ENERGY LUXEMBOURG – NINE DAYS OF OIL STRATEGIC RESERVES

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keywords: strategic reserves, energy independence, luxembourg. “The storage capacity available on the national territory only allows 8 to 9 days of security storage on the national territory. ” It is this shocking statement the the Minister of Economy Etienne Schneider made today. While a European directive requires States member to have 90 days of reserve, these strategic reserves in Luxembourg are delegated to importers who store petroleum products abroad, in France, Belgium and Germany. Judging this situation “not desirable” especially in case of a crisis, a national agency for the…

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POLICE – MOTORWAYS CLOSED TO TRUCKS TRAFFIC TOMORROW

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keywords: trucks, france, grand ducal police, luxembourg. In its role of prevention, the Grand Ducal Police remind that the trucks transit traffic to France is prohibited tomorrow July 14, 2017, date of the French national day. At the last German “Fronleichnam” (or “Corpus Christi”) on 15 June, non-compliance with traffic rules resulted in an 11-kilometer traffic jam at the border and a closed motorway lane. Failure to comply with these provisions may result in a fine of € 250 for the offender. The Grand-Ducal Police will react to this situation by…

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REFUGEES TEMPORARY RETURN TRIPS TO THEIR ORIGIN COUNTRIES

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keywords: refugees, international protection seekers, luxembourg. According to the press of our neighbors, it seems that some refugees (international protection seekers) from war zones make temporary return trips to their origin country, while claiming that their lives were threatened there. The question of whether such a phenomenon occurs in Luxembourg, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean Asselborn informs that there are no statistics on the subject, nevertheless this phenomenon “certainly exists in Luxembourg”. “A person who has received the refugee status by the Luxembourg authorities shall be given…

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