While Latvia gets ready to pass the presidency of the Council of the European Union to Luxembourg, Riga hosts, starting from 27 June 2015, the exhibition 'Edward Steichen. Photography', which symbolises the transfer of mandate.
'You're a formidable public', thhus the first sentence of the Phiharmonie's little brochure, which has been issued on the occasion of the 10th anniversary. And indeed, this cultural institution with humble origins has become, in just 10 years, a major actor on Luxembourg's cultural but especially musical scene. A good reason therefore to celebrate 10 years with a musical fireworks, with the Luxembourg stars!
Hikers take note! A new hiking path was presented to the public and awaits discovery: the 'Escarpardenne Lee Trail', which leads from Ettelbrück to Kautenbach, on a total length of 53km through the Luxembourg Ardennes over 3 stages.
Les bonnes affaires sont de retour, avec les soldes d'été. Du samedi 27 juin au lundi 27 juillet 2015, les adeptes du shopping profitent du beau temps pour faire le tour des boutiques et magasins en toute tranquilité. La cerise sur le gâteau: dans certaines villes, les magasins ouvrent également leurs portes les dimanches 28 juin et 5 juillet.
Since 19 June 2015, the Luxembourg House is open in the city centre! What's that? Think souvenir shop, but with high quality goods, with locally produced foodstuffs, artistic creations or textile products. 35 Luxembourgish companies have contributed to stock the shelves. A good opportunity to buy that special souvenir that's going to make an impression.
Looking for unusual gifts? Or would you just like to treat yourself to something out of the ordinary? The place to be is the Creators' Market (Marché des créateurs) at the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM) on 20 and 21 June 2015. This event brings together designers using different techniques and working in diverse disciplines and universes: product design, styling and textile design are all there, alongside stands offering illustrations, jewellery, etc. Their common point is contemporary creation.
On 17 June 2015, the new House of the Greater Region opened its doors in Esch-sur-Alzette The institution has been completely revamped to host, starting from this year, eight entities linked to the promotion of the Greater Region. The House of the Greater Region's vocation is to be a place for the convention, exchange and communication of all actors implied in the Greater Region, and fosters the creation of synergies between the different entities.
According to ECA International, a service provider in human resources management, the most expensive cities for expats are Juba (South Sudan), Luanda (Angola) and Zurich (Switzerland). The Grand Duchy ranks 120th on the 2015 list.
Luxembourg's National Day will be celebrated on 23 June 2015. As always, tens of thousands of Luxembourgers, foreign residents, cross-border workers and tourists gather on June 23, as well as on June 22 (eve of the National Day) to celebrate this special day together.
On 1 January 2015 VAT rates changed in the Grand Duchy; rates went up, giving rise to fears that the cost of living in the Grand Duchy would become more expensive than before. However, a comparative study carried out on this topic points to a less dramatic outcome: although some prices have increased, the effect of the increase seems to be limited in scale.
'Summer in the City' is exactly that. From 21 June to 9 September 2015, Luxembourg City celebrates the most beautiful season in the year. For this festival, the Luxembourg City Tourist Office will be plunging the capital into a sparkling, festive atmosphere, for the greater pleasure of its inhabitants, commuters, and tourists.
70 years ago, in the ruins left by the Second World War, a new, but divided Europe was born. Exactly 30 years ago, the Schengen Agreements, signed by 5 partner countries at Schengen, decided the abolition of borders in Europe, and the principle of free movement of people, goods and services. Even today, the name 'Schengen' evokes freedom of movement and the abolition of borders.
The Carrés Rotondes were always going to be a temporary measure, although they've been in use for some years. But now, finally, this cultural institution can inhabit its venue, which is located in two former railroad roundhouses, behind the Luxembourg City central station, in the Bonnevoie district.
From 1 July to 31 December 2015, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg will assume the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the twelfth time. In this context, the Minister of Foreing and European Affairs, Jean Asselborn, presented the seven axis of the Luxembourg Presidency to the Chamber of Deputies.
From 1 July to 31 December 2015, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg will assume the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the twelfth time. The Presidency of the Council is always a major challenge for a member state, but it also presents a fantastic opportunity to participate in the design of European policy and to formulate priorities.
A few months after the European Space Agency ministerial council in Luxemburg, Telespazio France, the French subsidiary of the Telespazio group (Finmeccanica/Thales), e-GEOS (subsidiary of the Italian Space Agency and Telespazio) the wholly state -owned postal and telecommunications company POST Luxembourg and the SME HITEC Luxembourg announce their strategic partnership in the EarthLab programme.
On Sunday 14 June 2015 Luxembourgers will be celebrating 'Mammendag' - Mothers' Day. Children give their mothers presents, usually something they have made at school. And adults honour their mothers by giving them flowers or a present, or inviting them for dinner, for example.
On 8 June 2015, the national promotion platform for cybersecurity, SECURITYMADEIN.LU, was officially launched in presence of the Secretary of State of the Economy. The online platform is an initiative of the economic interest grouping (groupement d'intérêt économie, G.I.E.) 'Security Made in Lëtzebuerg' (SMILE), which was tasked in 2010 by the Luxembourg government to promote and strengthen information security in Luxembourg.
This year the Fête de la Musique will be taking place in the Grand Duchy from 12 to 21 June 21. This great free popular event showcases more than 1,000 musicians and performers, amateurs or professionals with some 250 concerts!
After the huge success of the first editions of the famous triathlon, the Ironman 70.3 this weekend sees the third edition of the event in the Grand Duchy. On Saturday 20 June, there will be quite a line-up to take up the challenge again.
On 7 June 2014, the voters of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg were called to express themselves via a referendum on 3 questions in relation to the elaboration of a new Constitution. These are the unofficial final results of this referendum.
Au Luxembourg, les fins de semaine en juin, juillet et août sont toujours bien étoffées d’événements qui invitent baladeurs, shoppeurs, randonneurs, sportifs, adeptes de bronzages, musicophiles et autres. Pour ce weekend, l’équipe du portail Luxembourg.lu vous propose quelques événements dans les grandes villes à ne pas manquer!
La population entière est appelée à participer au référendum consultatif du 7 juin 2015 sur le droit de vote passif pour étrangers, l'abaissement de l'âge de vote à 16 ans et la limitation dans le temps des mandats de membres du gouvernement. Les premiers résultats locaux sont attendus dès 14 heures.
A 'Monodrama' is a dramatic work performed by a single actor. All the attention focuses on that one person's movements and speech. And, as the programming for the Fundamental Monodrama Festival proves once again, the genre encompasses a surprising variety, in terms of both themes and adaptation, with performances positioned somewhere between theatre and dance.
Oui, le soleil n’est pas toujours au rendez-vous, il manque des plages de sable blanc ou des montagnes enneigées, et le trafic quotidien peut vous faire désespérer, Mais au-delà des petites plaintes quotidiennes, les Luxembourgeois prouvent ce que les nombreux expatriés, frontaliers et touristes savent depuis longtemps: au Luxembourg, il fait bon vivre !
From today 1 June 2015 the teams from the smallest European states - Andorra, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino - are going to compete on the island of fire, Iceland. Until 6 June, the 137 Luxembourg athletes are going to compete in every discipline.
As of 1 June 2015, rating agency Moody's has confirmed the 'AAA' rating of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with 'stable' outlook. Thus, Luxembourg continues to benefit from the highest rating of the three major credit agencies S&P, Moody's and Fitch.
The 2015 edition of the Skoda Luxembourg Tour will be held from 3 to 7 June. About a hundred national and international cyclists from the great international and continental stables will cover more than 700 kilometres throughout the Grand Duchy. The race comprises a prologue, followed by four stages.
The jury for the 2015 Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis has decided to award the prize to Anne-Mareike Hess for her innovative, unusual artistic work, her substantial choreographic research, her constantly evolving dance language, and her remarkable international standing.
From 1 June 2015, the police can take away more points in case of an offence or a violation. Thus, a high-speed offence now costs 6 points, driving under the influence of alcohol 4 points and the failure to acknowledge a priority 2 points - from a reserve of 12 points allocated to each driver. This reform is part of the government's effort to reduce the number of road accidents.