FINANCE LUXEMBOURG – LUXTRUST DOWN ON SATURDAY

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keywords: luxtrust, identification, cybersecurity, finance, banks, luxembourg. Without being informed in advance of an unavailability of the service Luxtrust, pillar of the digital identification in Luxembourg, this service is unavailable this Saturday morning. Any attempt to connect will result in the message “An error occurred.” No cause of unavailability nor time of service return is communicated. LuxTrust is a joint venture owned by the Government of the Grand Duchy with the main Luxembourg banks and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. LuxTrust is highlighted by the Luxembourg authorities as a symbol of digital…

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SECURITY GUARD – WHY HIRING AN EX SOLDIER IS A GOOD PICK

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keywords: private security, private security officer agent guard, military, soldier, luxembourg. Private Security jobs are exciting for those who love to serve and protect others. In many cases, the job of security guard is considered to be poorly qualified and not very rewarding, whereas it requires highly developed technical, human and psychological skills. Being a good security guard is not easy, recruiting a good security guard is not easy either. Historically, former soldiers have been recruits of choice for private security companies. Indeed the training received by former soldiers is…

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CUSTOMS LUXEMBOURG – 77 KG MARIHUANA SEIZED IN AUGUST

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keywords: customs, douanes et accises, drug seizure, luxembourg. It is only known today that, at the end of August, the Luxembourg Customs seized 77.4 kg of marihuana, with a theoretical value of 650,000 euros. The drug came from South Africa by plane and was intercepted in a truck going to Great Britain. This seizure was not the result of chance, the Customs were on the trail of this convoy. After the interception at the end of May of a large batch of smuggled cigarettes, this is another great success for…

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CROSS BORDER WORKERS – SNCF ON STRIKE ON 21 SEPTEMBER

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keywords: cross border workers luxembourg, sncf strike, train, luxembourg. In the autumn of 2017, the social movements are numerous, and about ten days after a first strike, the SNCF will know its second social movement tomorrow Thursday 21 September 2017. While the Lorraine region experienced some train cancellations during the previous movement, the SNCF Communication Department announces a normal traffic for the tomorrow local trains. According to the SNCF, Luxembourg cross-border workers on the Nancy-Metz-Luxembourg and Longwy/Athus-Luxembourg routes are supposed to therefore expect minimal disruptions. Share this page with:

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CYBERSECURITY – LUXEMBOURG ADVISES BELGIAN GOVERNMENT

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keywords: cybersecurity, cases.lu, securitymadein.lu, best practices, risk prevention, luxembourg. While cyber attacks on Luxembourg are constantly increasing and Europol confirms the same trend at European level, cybersecurity is a major issue. Although no study to date has quantified losses to the Luxembourg economy as a result of cybercrime and companies are reluctant to report on financial losses related to cyber attacks, the amounts are significant, as an example the latest wave of ransomware Wannacry has in particular affected BNP Paribas Real Estate in Luxembourg. The Grand Duchy has been focusing…

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SECURITY LUXEMBOURG – REMOVABLE POSTS EVERYWHERE SOON?

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keywords: securing the city, removable posts, concrete blocks, luxembourg. At a time when cities are one after the other the target to ram car attacks, it is necessary to take this risk into account in the urban organisation/planning. While the safety of the Schueberfouer was inadequate, at least at its start in the absence of an efficient concrete block system, Luxembourg City has much better secured the following events. In order to sustain the urban security system in time, the Minister of Internal Security Etienne Schneider reveals today that discussions…

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DEFENSE LUXEMBOURG – ARMY VOLUNTEERS TAKE AN OATH

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keywords: voluntary service to the army, voluntary military service, solemn promise, luxembourg. Thirty new recruits of the Luxembourg Army took an oath last Friday in the presence of Secretary of Defense Francine Closener. This symbolic ceremony marks the end of the 4 months of basic training of new volunteers serving with the Army, who have committed themselves to a 36-month period (which may be extended). Out of a promotion of 56 volunteers, only 30 recruits or just over half will be allowed to continue their commitment. This year, seven volunteer…

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LUXEMBOURG – BICYCLE BRIDGE AT PONT ADOLPHE INAUGURATION

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keywords: soft mobility, mobility week, bicycle bridge, adolphe bridge, luxembourg. After the success of the renovation of the Adolphe Bridge in Luxembourg, it is now time to inaugurate the bicycle bridge located under the bridge. The inauguration will take place tomorrow Sunday 17th September 2017 at 11:00 at the Pont Adolphe, the first cyclists with the authorities are expected from 11:30. This work will thus link the bike paths of Avenue de la Liberté to those of the city center (Ville Haute). This inauguration is the starting point for the…

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FIREFIGHTERS LUXEMBOURG – CIS TANDEL GETS ONE VEHICLE

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keywords: firefighters firemen luxembourg, cis tandel, pump water tank LF 20, luxembourg. It was in the presence of the Minister of the Interior Dan Kersch that the Fire and Rescue Center (CIS) of the municipality of Tandel officially put into operation a new vehicle on Friday 15 September. It is a pump water tank truck (LF20) to the latest standards to intervene on fires under the best conditions. This commissioning takes place a few days after the receipt of 5 new vehicles by the Schengen CIS, the fire and rescue…

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POLICE – CALL TO WITNESSES AFTER ACCIDENT IN MERSCH

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keywords: traffic accident, call to witnesses, mersch, luxembourg. A traffic accident in Mersch (Stäreplatz) on 13 September around 16:30 saw a collision of 2 cars while one probably did not respect the traffic lights. The incriminated driver driving a ‘Mini’ brand car came out of the car to make sure there were no injuries and he then resumed his journey without leaving his contact details for a settlement of the damage. Any information about this accident or this driver has to be reported to the Mersch Police Station at 4997-9500….

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ROAD SAFETY – UNUSUAL TRUCK INTERCEPTED IN PETANGE

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keywords: mega-truck, road safety, grand-ducal police, road police luxembourg. While mega-trucks are prohibited on the roads of the Grand Duchy because of their length and therefore dangerous for themselves and for other road users, it is a unusual vehicle that intercepted the Grand-Ducal Police today on the N31 close to Pétange. A truck loaded with 4 trailers exceeded the maximum length allowed on Luxembourg roads, load-fixing systems were also faulty. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG A1 MOTORWAY CLOSED DIRECTION TRIER

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Following an accident in Kirchberg, the A1 motorway between Luxembourg and Trêves/Trier was closed for a short period of time after 10:40 am this morning. In the accident a German driver died, no other vehicle seems involved according to a Grand-Ducal Police report. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – How security becomes a priority in property management

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keywords : property management, security, video surveillance, armored doors, steel doors.   According to the annual survey recently published in January 2017 by Gérance Immobilière Luxembourg, a locally well-known property management company on its market, the security need becomes now the number one priority for 82% of the owners (living inside the building or landlords), just before the common area assessments control. This is the opposite ranking compared with last year, and moreover this security need makes a stunning 20% jump year-on-year. The recent terror attacks that happened in western countries…

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EMERGENCY.LU DEPLOYED IN THE CARRIBEAN AFTER IRMA

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keywords: emergency.lu, hurricane irma, caribbean, astra satellites, luxembourg air ambulance. The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs announces the departure of four volunteers from the emergency.lu program for the Caribbean following the damage caused by hurricane Irma and at the request of the World Food Program (WFP). Emergency.lu is a mobile satellite telecommunication platform whose main objective is to restore communication (Internet, voice) after a disaster, to support the coordination efforts of humanitarian organisations on the ground and thus to contribute to saving lives in humanitarian emergencies. Emergency.lu is a…

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WEATHER LUXEMBOURG – STRONG WIND ALERT ON WEDNESDAY

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keywords: strong wind alert, weather alarm, luxembourg. On Tuesday evening MeteoLux issues an orange alert to strong wind for tomorrow Wednesday 13 September 2017. Tomorrow Wednesday from 03:00 to 16:00, for the whole country, wind above 35 km/h is expected with gusts up to 75 km/h in some places. Share this page with:

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FIREFIGHTERS LUXEMBOURG – CIS SCHENGEN GETS 5 VEHICLES

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keywords: fire and rescue center, schengen, firemen, firefighters, cgdis, luxembourg. Without waiting for the full installation of the Grand-Ducal Fire and Rescue Corps (CGDIS) scheduled soon, the country’s rescue services are reorganising in order to increase efficiency. This is the case for the three volunteer fire brigades of Schengen, Burmerange and Wellenstein as well as the Schengen Civil Protection which have gathered to allow the pooling of equipment and the presence of a permanent guard. The fire and rescue center of Schengen municipality has received five new intervention vehicles: –…

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ARMY LUXEMBOURG – ANNIVERSARY CONCERT INVITATION

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keywords: “anniversaries” concert, army luxembourg, d’arméi, military music. As part of this year’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of volunteer military service and the 175th anniversary of military music, a concert will be organised at the Philharmonie on October 20th. The General Staff of the Army today informs that the general public is invited to attend this concert which will be given by the Grand-Ducal Military Music accompanied in part by the former musical group AWACS, army volunteer orchestra founded in 1982. The military music will accompany the screening of…

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COMMUTERS – SNCF ON STRIKE – CANCELLED TRAINS LIST

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keywords: sncf on strike, train, cfl, cross-border workers commuters luxembourg. Following the announcement of SNCF’s participation in the general strike tomorrow Tuesday 12 September 2017, the following disruptions are to be expected for commuters / cross border workers in Luxembourg:   Line 70 Longwy – Luxembourg: Between 12:00 and 21:00 all trains are cancelled between Rodange and Longwy. The CFL set up an alternative bus service from Longwy to Rodange train station.   Lige 90 Nancy – Metz – Luxembourg: 6:09 Metz – Nancy: cancelled 07:20 Nancy – 08:00 Metz…

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SECURITY – WHEN VIDEO SURVEILLANCE BECOMES VIDEO PROTECTION

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keywords: cctv, video surveillance, video protection, cameras, burglary, luxembourg. Faced with threats to people and goods that are more present every day, the need for protection is only increasing. And while the role of the human being in monitoring its own environment is a major asset in terms of security, it does not appear sufficient to eliminate all the threats that surround it. The automation of surveillance by technology is then a valuable help, that is what gives us video surveillance. While Nice is the city of France where the…

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LUXEMBOURG – CALL TO WITNESSES AFTER BUS INCIDENT

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keywords: call to witnesses, stroller, bus, grand ducal police, luxembourg. The Grand-Ducal police call to witnesses in the context of an incident on a bus in the City. On Wednesday 12 July at about 10:10 pm, a woman was getting off bus number 11 at the “Echer Klinik” stop when the bus door closed on the stroller and the driver would have restarted. It would be passengers of the bus who would have stopped the driver, made release the stroller, the bus resuming its usual way. All information on the…

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PRIVATE SECURITY – PERIPHERAL PERIMETRIC VOLUMETRIC

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keywords: peripheral, perimetric, volumetric, security, video surveillance, security guards, security agents. Securing a place has always been a challenge. It is indeed easier to attack than to defend; The attacker knows when he will attack, how he will attack and with what, he has all the information. While the defense has none, it does not know when, where, nor how. It must therefore be ready for any type of attack and above all must be permanently ready, vigilance must be constant which is not in human nature. It is then…

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LUXEMBOURG – THE PRIVATE SECURITY CONTINUOUSLY GROWING

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keywords: private security, security guard, telemonitoring, telesurveillance, teleprotection, video protection, luxembourg. Luxembourg is one of the safest countries in the world and we welcome it. People are living and working in the Grand Duchy with a feeling of security that few countries know. While threats of all types are increasing in neighboring countries, Luxembourg does not seem impacted. And when we talk about security of goods, facilities and people, private security is an important part of the system. Security agents, telemonitoring and teleprotection, the private security market is multiple. The…

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LUXEMBOURG PALACE – SOLEMN CHANGING OF THE GUARD

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keywords: solemn changing of the guard, grand-ducal palace, luxembourg. This Saturday 09 September 2017 will take place the solemn changing of the Guard in front of the Grand-Ducal Palace in Luxembourg at 16:00. After the changing of July 08, it is the last time for this year 2017 that the public will be able to attend this event expected by inhabitants and tourists. The solemn changing of the Guard is experiencing a growing success from year to year, the Luxembourg Army demonstrating all its mastery and makes dream all the…

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BRADERIE LUXEMBOURG – BETTER SECURITY BUT STILL BREACHES

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keywords: braderie de luxembourg, schueberfouer, ram attack, security, luxembourg. After the recent ram car attacks, and especially the one in Barcelona, ​​it seems that no country can be safe. The security of the area around the Schueberfouer caused controversy to the point that MP Laurent Mosar (CSV) questioned the Minister of Internal Security about the weakness of the security. The Braderie de Luxembourg on Monday, an unavoidable street fair every year just few days before the start of the school year, was expected as a good test on the security…

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LUXEMBOURG – CALL TO WITNESSES AFTER THEFT IN ELECTRONIC SHOP

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keywords: call to witnesses, theft, electronic items, grand-ducal police, luxembourg. The Grand-Ducale Police is looking for information on the identity of the people in these photos. These people are suspected of having taken part in a robbery in an electrical/electronics items store, route de Longwy in Bertrange. Any information on the identity of these persons has to be reported urgently to the Capellen Police Station at 4997-3500 or dialing 113. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – NO STRICT LIMITATIONS ON CASH MONEY USE

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keywords: cash, cash money, terrorism financing, luxembourg. There will be no limit for cash payments in Luxembourg, according to Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna on Monday, responding to MP Laurent Mosar (CSV). While many European countries have set limits for cash payments (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain) this is not the case in Luxembourg. The Minister reminds that the European directives on money laundering and the financing of terrorism did not provide for such limitations. However, even…

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BANKS LUXEMBOURG – BIL OFFICIALLY BOUGHT BY CHINESE GROUP

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keywords: banque internationale, bank finance luxembourg, legend group, luxembourg. For months, close persons with the matter have informed the press (Bloomberg and Washington Post) that the Chinese holding company Legend Holdings Corporation (owner of Lenovo) has bought 90% of the Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL), it is now the Minister of Finance in person who confirms the information. While the amoun of the transaction has not yet been disclosed, Minister Gramegna also specifies in a statement on Friday that BIL being a systemic bank the transaction will have to be…

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LUXEMBOURG – THE WOLF IS BACK AFTER 124 YEARS

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keywords: wolf, environment department, holzem, garnich, luxembourg. The wolf is back in Luxembourg as suggested by the recent attack on 8 sheep in a pasture between Holzem and Garnich last July 15 and as it was seen around Leudelange previously. After this attack, the Ministry of Sustainable Development had immediately initiated DNA sampling. The Senckenberg-Institut in Gelnhausen (Germany) which has carried out the DNA analyzes is quite sure, the samples clearly reveal the presence of a wolf. The Government’s Wolf Action Plan provides for 100% compensation for the impacted farmer….

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LUXEMBOURG – IS THE SCHUEBERFOUER SECURE ENOUGH?

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keywords: schueberfouer, ram car attack, security, luxembourg. Any visitor to the Schueberfouer of this year 2017 have noticed the light security designed to secure the area around the fair. Recent ram car attacks across Europe (not to mention knife attacks) make groupings of people the targets that need to be secured. Without considering not going to the Schueberfouer, which has been a national event for more than 600 years and awaited by all, it is nevertheless necessary to remain vigilant and aware of the danger parents and children are facing….

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AIRPORT LUXEMBOURG – FINDEL TRAFFIC IS BACK TO NORMAL

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keywords: airport luxembourg-findel, traffic diversion, closed runaway, aviation security, luxembourg. From 10:00 pm on Tuesday night, the Findel airport runaway was closed for a reason not communicated by LuxAirport, forcing traffic still important at this time to be diverted to Frankfurt-Hahn airport. At 03:40 a first Cargolux landing was successfully completed in Luxembourg. LuxAirport is no longer communicating about possible disruptions on this Wednesday morning both at take-off and on landing apart from the following two flights which are cancelled: KLM/KL1736 at 06:15 to Schiphol/Amsterdam and Lufthansa/LH399 at 07:05 to…

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POLICE – CREDIT CARD BANK FRAUD IN ORGANISED GROUP

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keywords: credit card fraud, europol, grand-ducal police, luxembourg. On 4 February 2017, simultaneous ATM withdrawals in organised group in four countries (Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland) made it possible to divert several million euros. The Grand-Ducal Police and Europol are looking for people on these photos taken in Luxembourg who may have participated in the fraud. The origin of the fraud would be in the hacking of a computer of a bank in Central Africa. Any information on these persons has to be reported urgently to 4997-6125 or by e-mail to fmp@police.etat.lu….

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LUXEMBOURG – CALL TO WITNESSES AFTER CREDIT CARD THEFT

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keywords: call to witnesses, credit card theft, grand-ducal police, luxembourg. Following a bank card theft at the end of last year, the individual in the picture is wanted for having used it for cash withdrawals in ATMs in Pétange. All information about the identity of this man has to be communicated to the Pétange Police station at 2445-6201. Share this page with:

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“ROMMWISS” BEACH BATHING FORBIDDEN IN HAUTE-SURE LAKE

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keywords: cyanobacteria, blue-green algae, blue-green bacteria, moselle, luxembourg. After the alert at the beginning of the week on the presence of cyanobacteria (green blue algae) in certain rivers of Moselle (France) it is today a prohibition of bathing on the “Rommwiss” beach of the Haute-Sûre lake that is issued by the Water Management Administration. Water analyzes have in fact revealed the excessive presence of cyanobacteria in the waters of this beach, it is therefore prohibited to bathing of humans and animals. It is also recommended not to drink its water…

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POLICE – PRISONERS TRANSPORT BY SPECIALISED PERSONNEL

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keywords: prisoners, justizvollzugsbeamter, grand ducale police recruitment, luxembourg. The staff of the Grand-Ducale Police are undersized in the face of all the missions the Police are confronted. The transport of prisoners from Court to prison is a good example of this, which is now underlined by MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn (DP). This action mobilizes staff who are forced to wait for long periods and during these periods they are not performing Police operations. Like the German “Justizvollzugsbeamter”, a specialised professional in the transport of prisoners, MPs question the…

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BEES LUXEMBOURG – NO EXCESS MORTALITY DUE TO PESTICIDES

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keywords: bees mortality, neonicotinoid pesticides, environment, luxembourg. The mortality rate of bee colonies during the winter 2016-2017 in Luxembourg was 20%, which is the average of the previous years (the rate ranging from 9% to 34%). This number comes into the debate on the use and possible banning of neonicotinoid pesticides (clothianidin imidacloprid thiamethoxam). These chemicals used in agriculture are often accused of being primarily responsible for reducing the number of bees. According to the Minister of Agriculture, the losses in bee colonies are more due to an impoverishment of…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – CYANOBACTERIA IN MOSELLE FRANCE

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keywords: ministry of health, cyanobacteria, blue-green bacteria, moselle, luxembourg. The Ministry of Health calls for vigilance after the discovery of a proliferation of cyanobacteria (blue-green bacteria) in the stagnant waters of the rivers of Moselle, France. Cyanobacteria can release toxins that can pose a risk to public health (skin irritations, headaches, nausea, gastroenteritis, cramps, paralysis, liver damage). The excessive presence of cyanobacteria is identifiable by the formation of colored carpets (greenish-blue coloration or pea mashed color). It comes from a high water temperature. It is recommended not to swim in…

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LUXEMBOURG – CALL TO WITNESSES AFTER CREDIT CARD FRAUD

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keywords: credit card fraud, call to witnesses, grand-ducal police, luxembourg. As part of a bank card fraud case at the Luxembourg railway station the Grand Ducal Police are looking for the man in the photo. Any information allowing to identify or find this man is to be reported urgently to the Luxembourg train station Police Station at 2442 9500 or 113. Share this page with:

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POLICE – ROADS CLOSED TO TRUCKS TRAFFIC ON AUGUST 15

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keywords: trucks, lorries, france, germany, grand ducal police, luxembourg. In its role of prevention, the Grand-Ducale Police remind that trucks transit traffic to France and Germany is prohibited in Luxembourg on Tuesday 15 August 2017, Assumption day (public holiday). 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 increase their…

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LUXEMBOURG – CALL TO WITNESSES – CREDIT CARD THEFT

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keywords: credit card theft, atm, call to witnesses, grand-ducal police, luxembourg. The Grand-Ducal Police are seeking for two men who stole a credit card in Rue de Bonnevoie in Luxembourg. On Friday, August 4th, around 9:30 am, when a client was withdrawing money, two men approached her and could see her entering her secret code. As they probably manipulate the ATM system earlier, the card was not able to get out of the ATM after withdrawing money, they then can come and fetch the card later and withdraw a big…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – EGGS CONTAMINATED WITH FIPRONIL AT CACTUS

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keywords: fipronil insecticide, contaminated eggs, public health, food safety, luxembourg. After the surprise announcement of the presence and sale of eggs contaminated with Fipronil on Luxembourg soil in Aldi stores, the Ministry of Health informs of the presence and sale of these contaminated eggs in Cactus supermarkets. Caterman and Carnesa received suspicious eggs from their Belgian supplier, at Carnesa the eggs were used in preparations of minced meat and meat pâtés. The minced meat still present is destroyed, the meat pâtés still present are blocked for now waiting for the…

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PARIS – FRENCH SOLDIERS INJURED AFTER RAM CAR ATTACK

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Six injured French soldiers are reported after a ram car attack in Levallois-Perret, Paris suburb. According to information not yet confirmed, the soldiers left their barracks Place de Verdun in Levallois-Perret this morning around 08:15 am when they were targeted by a BMW brand car . The vehicle and its driver are sought after. 01:55 pm : A suspect is under arrest. 03:30 pm : French Prime Minister confirms the man under arrest is the BMW car driver wanted. Share this page with:

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – EGGS CONTAMINATED WITH FIPRONIL AT ALDI

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keywords: fipronil insecticide, contaminated eggs, public health, luxembourg. While initially the Luxembourg authorities were certain of the absence of eggs contaminated with Fipronil on the Luxembourg market, a statement from the Ministry of Health confirms the opposite this late afternoon. In fact, contaminated eggs have been sold on the Luxembourg market: At Aldi stores From 25/07/2017 With for DLC the 15/08/2017 respectively the 16/08/2017 With identification numbers X-NL42364-XX and X-NL43868-XX All of these lots were withdrawn from the market by Aldi. In the present state of knowledge: – For the…

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LUXEMBOURG – CALL TO WITNESSES AFTER ARMED ATTACK

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keywords: armed assault, call to witnesses, grand-ducal police, luxembourg. The Grand-Ducale Police call to witnesses after an armed robbery occurred Place du Marché in Pétange last night at 01:30 in the morning. After closing her bar a waitress went to her car with the turnover of the day in a bag. The aggressor then approached and asked for the bag under the threat of a pistol. The thief then fled with the bag towards Pétange-Gare. He is white, measuring 1m80, speaks French, thin, with a white hooded suit, armed with…

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LUXEMBOURG – CALL TO WITNESSES AFTER MISSING PERSON

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keywords: missing person, call to witnesses, grand-ducal police, luxembourg. The Grand-Ducale police call to witnesses after the disappearance of MUNO Pierre from 06:30 this morning. He lives in Bascharage and needs medication. Pierre Muno is 74 years old, a little corpulent, measures 1m75, bald and wears glasses. Any pertinent information about this person must be reported urgently to the Differdange Police Station at 24453-500 or 113. Update : Pierre Muno was found in hospital. End of call to witnesses. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG DROUGHT – END OF WATER VIGILANCE PHASE

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keywords: ministry of sustainable development, environment, drought, luxembourg. The Department of Environment of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures officially closes today the water consumption vigilance phase that was set up on 31 May. The Department gives two main reasons for this decision: the statistical decline in water consumption with school holidays and the collective holiday (August), which again proved to be real this year, and weather forecasts that exclude a heat wave Luxembourg in the coming weeks. However, moderate water consumption is always recommended. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – CALL TO WITNESSES AFTER MISSING PERSON

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keywords: person missing, call to witnesses, grand-ducal police, luxembourg. The Grand-Ducal Police call to witnesses after DE CARVALHO MORAIS Lopo Batista disappeared since Tuesday. He lives in Schieren and was seen for the last time in Bissen. Update 04 August 08:30 am : he was found dead last night. All relevant information has to be reported at the Mersch Police Station dialling 4997 9500 or at the emergency phone number 113. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – DIGICASH BOUGHT BY A BELGIAN COMPANY

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keywords: digicash, mobile payments, startups, fintechs, luxembourg. In this August 02, the news has made noise in the world of Luxembourg FinTechs. Indeed this Wednesday the purchase of Digicash by Payconiq is announced. Digicash, which claims 25% of Luxembourg residents as users of its mobile payments with a professional or between individuals passes under Belgian Payconiq flag, equivalent payment solution in Belgium, supported by ING and KBC. Payconiq aims to become a European leader and the strategy of buying local leaders is chosen to achieve this goal. The amount of…

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LUXEMBOURG – STRICT LIMITATIONS ON CASH MONEY SOON ?

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keywords: cash, cash money, terrorism financing, luxembourg. One way to fight terrorism is to prevent its financing. The procedures for tracing banking transactions are increasing and are so effective that potential terrorists no longer use the traditional banking system for transfers. Recent attacks in Europe have been financed either by consumer loans or by cash exchanges. States are gradually introducing legislation to restrict the use of cash money. To take only our neighbours, this is the case in France since September 1, 2015 where a cash payment is allowed for…

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LUXEMBOURG – NO STATISTICS ON FOX SPREAD AVAILABLE

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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. Following this observation, MPs Diane Adehm and Gilles Roth (CSV) appealed to Carole Dieschbourg, Minister of the Environment and Lydia Mutsch, Minister of Health…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – NEW ANTI SMOKING LAW COMES INTO FORCE

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keywords: public health, anti-smoking law, cigarette, e-cigarette, luxembourg. While the Grand Duchy has 1 000 deaths a year from tobacco-related diseases (of which 80 from passive smoking) the new anti-smoking law enters into force in Luxembourg tomorrow 01 August 2017 and with it new cigarettes consumption bans and an alignment of electronic cigarette bans on traditional cigarettes. The new anti-smoking law provides for : the prohibition of smoking on playgrounds the prohibition of smoking in private vehicles when children under 12 are on board the prohibition of using an electronic…

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LUXEMBOURG – PFAFFENTHAL ELEVATOR CLOSED ONCE A MONTH

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keywords: pfaffenthal panoramic lift, monthly maintenance, luxembourg. The panoramic elevator that connects the Pfaffenthal area to the Ville-Haute is taken out of service once a month, every first Monday of the month (starting at 9h) to allow the monthly maintenance work required by the Grand- Ducal Regulation of 25 October 1999 on lifts. It is reopened the next day at 6 o’clock and again connects the two districts allowing to overcome 60 m height in 30 seconds. Access is allowed via the “Pescatore” park in the Ville-Haute and Rue du…

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EUROPOL – CALL TO INFORMATION IN A CHILD ABUSE CASE

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keywords: child abuse, call to information, europol, grand ducal police. In the context of child sexual abuse, Europol is looking for any information on where this photo was taken. All information must be reported to Europol at the following address: https://www.europol.europa.eu/stopchildabuse/can-you-help?image=8484 Thank you in advance for sharing this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – CALL TO WITNESSES AFTER HIT AND RUN ON CR101

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keywords: hit and run, dangerous driving, kopstal, schoenfels, grand-ducal police, luxembourg. Tuesday 25 July at 16:20 on the CR101 between Kopstal and Schoenfels two vehicles were forced to detour to the right in order to avoid a frontal collision with a white van that came in their direction on the wrong line. In the movement the two vehicles bumped. The two occupants of the vehicles were slightly injured. The white van did not stop. Any relevant information in order to locate or identify the white van or any information about…

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LUXEMBOURG – CALL TO WITNESSES AFTER SHEEP ATTACKED

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keywords: sheep attacked, dogs, rodange, luxembourg. Yesterday morning at 08:45, a resident of the rue du Clopp in Rodange heard dog barking. Looking at the neighboring meadow he noticed two dogs attacking the sheep. After making the two dogs leave he found two sheep dead. The first dog is knee tall, black short hairs with white spots. The second dog is taller, has long fur, it looks like a Golden Retriever but probably bastard. All information on dogs and/or the owner of these dogs has to be reported urgently to…

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ROAD SAFETY – 30KM/H SPEED LIMIT FOR TRUCKS IN CITIES SOON?

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keywords: road safety, heavy vehicles, trucks, lorries, speed limit, speeding, luxembourg. Considered for a long time as a bad pupil of Europe in terms of road safety, Luxembourg has now made it a national priority. One way to get better safety on our roads is to control the speed of users. Many checks are carried out, communicated in advance or not. And while the decline in road speed is engaged in town with the establishment of 30 km/h zones, the speed of trucks is still an issue. A petition opened…

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LUXEMBOURG – CALL FOR VIGILANCE WHEN SELLING A CAR

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keywords: vehicle purchase scam, grand-ducal police, luxembourg. The Grand-Ducale Police call for vigilance when selling a vehicle. In the context of the sale of private vehicles, the seller’s attention can be diverted, and during this time the buyer pours water into the engine oil. When the car is tested, the engine immediately starts to smoke (without damage to the mechanics), buyers then demand a high discount because of the engine problem. This classic scam is now underway in the Grand Duchy. The Grand-Ducal Police reminds that: Never leave a potential…

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PRIVATE SECURITY – PERIPHERAL PERIMETRIC COMPARTMENTED

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keywords: peripheral, perimetric, compartmented, security, fire safety, intrusion, video surveillance, security guards, security agents. Securing a place has always been a challenge. It is indeed easier to attack than to defend; The attacker knows when he will attack, how he will attack and with what, he has all the information. While the defense has none, it does not know when, where, nor how. It must therefore be ready for any type of attack and above all must be permanently ready, vigilance must be constant which is not in human nature….

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COMMUTERS – TRAFFIC STOPPED BETWEEN LUXEMBOURG AND THIONVILLE

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keywords: cross border workers luxembourg, commuters, train traffic stopped, cfl, sncf, luxembourg. CFL inform tonight that due to disturbances on the network of SNCF, all trains between Luxembourg and Thionville are cancelled from 20:00 until 22:00. A train replacement bus service is offered platform 19 by the CFL from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Thionville . Delays may still be expected due to road traffic. According to France’s SNCF the problem comes from a train problem in Bettembourg, i.e. on the CFL network. Share this page with:

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GOOGLE LUXEMBOURG – IS THE DATACENTER LAND IN A GREEN ZONE?

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keywords: google luxembourg, datacenter, cyber-security, government, luxembourg. While the arrival of a Google datacenter in Luxembourg takes longer than expected and that a start of disagreement within the government seems to appear on the matter, the National Representation asks questions at its turn. MP Laurent Mosar (CSV), after being surprised by the negotiations length, appealed to Carole Dieschbourg, Minister of the Environment and Etienne Schneider, Minister of the Economy, on the reality of the land presence in a green area (protected zone and not constructible land) envisaged to the installation…

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LUXEMBOURG – FIRE IN BELVAUX – CR178 ROAD CLOSED

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keywords: fire, cr178, closed lanes, road closed, firemen, grand ducal police, luxembourg. On Tuesday afternoon a major barn fire started for unknown reasons so far in Belvaux (rue de France). Traffic between Belvaux and Rédange in both directions is interrupted. Firefighters are in action. Drivers are advised to avoid this area or take the direction of Micheville (F). update 26 July 07:45 am: CR178 road reopened, traffic resumes both ways. Share this page with:

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ROAD SAFETY – BETWEEN LANES TRAFFIC REMAINS NOT AUTHORISED

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keywords: road safety, inter lane traffic, motorcycles, motorcyclists, luxembourg. While a petition requesting the authorisation of inter lanes traffic for motorcyclists in Luxembourg has received more than 1,000 signatures and counting, the Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures François Bausch replied in a negative way to this possibility. MP Georges Engel (LSAP) had questioned the Minister last month on this issue, the Minister said today that it will be necessary to await the conclusions of the 4 years experimentation period currently launched in France since 2016 in 4 zones of…

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CATTENOM – CHALLENGE OF ENERGIES – CHILDREN ACTIVITIES

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keywords: cattenom, challenge of energies, animations for children. The Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant will offer workshops and activities for children from 6 to 12 years old at the end of July and end of August. Children accompanied by parents will be welcomed at the Public Information Center for an afternoon full of discoveries on Wednesday, July 26 and Wednesday, August 30, 2017, from 2 pm to 5 pm. Children will have the opportunity to participate in creative workshops about energies! Information and registration with the visiting agents at 00 33…

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LUXEMBOURG – POLICE CALL TO WITNESSES AFTER THEFT

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keywords: calls to witnesses, theft, grand-ducal police, luxembourg. A woman was approached by a man asking his way in French on Saturday, July 22 at around 3 pm in rue de la Semois in Luxembourg. The man then snatched her gold necklace and fled with it. It is a white man about 20 years old, with normal constitution, measuring about 1m80, short brown hair and speaking French. All relevant information about this man has to be reported urgently dialling 113. Share this page with:

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WEATHER LUXEMBOURG – HEAVY RAIN YELLOW ALERT TONIGHT

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keywords: heavy rain luxembourg, yellow alert, meteolux, luxembourg. After the thunderstorms that occurred yesterday late afternoon and early evening, Meteolux issues a yellow alert for heavy rain tonight from 01am to 07am. Storms will probably happen at the same time or following the heavy rain. Share this page with:

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GOOGLE IN LUXEMBOURG – WHAT IS THE GOVERNMENT POSITION?

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keywords: google, datacenter, cyber security, government, luxembourg. The arrival of Californian giant Google in Luxembourg is a never ending story. While the data center and cyber security industry is a pillar of the government’s strategy in information technology development, Google’s arrival in Luxembourg fascinates as much as it frightens. First the actors in the sector already in Luxembourg see the Google arrival with a certain concern as the reputation of the firm and the size of the investment (close to a billion euros) impress. Then an investment of this size…

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BELGIAN NATIONAL DAY – A PROMISING MILITARY PARADE

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keywords: belgian national day, military parade, d’arméi, belgium. The 21st of July marks the Belgian National Day and with it its military parade in the heart of Brussels on the Place des Palais. A military and civilian parade on the “proud to serve” theme this year 2017. An air parade opened by the Red Devils will precede the parade of the equipments and men. A detachment of the Luxembourg army with men and equipments will also be present, as well as French, German and Dutch detachments. A promising parade that…

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WOLF LUXEMBOURG – FRANCE AUTHORISES 40 WOLVES SLAUGHTER

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keywords: wolf, hunting ban, leudelange, garnich, france, luxembourg. While the arrival of the wolf in Luxembourg made a great noise and with it significant potential damage (the wolf would have decimated a sheep farm in Garnich), the new Minister of Ecological Transition and ecologist Nicolas Hulot and the Minister of the Agriculture and Food Stéphane Travert jointly authorize the slaughtering of 40 wolves per year as a result of the damage caused to the herds by their proliferation as a protected species. In Luxemburg, killing a wolf is prohibited by…

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LUXEMBOURG ARMY – DEPLOYMENT IN LITHUANIA – NATO MISSION

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keywords: enhanced forward presence, nato, lithuania, arméi, luxembourg. The Lithuanian Ministry of Defense confirms the arrival of Luxembourg soldiers on its soil by the port of Klaipėda on 17 July late night. These soldiers intervene as part of the “Enhanced Forward Presence” (eFP), a NATO mission to ensure the security of the Eastern European Alliance member countries ( The Baltic States and Poland) with regard to the potential risks posed by Russia following the annexation of the Crimea and support for the pro-Russian separatist militias in eastern Ukraine. This reinforcement…

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LUXEMBOURG – DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE – SERIES OF CONTROLS

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keywords: driving under the influence, dui, drinking and driving, road safety, grand ducal police, luxembourg. After the recent series of driving licenses withdrawals for driving under the influence (alcohol), on request of the State Prosecutor, the Grand-Ducal Police carried out a large-scale control operation on the night of 18 to 19 July 2017. In the Gilsdorf, Diekirch and Erpeldange / CR351 checks, 271 motorists were subjected to summary breath examination, even in the absence of any serious evidence, in 18 cases the examination was positive (means 7% of offending drivers) and…

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LUXEMBOURG – CALL TO WITNESSES FOLLOWING TWO FIRES

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keywords: call to witnesses, fire, haystack, straw, grand ducal police, luxembourg. Two straw fires occurred in Burmerange, the first on Sunday afternoon around 15:30 where 150 stacks caught fire, the volunteer fire service from Bous, Remich, Stadtbredimus, Mondorf-les-Bains, Emeringen, Schengen Burmerange had to be mobilised given the size of the fire. The second fire occurred yesterday Monday around 8pm when two bales of straw were on fire, still in Burmerange (rue de Wintrange) and near the first fire. As part of the call to witnesses launched by the Grand Ducal…

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LUXEMBOURG – DID THE WOLF SLAUGHTER SHEEP LAST WEEK?

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keywords: wolf, environment department, leudelange, luxembourg. Did the wolf seen in Leudelange two weeks ago kill sheep in Luxembourg? A farmer from Garnich found eight of his sheep slaughtered last Saturday, and immediately contacted the Department of Environment (e-mail: wolf@anf.etat.lu). Experts have taken DNA samples on bites, but the results of DNA testing will take several weeks to be obtained. Responsibility for the wolf can not be confirmed to date, says the Ministry of Sustainable Development, but it can not be excluded. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – POLICE CALL TO WITNESSES AFTER HIT-AND-RUN

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keywords: call to witnesses, accident, hit-and-run, grand ducal police, luxembourg. On the 13 July morning around 9 am a collision occurred between a motorist and a cyclist on the road from Bivange-Attert to Bissen. In the collision the cyclist fell and was injured. In his statement to the Grand Ducal Police, the cyclist says that the vehicle is a black BMW with number 26 on its Luxembourg licence plate, the driver stopped at 100 meters from the accident and then escaped. All relevant information has to be reported to Mersch…

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LUXEMBOURG – END OF MANHUNT – CRIMINAL IN PRISON

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keywords: call to witnesses, fugitive criminal, grand ducal police, luxembourg. The search for fugitive Luc Schiltz is now over. The man went surrender spontaneously yesterday just before midnight to the Luxembourg train station Police Station confirm this Saturday morning the Grand Ducal Police. He is now in custody in the Schrassig detention center. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – SERIES OF BURGLARIES DURING HOLIDAYS

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keywords: burglary, summer holidays, grand ducal police, luxembourg. The Grand Ducal Police reported that three burglaries took place between 13 July and 14 July in the morning throughout the country. Larochette: a burglary took place rue de Medernach, the burglars entered through the glass door at the back of the house. Luxembourg: on the basis of video surveillance recording the absent owner realized remotely that a burglary occurred in his house located rue de Trêves in Cents and was able to call the neighbors for verification and then the Police….

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LUXEMBOURG – CALL TO WITNESSES – CRIMINAL ON THE RUN

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keywords: call to witnesses, fugitive, criminal on the run, grand ducal police, luxembourg. The Grand Ducal Police and Europol are looking for Luxembourger Luc Schiltz who is sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in prison for financial delinquency and who is supposed to be in residence in Luxembourg. He could use different names. He speaks French and German and measures 1m80. All relevant information about this person have to be reported urgently at 113. Share this page with:

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POLICE SEARCHING FOR BMW X6 REGISTRED AC0808 (L)

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keywords: car theft, call to witnesses, grand ducal police. During the night from 12 to 13 of July a BMW model X6, white color, was stolen in Dudelange, op Lenkeschlei. The car, bearing license plate AC0808 Luxembourg (L), was parked in front of the front door. The car can be identified by two black bands on the body. All information on this car has to be reported to 113. Share this page with:

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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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DEFENSE 2025 ROADMAP – BUDGET HIKE AND AMBITIOUS STRATEGY

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keywords: defense 2025 roadmap, francine closener, d’arméi, luxembourg. After the great success of the Open Door at Diekirch Military Center last Sunday, Defense Secretary Francine Closener presented today the “Guidelines of the Luxembourg Defense to 2025 and beyond”. The increase of the military budget, the recruitment strategy, the purchase of monitoring drones, but that’s not all. Reminding the efforts made since 2014 to increase the share of the military budget in GDP and the future efforts to be made in the new NATO missions, the following guidelines are announced: Confirmation…

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FINANCIAL SECURITY – BIL TO BE BOUGHT BY CHINESE GROUP

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keywords: banque internationale à luxembourg, qatar, legend group, luxembourg. According to the Washington Post and Reuters a person close to the matter told them that the Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) is about to be bought by the Legend Group, a Chinese giant that owns Lenovo Group. The price of BIL bank would be between 1 billion and 1.5 billion euro. The Qatari owner was considering a price close to 1.5 billion euro at the time of the sale consideration announcement. BIL is a systemic bank for the Luxembourg economy….

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – RABBIT HAEMORRHAGIC DISEASE CONFIRMED

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keywords: rabbit hemorrhagic disease, public health, luxembourg. While the bird flu warning has been lifted in Luxembourg, the Ministry of Agriculture confirms that type 2 rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) has been detected in several rabbit farms in recent months. It is a viral disease that evolves without specific symptoms and can cause high mortality in the farms. The Ministry also reminds that a specific vaccine against type 2 disease is available and it is recommended that rabbits to be vaccinated preventively by a veterinarian, especially if rabbits are for sale…

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LUXEMBOURG – DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE – SEVERAL DRIVING BANS

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keywords: driving under the influence, road safety, grand ducal police, luxembourg. The Grand Ducal Police is on all fronts when it comes to road safety. They carried out several driving license withdrawals since yesterday because of drinking and driving, night and day, in some cases this blood alcohol level caused slight injuries to motorists following an accident. Four driving licenses have been withdrawn since yesterday 5 pm until this morning for drinking and driving at Wilwerdange (N12), Ettelbruck (B7), Canach (CR144) and Rollingen (rue de Luxembourg). Share this page with:

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – 600 NEW BLOOD DOORS REGISTRED

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keywords: blood donation call, blood transfusion center, red cross, luxembourg. Following the decline in the blood stock at the Blood Transfusion Center (CTS) in early June 2017, a call was made by the CTS to recruit new donors. This appeal resulted in the recruitment of 600 new potential donors to be seen by CTS doctors to confirm their ability to donate blood. The total number of registered donors on December 31, 2016 is 13,415. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – A WOLF SEEN IN LEUDELANGE BETTEMBOURG

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keywords: wolf, department of environment, leudelange, bettembourg, luxembourg. The Department of Environment confirms on Friday that a wolf was seen last Wednesday in Leudelange-Bettembourg. A farmer had seen a wolf-like animal around 23:45 from his tractor and had photographed it in the spotlight. After a thorough examination of all the important criteria, the experts of the management of nature confirmed on the basis of the photos the high probability of the presence of a wolf. All references to the presence of wolves have to be promptly reported to the Department…

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POLICE LUXEMBOURG – DRIVER OVER 150KM/H ON MAIN ROAD

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keywords: speeding, road safety, grand ducale police, luxembourg. The Grand Ducal Police arrested yesterday afternoon a motorist on the N11 from Michelshof to Echternach measured at a speed of 152 km/h instead of the authorized 90 km/h. A criminal proceeding was opened against him and his driver’s license was taken. The Police multiplied the alcohol-driving controls and suspended several driving licenses for the only day of yesterday in Esch-sur-Alzette, Capellen, Sandweiler and Uebersyren. Share this page with:

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ROAD SAFETY – FRANCOIS BAUSCH IN JUNGLINSTER

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keywords: Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, junglinster, luxembourg. As part of Minister Bausch’s series of road safety discussion meetings, the public is invited to attend a road safety discussion evening on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Gaston Multipurpose Center Stein (1, Craft and Trade Zone, L-6131 Junglinster). An open discussion in which any suggestions, ideas or complaints about the subject can be expressed. Program: Welcome by the Mayor Short presentation Wat kënne mir bei Iech a Punkto Stroossesécherheet verbesseren? Wéi soll Ären ëffentleche Raum am…

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ROAD SAFETY – TESLA STOCKS PLUNGE ON SAFETY RISKS

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keywords: tesla motors, electric cars, electric mobility. While a recently published German study severely damaged the ecological side of electric cars, today it is an American firm that denounces the risks that run the Tesla Model S to its occupants. According to this firm the seat belt of the flagship model of luxury brand would be too ample and too rigid and would not provide sufficient security to the occupants of the car. While Tesla claims to be the “most reliable car builder” this news is badly appreciated on Wall…

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CATTENOM – PRODUCTION UNIT NUMBER 1 BACK IN OPERATION

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keywords: cattenom nuclear power plant, edf, luxembourg. EDF Cattenom informs on Thursday that production unit number 1 is connected again from 06 am on Thursday, July 6, 2017 to the French national electricity grid after a replacement of the transformer pole. The production unit was stopped on May 19. The four production units are therefore fully operational. Electrical consumption peaks occur in periods of very cold weather or, on the contrary, due to high heat, in particular because of the electricity need for air conditioning. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG PALACE – SOLEMN CHANGING OF THE GUARD

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keywords: solemn changing of the guard, grand-ducal palace, luxembourg. The coming weekend is full of military events. As the Army celebrates the 50th anniversary of the voluntary military service and opens the doors of the Diekirch Military Center to visitors on Sunday 09 July, it will be the capital city that the day before will welcome the solemn changing of the Guard in front of the Grand-Ducal Palace Saturday 08 July at 4.00 pm. An event awaited by the locals and tourists, the changing of the Guard is experiencing a…

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BIRD FLU LUXEMBOURG – CONTAINMENT MEASURES LIFTED

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keywords: avian influenza, bird flu, food safety, luxembourg. The Ministry of Agriculture informs Wednesday the lifting of the containment measures that had been put in place following the presence of several proven cases of bird flu in farms in Luxembourg. This lifting will be effective from tomorrow 06 July 2017. Nevertheless, greater vigilance on the part of those involved in the sector is called for and it is reminded that all imported live poultry must be accompanied by a health certificate and that any abnormal mortality must be reported to…

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LUXEMBOURG – CARGOLUX IS ADDING A NEW DESTINATION

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keywords: air transport, cargo companies, luxembourg-findel airport, security. While the attractiveness of the Luxembourg airport is growing with cargo companies leaving the airport of Brussels-Zaventem and the arrival at Findel in the fourth quarter of 2018 of the Chinese company Henan Cargo Airlines of which Cargolux is a shareholder, Cargolux takes a new initiative by opening a new route to Quito in Ecuador. The four flights a week will depart from Luxembourg and Amsterdam and operate through Curitiba, Viracopos, Mexico before arriving in Quito, Ecuador. With the opening of this…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – ECHINOCOCCUS IN ONE FOX OUT OF THREE

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keywords: fox hunting, echinococcus, echinococcosis, public health, luxembourg. Since the prohibition of fox hunting in Luxembourg in 2015, many public health questions arise, and with its return to town, especially in residential neighborhoods bordering forests. The fox is indeed carrying a disease, the echinococcosis, or tapeworm of the fox, transmissible to humans. Minister of Environment Carole Dieschbourg said on Tuesday that of the 128 usable cadavers received by the Veterinary Laboratory of the Administration of Veterinary Services in 2016, 29% were carriers of echinococcus. In contrast, no cases of rabies…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – «BAMBESCH» PLAYGROUND IS OPEN

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keywords: health luxembourg, eichenprozessionsspinner, oak processionary, bambësch, luxembourg. The City of Luxembourg announces today that the “Bambësch” children’s playground is open again. This playground had to be closed on the 30 June due to the presence of oak processionaries (“Eichenprozessionsspinner”) that put visitors health at risk. The City of Luxembourg made a specialised in the matter company intervene and confirms that there is no risk for humans and animals anymore. Share this page with:

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – RADON AT HOME DETECTION TRAINING

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keywords: ministry of health, radon, lung cancer, prevention, building professionals, luxembourg. The Ministry of Health has initiated a training session on radon detection in housing for construction professionals. Radon is a natural radioactive gas from the soil. It can easily enter buildings and be in ambient air in varying concentrations. By breathing it, it can thus reach the bronchi and consequently cause irradiation of the pulmonary tissues. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco reminds the Minister. On June 29, 2007, the Ministry gave training at…

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LUXEMBOURG – OPEN DOOR AT DIEKIRCH MILITARY CENTER

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keywords: military center door open, diekirch, d’arméi, luxembourg. As the Army celebrates 50 years of voluntary military service in Luxembourg, the Diekirch Military Center opens its doors to the public on Sunday, July 09, 2017 from 10 am to 6 pm. Throughout the day materials will be exhibited and demonstrations will be carried out according to the planing below. For safety reasons it is not advisable to come with a backpack and access by car to the “Härebierg” will be allowed only for people with reduced mobility. Demonstration program: 11.00-11.30…

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LUXEMBOURG – CALL TO WITNESSES FOR ILLEGAL DUMPING

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keywords: call to witnesses, construction waste, illegal dumping, pollution, fire risk, grand ducal police. The Grand Ducal Police is calling for witnesses after a new construction waste dumping on the edge of the “Homesbësch” forest in Itzig. After the previous illegal waste deposit the municipality had the place cleaned up. But a new dumping on the road that leads from Itzig to Sandweiler took place between 1 July 5:30pm and 02 July 5:00pm. Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact the Luxembourg Police Station at 4997-4500. Share this page…

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LUXEMBOURG – A VOLUNTARY MILITARY SERVICE ATTRACTIVE

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keywords: voluntary military service, army, luxembourg. While Luxembourg Army is celebrating 50 years of voluntary military service this year, the government is trying to make the military career more attractive. For a long time poorly considered, the military career is increasingly considered by young people, rejuvenation of staff is under way. While the law of 28 June 1967 put an end to compulsory military service by introducing voluntary service, since that date more than 8,350 volunteer soldiers have joined the Army. In 1987, voluntary military service was opened to women….

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