News · October

Education and training

Border studies: a master program that crosses borders

A new interdisciplinary master program analyses cross-border contexts.

Le programme d’études Master appelé "Border Studies", récemment établi conjointement par l’Université du Luxembourg et trois autres universités de la Grande Région, répond aux défis actuels européens et de toutes régions frontalières en analysant les implications socio-culturelles, politiques et économiques.

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Science

FNR Awards 2018: a very wide-ranging list of award winners

The National Research Fund has awarded prizes to remarkable projects.

The “FNR Awards” reward projects of excellence in the fields of scientific research, innovation and the communication of scientific topics to the general public. The 10th edition of the FNR Awards Ceremony that was hosted in the "Halle des poches à fonte" in Esch Belval, has awarded six prizes of 5,000 euros each.

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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 - take your pick.

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

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Agriculture

CeresAward 2018: Luc Emering is the best young farmer of the year

Organic farmer Luc Emering has been awarded the first prize of the CeresAward in the "young farmer" category. The Luxembourgish winner runs an organic chicken farm with his family in Sprinkange.

Luc Emering, Luxembourgish organic farmer has been awarded the CeresAward in the "young farmer" category. It's the greatest prize awarded to farmers across the whole German-speaking region. The trophy was awarded to him as part of a ceremony at the gala evening "Agriculture Night" in Berlin.

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Logistics

Record year for the Cargocentre

Lux-Airport's Cargocenter beat its own record for merchandise processed in 2017.

In 2017, Luxembourg Cargocentre processed 938,000 tonnes of merchandise, once again confirming its position as one of the leaders in the freight market. What's more, the logistics sector is flourishing in Luxembourg, thanks in particular to its excellent infrastructure.

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ICT

Luxembourgish women excel in the digital sector

Luxembourg shows great gender equality in the digital world.

The Grand Duchy has been ranked 3rd in the first edition of the "Women in Digital Index". This achievement proves that gender equality in the digital sphere as well as the country's digital development as a whole are areas of strength in Luxembourg.

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Economy

Grand Duchy in the world's top twenty economies

In its Global Competitiveness Report 2018, the World Economic Forum ranks the Grand Duchy in 19th place out of the 140 countries considered. This means the Grand Duchy has maintained the place it occupied last year.

In 2018, the USA, Singapore and Germany topped the ranking for global competitiveness, according to the 2018 Global Competitiveness Report. The report, published annually by the World Economic Forum (WEF), assesses competitiveness of 140 countries worldwide, defined on the basis of their overall institutions, policies, and productivity factors.

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Health

The seasonal flu: be cautious

Discover how to protect yourself against the flu this winter.

Vaccination and good hygiene are important to mitigate the spread of seasonal flu. To this end, Luxembourg's health institutions have put up efficient care systems, i.e. vaccinations and sentinel surveillance in order to limit the virus' impact in Luxembourg.

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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 - take your pick.

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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Political system

Animated videos on the political system in Luxembourg

The government presents three animated videos dealing with Luxembourg's political system

In line with the governments new internet portal, launched and presented in February 2018, animated videos have been produced to put into evidence, through audiovisual elements, certain aspects of the Luxembourgish political system.

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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 - take your pick.

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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Elections

Parliamentary Elections 2018

This Sunday 14 October, 256.698 voters are summoned to the polls.

It is one of the most important exercises and the base of the legitimacy of a democracy: this 14 October, 256.698 voters are summoned to vote a new parliament. Depending on the results of the election, a new government will be formed, which will govern the country for the next 5 years.

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Mobility

2018 lights and tyres campaign

Prepare your car for a safe winter

Is your car ready for winter? Every year, in the months of October and November, the Automobile Club Luxembourg (ACL) is offering to check your car's lights and tyres, free of charge, at garages, roadworthiness test points and at its own premises, from 15 October to 15 November 2018.

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Literature

Reading Luxembourg: See you at the 70th Book Fair in Frankfurt

Luxembourg conveys its diversified and modern nature at the world's largest book fair.

Luxembourg’s literary world presents itself at the 70th Frankfurt book fair from 10. to 14. Of October. The motto: Reading Luxembourg –Luxembourg, a paradise of languages. An emphasis is put on the multilingual, diverse and dynamic character of Luxemburgish literature.

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Agriculture

2018 wine harvest - a year of exceptional quality

The Director of the Wine Institute considers the 2018 wine harvest very positive on balance. But patience is needed before the results of the harvest can be tasted - the first 2018 wines will not be available before May 2019.

In agriculture, the weather always has the last word. After the hot, dry summer, the harvest is expected to produce a very good quantity of very good quality grapes. At the result looks to be extremely positive already, said the Director of the Wine Institute, Roby Ley, in a recent interview.

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National Day of Remembrance

National Day of Remembrance

Tribute to the victims of World War II.

The National Day of Remembrance is dedicated to the memory of the efforts made by the people of Luxembourg during the Occupation from 1940 to 1945. Several ceremonies will be held in Luxembourg on October 7, 2018 to mark the occasion.

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Tourism

Tourism Innovation Award - successful promotion

The aim of the Tourism Innovation Award is to turn the spotlight onto innovation in the tourism sector and reward a particularly innovative idea.

Tourism is currently one of the most dynamic activities in the Grand Duchy's economy. In 2017, results in the tourism sector were positive; the accommodation sectors overall saw a 4% increase, continuing the progress observed in previous years.

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Cinema

Optimistic report on the Luxembourgish film industry

The national aid fund for the support of audiovisual productions Film Fund presented its annual report for 2017. The conclusion: the Luxembourgish audiovisual industry is booming.

The Film Fund, the official institution for financial aids to audiovisual projects, has presented its annual report for 2017: in total 64 of 119 submitted projects have been funded with over 30 million euro.

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Interior Security

GouvAlert.lu: Security in your pocket

The new mobile app GouvAlert.lu is serving as a centralized warning system for citizens and a tool for emergency calls.

The free app can be downloaded on Apple App Store and Google Play in three languages. The Luxemburgish version is still being developed. The app allows emergency services 112 and crisis communication services of the Ministry of State to send out warnings in the event of major national emergencies, like severe flooding, nuclear incidents, fires or very serious accidents.

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Sport

Luxembourg participates in the summer 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires

Ten young athletes from the Grand Duchy will be competing

They're off! From 6 to 18 October, ten young athletes from the Grand Duchy will be taking part in the third summer Youth Olympics. The 2018 edition is to be held in the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires. 4,000 athletes between 15 and 18 years old from 206 countries will be taking part, hoping to take home one of the coveted medals. For most of the young Luxembourgers, it's their first participation in an Olympic event.

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Finance

Luxembourg ranked 3rd in the Global Green Finances Index

The Global Green Finances Index ranks Luxembourg among the world's top performers

The 2nd edition of the Global Green Finance Index (GGFI) has just been released. It assesses measures of green finance in financial centres. And Luxembourg did well: it was ranked 3rd in terms of Green Finance Penetration and 6th in terms of Green Finance Quality.

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  • Updated 31-10-2018