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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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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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 – COUNTERFEIT CIGARETTES SEIZED BY CUSTOMS

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keywords: douanes et accises, customs, counterfeit cigarettes, seizure, luxembourg. During Customs and Grand Ducal Police joint operations on 21 May, Customs seized 461 cartons of counterfeit 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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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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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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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 – 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 – 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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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 – 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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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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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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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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LUXEMBOURG – A CORRECT TRAIN STATION IN ESCH?

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keywords: cfl, esch-sur-alzette, train station, security, luxembourg. Many customers-users complain about the state of the Esch-sur-Alzette CFL station. And compared to the state-of-the-art Belval railway station, Esch’s station is very pale. Petition 779 requesting a correct station was opened for signature and surprisingly collected only 116 electronic signatures. The text of the petition explains that: The station in Esch must be renovated, secured, clean and welcoming. Dynamic billboards, as in all respected stations, must be installed so that schedules and delays are visible. Grounds for public interest in the petition:…

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LUXEMBOURG – BOMB ALERT AT CITY CONCORDE

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keywords: bomb alert, police, luxembourg. On Thrusday 27 April a bomb alert triggered the evacuation of “City Concorde” shopping mall in Bertrange Luxembourg. It is the fourth bomb alert in the country in less than two months, three targeting shopping malls. 09:30 – The shopping mall “City Concorde” in Bertrange is being evacuated. 10:00 – Evacuation terminated – The Police are investigating. 11:20 – False alert. The shopping center is reopen to customers. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – NEW ORGANISATION FOR RESCUE SERVICES

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keywords: firemen, rescue, samu, cgdis, luxembourg. The reorganization of the rescue and fire fighting forces of the Grand Duchy took a turn today. On Tuesday, 24 April 2017, the Deputies (MP) adopted a set of 110 amendments proposing the creation of a public structure organizing the rescue services in Luxembourg, the Grand-Ducal Fire and Rescue Corps (CGDIS), which will now organize work (with professionals and volunteers), in principle from 1 January 2018. The number of professional firefighters is estimated by Minister of the Interior Dan Kersch between 600 and 800,…

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LUXEMBOURG – BOMB ALERT AT BONNEVOIE FIXERSTUFF

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keywords: bomb alarm, bonnevoie, luxembourg, police. 16:40 The Grand Ducal Police goes down the rue de Bonnevoie to the “Fixerstuff” where a bomb alert after a phone call that occurred few minutes before and make people evacuate the place. Streets all around are blocked. 17:00 The Police are investigating. 17:04 The Samu arrives. 17:10 Trains going North are circulating. Cars are allowed to ride again. Trains to south (France) are not blocked either. 17:20 A suspect arrested, identified with his phone number. He will be presented to judge tomorrow morning. 17h30 It was…

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LUXEMBOURG – HIGH SECURITY FOR THE FRENCH VOTERS

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keywords: french election, security, security agents, terrorism, luxembourg. This Sunday, April 23, 2017 is the day of the first round of the French presidential election. And the French living in Luxembourg are also called to the polls to elect the next President of the Republic who will lead the country for the next 5 years. After the recent events on the Champs-Elysées in Paris clear instructions were given by the Ministry of the Interior to strengthen the security of the polling stations in France. There is no exception for the…

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ETTELBRUCK – PUBLIC SECURITY DAY – A SUCCESS

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keywords: security, police, customs, firemen, army, ettelbruck, luxembourg. Today, the Security Profession Day in Ettelbrück is a great success. Even if the weather is not that good, it is in number that the onlookers are gathered in front of the materials and men. Since 10:00 this morning the pedestrian center of Ettelbrück is taken by the Public Security forces which expose material and men. In number are the representatives of the Luxembourg Army with heavy material and young soldiers who are available for questions. A camouflage workshop brings out the youngest faces…

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LUXEMBOURG – PUBLIC SECURITY RECRUITMENT DAY

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keywords: army, customs, police, firefighters, recruitment, ettelbrück, luxembourg. Ettelbrück city organizes a special day named “Your security – Our job”, a presentation day of the Public Security professions this Saturday, April 22, 2017. In the heart of the pedestrian center, men and equipment will be presented from 10:00 to 18:00. Whether you are planning a career in the Police, Army, Customs, Firefighters, or to make the little ones dream, this day is not to be missed. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – POLICE CALL TO WITNESSES

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keywords: call to witnesses, burglary, police, #jesoutienslapolice, luxembourg. The two men on this picture are wanted by the Grand Ducal Police following a burglary occurred in the night from 05/08/2016 to 06/08/2016 in the city of Luxembourg. These two men could have stolen a handbag with credit card. On 07/08/2016, several purchases were made by the two men with the stolen credit card. If you have any information on the identity of these two men and/or where they can be found, please contact the Esch-sur-Alzette Police station at 4997-5500. Share this page with:

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BETTEMBOURG – GLOBUS BAUMARKT EVACUATED AFTER FALSE ALERT

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keywords: shopping center, evacuation, terrorism, police, #jesoutienslapolice, bettembourg. Almost one month after the evacuation of the Auchan shopping center and Utopolis cinema in Kirchberg, it is now of the DIY store Globus Baumarkt in Bettembourg that makes the headline. At around 11:30 am the shop management asked the customers present in this Easter holiday week to leave the shopping center. The evacuation took place in a calm atmosphere. The Grand Ducal Police then invested the place. At the origin of this evacuation request was a telephone call received by the store reporting a…

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LUXEMBOURG – POLICE CALL TO WITNESSES

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keywords: call to witnesses, aggression, police, #jesoutienslapolice, luxembourg. The man in the picture is wanted by the Grand Ducale Police. He has assaulted the driver of bus 111 Luxembourg-Echternach on 20 January 2017 around 22:30. If you have any information about his identity and/or the place where it can be found, please contact the Echternach Police Station at 2447-2200. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG AND GREATER REGION – SPEED CHECKS ALL THE DAY

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keywords: speed, accident, road safety, prevention, police, luxembourg. This Wednesday, April 19, Luxembourg joins the European movement against speeding on roads. Controls will be carried out throughout the day from 06:00 this morning until 06:00 tomorrow Thursday morning. In addition to the fixed radars and the usual mobile checks, the Grand Ducal Police will post additional mobile radars at strategic locations in terms of accident risk. As it is a European day, the same controls will be carried out in France, Belgium and Germany. You are warned. Share this page…

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LUXEMBOURG – THE SREL DIDN’T TAP THE STATE PROSECUTOR

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keywords: srel, telephone tapping, accident, parliamentary question, xavier bettel. In the case of illegal telephone tapping by the SREL (State Intelligence Service of Luxembourg), the State Prosecutor was not concerned. This information was confirmed on Tuesday in writing by Prime Minister Bettel in reply to parliamentary question 2854 by the deputy Gast Giberyen (ADR). The Prime Minister also confirmed that all those who had been unintentionally tapped by the State Intelligence Service had been informed and the records had been destroyed. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – ACCIDENT BETWEEN BROUCH AND RECKANGE – CALL TO WITNESSES

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keywords: accident, call to witnesses, police, #jesoutienslapolice. Following the accident yesterday Wednesday 12 April between Brouch and Reckange around 12:50 in which 3 cars were involved, one fell in the ravine and caught fire making 2 light injured while another seriously injured had to be evacuated to the hospital. If you have information about the causes and responsibilities in this accident please contact the Mersch Police Station at 4997-9500. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – THE POLICE ARE HIRING BIG

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mots-clés: recruitment, police, #jesoutienslapolice, luxembourg. The Grand Ducale Police keep hiring. That are now 80 new vacancies opened to Luxembourg citizens aged under 30 at the training beginning on the 20 September 2017. Attention, you have only until the 13 May to apply. For more information and fill in the application form please click here. Share this page with:

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CYBER ATTACKS – LUXEMBOURG DEPUTY KARTHEISER SEEKS CLARIFICATION

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keywords: cyberattacks, ddos, fernand kartheiser, xavier bettel, luxembourg. Deputy Fernand Kartheiser (ADR) sent a parliamentary question on 7 April requesting details of DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks that government servers and servers in some private companies in the Grand Duchy suffered recently. Among the private companies whose servers were attacked, the name of Paul Würth appeared in the press but the firm didn’t confirm. In a session to the Parliament few weeks ago, Prime Minister Bettel said that the heart of the State servers have not been reached, that the security…

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LUXEMBOURG – ENHANCED SECURITY AT THE AIRPORT

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keywords: schengen area, security check, airport, findel, luxembourg. Since Friday, the Luxembourg-Findel airport has applied the reinforcement of controls on entry into and exit from the Schengen area, not only for non-EU countries nationals, but also for nationals of the European Union members arriving from a non-EU country. This reinforcement of controls is applied by all Schengen area countries. Whereas until now only the nationals of a country outside the EU have undergone a systematic identity check, this procedure now also applies systematically to EU nationals. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – THE POLICE CALL TO WITNESSES

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keywords: call to witnesses, police, #jesoutienslapolice, luxembourg. Call to witnesses – Do you know that person? In the course of a preliminary investigation, the Prosecutor ordered the identification of the person present in the photograph. The man was on the evening of 18/09/2016 on board the train Rodange – Luxembourg. If you have evidence of the identity of this man or information about where the Police can find him, please contact the Police station of the Luxembourg train station at 2442-9500. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – DECREASE IN CRIME IN 2016

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keywords: crime, police, #jesoutienslapolice, luxembourg. The Grand Ducale Police presented this morning the figures relating to crime in 2016 to the Minister of Internal Security Etienne Schneider. These official figures show a significant decrease (-4.5%) in the number of offenses detected by the Police year over year (see above), a decrease of -22,5% in burglaries and a substantial increase of 8% in arrests in narcotics affairs. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – HE COMPLAINS ABOUT QUALITY OF DRUG TO THE POLICE

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keywords: drug, police, luxembourg. During the night from Tuesday to Wednesday an individual called the Luxembourg-Gare Police Station to complain about the quality of the drug he had just bought and wanted to be reimbursed. The police officers, surprised by the approach, replied that there was no guarantee of quality on this prohibited product. It should be noted that in the Grand Duchy, drug use is illegal, smoking cannabis in a public or private place is subject to fines. Share this page with:

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DEFENSE – LUXEMBOURG ARMY IS HIRING

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keywords: army, military, defense, jobs, luxembourg. The Luxembourg military recruits permanently. With a budget expected to rise from 0.4% of GDP to 0.6% of GDP by 2020, a 50% increase in 4 years time, and a questioning on the future of NATO, procurement equipment decisions (drones) have already been taken. And an increase in staff numbers is also planned. But attention, increasing numbers does not mean lower requirements. Even though it is composed of only a thousand men today, this military now plays an important role in supporting the abroad operations, and its role…

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SPACE – RECYCLED ROCKET LAUNCH WITH LUXEMBOURG SATELLITE SUCCESS

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Photo AFP. keywords: spacex, falcon, ses astra, satellites, luxembourg. The launch of a recycled rocket is a first. And for this first, Luxembourg is concerned. Indeed, the Falcon 9 rocket flew this Thursday at 18:27 (local time) from the American base of Cape Canaveral in Florida with on board the communications satellite SES 10. The orbiting of the satellite is successful. Space X has the ambition to recycle the launcher elements by retrieving them and reusing them for subsequent launches. Its President Elon Musk plans to reuse the launchers 10 to 20…

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LUXEMBOURG – NEW SERIES OF BURGLARIES

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keywords: burglaries, police, luxembourg. 20:20 yesterday evening, howling sirens and flashing lights 3 Police cars stop at the top of the Rue de Bonnevoie in Luxembourg. One or more suspects of burglary were seen fleeing towards the train station. The agents go looking for them, but apparently without success. After 8 burglaries two weeks ago, and several burglaries last weekend, there are 3 new burglaries that are to be deplored yesterday: Rue Bender in Luxembourg, Rue de la Gare in Leudelange, Rue Micky Bintz-Erpelding in Esch-sur- Alzette. Again the residential…

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CYBER ATTACKS – LUXEMBOURG IS INCREASINGLY TARGETED

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keywords: cyber attacks, wikileaks, cia, luxembourg. After Wikileaks revelations about cyber attacks by the CIA, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was asked to confirm those facts. Answering a parliamentary question Prime Minister Bettel confirmed that Luxembourg is increasingly targeted by cyber attacks, but not necessarily by state actors. The authors of such attacks remain undetermined he stated. Luxembourg increasingly targeted. Prime Minister confirmed recent DDoS-attacks (distributed denial-of-service) to state servers and private companies servers but without core data or core systems reached. Vulnerabilities described in Wikileaks reports and observed in recent DDOS attacks are…

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LUXEMBOURG – SPEED LIMIT REDUCED TO 30 KM/H IN GRUND

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keywords: security, road safety, luxembourg. While for a long time Luxembourg has been considered one of the bad pupils of Europe when it comes to road safety the situation is improving. In line with the United Nations target of dividing the number of road deaths by 2 by 2020, road safety has become a national priority in the Grand Duchy. After the introduction of automatic speed cameras since early 2016, the trend is to reduce the speed limit in the city. Also worth noting is the setting up of public information and…

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LUXEMBOURG – SERIES OF BURGLARIES IN THE COUNTRY

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keywords: burglary, video surveillance, video protection, alarm systems. A new series of burglaries very close in time took place on Monday and Tuesday. It had already been the case a few weeks ago when 8 burglaries occurred in 24 hours time. According to the Grand Duchy Police who did not give much details the burglaries took place in: Luxembourg: – Jean-Pierre Erpelding street – Louvigny street – Fonderie street Junglinster Bettembourg: – Klensch street Heisdorf: – Forêt verte street The targets were houses and cellars. It is too early to say…

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LUXEMBOURG – ADOLPHE BRIDGE REOPENS

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keywords: security, urbanism, luxembourg. After two years of work the Adolphe Bridge reopens this morning. Passers-by rush to photograph the event. The most nostalgic immortalize the Blue Bridge which lives its last weeks before dismantling. Notice to motorists. Pedestrian protection walls are at the edge of the roadway. There will be scratches on the bumpers of the least vigilant motorists. In all cases the renovation work is a great success. We hope the taggers will go somewhere else. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – AUCHAN KIRCHBERG AND UTOPOLIS EVACUATED

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keywords: luxembourg, alert, bomb squad. In a terrorist sequence throughout Europe, it is today Luxembourg that is on focus. At 18:30 on Thursday the staff of the Auchan shopping center in Kirchberg and Utopolis ask their customers to evacuate the buildings as a result of an alarm. Firefighters are present on site, smoke is a strong burning smell according to some witnesses. Evacuations are made in a calm atmosphere. A telephone call was received at the Utopolis cinema in the late afternoon, triggering an immediate alert. The security forces of the…

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LUXEMBOURG – PLUSIEURS TRAFIQUANTS DE DROGUE ARRETES

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mots-clés: trafic de drogue, dealer, cannabis, cocaine, détention, #jesoutienslapolice. Vaste opération anti-drogue dans le pays ces dernières semaines. Plusieurs trafiquants de drogue ont été arrêtés ces derniers jours – 4 kg de marijuana et 75 balles de cocaïne ont été saisis. Après deux mois d’enquête les fonctionnaires de la Section antidrogue du Luxembourg, dirigé par le juge d’instruction compétent ont réussi à arrêter un trafiquant de drogue après un voyage d’approvisionnement le 05.03.2017. Les fonctionnaires ont également saisi 4 kg de marijuana et 5.600 €. Il y a quelques jours déjà, était…

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LUXEMBOURG – LA POLICE GRAND-DUCALE RECRUTE – POURQUOI PAS VOUS?

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mots-clés: police, recrutement, #jesoutienslapolice. La Police Grand-Ducale recrute un agent de catégorie C1 dont les missions seront : Les prises de vues numériques des pièces à conviction avant leur traitement au laboratoire; Le traitement des photos à l’aide du logiciel Adobe Photoshop; La réalisation de planches à des fins d’identification de personnes; La participation à l’élaboration des workflows en photographie du service; La gestion du matériel photographique et informatique du service (achats/renouvellement, maintenance, etc.).   Une carrière dans la Police vous tente? Alors pour en savoir plus et postuler en ligne:…

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LUXEMBOURG – LA COLLISION FRONTALE DU 14 FEVRIER DUE A UNE ERREUR HUMAINE PUIS PROBLEME TECHNIQUE

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mots-clés: accident, train, luxembourg, frontaliers, sécurité. Selon RTL le rapport préliminaire d’enquête relatif à la catastrophe du 14 février indique que le conducteur du train CFL de passagers n’aurait pas réagit au signal lumineux exigeant le ralentissement du train. Le conducteur a ensuite effectué une tentative d’arrêt d’urgence mais trop tardive. Rappelons que dans cette collision entre un train luxembourgeois de passagers et un train français de marchandises le conducteur du train luxembourgeois est décédé et que dans l’attente de la communication officielle du rapport d’enquête certains syndicats de cheminots français sont opposés…

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LUXEMBOURG – APPEL A TEMOINS – MEURTRE SAMEDI SOIR RUE SOSTHENE WEIS

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La Police Grand-Ducale appelle à témoins suite à la découverte d’un homme de 27 ans originaire de Belgique trouvé décédé hier soir samedi 18 mars à 20:45 rue Sosthène Weis à Luxembourg. Si vous avez des informations susceptibles d’aider les enquêteurs merci d’appeler le 4997-4500.   #jesoutienslapolice   Merci de partager cette page avec:

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LUXEMBOURG – Vers un développement du covoiturage transfrontalier?

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mots-clés: frontaliers, grande-région, trafic train, covoiturage.   Aujourd’hui jeudi en séance à la Chambre des députés, le député luxembourgeois Jean-Marie Halsdorf dans le cadre d’une discussion sur le développement de la Grande-Région a demandé à favoriser le covoiturage et à réfléchir à la création d’une plateforme de covoiturage pour les frontaliers comme une alternative aux moyens de transports actuels. Le développement du covoiturage a, selon lui, l’avantage de coûter moins cher tant aux usagers qu’au budget public en terme de développement des infrastructures. Le problème du transport en Grande-Région vers le Luxembourg…

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LUXEMBOURG – La sécurité routière est une priorité nationale

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mots-clés: luxembourg, sécurité routière, prévention, répression, radars automatiques.   En pleine campagne mondiale pour la sécurité routière lancée dans 70 pays, le moment est bien choisi pour revenir sur la situation de la sécurité routière au Luxembourg. Longtemps considéré comme un mauvais élève de l’Europe tant au niveau des morts que des blessés sur les routes, la situation semble progressivement s’améliorer avec des mesures énergiques prises par le gouvernement. Mauvais élève de l’Europe. Selon les dernières statistiques disponibles la mortalité sur les routes au Luxembourg a augmenté de 10% au cours…

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CYBER SECURITY – The most simple way to hack a company

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keywords : hacking, security, cyber security, security cameras, video surveillance. As a hacker or as a security manager you always ask what is most simple way to hack a company, maybe your own company. The threat as often come from inside. Employees make your company vulnerable. As a security responsible you consider your company and IT system locked from inside. That is a big mistake. Even with video surveillance you cannot see everything. In actual fact the best and most simple way to hack a company is to let an…

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LUXEMBOURG – AUTOROUTE A1 DIRECTION TREVES COUPEE AVANT MUNSBACH SUITE ACCIDENT

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Information et photos: Police Grand-Ducale.   mots-clés: luxembourg, accident, autoroute A1. Vers 19:30 ce dimanche 12 mars soir, la Police Grand-Ducale annonce la fermeture de l’autoroute A1 en direction de Trêves peu avant Munsbach en raison de la présence d’un camion couché en travers de la chaussée. A l’heure où nous écrivons ces lignes le raisons de l’accident ne sont pas encore communiquées. Partager cette page avec:

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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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FRONTALIERS – TRAFIC QUASI NORMAL JEUDI SUR LA LIGNE METZ-THIONVILLE-LUXEMBOURG

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mots-clés: frontaliers, luxembourg, accident, syndicats, sécurité.   La SNCF a pris les usagers-clients de court ce jeudi matin en rétablissant une bonne partie du trafic ferroviaire Metz-Thionville-Luxembourg alors que le dialogue semblait au point mort depuis la réunion d’hier matin entre la Direction de la SNCF et les principaux syndicats de cheminots. Les frontaliers qui s’étaient depuis trois semaines organisés pour, quand ils le pouvaient, prendre des transports de substitution (bus ou covoiturage) sont pris par surprise, les trains supplémentaires étant largement sous-fréquentés. Tous saluent se retour à la normale et…

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LUXEMBOURG – Les syndicats de cheminots français du coté des frontaliers?

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mots-clés: frontaliers, luxembourg, sncf, sudrail, cgf, cfdt, sécurité. La réunion de ce matin entre la Direction de la SNCF et les principales organisations syndicales représentant les cheminots de la compagnie semble se terminer sur une impasse. Au terme d’un communiqué circonstancié, les représentants syndicaux français affirment qu’ils reprendront le travail sur la ligne frontalière Metz-Thionville-Luxembourg uniquement lorsque des gages sur la sécurité leurs seront donnés. Ils expliquent précisément ce qu’ils attendent pour ne pas qu’il y ait d’ambiguïté. Alors que 3 semaines se sont écoulées depuis le drame du 14 février,…

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LUXEMBOURG – 30 km/h WIND ALERT FROM WEDNESDAY 18:00

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keywords: luxembourg, wind alert, safety tips. For several weeks Europe has been facing a series of depressions associated with strong winds. A series of strong wind warning was triggered accordingly and a new alert is issued for tonight, starting at around 6:00 pm and for a part of the evening and night. Our tips in order to stay safe: First      : don’t use an umbrella, you will probably damage it Second : drive home safely, lower your speed and stay on alert on the road Third    : clear your balcony…

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LUXEMBOURG – Entre exaspération des frontaliers et demande d’éclaircissements des syndicats

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mots-clés: train, zoufftgen, frontaliers, avterml, cfl, covoiturage, syndicats, sncf, principe de précaution. Alors que le drame de Bettembourg qui a fait a vu la mort du conducteur du train de passagers des CFL est intervenu il y a 3 semaines jours pour jours, la situation reste bloquée entre les CFL et les principaux syndicats de cheminots de la SNCF, menant les travailleurs frontaliers français à la limite de l’exaspération. Trains supprimés, liaisons en autobus qui rallongent le temps de transport, inconfort, stress, quand les retards répétés sur le lieu de travail…

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LUXEMBOURG – 8 CAMBRIOLAGES EN 24 HEURES – SOURCE POLICE LUX

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mots-clés: luxembourg, cambriolages, video surveillance, video protection. Selon le dernier communiqué de la Police Grand-Ducale, 8 cambriolages ont été signalés à travers le pays dans les dernières heures. rue Fernand Mertens à Bettembourg, rue d’Alzingen à Roeser, rue du Pont à Wiltz, à Erpeldange (Bous), rue des Romains à Senningeberg, rue Rabatt à Echternach, rue de Neudorf à Luxembourg, route de Thionville à Luxembourg. Si vous avez des soupçons ou que vous avez été témoin, aperçu des individus ou des voitures suspectes, il est demandé de vous adresser à votre commissariat de…

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LUXEMBOURG – LES TGV DE OU VERS LA FRANCE SUPPRIMES JUSQU’A NOUVEL ORDRE

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mots clés: frontaliers, sécurité ferroviaire, accident, syndicats. Alors que démarre la troisième semaine depuis l’accident du 14 février dernier la situation reste figée. Les syndicats français d’un coté demande davantage de sécurité du coté luxembourgeois, les autorités luxembourgeoises ne comprenant pas cette demande. Et entre les deux les travailleurs frontaliers qui sont soumis à des conditions de transport très rudes qui les pousse à l’exaspération. Ce matin le Ministre luxembourgeois en charge des Transports F. Bausch a reçu les principaux représentants des usagers (c’est à dire clients) le la ligne…

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LUXEMBOURG – Les travailleurs frontaliers entre compréhension et exaspération

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mots-clés: travailleurs frontaliers, syndicats, train, luxembourg, thionville, metz.   Alors qu’une nouvelle semaine de galère s’annonce pour les travailleurs frontaliers français venant tous les jours au Luxembourg, l’angoisse fait place à la colère devant une situation qui ne se débloque pas. Il s’est écoulé trois semaines depuis le drame qui a fait un mort et plusieurs blessés lors de la collision frontale au Grand-Duché d’un train français de marchandises et d’un train luxembourgeois de voyageurs, et le rapport d’enquête sur les causes de l’accident est toujours attendu. Même si les travailleurs frontaliers…

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DEFENSE – Budget increase by 10% in the US, what about Luxembourg?

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keywords: pentagon, president trump, nato, military ambition, europe of defense.   President Trump announces today a significant increase of nearly 10% in the budget of the national defense (Pentagon) which leaves the whole world puzzled. While he seemed to want to reduce military spending (see the pressure he put on US military equipment manufacturers with a series of tweets in order to lower the prices) he now takes the opposite side. An increase of such importance is not surprising in China for example, but it is well in the United…

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ZOUFFTGEN – Les cheminots français ont-ils raison de refuser le Luxembourg

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mots-clés: sécurité, train, sncf, cheminots, cfl, accident, droit de retrait, systèmes de sécurité   Alors que le drame du 14 février dernier est encore bien présent dans les mémoires, la polémique ne retombe pas au sujet des causes de cet accident qui rappelons-le a fait un mort et des blessés, du sentiment d’insécurité chronique des travailleurs frontaliers qui empruntent la ligne Thionville-Luxembourg deux fois par jour et des personnels roulants français qui refusent de venir au Luxembourg, mettant les premiers encore davantage dans l’angoisse de ne pas être certains de pouvoir aller…

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LUXEMBOURG – NEW WIND ALERT – THE RIGHT THINGS TO DO

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keywords : weather alert, strong wind, security tips. After the strong wind warning issued on 22 February 2017, which saw Luxembourg facing winds over 60 km/h, it is a new wind alert which is issued from Monday 27 February afternoon on. Even if the wind should not exceed 35 km/h this time we remind you the following safety rules: First      : don’t use an umbrella, you will probably damage it Second : drive home safely, lower your speed and stay on alert on the road Third    : clear your balcony…

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LUXEMBOURG – WIND ALERT – THE RIGHT THINGS TO DO

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keywords : weather alert, strong wind, security tips. MeteoLux is alerting people that Luxembourg will know strong winds at least until Friday the 24th of February 2017. The Grand-Duchy (and even the Great-Region) is often facing wind alerts. With a wind speed under 30 km/h you can probably keep living as you always do. But over this speed you have to start taking some actions that the common sense can tells but they are good to repeat and let you remember these as a pavlovian reflex. First      :…

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LUXEMBOURG – Pourquoi les frontaliers ne se sentent pas en sécurité

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mots-clés : luxembourg, frontaliers, agent de sécurité, prévention, excès de confiance, video-surveillance.   Lorsqu’on pense à Luxembourg on pense stabilité, calme et sécurité. Bien sûr ce n’est pas faux, toutes les études montrent que le Grand-Duché fait partie des pays où il fait bon vivre, où le sentiment de sécurité est le plus élevé, et les politiques gouvernementales successives n’y sont pas étrangères. Mais si on demande aux travailleurs frontaliers qui sont plus de 100 000 chaque jours à passer la frontière luxembourgeoise dans les 2 sens leur sentiment sur le Luxembourg…

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LUXEMBOURG – Pourquoi les conducteurs de trains européens détestent le Luxembourg

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mots-clés : luxembourg, cfl, accident, prévention, sécurité, excès de confiance, risque zéro.   Quelques 72 heures après l’accident qui à vu la collision frontale de deux trains à Bettembourg le mardi 14 février 2017, des questions se posent, la colère gronde, et cette fois-ci des réponses fortes et claires sont attendues de la part de la compagnie publique de transports (CFL) et du gouvernement. La collision entre le train de marchandises français et le train de voyageurs luxembourgeois a fait un mort, des blessés, bloque le trafic franco-luxembourgeois jusqu’à au…

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LUXEMBOURG – How the tiny country wants to become a Space GIANT

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keywords : spaceresources.lu, luximpulse, satellites, spacex, blue origin, ses astra. While the traditional space actors remain stable (the European Space Agency (ESA) with its flagship Ariane program), or are losing ground (NASA with shutdown of the shuttle program), the space industry is facing the arrival of new stakeholders that are willing to disrupt the launch satellites market (Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin) or to a lesser extent are willing to democratize the space tri (Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic). By gradually getting moe and more public budgets from the…

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LUXEMBOURG – Fake (counterfeit) banknotes in circulation – ALERT

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According to several prominent banking sources in the Luxembourg market, a considerable amount of counterfeit notes is currently circulating in the Grand Duchy. These are mainly 50 euro notes with thicker than normal paper and a matte hologram. They may seem easily detectable but counterfeiters want to take advantage of the crowd that is currently found in the Christmas market and in boutiques, Luxembourgers preparing their Christmas gifts and are less attentive, as well as traders. We therefore draw your attention to these counterfeit notes. Know that a fake note…

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