The 5th edition of the "World Talent Report" published by Swiss Institute IMD ranks Luxembourg 9th out of 63 countries subject to analysis. The report analyses the countries' ability to develop, attract and keep talents in the economic sector and in turn, their competitiveness on the global labour market.
The prestigious Michelin Guide has officially revealed its 2019 ranking of the best restaurants. The edition covering Belgium and Luxembourg lists the best addresses for haute cuisine in the two neighbouring countries. A new name has joined the list of stars. The 'Les Jardins d’Anaïs' restaurant, which serves seasonal cuisine and local produce, has been awarded a star this year.
Registering a vehicle, applying for aid, carrying out an administrative procedure - in the Grand Duchy, online public services are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. Online administrative procedures are practical, easy to access and secure; they can be carried out in any of the three languages authorised for administrative purposes in the Grand Duchy. And for anyone needing a personal contact, e-administration makes it possible to contact officers of the State by either e-mail or phone.
The Observatory for Competitiveness (Observatoire de la Compétitivité, ODC) has just published the latest edition of its performance scoreboard for the States of the European Union - the 2018 Competitiveness Report. This Luxembourgish benchmark provides a detailed analysis and comparison of 68 different indicators, grouped in sections entitled 'Economy', 'Social' and 'Environment'. In the overall ranking, the Grand Duchy occupies 9th position within the EU, thereby earning a place among those countries demonstrating "high-level performance".
Located at the heart of the European Union, Luxembourg airport has an air freight network with more than a hundred destinations worldwide. The airport also has direct links to the major motorway networks - an area representing more than 60% of the European Union's GDP can be reached in less than two hours by air or in one day by road.
Having a strong capacity for renewal is the essential drive to face competition within a global economy that is constantly changing. In the last few years, Luxembourg has grown stronger through the development of innovative technological businesses, whether in the sphere of electronic business, digital content, cloud computing, Big Data or e-payments.
The Book Days in Walferdange, on 17th and 18th of November, is the perfect occasion to meet librarians and authors from Luxembourg. Luxembourg is a country of authors and readers - which is no surprise considering the number of languages spoken in everyday life. Even if the national language Luxembourgish is increasing in popularity, no matter whether resident or not, Luxembourgish authors as well as their readers are accustomed to a wide range of languages.
In autumn, there is no place for seasonal blues: The landscapes resplendent with colours summon you to discover the country's nature parks and historical sites. Cultural agendas and event programmes of all kinds are filling up, offering options for every taste.
The Grand Duchy's inhabitants are highly proficient in the English language as a foreign language and the country has been ranked 7th in the world. This good command of English is probably linked to multilingualism , a feature that is deeply ingrained in Luxembourg's society.
On the 13th and 14th November the 5th edition of the Luxembourg Internet Days will bring together IT experts and professionals in the Chamber of commerce. To cover the entirety of what the IT industry contains, the key topics change every year. The 2018 version is encompassing two key topics related to the TIC ecosystem.
The Huawei telecom company has just published the 2018 edition of its report on digital connectivity, with its composite Global Connectivity Index (GCI), which analyses the performance of 79 countries worldwide in terms of their digital performance. This year - for the first time - the company has looked into the situation in the Grand Duchy. And the Grand Duchy comes out well: 13th place in the global ranking, and 6th place in the EU.
In all, 31 still and 9 sparkling wines from the Grand Duchy were selected for the 2019 edition of the longest-standing wine guide. Among the Luxembourg wines listed, four were awarded the 'favourite' accolade, three '3 stars', six '2 stars', and ten '1 star'.