Tag: Luxembourg

Britain must respect EU rules to get trade deal, says #Luxembourg

Britain must respect EU rules to get trade deal, says #Luxembourg

| December 5, 2019

Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel (pictured) on Wednesday (4 December) urged Britain to accept the rules of EU single market or face a potential cliff-edge exit in a year’s time, write Marc Jones and Huw Jones. Speaking at a London School of Economics event during a trip to a NATO summit near the UK capital, […]

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#Kazakhstan and #Luxembourg co-operation to hold Kazakh film screening

#Kazakhstan and #Luxembourg co-operation to hold Kazakh film screening

| October 16, 2019

Credit: KLC The Kazakhstan-Luxembourg Co-operation (KLC) has announced that it is organizing a Kazakh film screening in Kinepolis-Kirchberg on Saturday 16 November 2019 at 15h45. The epic historical drama The Diamond Sword, named the Kazakh Game of Thrones by the BBC, depicts medieval battles, love and life in the Great Steppes on the way to […]

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Johnson buffeted in Luxembourg, says #Brexit deal emerging

Johnson buffeted in Luxembourg, says #Brexit deal emerging

| September 17, 2019

Britain’s Boris Johnson said on Monday (16 September) that a Brexit deal was beginning to emerge, but the EU said he offered nothing to break the impasse during a visit to Luxembourg where he was harangued loudly by protesters and rebuked for trying to shift the blame, write Foo Yun Chee, Elizabeth Piper of Reuters. “Don’t […]

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PM #Johnson booed by protesters in #Luxembourg

PM #Johnson booed by protesters in #Luxembourg

| September 17, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was booed on Monday by protesters after talks with his counterpart in Luxembourg, putting off a briefing with reporters due to the protests, writes Elizabeth Piper. “Shame on you” protesters screamed at Johnson as he left talks with Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel. Bettel spoke to reporters beside an empty […]

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#Brexit – Miracle needed to solve Irish border problem: Luxembourg foreign minister

#Brexit – Miracle needed to solve Irish border problem: Luxembourg foreign minister

| August 23, 2019

A miracle would need to happen for the European Union and Britain to find a solution to the Irish border problem to avoid a no-deal Brexit, Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn (pictured) said in remarks published on Thursday (22 August), write Joseph Nasr and Thomas Seythal.  “Miracles should never be ruled out, but I’m sceptical […]

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Further controversy on the horizon for EU #freeports?

Further controversy on the horizon for EU #freeports?

| April 15, 2019

Le Freeport Luxembourg, a hulking warehouse adjacent to Findel Airport which thanks to a special status allows goods from fine wine to Old Masters to remain untaxed almost indefinitely in its vaults, has been under heavy scrutiny recently. After a group of MEPs expressed their concerns that the facility could be used “as a hotbed […]

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Commission adopts Opinion on Luxembourg’s updated #DraftBudgetaryPlan

Commission adopts Opinion on Luxembourg’s updated #DraftBudgetaryPlan

| March 26, 2019

The European Commission has adopted its Opinion on the updated Draft Budgetary Plan of Luxembourg and found the updated Plan for 2019 to be fully compliant with the rules of the Stability and Growth Pact. Nonetheless, the Commission invites the authorities to accelerate progress on the structural part of the fiscal recommendations addressed to them by the Council last July. Following general […]

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