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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
3 min. 11.06.2021
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Managing your insurance is easy!

Consumers’ habits are constantly evolving, and they expect businesses to provide an efficient personalised experience as well as quality services that meet their needs
Pop-up shops allow new entrepreneurs to showcase on the high street
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Untitled work street artist PixelJuice on the wall of a school in Esch
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Croatian PM Andrej Plenković
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Chief Prosecutor Laura Kövesi officially launched EPPO - which she leads - last week
Covid-19

Luxembourg to detail CovidCheck certificate plans

Health Minister Lenert to talk about plans on Thursday afternoon ahead of EU-wide roll-out
by John MONAGHAN 10.06.2021
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Find your personal Italian waterside

Your personal holiday desires will be met by Italy’s coastline, lakes and rivers.
Martine Reicherts is the new chairwoman of Saint-Paul Luxembourg
The number of active coronavirus infections dropped to 675
The ECJ will decide if Luxembourg should be fined
In 2019/2020 academic year, a record 17,000 students enrolled for language courses at INL
Economy

ECB’s Knot says European debt rules need to be more flexible

Current regulations need to be updated to allow more room for manoeuvre, according to member of bank's governing council
2 min. 11.06.2021
Amazon's European headquarters is based in Luxembourg
Big tech

Luxembourg hits Amazon with EU's biggest data fine

Data protection watchdog CNPD proposes fine of more than $425 million (€349 million)
by John MONAGHAN 2 min. 11.06.2021
Multinationals based in the Swiss canton of Zug are taxed at just under 12%
Bitcoin logo on a coin
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will leave her position later this year
Politics

Attending her last G-7, Merkel has had enough of US leadership

German leader's final such summit, and Joe Biden's first, is marked by tensions between Europe and the US
6 min. 10.06.2021
Condor received a €550 million bailout package
Aviation

Ryanair wins EU court challenge to Condor’s Covid-19 aid

General Court, the bloc’s second-highest tribunal, ruled in favour of airline's appeal of a €550 million loan given to German carrier
09.06.2021
Brexit has impacted trade between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK
Some European countries are already using the Covid-19 passport, such as here at a border crossing between Croatia and Slovenia
Armin Laschet is aiming to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany's leader in elections in September
Demonstrators in Budapest protest against the right-wing Fidez party of PM Viktor Orban and the planned construction of a Chinese university in the city
First Lady Jill Biden and US President Joe Biden
Vaccines

G7 leaders to pledge 1bn Covid-19 vaccine doses for poorer countries

Initiative to be unveiled at Cornwall summit to address criticism wealthy nations have taken bulk of supplies
3 min. 11.06.2021
Victor Hugo vaccination center in Limpertsberg, Luxembourg
One in five people were estimated to be living with mental ill-health
Websites across the internet were unavailable on Tuesday, including the New York Times, Bloomberg News, Reddit, and the UK government
the garden path

Green is the new black

Faye Peterson catches up with Luxembourg eco-artist Ben Carter
by Faye Peterson 3 min. 11.06.2021
Lina Peller in her role as Steph, a character that bears resemblance to playwright Stephanie Ridings
theatre review
10.06.2021
The Covid-19 has been a fertile ground for all kinds of conspiracy theories
exhibition
04.06.2021
Photography workshops, guided tours and medicinal plants are all part of this year's Rendezvous aux Jardins
Pop-up shops allow new entrepreneurs to showcase on the high street
Entrepreneurs

Pop-up shops in Luxembourg

Pop into one of Luxembourg's 'pop-up' shops for clothes, limited edition sneakers, toys and artisan products
by Sarita Rao 7 min. today at 09:00
Untitled work street artist PixelJuice on the wall of a school in Esch
Figuring out what taxes you should pay in Luxembourg is not the easiest task Photo: Shutterstock
Personal finance
08.06.2021
Milan's Naviglio Grande is home to multiple canal-side bars and cafes, perfect for watching the sunset