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Italy government's, led by Mario Draghi, notified the EU of its decision but there were no objections from Brussels
Vaccinations

Italy blocks shipment of AstraZeneca jab to Australia

Intervention is the first of its kind since the EU introduced vaccine export controls on doses going outside the bloc
today at 16:46
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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.
Flavio Becca at Luxembourg court in February this year
Luxembourg-based JAB Holding invested in a company sells in-home gardening equipment that's taken off during the pandemic
post-pandemic economy
today at 11:00
Lufthansa airplanes at the international airport in Munich, southern Germany
A health worker holds a vial of Russian-made Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in Podgorica, Montenegro on February 23
According to Interpol there was a criminal network distributing counterfeit jabs
Santo Rumbo was acquitted of all charges in a trial targeting the 'Ndrangheta mafia group
The survey marked the anniversary of the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Luxembourg
Pandemic

60% say missing social contacts has been biggest Covid hardship

Survey marks one year anniversary of first case in Luxembourg
by Yannick HANSEN 03.03.2021
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#13 - with John Ryan

In the 13th episode of our health Podcast we talked to John Ryan, the Director Public Health at the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG Santé). We asked him about European coordination work in the pandemic, DG Santé’s role in it and how it is involved in the vaccination against COVID-19.
The forecast for the IT and technology sectors was made in a study by industry lobby group FEDIL
A further 250 people received fines in Luxembourg last week for failing to comply with Covid-19 regulations
Beds in an asylum seeker shelter in Strassen
Irregularities with vaccinations have now happened in two hospitals, including at the Centre hospitalier du Nord in Ettelbrück (here pictured)
UK capital city, London
Budget

Sunak extends aid for jobs saying UK recovery to take time

The UK economy shrank almost 10% last year
2 min. 03.03.2021
Luxembourg-based Eurasian Resources Group mines and processes copper and cobalt in the Congo.
african mines

Luxembourg-based ERG deals through controversial Congo middleman

Luxembourg-based company holds mining leases in Congo that UK financial fraud office has been investigating for alleged corruption
8 min. 03.03.2021
Spire helps monitor illegal fishing and weather patterns
Governments across Europe must support companies to avoid a more damaging economic downturn, the IMF has said
A mock-up picture of the new building in Howald, which will be the new offices for the Luxembourg Times and Luxemburger Wort
A view of the Aviva office in London
Hungary's leader Viktor Orban has pulled his party out of the EPP grouping in the European Parliament
European Parliament

Orban's Fidesz party leaves EPP group in European parliament

Hungary's leader announces move on Wednesday, after the EPP approved new rules to allow a member party to be suspended
3 min. 03.03.2021
Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport
Travel

EU vaccine passports for travel still months away, memo shows

“The technical work underpinning such a platform could require three to four months,” according to the memo, dated March 2
2 min. 03.03.2021
The European Commission building in Brussels
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said her plans to partner with Israel do not represent a "breach" of European efforts
The ECJ issued a ruling on Tuesday on Poland's new rules for appointments to the country's Supreme Court
Germany's economy is feeling the strain of a lockdown which has been in place since mid-November
US President Joe Biden has vowed to treat Russia differently from his predecessor
Russia

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
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.
Appointments should be made online once you receive your invitation letter containing a code, much like the large-scale testing system
Coronavirus

Getting vaccinated

The invitation phases, registering and vaccination centres – a guide to Luxembourg’s Covid-19 vaccination programme
by Sarita RAO 5 min. 26.02.2021
Spice up your usual menu with a visit to a speciality food store
Taking the time to think about the surroundings you want
Listen to woodpeckers, watch butterflies and spot new buds Photo: Laurent Jacquemart
Stay fit
02.03.2021