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Volvo Cars and Geely had said a year ago that they were considering combining their businesses
Car industry

Volvo and Geely call off merger, but agree to greater collaboration

Companies will forge deeper ties but preserve separate corporate structures
today at 16:21
The European Commission has unveiled an updated adaptation strategy for dealing with the effects of climate change
Climate change

Europe seeks stronger protection for economy from climate risks

Updated strategy unveiled by European Commission on Wednesday
today at 12:47
Aleksander Lukashenko (left), President of Belarus, with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Armenia in 2019
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to discuss the plans with state leaders next week
The former government financed Covid-19 testing centre for passengers arriving at Findel airport Photo: Gerry Huberty
A shop in Luxembourg City warns customers of Covid restrictions Photo: Chris Karaba
Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna in February Photo: Anouk Antony
Commerzbank in Luxembourg's financial district, Kirchberg Photo: Anouk Antony
A man stands with a UK and EU flag outside Westminster, London Photo: AFP
The HSBC building in Geneva, Switzerland Photo: AFP
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Luxembourg sees little progress recouping biodiesel plant investment

Economy minister says bankrupt plant lacked ability to meet promised production targets
by Emery P. DALESIO 2 min. 22.02.2021

Only half show up for vaccine invites

Country detected new virus strains in schools before their sudden two-week shutdown
by Yannick Lambert and Julie Edde 3 min. 22.02.2021
Firefighters building dams in the river to stop the oil pollution moving downstream Photo: CDGIS
Staff in protective gear at a care home in Belgium helping an elderly woman Photo: AFP
Luxembourg's parliament in Cercle Cité, where it is currently gathering because of the Covid-19 pandemic Photo: Lex Kleren

A star trader turns star witness in $12 billion tax scandal

Prosecutors in one of Europe's largest tax scandals have a new ally against potential wrongdoing
9 min. 23.02.2021

Facebook ends Australia news blackout after deal reached

Australia says it’s fighting 'proxy battle for the world'
2 min. 23.02.2021
Spa hotel, Domaine thermal de Mondorf, in Luxembourg
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves as he hosts a virtual meeting of G7 leaders in the Cabinet Room at Downing Street in London on February 19, 2021. Photo: AFP
Luxembourg construction companies were among the most numerous types in 2020. PHOTO: Luc Deflorenne
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EU to sanction four people over Russian poisoning of Navalny

Move requiring unanimous support from all 27 member states could include senior Russian law enforcement officials
2 min. 22.02.2021

UK’s Johnson offers plan for full reopening in June

Relaxation could begin in two weeks with schools reopening as economy struggles through worst recession in centuries
3 min. 22.02.2021
Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel. PHOTO: AFP
More EU sanctions for Russia are underway this week, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn was quoted as saying by German media Photo: Anouk Antony
Rue de Rivoli, Paris Photo: AFP
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German Finance Minister Olaf Scholtz Photo: AFP

Metal fatigue seen as trigger of engine failure

An examination suggested a crack that grew gradually over time prompted the failure
4 min. 23.02.2021
England's capital, London
A freezer farm for Covid-19 vaccines at the Pfizer Kalamazoo Manufacturing Site in Portage, Michigan Photo: AFP
World Trade Organisation Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Photo: AFP

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.
Art Nouveau

Architectural Icon: the windows of Esch

Art Deco and Art Nouveau rub shoulders in Esch-sur-Alzette, adorning city centre windows with roses, steelworkers and the Roman god Mercury
by Sarita Rao 6 min. 22.02.2021
Setting up or registering your company might take several calls Photo: shutterstock
Buergbrennen in Beggen Photo: Manuel Dias
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19th century farmhouse to make way for 25 housing units in the ever-expanding commune of Mamer Photo: Peter Kleijnenburg