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How Luxembourg celebrates National Day

What's the story behind the Grand Duke’s official birthday, how does the nation celebrate Nationalfeierdag, and what's happening this year?
2 by Sarita Rao 6 min. 20.06.2021
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Christophe Wintgens to succeed Michael Ferguson as the EY Luxembourg Wealth and Asset Management Leader.

Michael Ferguson came to Luxembourg in 1989 and joined EY in 1994.
The European Central Bank is examining the prospect of introducing a digital euro
You can visit 33 countries on a digital interrail pass
Brasserie Bosso in Grund has a great choice of dishes including spätzle
People in the UK have built up the most savings during the pandemic, according to a survey in 17 countries
The European Commission has cleared eight previously barred banks to handle bond sales for the EU’s €800bn recovery fund
That familiar sign that means your journey is going to take an unexpected detour
The EU's anti-fraud office, OLAF, recommended the EIB should discipline dozens of its own staff following the investigation
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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
4 min. 19.06.2021
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Find your personal Italian waterside

Your personal holiday desires will be met by Italy’s coastline, lakes and rivers.
Sketch of an Ichthyosaurus
Paulette Lenert, the public face of Luxembourg's fight against the coronavirus, is the country's most popular politician
Artists last year boarded up a memorial of Nicolas Cito, a Luxembourg engineer who oversaw works on a railway in Congo
Cristiano Ronaldo moved Coca-Cola bottles which had been placed in front of him at a press conference on Monday, replacing them with water

Ronaldo’s Coke moment signals power shift in sport

Companies adapt to changing dynamics as stars openly defy sponsorship deals
4 min. 19.06.2021
Luxembourg finance minister Pierre Gramegna
Corporate tax

Luxembourg set to lose big from G7 tax deal, study says

Winners will far outnumber the losers in Europe, largest economies to benefit most
2 min. 18.06.2021
Danske Bank in central Stockholm, Sweden
Cristiano Ronaldo had removed two bottles of Coca-Cola in front of him and urged people to drink water instead
Luxembourg is the largest destination for ESG funds
Cargolux CEO Richard Forson discussed the company's future on Friday
A vial of the AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine

AstraZeneca and EU both declare victory over vaccine supply spat

The company must supply 80.2 million doses of the shot by 27 September, only about 10 million more doses than Astra has already sent the EU
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel in Betzdorf, Luxembourg on 18 June
Pandemic recovery

Brussels lets Luxembourg off tax hook in recovery plan

Luxembourg tapping only a small account, no tax reforms foreseen as a condition
2 min. 18.06.2021
The European Investment Bank is headquartered in the Kirchberg district of Luxembourg City
The European Central Bank
Ebrahim Raisi has been elected as Iran's new President

Iran elects hardline President with nuclear deal in balance

Ebrahim Raisi sweeps to a landslide victory in election, which could see the adoption of a more hostile stance towards the West
Annual intersessional meetings are a chance for negotiators to outline their positions ahead of the main COP summit at the end of the year
Heathrow Airport, London
Police officers leave the Apple Daily newspaper offices in Hong Kong on June 17, 2021.
Kathy Bates plays the character of Ruth Whitefeather Feldman in the Netflix series Disjointed

“Disjointed” is the swampy bong water of weed culture

Netflix series is an offensive misrepresentation of cannabis and its users
by Natalia DEMBOWSKA 4 min. 18.06.2021
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Lina Peller in her role as Steph, a character that bears resemblance to playwright Stephanie Ridings
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The Covid-19 has been a fertile ground for all kinds of conspiracy theories
UEFA EURO 2020/2021 European Football Championship games have started but where can you grab a beer and watch the match live?

Where to watch the UEFA EURO with a beer

We've waited a year for UEFA EURO 2020, so where can you catch a match and quaff a beer?
by Sarita Rao 6 min. 15.06.2021
Christine Probst has found that wearing the same dress for almost 100 days has been liberating in many ways
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Erected as the city hall in 1572 Photo: Shutterstock
Pop-up shops allow new entrepreneurs to showcase on the high street