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EU says McDonald's tax deals with Luxembourg legal

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

The European Union on Wednesday ended a long-running investigation into the tax arrangements between US fast food giant McDonald's and Luxembourg, finding the setup did not amount to illegal state aid."Luxembourg...

Luxembourg FM sparks Italy ire with 'fascist' jibe

16 September 2018 | 0 comments

Luxembourgish Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn drew the ire of Italy's Matteo Salvini Sunday after accusing the far-right interior minister of using "fascist" methods, in a worsening spat over immigration...

Italy's anti-migrant swipe prompts Luxembourg outburst

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

An abrasive intervention from Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini at an EU meeting on Friday resulted in an undiplomatic outburst from Luxembourgish Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn.In a...

Profits, outlook beam at steelmaker ArcelorMittal

1 August 2018 | 0 comments

Rising prices and sales boosted profits at the world's top steelmaker ArcelorMittal, which said Wednesday that it sees global demand continuing to rise despite a spate of tariffs.Second quarter net profit...

EU tells Luxembourg to recover 120 mn euros from French energy giant

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

The EU on Wednesday ruled that Luxembourg had given illegal tax breaks to energy giant Engie and ordered it to recover 120 million euros from the company, whose biggest shareholder is the French state.An...

New US envoy Pompeo tackles NATO on spending, Russia

27 April 2018 | 0 comments

President Donald Trump's brand new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came to NATO on Friday to hammer home one of his boss's oldest themes -- demanding that other members pay their way -- as the allies sought...

Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schemidt wins the World Press Photo of the...

16 April 2018 | 0 comments

The World Press Photo of the Year honours the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year.

Luxembourg recalls ambassador to Moscow over UK spy poisoning

28 March 2018 | 0 comments

Luxembourg is recalling its ambassador to Moscow for consultations in the latest show of solidarity from EU states to Britain over the poisoning of an ex-spy, the government said in a statement on Wednesday.The...

Brexit 'challenging' for EU budget: Merkel

19 February 2018 | 0 comments

Net contributor Britain's planned departure from the EU leaves the bloc's remaining 27 members with a "very challenging" budget hole to plug, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday.Policymakers will...

Blow to Macron plans for pan-EU MEPs after Brexit

7 February 2018 | 0 comments

The European Parliament on Wednesday rejected proposals backed by French President Emmanuel Macron for the introduction of some pan-EU lawmakers after Brexit.MEPs approved an overall package of reforms...

SpaceX blasts off Luxembourg government satellite

31 January 2018 | 0 comments

SpaceX on Wednesday blasted off a four-ton secure military communications satellite called GovSat-1, a partnership between the government of Luxembourg and the satellite operator SES.The prime minister...

Ariane 5 satellites in orbit despite earlier 'lost contact'

26 January 2018 | 0 comments

Two commercial satellites have been successfully placed in orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket, Arianespace said Thursday, despite mission control briefly losing contact with the craft."Both satellites were confirmed...

Arianespace has 'lost contact' with Ariane 5 rocket

26 January 2018 | 0 comments

Arianespace's mission control has "lost contact" with an Ariane 5 rocket carrying two commercial satellites after its lift-off from French Guiana, CEO Stephane Israel announced late Thursday.The European...

LuxLeaks whistleblower's conviction quashed

11 January 2018 | 0 comments

A Luxembourg court on Thursday overturned the verdict against a "LuxLeaks" whistleblower who was convicted of leaking thousands of documents that revealed tax breaks for multinational firms.Luxembourg's...

Luxembourg appeals EU order to recoup 250 mn euro Amazon tax bill

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

The government of Luxembourg on Friday said it has launched an appeal against an EU order to recoup 250 million euros ($295 million) in back taxes from Amazon, in a case linked to a tax break granted...



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