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Luxembourg warned of further floods across the country until midnight on Thursday, as thousands of people were forced out of their homes in a natural catastrophe that killed at least 42 people in neighbouring Germany.
Torrential rain caused rivers to burst their banks on Wednesday night and early on Thursday, damaging homes and causing traffic disruption, as fallen trees blocked roads and several train connections were cancelled.
A small group of rich owners are sitting on large tracks of empty land that could be rapidly used to build new homes in Luxembourg, even as tens of thousands are leaving the country to escape the soaring housing crisis.
Buildable land that has been lying unused for decades is adding to the pockets of rich individuals each year and the concentration of wealth in only a few hands is one of the main drivers of Luxembourg's overheated housing market, researchers and pressure groups are saying.
A decision to hand over former Luxembourg spy Frank Schneider to the United States could come as early as next week, as judges in the French city of Nancy are gearing up to issue their verdict after his arrest late in April.
The so-called 'deliberation' (délibéré), is set to start on Wednesday, 21 July at Nancy's Court of Appeal, local prosecutor Jean-Jacques Bosc told the Luxembourg Times, as the US seeks to extradite him in the OneCoin cryptocurrency fraud case revolving around Ruja Ignatova.
The European Union’s competition commissioner may be opening the door to a scenario to save jobs at a Liberty Steel plant in Luxembourg that union leaders and some politicians prefer – by allowing ArcelorMittal to buy it back.
Commission Vice President Margrethe Vestager last week seemed to create an opening for those who want to reverse the sale of factories in Luxembourg and Belgium to Liberty Steel in 2018.
A lack of venture capital is preventing innovative start-ups in Luxembourg from growing into multi-billion dollar companies with hundreds of employees and many rarely export products outside of Europe.
The country brands itself as a hotspot for entrepreneurship, and rich government grants and coaching programmes have drawn in many companies from across the world. There are now 507 start-ups in Luxembourg, according to Luxinnovation, a government-backed promotion agency.