The national agency for the development and promotion of tourism in the Grand Duchy (Luxembourg for Tourism, LFT), under the auspices of the Ministry of the Economy, has just published four brochures in English, French, German and Dutch listing by theme what is available to tourists in Luxembourg City and the five tourist regions of the Grand Duchy.
The Ministry of the Economy and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that provides a framework for the development and implementation of scientific, technical, economic and political cooperation between Luxembourg and China in the
During a press conference on 10 January 2018, the Secretary of State for the Economy Francine Closener presented the Tourism 2022 strategic framework for the development of the tourism sector over the next five years.
Over the next four years, the government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg is supporting research and education with a budget of €1.44 billion. 766.8 million will be allocated to the University of Luxembourg and 383 million to the three public research centres LIST, LIH and LISER. Another 265.4 million will be dedicated to programmes and instruments of the National Research Fund. Compared to the 2014 to 2017 period, this is an additional investment of €284 million, in other words a 25% increase.
Vakanz tourism fair seeks to be both informative and fun, and along with the many information stands, it also offers three days of festivities, culture, activities and unique opportunities, all on the theme of holidays.
Since re-opening in June 2017, the National Museum of Natural History (Musée national d'histoire naturelle) has recorded 48,813 visitors. The new permanent displays at the 'natur musée', plus a highly attractive temporary display on felines, have proved very popular.
2017 was relatively sunny, and quite warm. And seven months of the year were warmer than the corresponding months during the reference period from 1981 to 2010. This is what the meteorological department of the Administration of Technical Agricultural Services (administration des services techniques de l'agriculture - ASTA) reports in its meteorological analysis of 2017.
The objective of these two social housing developers is to contribute to the development of housing through the construction of homes which are accessible to all households, according to their needs and means.
EAEC – European American Enterprise Council and its partner Luxinnovation are jointly organising the first Luxembourg pavilion at the famous CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2018. The event which takes place between 9 and 12 January 2018 hosts some 200,000 professionals and 600 start-ups. Eight start-ups from Luxembourg were chosen to represent the Grand Duchy at the heart of the 'Eureka' space, which is entirely dedicated to start-ups.
According to the 2017 general report on social security published by the General Inspectorate of Social Security (Inspection générale de la sécurité sociale, IGSS), the number of people covered by the Grand Duchy's social security scheme has been increasing constantly since 2012. Between 2012 and 2016, the IGSS notes an increase from 739,862 to 813,124 people covered - a rise of 9.9% (an average of 2.4% per year), which is mainly due to the steady growth in the active population. 66% of the people covered by the scheme live in the Grand Duchy; 34% live elsewhere.
Each 1 January, the Inspectorate General of the Social Security (Inspection générale de la sécurité sociale, IGSS) updates the list of social parametres for Luxembourg. It is based on these parametres that e.g. salaries, pensions, contributions, allowances and benefits are calculated.
In keeping with the theme for Expo 2020 Dubai - "Connecting minds, Creating the future" - the artistic project for the Luxembourg pavilion will go with the idea of connecting minds - in this case artistic minds - in order to create collaborative works.
In the Grand Duchy, the duration of annual leave consists of 25 workdays per year, regardless of the age of the employee. However, a collective convention or an individual agreement between employer and employee may allow a higher number of days of annual leave. Added to the annual holidays are ten statutory public holidays per year.