DEFENSE – LUXEMBOURG TO BUY TANKER-AIRCRAFTS

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keywords: defense, nato, tanker-transport aircrafts, brussels, luxembourg. At the initiative of Luxembourg and the Netherlands a memorandum of understanding for a European multinational fleet of Airbus tanker-transport aircrafts was signed in July 2016, ordering two Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircrafts, which should be delivered in 2020. On Thursday, June 29, 2017, Germany and Norway join the initiative, and at the same time the fleet goes from two to seven ordered aircrafts. The units will be delivered from 2020 onwards. Four will be stationed at Eindhoven airbase (the Netherlands), the…

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LUXEMBOURG – POLICE CALL TO WITNESSES AFTER POLLUTION

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keywords: call to witnesses, building materials, pollution, grand ducal police, luxembourg. The Grand Ducal Police is looking for the person who illegally dropped building materials in the “Homesbësch” forest in Itzig between the 23 June 2017 6.30pm and 24 June 2017 5:35pm. Policemen discovered wooden windows and doors, ceramic tiles and a large quantity of broken glass. Anyone with information on the person causing the observed pollution or have other relevant information is asked to contact the Luxembourg Police Station at 4997-4500. The Police also point out that the drop of cigarettes,…

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LUXEMBOURG – FOX SPREAD AND PUBLIC HEALTH RISK

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keywords: hunting ban, foxes, echinococcosis, public health, luxembourg. Since the fox hunting ban in Luxembourg in 2015, many have observed the return of foxes in the cities, especially in residential areas bordering forests. In addition to the safety problems that may arise (let us not forget that the fox is a wild animal), there are also public health issues, as wild animals are carriers of diseases. The fox can indeed transmit a parasitic disease: echinococcosis. Alveolar echinococcosis is a serious disease that develops slowly, mainly in the liver, over 15…

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