Due to its geopolitical situation, Luxembourg, situated in the heart of Europe and wedged between the two major powers and longtime sworn enemies France and Germany, was compelled to seek overtures towards its neighbours since the 19th century.
Ultimately, it was the European project that, after the Second World War, gave these integration efforts their true dimension and intrinsic value.
The city of Luxembourg was the first work environment of the community institutions. This is where, on 10 August 1952, it all began. To this day, Luxembourg’s capital remains the seat of Europe’s judicial and financial institutions.
Luxembourg is represented in all the institutions of the European Union and is actively and directly involved in the European integration process.