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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
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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.
French headquarters of Microsoft in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, a Paris suburb
Some virtual team building ideas to make the connection amongst colleagues
Updated 27 min ago
Health Minister Paulette Lenert and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel made the announcement at a press conference on Friday
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
Enjoy films from female directors, find out which streets in Luxembourg are named after women politicians, artists, and scientists, or join a virtual event
EU commissioner Ursula von der Leyen
Fuel prices have also increased
A production line at ArcelorMittal's Differdange plant
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
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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.
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
E&Y headquarters in Luxembourg
News round-up

Five stories you may have missed

In case you missed them, the Luxembourg Times has selected five of the best stories from the past week
2 min. 06.03.2021
Three Luxembourg-based funds were suspended and then terminated.

Luxembourg €8bn funds linked to Greensill to close

Credit Suisse will start making payments to investors from next week
by Julie EDDE 05.03.2021
Beijing's central business district
The Royal Bank of Canada building in Belval
Luxembourg-based JAB Holding invested in a company sells in-home gardening equipment that's taken off during the pandemic
Lufthansa airplanes at the international airport in Munich, southern Germany

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

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
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
The European Commission building in Brussels
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
PHOTO: National Museum of History and Art
Diane Jodes, Apple Dreams Photo: Yasemin Elçi
Vanessa Springora, the author of "Le Consentement". Photo: JF Paga
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
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This medieval town with cobbled streets invites you to admire its architecture, stroll by its lake, or take a walk through the wolf gorge on its borders
Despite the difficulties of the pandemic, food trucks are still out and about serving lunch and dinner