LUXEMBOURG – CRYPTOCURRENCY AT CENTRAL BANK SOON ?

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keywords: cryptocurrencies, bitcoin, central bank luxembourg. Interest in cryptocurrencies is growing throughout the world. First of all by the “geeks” who see them as a great success of financial technology (FinTech). Secondly, by those who wish to make payments outside the usual financial circuits in order to limit their traceability. Finally, in order to safeguard its assets (and even the financial system as a whole) after the risks generated by the 2008 crisis on the global banking system based on the centralization of the issuance and control of the currency. The Bitcoin…

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LUXEMBOURG – SAFETY WARNING ON HAND SPINNERS

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keywords: hand spinner, safety, security, customs, luxembourg. On Wednesday morning, the Luxembourg Government is releasing a warning issued by the Luxembourg Institute for Standardization, Accreditation, Safety and Quality of Products and Services (ILNAS) concerning the now famous “hand spinners”. The institute warns the public against the lack of compliance to toy-specific standards on many of these little toys that are popular with children (and sometimes also with adults). It is necessary that the “CE” mark is present on the packaging, proof of compliance with the safety standards set up by the European…

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LUXEMBOURG DROUGHT – MINISTER CALLS TO SAVE WATER

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keywords: ministry sustainable development, drought, luxembourg. The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure calls for saving water. After the heat of the last few days in Luxembourg and the light rains this spring, the Ministry is taking the lead to anticipate a possible water shortage this summer if the rain is not there by then. Share this page with:

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BANKS – EMPLOYEES PROTEST AT BGL BNP PARIBAS

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keywords: bgl bnp paribas, collective agreement, banks luxembourg. At the call of the main trade unions of Luxembourg banking sector, BGL BNP PARIBAS bank will know a “picket of protest” at the foot of one of its head office buildings in Kirchberg in front of the hospital on Thursday 01 June 2017 from 11:30 to 12:00. The ALEBA, OGB-L and LCGB-SESF unions refuse the decision of the bank’s management not to pay the “conjuncture bonus” issued in June of each year as stipulated in the collective agreement. Negotiations on the new…

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MINISTER ASSELBORN IN INDONESIA PROMOTES EMERGENCY.LU

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keywords: jean asselborn, diplomatic visit, indonesia, emergency.lu, luxembourg. Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean Asselborn was in a working visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, from 29 to 30 May at the invitation of his Indonesian counterpart, Minister Retno Marsudi. At the end of these two days, Luxembourg Government states that “During his meeting, Minister Asselborn presented the satellite telecommunication platform emergency.lu, which can be deployed by air in the event of a humanitarian or natural disaster. Public-private partnership, based on Luxembourg know-how and skills, emergency.lu could prove to be of particular…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – DRINK LESS ALCOHOL IS BETTER

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keywords: alcohol consumption, health, prevention campaign, luxembourg. Alcohol use can be addictive, but health risks (cardiovascular disease, liver cirrhosis, cancers and mental disorders) and collateral damage to the consumer’s environment (accidents, violence, trauma, etc.) are often ignored. Based on this observation, the Ministry of Health initiated the national action week entitled “Alcohol? Less is better! ” from May 14 to May 21, campaign simultaneously conducted in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. This week’s objective is to raise awareness of excessive alcohol consumption risks by reminding the problems and consumption thresholds from…

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NORTH KOREA – NEW MISSILE LAUNCH DIRECTION JAPAN

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keywords: north korea, japan, missile, president trump. The Japanese authorities confirm this morning the launch of a North Korean short-range ballistic missile that has grounded 300 km off the coast of Japan. This launch is the 3rd in 3 weeks. The Japan Prime Minister promises a “concrete action” following this launch. This is not the first missile launch in direction of Japan, it is clearly targeted by North Korea. While appeals to resolve the crisis peacefully do not seem to be crowned with success the Japanese Prime Minister is increasing the tone…

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HEAT&DROUGHT – LUXEMBOURG FIREFIGHTERS ON ALL FRONTS

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keywords: weather alert, heat, drought, fire start, firemen, luxembourg. The fire brigades of the Grand Duchy are on all fronts. After a remarkable presence all along the course of Night Marathon Luxembourg last night, it is today facing the heat and its consequences that the Firefighters of Luxembourg are mobilized. With the weather alert warning temperatures over 30 degrees, the Volunteer Firefighters of Luxembourg City remind the instructions to be kept in case of heat. Extreme heat associated with the lack of rain this spring make the vegetation very sensitive, a incipient fire was reported…

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ING NIGHT MARATHON LUXEMBOURG UNDER EXTREME HEAT

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keywords: ing marathon luxembourg, weather, heat. The start of ING Night Marathon Luxembourg tonight at 19:00 will take place in an overwhelming heat. MeteoLux announces 28°C at the time of departure, the extreme heat warning issued yesterday proved to be exact today. The security and rescue services are arranged throughout the route in order to secure the participants and the public, and there is no doubt that assistance to people will be in great demand. Despite the hot temperature, atmosphere remains good child and the 15 000 participants announced are eager to enjoy. Share…

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LUXEMBOURG – HIGH TEMPERATURE ALERT UNTIL MONDAY

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keywords: weather alert, extreme heat, luxembourg. While this weekend takes place the ING Night Marathon in the streets of the city, a weather alert is launched for extreme temperature over 30°C. This alert is valid for Saturday May 27, 2017, but also for the following two days Sunday and Monday. It is advisable to take care of the most fragile ones (children and the elderly). Share this page with:

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ROAD SAFETY – CHILDREN BIKE HELMET NOT MANDATORY

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keywords: road safety, children, bicycle, helmet wearing, luxembourg. The Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure and the Minister of Health confirm that the use of bicycle helmets for children is not mandatory and will not be compulsory in Luxembourg. According to statistics from the Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch and the Centre Hospitalier du Nord, in 2015, 14,368 cases of trauma were recorded in children aged under 16, of which 242 (1.7%) came from a bicycle accident. Nevertheless, the two Ministers underline: “The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, taking into account…

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URBAN PLANNING – NO LUXEMBOURG ARCHITECT FOR ARCELOR

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keywords: arcelormittal, head office, architects’ order, luxembourg. ArcelorMittal plans to build its new headquarters in Kirchberg, near the European Parliament. At the time of the international application to the design offices, no Luxembourg architect was selected among the 8 firms likely to submit an offer. After an open letter from the Order of Architects and Engineers (OAI) regretting that no local architects could participate to the project, it is now the national representative MP Yves Cruchten (LSAP), questioning the Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures François Bausch on the reasons for…

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SECURITY – PATROL ROBOTS IN YOUR COMPANY SOON ?

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keywords: security, security agents, video surveillance, patrol, robotics. Controlling physical access of a company or a sensitive part of the company such as an open space while ensuring access ease and fluidity is a challenge that is sometimes difficult to meet. The difficulty of controlling everyone all the time often leads to the creation of “hard” checkpoints such as portals or security airlocks that slow down the flow of people, lengthen the queues and can therefore endanger people. In the opposite excess, the removal of these hard control points in order…

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DEFENSE – NATO WILL HELP FIGHTING AGAINST DAESH/ISIS

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keywords: otan, defense, terrorism, luxembourg. Since taking office on January 20, President Trump has continued to put pressure on his NATO allies. German Chancellor Merkel faced it when going to Washington. The objective is for the members of the Organization to spend at least 2% of their GDP in military expenditure in order to contribute actively to NATO missions (defense and anti-terrorism), the United States considering they pay the defense of their allies without return from them. The United States has also voted a defense budget for next year up…

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LUXEMBOURG – SMUGGLED CIGARETTES SEIZED BIG BY CUSTOMS

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keywords: douanes et accises, customs, smuggled cigarettes, seizure, luxembourg. During Customs and Grand Ducal Police joint operations on 21 May, Customs seized 461 cartons of smuggled cigarettes. The driver of the vehicle was not insured and his driver’s license proved to be false. By order of the Prosecutor of Luxembourg, the vehicle and the cigarettes were seized. The man is now awaiting an indictment for violating the Highway Code and customs regulations. The Customs specify in this specific case the smuggler risks a fine for cigarettes smuggling of nearly 100,000 euros….

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FRANCE – DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES TRANSPORT ON STRIKE

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keywords: strike, cgt union, truck drivers, gazoline, france. The CGT union calls on drivers of dangerous substances (fuel, gas, chemicals) to strike nationally from Friday, May 26, 2017. The date of end of social movement is not communicated. Strikes in transport (road transport) of fuels can lead to shortages, so please take precautions. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – NO GIGALINERS ON OUR HIGHWAYS (OFFICIAL)

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keywords: road safety, mega-trucks, luxembourg. The Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure François Bausch confirms today that mega-trucks are and will remain prohibited to traffic on the Grand Duchy roads. The question of authorizing this type of transport was asked because since 2016 Belgium and the Netherlands authorize the mega-trucks motorway traffic, Germany also authorizes mega-trucks (also called “gigaliners” or “Euro-Combis “) on half of its motorway network. The Minister reminds that the European Union regulations prohibits mega-trucks and that Luxembourg had always opposed it, since the Grand Duchy policy is to promote…

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LUXEMBOURG – NO CAMERAS FOR POLICE OFFICERS SO FAR

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keywords: grand-ducal police, petition, video cameras, luxembourg. The issue of Police safety in terms of the quality of their interventions is often questioned by (supposed) criminals and Police officers are often facing bad faith of offenders. It is in this context that a public petition has been proposed “with the aim of ensuring that all Police officers in the Grand Duchy are equipped with a personal camera recording any intervention in order to better guarantee their security, as is already done in other countries. ” Since this petition has not received at least…

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ARIANA GRANDE SUSPENDS HER TOUR AFTER DEADLY ATTACK

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05:00 Ariana Grande announces the suspension of its world tour after the attack during its British concert outside the Manchester Arena which results in so far 19 deaths and many injured. The current investigation focuses on suicide bombing. Terrorist(s) was waiting for people outside the Arena after the concert. 08:00 British Police confirm the suicide bombing attack. They announce 22 fatalities. Share this page with:

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AIRLINES – WHY SOME CARGO COMPANIES LEAVE BRUSSELS

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keywords: air transport, cargo companies, brussels zaventem airport, security. Brussels Airport (Zaventem) has received a written confirmation that a second freight airline is leaving the airport due to the fines imposed by the Brussels-Capital Region for excessive noise. After the leaving of Yangtze River Express last February, Air Cargo Global will stop all its activities at Brussels Airport due to fines. Magma Aviation said it could also leave Brussels for the same reasons. Fines for excessive noise. Since 1 March, the Brussels-Capital Region has imposed fines for excessive noise, directly impacting carriers…

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FRANCE – FESSENHEIM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SOON CLOSED

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keywords: nuclear power plant, edf, france, president macron, minister Hulot. The closure of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant was an election campaign engagement of the future President Hollande in 2012. But its closure did not finally take place during its 5-year mandate. The new President Macron takes over this commitment on his own account. In a televised interview, the new Minister in charge of Ecologigal Transition Nicolas Hulot confirmed the closure of the nuclear plant, the oldest in France. The Minister nevertheless insisted on taking into account the human element, the…

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COMMUTERS – A 3-LANE A6 MOTORWAY NOT IMMEDIATELY

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keywords: motorway a6, road traffic, Belgian commuters, luxembourg. After the agreement for the A3 motorway enlargement to France, the question of the enlargement of the A6 motorway to Belgium has therefore arisen. Deputy Gilles Roth (CSV) asked the Minister of Transport and Sustainable Development François Bausch. The Minister replied on Friday in a negative way. The enlargement of the A6 motorway “is not part of the government’s agenda”. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – POLICE CALL TO WITNESSES AFTER ACCIDENT

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keywords: call to witnesses, road accident, police, wasserbillig, luxembourg. An accident followed by an altercation took place on Wednesday 17 May 2017 around 6pm in Wasserbilig at the intersection of the N10 and CR141B (extension of the “Echternach road” / access ramp to the service area of the motorway) . The accident took place during an overtaking. One of the vehicles is a black SUV from Nissan. As a result of the accident an altercation took place between the two drivers. If you have information about the overtaking, the accident…

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CYBER ATTACK – UIWIX AND WANNACRY USE THE SAME WINDOWS FLAW

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keywords: cyberattack, cybersecurity, virus, luxembourg. Not a day without its ransomware type cyberattack? It is now the Chinese authorities who warn users after discovering a new ransomware type virus named UIWIX. This virus was detected last week by the Danish firm of cyber security Heimdal Security. The virus uses the same flaw in the Windows operating system as that used by WannaCry and spreads in the same way from one machine to another. It also has the same effects: data encryption and ransom demand by hackers. After infecting 200,000 machines…

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CYBER ATTACK – IS ADYLKUZZ/MONERO THE NEW THREAT

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keywords: cyber attack, cyber security, virus, adylkuzz, monero, luxembourg. Just recovered from the ransomware type “WannaCry” cyberattack  that a new attack potentially even more important by the number of affected computers is announced. This time it is not a ransomware and a priori the data are not in danger. The “Adylkuzz” cyberattack simply consists in a “Trojan” (like WannaCry) that uses a flaw in the Windows operating system in its older (non-upgraded) versions and uses the computer’s resources to create crypto-currency Monero and repatriate these Monero to the initiators of the attack and…

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LUXEMBOURG – WILL FIREFIGHTERS HAVE THEIR MUSEUM ?

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keywords: firemen, rescue, civil security, museum, luxembourg. The Grand Duchy Fire Department does not have a museum so far. But it seems that the government is preparing the creation of a firefighters museum in Luxembourg. To be sure, the national representation asks the question to the Minister of the Interior Dan Kersch with a parliamentary question on Tuesday 16 May. MP Max Hahn (DP) reminds that firefighters store old vehicles and various objects related to their activity in halls in Leudelange and Colmar-Berg. The MP asks the Minister: “Does the Minister consider the construction of a…

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ROAD SAFETY – MINIMAL DISTANCE WHEN OVERTAKE BIKES

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keywords: road safety, highway code, minimum distance, luxembourg. Road safety is a priority in Luxembourg with an ambitious goal to halve the number of road fatalities by 2020. Many initiatives are in the direction of greater safety on our roads: speed reduction in built-up areas and speed ​​checks. And among the killed and injured on the roads of Luxembourg, 23% are cyclists. Their security is therefore a particularly sensitive issue that concerns the national representation. In a parliamentary question on May 11, 2017, MP Josée Lorsché (dei gréng) asked the Minister…

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LUXEMBOURG – POLICE CALL TO WITNESSES

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keywords: call to witnesses, grand ducal police, luxembourg. After a fight in the early morning of Sunday 14 May in front of a nightclub on rue de Bouillon in Luxembourg a young man was seriously injured. A Police patrol found the man lying on the ground not far from the nightclub. He had an altercation with an unknown man with a gray Mercedes car. The unknown man wore glasses and wore a jersey of the Spanish national football team. If you have any information that may help the Police to identify…

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LUXEMBOURG – GOVERNMENT WARNS ABOUT WANNACRY VIRUS

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keywords: cyber attack, cyber security, ransomware, wannacry, luxembourg. This Saturday, May 13 at 6 pm the Luxembourg Government communicates on the dangers of the “WannaCry” ransomware worldwide cyber attack. The Government explains that the virus is spread by the mailbox and that it uses a vulnerability of the Windows operating system. It is therefore recommended not to open doubtful e-mails. A Windows security update (MS17-010) is available and must be installed. For more than 24 hours now the world is facing what Europol calls ransomware “unprecedented attack”. Large companies and…

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CYBER ATTACKS – UNPRECEDENTED ATTACK LEVEL STATES EUROPOL

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keywords: cyber security, cyber attack, wannacry, ransomware, europol. After 24 hours of cyber attacks, more than 90 countries are affected and among the world’s largest companies. The biggest Spanish firms (including the telecommunications giant Telefonica), the British hospitals, the Renault carmaker in France (a production center had been stopped), nothing seems to be able to stop the surge of ransomware judiciously named “WannaCry”. The various judiciary authorities of the concerned countries open investigations in order to find their origin. The economic impact is probably big. Europol, which synchronizes all European Polices, declares:…

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CYBER ATTACKS – ENGLISH HOSPITALS TARGETED IN LARGE SCALE

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keywords: cyberattacks, hospitals, england, ransomware. After the recent attacks on the servers of Luxembourg state and then Cedexis infrastructure triggering the main French press sites offline for one hour, it is now the English hospitals to undergo a large-scale computer attack. This attack is of the “ransomware” type, messages appear on the screens of the computers indicating that the “computers are now in the hands of the pirates and that to unlock the situation one has to pay”. Some hospitals are forced to divert emergencies to other hospitals, or postpone…

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DEFENSE – AIRBUS A400M DELIVERIES DELAYED AGAIN

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keywords: a400m, airbus military, nato, defense, luxembourg. With an increasing military budget, Luxembourg army wants to take on a new dimension. By 2020, the government plans to raise the military budget from 0.4% of GDP to 0.6% of GDP, a 50% increase. This increased budget allows the large recruitment of soldiers and the purchase of equipment such as drones, helicopters and transport aircraft. As for the transport aircraft, it is an Airbus Military A400m purchased jointly with other NATO allies (France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Turkey). According to Reuters, Airbus Military may need…

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LUXEMBOURG – KATE MIDDLETON VISIT TODAY AND CITY BLOCKED

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keywords: royal visit, security, luxembourg. This Thursday, May 11, the Duchess of Cambridge is on an official visit to Luxembourg. She is welcomed as a head of state. Circulation in Luxembourg will be disrupted by the official procession and the security services that will accompany the Duchess. From downtown to Kirchberg, the Duchess to visit the Mudam in the afternoon will be partially blocked. Share this page with:

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CYBER ATTACKS – MAIN PRESS WEBSITES IN FRANCE UNAVAILABLE

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keywords: cyber attack, ddos, cyber-security, press, france. After the massive attacks on the Luxembourg State servers, several French press websites such as Le Monde, Le Figaro, Sud Ouest, 20 Minutes, L’Obs were unavailable for about an hour on Wednesday afternoon. The cause is an IT attack, not to these titles directly, but to their IT provider. The situation was back to normal at 17:40. Cedexis company is the provider (a sort of web control tower that routes traffic based on network overload) that suffered a large DDOS attack. The main French media sites are…

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LUXEMBOURG – FALSE BOMB ALERTS AUTHOR IS IN PRISON

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The State Prosecutor’s Office informs on Wednesday that the alleged perpetrator of the false bomb alerts in the last two months is a 56 years old Luxembourger. He is currently serving a prison sentence near Nancy (France). He would have made his calls with a cell phone from inside the prison. False bomb alerts at Auchan shopping center and Utopolis Kirchberg cinema, at Globus Baumarkt Bettembourg store and at City Concorde Bertrange shopping center have disorganized the country at some point that the Grand Ducal Police reminded the sanctions for the perpetrators of these false…

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LUXEMBOURG – 311 ASYLUM SEEKERS SENT BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY

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keywords: refugees, asylum seekers, police, luxembourg. The Minister of Immigration and Asylum in a parliamentary reply gave yesterday Tuesday 09 May the figures of asylum seekers expulsions over one year. From 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017, of the 430 rejected asylum applications, 311 were returned to their country (218 volunteers, 93 forced). The procedure of forced eviction takes place 30 days after the rejection of the asylum application, as the asylum seeker is not voluntary for the return. The Minister did not provide information on the 119 asylum seekers…

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LUXEMBOURG – OUR OIL STRATEGIC RESERVES ARE LOCATED ABROAD

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keywords: strategic reserves, energy independence, luxembourg. The question of energy independence is a matter for all countries. Particularly in the case of electricity and oil, the supply must be ensured, particularly in a crisis situation. In reply to a parliamentary question, Economy Minister Etienne Schneider informs/reminds the national representation that in accordance with Luxembourg law it is the oil importers who decide the location of the oil strategic stocks. Today these stocks are located in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. However, the Minister states that it would be preferable…

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LUXEMBOURG – POLICE 113 SUPPORT WILL NOT BE IMPROVED

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keywords: police, #jesoutienslapolice, parliamentary question, urgent numbers, luxembourg. In the Parliamentary Question #2920, filed on 13 April 2017, MP Franz Fayot (LSAP) explained that he had called 113 in an emergency situation and was confronted with the loss of time when the situation required a fast intervention by the law enforcement. He then asks Minister of Internal Security Etienne Schneider for details on the procedure that wastes precious time in the face of urgent need. The process will not be improved. The response of Minister Etienne Schneider details all the information…

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POLICE – THE REFUGEES TRIGGERED 100 INTERVENTIONS IN 3 MONTHS

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keywords: refugees, police, #jesoutienslapolice, luxembourg. The answer to the question of whether refugees and international protection seekers are involved in a large number of interventions by the Grand Ducal Police is yes. In reply to the parliamentary question from MPs Diane Adehm and Gilles Roth (CSV) who wanted to know the number of Police interventions during the first three months of the year triggered by refugees, the Minister of Internal Security Etienne Schneider replied about a hundred (one per day Saturdays and Sundays included, editor’s note). However, he said that these interventions…

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EXPATRIATES – THE FRENCH IN LUXEMBOURG VOTE MACRON AT 89.56%

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keywords: france, presidential election, luxembourg. The French established in Luxembourg voted 89.56% for Emmanuel Macron according to the final results of the vote of French from abroad. The French were called on Sunday, May 07, 2017 to vote for the second round of the presidential election. It is Emmanuel Macron who is elected President of the French Republic for the next 5 years. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – BURGLARS ON THE RUN AROUND FLAXWEILER-MUNSBACH

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keywords: burglary, call to witnesses, police, luxembourg. In the Flaxweiler-Munsbach area, three burglars committed several burglaries during the night of Friday 5 May to Saturday 6 May and caught in the act. A burglar was arrested by the Grand Ducal Police. The other two are currently on the run. The Police are asking that the witnesses urgently call 113. The Police also advise to take nobody by car in this area. Share this page with:

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BANKS – NO CONCRETE OFFER TO BUY BIL SAYS MINISTER

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keywords: finance, bank, financial security, systemic risk, bil, luxembourg. Since the revelation by Bloomberg last week of the possible sale of Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) by its Qatari majority shareholder, rumors are going on about the future of this pillar of the Luxembourg economy. To the point that the national representation questions the Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna. The Minister declared on Friday, May 5, that to his knowledge no offer to buy was made on BIL (and in particular the state share) and that in case of shareholder…

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LUXEMBOURG – GIGALINERS ON OUR HIGHWAYS SOON?

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keywords: road safety, mega-trucks, luxembourg. A gigaliner (mega-truck) is a vehicle that is more than 18.75 meters long and weighs over 44 tons. These huge trucks consist of a truck tractor to which a semi-trailer and a trailer are hung up. They are also called “euro-combis”. Since 2016 Belgium and the Netherlands have authorized the motorway traffic to mega-trucks. The authorization gradually extends to half of the German motorway network. It is in this context that the MP Claudia Dall’Agnol (LSAP) asks the Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure what is/will be in…

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LUXEMBOURG – ARE THE AIRPLANE PILOTS OVERTIRED?

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keywords: aviation safety, cargolux, luxair, luxembourg. Aviation safety is a pillar of our economies, it is a priority in the Grand Duchy as the Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures reminds us in answering two parliamentary questions. Roger Negri (LSAP MP) in the Parliamentary Question 2838 reminds that the Luxembourg pilots working for freight companies declare to work in a state of excessive fatigue. This phenomenon would primarily affect air cargo companies and low-cost carriers. For example, 83 per cent of Luxembourg pilots working for an air cargo company reportedly flew…

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WEIRD – SECURITY BADGE IMPLANTED UNDER THE SKIN

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keywords: rfid chip, security badge, weird. Charity begins at home. It is this adage put into practice by a Belgian marketing company by making the buzz for itself. In fact, to combat the loss of the access badge of its employees, this company decided to replace the security badge with an RFID chip that it decided to implant under the skin, more precisely in the hand between the thumb and forefinger. This chip then allows access to the building, but also to unlock the computer, to unlock the printer and…

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POLICE – IS THE 113 OPTIMAL?

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keywords: police, #jesoutienslapolice, parliamentary question, urgent numbers, luxembourg. Who called 113 in an emergency situation was somewhat disoriented. While for the last 10 years the Grand Ducal Police has been communicating on 113 as the unique emergency contact number (this number appears on all vehicles), the operator requests the identity of the caller, details on circumstances, and question after question time passes. If there is no emergency he/she answers that it is an emergency number only but does not transfer to the closest local police station. A non-optimal procedure? In…

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