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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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#Latvia becomes 19th EU country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

#Latvia becomes 19th EU country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

| November 16, 2018

Latvia has signed the European Declaration on linking genomic databases across borders that aims to improve understanding and prevention of disease and allow for more personalized treatments, in particular for rare diseases, cancer and brain-related diseases. The Declaration is an agreement of co-operation between the countries that want to provide secure and authorized cross-border access to national and […]

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Commission refers #Luxembourg to #EUCourtOfJustice for not completely implementing #EUMoneyLaundering rules

Commission refers #Luxembourg to #EUCourtOfJustice for not completely implementing #EUMoneyLaundering rules

| November 12, 2018

The European Commission has decided to refer Luxembourg to the EU Court of Justice for transposing only part of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (Directive 2015/849) into their national law. The Commission proposed that the Court charges a lump sum and daily penalties until Luxembourg takes the necessary action. Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Commissioner […]

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