On 30 October 2015, Luxembourg launched via its two promotion agencies Luxembourg for Business and Luxembourg for Finance the campaign 'SurprisingLux: Look closer for opportunities beyond borders.' This campaign is designed to dynamically reveal the strength and diversity of the Luxembourg economy through success stories and little-known facets of Luxembourg. These are available in several formats including a brochure, in print and digital, supplemented by a social media campaign. The project is aimed at an international audience and anyone interested in Luxembourg and its economy.
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes releases today new compliance ratings on transparency in tax matters following a peer review process. Luxembourg received the overall rating of 'largely compliant' with the Global Forum commending Luxembourg’s firm commitment towards the efficient implementation of internationally agreed transparency standards for tax purposes. Luxembourg now shares the same rating as the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy, among others.
The Finance Minister, Pierre Gramegna, presented on 29 October 2015 the procedure for the electronic filing of the tax return for corporate income tax, business tax and wealth tax for resident collectivities. From this 29 October 2015, collectivities established in Luxembourg can transmit their tax returns via 'MyGuichet', the secure interactive platform of guichet.lu.
5 different tales from the pen of Edgar Allan Poe, each hosted in a different style, await spectators brave enough to enter the theatre. Who knows the works of American master of fantasy novel knows that his texts also contain elements of suspense and horror that do not leave the readers untouched. What could therefore be better for this Halloween, than indulge in chills with this Luxembourg production.
The festival usually called Halloween and celebrated on 31 October, on the eve of All Saints Day, is in fact a custom that goes back to the 19th century. It refers to ancient festivities celebrated throughout Europe in honour of pumpkins and rituals supposed to protect people from the souls of the deceased.
Since early September, Luxembourg has had a massive influx of applicants for international protection. The government reacted immediately and has built several emergency care facilities.Â The population of the Grand Duchy is favourable toward the reception, that's what emerges from a survey conducted by TNS ILReS Luxembourg and presented by the Minister for Family and Integration Corinne Cahen and Charles Margues of TNS ILReS .
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the 2015 edition of its report on human capital. This study establishes a ranking of 124 countries according to their level of skills development. Luxembourg is first position regarding the proportion of highly qualified people among the entire workforce.
Since 1 October 2012, driving an automotive vehicle on the road in winter conditions (black ice, packed snow, slush, ice or frost) is only allowed throughout the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg if all the vehicle's wheels are fitted with winter tyres (marked 'M + S', 'M. S.' or 'M & S'). Non-compliance with the regulation is punishable with a fine of 74 euros.
The Ministry of the Economy, in partnership with Luxinnovation and in collaboration with the Technoport incubator, has launched a new support programme to improve the starting conditions of young innovative enterprises in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector.
This is a first for Luxembourg: the famous publisher of restaurant guides Gault&Millau publishes an edition entirely devoted to the Luxembourg gastronomy. 'A Taste of Luxembourg' completes the Belux guide, adding to the good culinary addresses information on producers and artisans. This information provides a unique identity to the Luxembourg culinary landscape and the products of its soil.
On 23 October 2015, the news came that Luxembourg will chair the intergovernmental negotiations on the reform of the UN Security Council. The composition of the Security Council can only be modified by revision of the United Nations (UN) Charter. Since 2009, the debates have been taking place in the framework of intergovernmental negotiations.
Representatives of the National Support Fund for Audiovisual Production Guy Daleiden and Françoise Lentz and animated films producers Stéphan Roelants (Melusine Productions) and Laurent Witz (Zeilt productions) are in the UAE to participate in the 2nd edition of the 'European Film Screenings'.
The RETEL (study network on the labour market and employment; réseau d'étude sur le marché du travail et de l'emploi) has just released the fourth issue of its scoreboard on employment. This quarterly scoreboard aims to present indicators on labour flows (hires and contract terminations) and to provide a better analysis of the dynamics of the Luxembourg labour market.
To celebrate the UN's 70th anniversary, more than 200 iconic monuments, buildings, statues, bridges, and other landmarks in nearly 60 countries across the globe will be lit up blue on UN Day, 24 October. This event is part of an exciting new global campaign which helps unite global citizens and promote the message of peace, development and human rights.
On Sunday 25 October 2015, you're bound to be able to find some bargains during an afternoon's shopping. Throughout the Grand Duchy, more than 2,000 shops, large and small, will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. for the traditional 'Mantelsonnden' (coat Sunday).
On Sunday, 25 October 2015, 3:00 a.m. sharp, the world holds its breath for an hour - and begins to rotate at 3:00 a.m. again. How is that possible?! It is indeed the start of winter time, so the watches are being set back an hour at 3:00 a.m.
For Luxembourg, the Villa Pauly is forever linked with one of the darkest chapters in the history of this country. While the Nazi secret police, the Gestapo, had its offices in the upper floors of this mansion in the City of Luxembourg, the basement housed the cells and torture chambers.
This is the fifth time the Grand Duchy's orchard and winegrowing area, the Luxembourg Moselle region, is inviting visitors to discover its spirits, all made from locally-grown fruit. You will be able to visit the distilleries and watch the process – somewhere between art and science – that produces Luxembourgish 'Drëpp'.
Female mechanic? Male beautician? A new online game shows fundemantal school children that there is no such thing as a typically male or female trade. On www.mega-spill.lu, the Ministry of Equal Opportunities (also know under its acronym MEGA) presents an update of its game.
The Ministry of Housing, the 'OekoZenter Pafendall' and 'Mouvement Ecologique' have handed out 'Gréng Hausnummeren' (green house numbers) in the Grand Duchy for the seventh time. 'Gréng Hausnummeren' are awarded to eleven home-owners at the Foire Home and Living on 17 September 2015, in the presence of the Minister for Housing, representatives of the OekoZenter Pafendall and the Mouvement Ecologique.
From 16 to 25 October 2015 the European Space Expo is going to take place on the Knuedler (Place Guillaume II) in Luxembourg City. Organised as part of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union by the Commission and in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, the exhibition shows the public in a concrete, simple and fun way the benefits of European space programmes such as Galileo (satellite navigation) and Copernicus (earth observation).
On 24 October 2015, the blast furnaces in Esch-Belval are going to appear in a completely new light in order to celebrate the season's closing. Between 7 p.m. and midnight explore this monument of Luxembourg's industrial heritage!
It's become a habit in the Grand Duchy: every October, the Automobile Club (ACL) offers to check car lights and tyres for free, to help make drivers aware of the risks inherent in winter driving conditions.
Ready, steady, go! The second edition of the StrongmanRun Luxembourg will be held in Differdange on 18 October. Thousands of participants are expected. Valiant athletes all, since the StrongmanRun covers a 22-kilometre course (two 11-km laps) with obstacles to make everything much more difficult. According to the organisers, however, there should be fun as well as muscle pain! And indeed for those who prefer running just for fun, it will also be possible to run just one lap - 11 kilometres.
What do writers Anise Koltz, Guy Rewenig and national author Edmond de la Fontaine have in common? Where can you find information about Claudine Muno, Roger Manderscheid, Nora Wagner and Paul Greisch? The answer to these questions is simple: at the National Literature Centre which, for the last 20 years, has been safeguarding and promoting Luxembourg's literary heritage.
Finally, autumn is here, and JAIL - Jazz in Luxembourg and the Abbey Neimënster invite all jazz amateurs to a long weekend ot musical discoveris in the Grund district. From 16 to 18 October, Luxembourgish and internationally renowned groups are going to show their art to the public.
Since the creation of the Rockhal in 2005, international stars, aspiring musicians and music lovers meet in Esch-Belval. In ten years, the Rockhal has thoroughly changed the field of popular music in Luxembourg. With several concert halls, studios and a multifunctional site located in a dynamic environment, the Rockhal has become a powerful magnet for a vast and varied audience from all over the Greater Region and, indeed, from all over Europe.
This weekend, 9, 10 and 11 October 2015, the 'Creative Hub' 1535°C in Differdange officially opens its doors and invites to fascinatig days of creative activities. The site, where once upon a time steel production was key, is now a haven for creative activites, where grey matter elaborates artistic and creative ideas.
Since early 2015, scores of people have fled their country seeking refuge and peace in Luxembourg. The Luxembourg Reception and Integration Agency (OLAI) makes every effort to provide accommodation, psycho-social support and worthy guidance to all these people. To provide a better service to the many people who have offered their support in the form of calls and letters, whether offers of volunteer work or material gifts, the OLAI has set up the 'Volunteer Hotline', which will be operational from Wednesday, 7 October 2015 under: 8002 59 59.
The 'Veiner Nëssmoort' (Vianden walnut market) has been a key autumn event in the Grand Duchy since 1934; every year, it attracts thousands of tourists and locals to stroll through the medieval streets of the Ardennes town. Apart from just plain walnuts, there will also be walnut bread and above all the famous 'Veiner Nossdröpp' (walnut liqueur) available for sale - and sampling - at the market.
Do you want to rent or buy accommodation? To renovate your home, or just decorate it? Make the most of the National Housing Week and the Home & Living Expo (formerly called the Autumn Fair), this weekend at Luxexpo. The perfect place to obtain information on the property market, housing loans, financial assistance with the cost of housing, energy-saving, and sustainable housing.
From the Kirchberg to the city centre, from contemporary art to history through natural sciences, on 10 October 2015, the museums of the City of Luxembourg invite the public to discover their finest treasures in the time of one evening. As every year, the event is organised by the group ' d'stater muséen' (Luxembourg City museums).
14 October 2015 is the release date in the Grand Duchy of the historical thriller 'Eng nei Zäit'. The 100% Luxembourgish production 'Eng nei Zäit' (titled 'Demain, après la guerre' in French) uses a quintuple murder to take an unusual look at one of the darkest periods of the Grand Duchy's history.
Since July 2015 and for the duration of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2015, a wireless network can be accessed in the Presidency meeting places and at certain busy areas of the capital and Esch-sur-Alzette. This free access is made possible through the joint efforts of the State Centre of Information Technology (CTIE), the City of Luxembourg, the City of Esch-sur-Alzette and Hotcity, with the support of Luxair as a sponsor.
The 8th CinEast festival, film festival of Central and Eastern European productions, will be held from the 8 until the 25 of October 2015. Discover a world that only rarely appears in Western European cinemas. And don't let the language barrier keep you away from film productions that will make you discover the talents of a part of Europe that we know very little about.
Every winter, the flu season affects millions of people in Europe, and for fragile people it can lead to serious complications. The Health Directorate (Direction de la Santé) recommends that people over the age of 65 and everyone at risk should protect themselves against seasonal flu by being vaccinated. People at risk are mainly those suffering from chronic illnesses of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, diabetes, kidney problems, and diminished immunity. These people should consult their general practitioner without delay to arrange for vaccination.
The 2015 Luxembourg Festival, to be held in October and November, brings together a number of exceptional productions at the theatres of Luxembourg City and the Philharmonie. Opera, dance, theatre and all kinds of music will be on show from 7 October to 25 November.
Every autumn, the association 'Les Amis du Château de Bourglinster' (Friends of Bourglinster Castle) organises the Bourglinster Festival, directed mainly at fans of top-quality chamber music and song recitals. From October to December a good number of concerts will be held against the delightful backdrop of Bourglinster Castle.
Carloh, the innovative concept of carsharing, is being launched in Luxembourg City on 7 October 2015. This concept has been very successful in other cities This comfortable and convenient mode of transportation is also good for your wallet! At the same time, it avoids clogging the streets of the capital and allows more generally to reduce car traffic. Thus it helps to reduce emissions and relieves the environment - an ecological idea launched by the party déi gréng (The Greens) in 2011.
The legend of the beautiful Melusina, part of the founding myth of the City of Luxembourg, has inspired artists, poets and historians for centuries. To celebrate the 1050th anniversary of the founding of the City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg artist Serge Ecker has created a work that represents the famous fish tailed woman sitting on a rock, which is in the same place where the legend happened.
Have you already heard of 'La Volante', 'Eng nei Zäit' and 'Préjudice'? Yes? Well, Belgians have too! Luxembourgish (co-)productions will be well represented at the French-Language Film Festival (Festival du film francophone de Namur, FIFF), which starts on 2 October 2015.
On 4 October 2015, fathers will be the centre of attention. It's a time for feting all kinds of fathers - those who change the baby's nappies and those who repair the family car; those who supervise the kids' homework and those who hug the kids; those who wait anxiously for their children to get back from an evening out and those who encourage them to go their own way: every type of father, in fact.
Many products stem from local production and is on the occasion of the 5th edition of 'Lëtz go local' the the Rotondes offer the public the opportunity to discover a range of products and services 'made in Luxembourg'. This local market, bringing together some 70 exhibitors on 3 and 4 October 2015, gives fans of local products to judge for themselves the quality of local products, be it local culinary produce, design or crafts.
Children's television in Luxembourgish? With 'TirliTiVi - Planet Kids', a number of Luxembourgish production companies, the Film Fund Luxembourg, and RTL have created a daily 'kids' slot' in RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg's programming schedule. Starting on 5 October 2015, your children will be able to meet lots of their friends, including Polo, Solli and Pucki, and Percy, on RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg in the early evening.
According to the latest World University Rankings released by the highly regarded Times Higher Education (THE) journal, the University of Luxembourg ranked 193 worldwide this year. It positions itself in between the Ulm University (Germany), ex aequo with the Texas A&M University and the "Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin" (Germany). Taking into account only European universities, uni.lu ranked 98th.
In Luxembourg, the beginning of the harvest in September and October rhymes with the Fiederwäissen! From 30 September 2015 the new vintage is finally available- Awaited for months, it's time to taste the first wine product of the new season. In general, it is ten days after the beginning of the harvest in the Moselle vineyards that the famous Fiederwäissenappe ars on the shelves. The 2015 edition was released this week.
You are a student or recent graduate and looking for an internship that fits your profile? You have just completed your studies and you are looking for a job? So try the Unicareers.lu job fair that the University of Luxembourgorganises on 2 October, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Luxexpo in Kirchberg.