News · July

Festival

Summer festivals: "e-lake" and "MeYouZik"

Throughout the summer, we'll present a selection of music festivals throughout the Grand Duchy, famous for their excellent selection of artists and their unique atmosphere.

Every year for the past 23 years, the town of Echternach has been transformed into a hotspot for techno music. A different type of festival with no less of a party atmosphere, the MeYouZik festival is aimed first and foremost at lovers of world music.

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Education and training

Mybooks.lu: free school textbooks for all high school pupils

This back-to-school season, secondary school pupils and vocational training students will get free textbooks.

The digitalisation of secondary education With the mybooks.lu app, every secondary school pupil and vocational training student in Luxembourg, can download the list of school textbooks for free and collect the books at partner bookshops. Access to the app is customized;

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Great ideas for the weekend

Going out this weekend - our good ideas!

The editorial team at luxembourg.lu has selected six great things to do this weekend. On your own, with your family or with friends - the choice is yours.

Are you looking for some good ideas to plan your weekend? Our team has selected some fun events to try out this weekend. So, have a seat - here's our list!

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Quality of life

Luxembourg's quality of life reasserted

As part of a survey on the level of well-being against economic growth performed by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Luxembourg has again been ranked 4th.

SEDA - European dominance Luxembourg came 4th on the 'Sustainable Economic Development Assessment' (SEDA) ranking, just after Norway, Switzerland and Iceland. Compared to last year, the Grand Duchy maintains its position thanks to good results in the areas of employment and

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Children and young people

A wide range of activities for your children during the summer holidays!

Even though primary and secondary schools are closed, you can keep children and young people busy in fun ways over the next couple of months.

School holidays are here and the summer months can feel very long for students, as Luxembourg public schools are closed until September. Leisure in Luxembourg City In Luxembourg City, children and young people between 4 and 18 years old can

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ICT

Internet: Luxembourg up there with the fastest

Luxembourg has moved from 33rd to 8th place according to the "Worldwide Broadband Speed ​​League" report.

The "Worldwide Broadband Speed ​​League" compares the speed of the Internet connection from one country to another. For 2018, almost 200 countries entered the competition. All those in Luxembourg who complain that their connection is too slow, will be surprised to find that their country ranks 8th in the world. This represents a nice jump of 25 places by comparison with the previous year!

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Festival

A chain of bands for "congés annulés"

During the whole month of August, the Rotondes will welcome emerging international and local alternative music artists.

“Congés annulés” is more than a festival - it's the summer programme of the Rotondes.

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Cinema

Comeback of the Open-air Cinema in Luxembourg

Experience the cinema outdoors in July and August.

The giant screen is making its comeback, transforming the great squares in the capital city into outdoor cinemas. A perfect opportunity to (re)discover classic movies or blockbusters with family or friends.

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GREAT IDEAS FOR THE WEEKEND

Going out this weekend - our good ideas!

The editorial team at luxembourg.lu has selected six great things for you to do this weekend. On your own, with your family or with friends – the choice is yours.

A la recherche de bonnes idées pour profiter pleinement de votre fin de semaine? L’équipe a sélectionné pour vous quelques évènements plaisants à tester ce week-end. Installez-vous, on vous dresse la liste!

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Logistics

Three companies win the Lean & Green label

Logistics made in Luxembourg has committed to an ambitious reduction of CO2 emissions.

The companies Arthur Welter, CFL Multimodal and LuxairCargo are the winners of the first edition of the Lean & Green Star Awards for their efforts in the ecological sphere.

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Cooperation and Humanitarian Action

Development aid: 1% of the GNI in 2017

In 2017, Luxembourg was the second most generous contributor in official development assistance in the world.

Each year, Luxembourg invests 1% of its gross national income (GNI) in development aid. This amounted to approximately 377 million euro in 2017. At international level, the Grand Duchy confirms its position among the six funders of the OECD that uphold their pledge to maintain official development assistance (ODA) at a level that is equal to or higher than 0.7% of their GNI, i.e. Denmark, Luxembourg, Norway, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Turkey.

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Festival

“Blues’n Jazz Rallye 2018”: 89 concerts in the backstage of the Old Town

The festival will kick off on Friday 20th July at 7 pm at the "Le Royal" hotel. Festivities will start again on the following day, at 6 pm.

Hot weather in store for next weekend! In fact, every year, the “Blues’n jazz Rallye” is one of the greatest open-air summer events in the capital city.

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Environment

Luxembourg rewards the winners of the "Klimaconcours" competition

Luxembourg called upon every municipality to take part in the "Klimaconcours".

On 9th July 2019, in the context of the "Climate Pact", a pact between the Luxembourg State and municipalities, the winners of the "Klimaconcours" were rewarded for their efforts in the fight against climate change. The winners and their projects

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ICT

Luxembourg supports the digitalisation of SMEs

Digital transformation is a real challenge for SMEs. It is often linked with radical change in terms of organisation, but also in terms of technologies used.

Luxembourg is committed to helping SMEs on the road to digitalisation. The Ministry of Economy, the Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Trades and the national agency Luxinnovation have set out to focus their efforts on launching a whole range of

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ICT

Luxembourg appointed European headquarters of the HPC network

Supercomputers and related applications come to Luxembourg to take up the challenge of digitalisation

The European Commission has decided to set up the EuroHPC - a European network of supercomputers - in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The decision to establish the EuroHPC in Luxembourg evidences the fact that "Luxembourg is an innovative country"

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Study

Luxembourg still among the most innovative countries in 2018

Despite losing two places compared to 2017, Luxembourg stays in the race, as it was ranked 15th on the Global Innovation Index.

In July 2018, the University of Cornell, the European Institute of Business Administration ('INSEAD') and the World Intellectual Property Organization ('WIPO') released the 11th edition of the Global Innovation Index ('GII').

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Tourism

Follow the footsteps of the Romans in Luxembourg

Discover the finest and most important sites of antiquity

In pursuing their long march aimed at the constant expansion of their empire, the Romans left numerous traces across Europe. In Luxembourg, various vestiges of the Roman period are still visible today, particularly in the Moselle valley.

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Great ideas for the weekend

Going out this weekend - our good ideas!

The editorial team at luxembourg.lu has selected six great things to do this weekend. On your own, with your family or with friends - the choice is yours.

Looking for some good ideas to make the most of your weekend? Our team has selected some fun events to try out this weekend. So, have a seat - here's our list!

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Festival

Summer festivals: "Blues Express" and the "Nuit des Merveilles" (Night of Wonders)

Throughout the summer, we'll present a selection of music festivals throughout the Grand Duchy, famous for their excellent selection of artists and their unique atmosphere.

After the "Festival of Wiltz" and the "Siren's Call", we continue along the same lines with two events this weekend: the "Blues Express" in Lasauvage and Fond de Gras and the "Nuit des Merveilles" (Night of Wonders) in Bettembourg. The choice is yours.

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Tourism

The Grand Ducal Palace opens its doors to the public

Guided tours will be taking place every day from July to September.

During the summer months, from 14 July to 2 September 2018, visitors can discover what is happening behind the walls of the Grand Ducal Palace and take a stroll through the building, located in the heart of the city center. With nearly 10.000 visitors each year, the Grand Ducal Palace is the second most visited attraction in the city of Luxembourg.

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Tourism

10 Luxembourg trails

Randonnées cyclistes Le réseau national des pistes cyclables vous permet aussi bien de découvrir le pays à votre rythme. Le réseau, balisé, est relié à des pistes internationales qui traversent le pays, mais vous présente aussi des circuits qui vous font

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Tourism

10 Luxembourg trails

Here are our suggestions for ways to discover the country

Il n’y a rien de mieux que de découvrir un pays en randonnée au gré de ses envies ? Sur des pistes balisées, vous serez sûr(e) de visiter les plus beaux coins du pays et de retourner chez vous plein(e) d’impressions de la richesse naturelle et culturelle du Luxembourg. Pour vous faciliter le choix, voici quelques-unes des plus belles randonnées.

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Tourism

10 Luxembourg trails

Randonnées cyclistes Le réseau national des pistes cyclables vous permet aussi bien de découvrir le pays à votre rythme. Le réseau, balisé, est relié à des pistes internationales qui traversent le pays, mais vous présente aussi des circuits qui vous font

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Mobile apps

Top 10 mobile applications in Luxembourg

The editorial team of the luxembourg.lu portal has selected 10 mobile applications to make your life in Luxembourg easier.

The editorial team of the luxembourg.lu portal has selected 10 mobile applications to make your life in Luxembourg easier.

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Education and training

Mini-crèches to open their doors in January 2019

Welcoming and friendly childcare facilities aimed at children from 0 to 12 years of age will soon be filling the gap and making up for the absence or shortage of such facilities across the country.

Mini-crèches are small-scale facilities operating at a level intermediate between a crèche and a parental assistant, designed to welcome up to 11 children aged from 0 to 12 years, including a maximum of four babies aged less than one year.

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Culture

'Révolte' at Avignon

The play directed by Sophie Langevin will take Luxembourg’s coveted place at the Avignon Festival OFF in 2019.

At the end of June, the jury instructed by the Luxembourg Federation of Performing Arts, also known as Theater Federatioun, met with the intention of selecting the Luxembourg production that will be supported to participate in the OFF Festival in Avignon in 2019.

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Culture

The steel heritage lights up

The 5th edition of the Blast Furnaces Festival will take place in Belval on the weekend of 7th and 8th July.

On 7th and 8th July, the Blast Furnaces Festival will throw in colour, music and livelihood on the Belval site.

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Languages

The INL reopens its doors following renovation works

The renovation and refurbishment of the National Languages Institute (Institut national des langues, INL) will provide spaces better suited to pupils' needs.

The National Languages Institute has reinstated its main building on the Glacis after 30 months of renovation and refurbishment works.

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Economy

An 89-million euro aid for SMEs

The Chamber of Deputies has voted for a bill of law aimed at renewing aid for SMEs.

On Thursday 5th July 2018, the Chamber of Deputies voted unanimously to go through with the bill of law on the Ministry of Economy's aid scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). A financial package of 89 million euro will

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Great ideas for the weekend

Going out this weekend - our good ideas!

The editorial team of luxembourg.lu has selected six great things to do this weekend. On your own, with your family or with friends - the choice is yours.

Are you looking for some good ideas to plan your weekend? Our team has selected some fun events to try out this weekend. So, have a seat - here's our list!

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Equal opportunities

Seven companies rewarded for their "positive actions"

The 5th edition of the "Positive Actions" award ceremony in 2018 put in the limelight the merit of establishments that made gender equality the cornerstone of their social policy.

A large number of companies, partners and personalities gathered at the Sporthotel Leweck in Lipperscheid on 28th June 2018 on the occasion of the "Positive Actions" award ceremony.

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Culture

The cultural development plan was presented at the 2018 Cultural Forum.

Nearly 400 people attended the 2018 Cultural Forum, held at Luxembourg City's Conservatoire on 29 and 30 June.

The Cultural Forum on 29 and 30 June was attended by nearly 400 stakeholders in the Grand Duchy's cultural scene; it included the presentation of the cultural development plan for the period from 2018 to 2020.

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Agriculture

The "Bio-Agrar-Präis" was awarded for the tenth time

Organic farming was valued during the Agricultural Fair in Ettelbrück

Am 1. Juli 2018, wurden "Naturata Rest & Café" aus Munsbach sowie "Casa Fabiana" aus Luxemburg-Stadt mit dem "Bio-Agrar-Prais", der Initiativen im ökologischen Landbau belohnt, ausgezeichnet.

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Emergency services

Grand-Ducal Fire and Rescue Corps: a single corps, a single number

Since 1 July, all emergency services are now combined in the new Grand-Ducal Fire and Rescue Corps (Corps Grand-Ducal d'Incendie et de Secours, CGDIS)

Municipal fire and rescue services and Civil Protection units (both of which are mainly manned by volunteers), the emergency medical aid service (SAMU), Luxembourg City's fire and ambulance service and firefighters at the airport now form the Grand-Ducal Fire and Rescue Corps (CGDIS).

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  • Updated 08-08-2018