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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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 – 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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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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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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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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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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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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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. It is this fact that MP Laurent Mosar (CSV) remind before asking the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs for the following questions: 1. Can the Minister confirm and, if so, how can this figure also be calculated in Luxembourg? 2. If so can the Minister inform me of his…

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