decor at an exhibition showcasing the last four decades of cinematic backdrops
by Yasemin ELÇI ERGUN 05.03.2021
Enjoy films from female directors, find out which streets in Luxembourg are named after women politicians, artists, and scientists, or join a virtual event
PHOTO: National Museum of History and Art
Diane Jodes, Apple Dreams Photo: Yasemin Elçi
Almost space age, Karbaukis has photographed a number of water towers (Waassertierm) in Luxembourg

Architectural icons: water towers

You may not be a fan of rain, but have you ever noticed the architectural wonders that are the Waassertierm of Luxembourg?
by Sarita Rao 3 min. 07.03.2021
Some virtual team building ideas to make the connection amongst colleagues

Team-building in Covid times

A year since the office went virtual, team building remains important to employee cohesion and well-being. So what can your team do to bond?
by Sarita RAO 5 min. 08.03.2021