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As part of a five-day programme on SME financing, organised by Luxembourg’s House of Training, Christian Moreels, head of Retail General Banking & Savings for ING Luxembourg, led an afternoon training session at ING Lux House for bank employees from developing countries. 

Fifteen workers from Bulgaria, Croatia, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Kosovo and Moldova took part in the session which illustrated the approach and procedures applied by ING to serving SMEs, and all of the myriad related considerations, such as the establishment of a credit report, leasing possibilities, credit risk management and financing start-ups. 



The Luxembourg Anti-Doping Agency (ALAD) says that tests on a urine sample taken from football player Emmanuel Françoise of CS Fola Esch on 14 May have indicated the presence of a substance prohibited both in and out of competition.  

ALAD has informed the player of the results, and will notify the Disciplinary Council against Doping. 

The sample was taken during the F91 Dudelange v CS Fola Esch championship match.

Other checks carried out on the day of the match proved negative.

Deloitte partners 2017

As the firm’s new headquarters take shape in Cloche d’Or, Deloitte Luxembourg has expanded its partnership with the appointment of eight new partners, effective from 1 June. 

“To keep our firm strong and healthy, we are pleased to appoint these inspiring and talented partners to empower their teams and drive our firm forward,” said Yves Francis, managing partner at Deloitte Luxembourg.

The following Deloitte professionals have been appointed to partner level:

Thierry Bovier has more than eleven years of experience in international tax matters, including cross-border investments and reorganisation. Thierry advises multinationals on tax aspects of financing, intellectual property activities and on pan-European acquisitions strategies, mergers and joint ventures. 

Michael Cravatte has more than fifteen years of experience in the insurance, reinsurance and pension fund industry from Luxembourg and abroad. Michael has led Solvency II programs for Life and Non-life insurance groups across Europe, and has developed a strong regulatory expertise. 

Steve Hauman specialises in core banking transformation, business process outsourcing, large-scale program delivery as well as CIO advisory topics. He has more than seventeen years of experience acquired in the financial services industry as well as in management and IT consultancy. 

Jean-Michel Henry has more than eleven years of experience in international tax. He advises multinational clients mainly based in the US on a variety of international tax issues, including M&A, cross-border withholding taxes, and IP activities. 

Christophe Masset has over ten years of experience in international tax with a strong focus on alternative investments. Christophe is specialised in M&A practice within private equity and real estate, covering international tax planning for both regulated and non-regulated companies. 

Alberto Meriggio has twelve years of audit experience, principally serving clients in the private equity industry. He is a fellow of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Réviseur d’entreprises agréé.

Benjamin Toussaint has solid experience in international tax with a specific focus on real estate and investment funds. From 2013 – 2015, he was seconded to Deloitte’s International Tax Centre of Excellence for the Middle East and North Africa region in Dubai where he coordinated M&A transactions. 

Ronan Vander Elst has more than thirteen years of experience in the financial services industry and IT, with a particular focus on data analytics, digital and regulatory regimes. Ronan has led large transformation programs from strategy to full implementation.

The nominations bring the number of partners at Deloitte Luxembourg to 94.

Image:  Ronan Vander Elst, Thierry Bovier, Benjamin Toussaint, Jean-Michel Henry, Christophe Masset and Steve Hauman (Alberto Meriggio and Michael Cravatte were absent when the picture was taken).


Thursday, 15 June 2017 09:45

City Offering Adult Cycling Classes

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An adult cycling school created by the City of Luxembourg and the Lëtzebuerger Vëlos-Initiativ (LVI) is offering courses on riding a bike between 22 and 29 July. 

The courses, which take place outdoors in a safe space in the city and are based on a programme combining psychology, didactics and the science of sports activities, aim to introduce cycling to adults who have never had the opportunity to learn to ride a bike or want to refresh their skills.

Dates and times:

Saturday 22 July - Saturday 29 July 2017 (in Luxembourgish, German and French)
From 15:15 to 17:45 on weekdays and from 14:00 to 16:00 on weekends
Fees: 100 € / person

Saturday 22 July - Saturday 29 July 2017 (in Luxembourgish, German and French)
From 18:00 to 20:30 on weekdays and from 16:15 to 18:15 on weekends
Fees: 100 € / person

Information and registration: Lëtzebuerger Vëlos-Initiativ a.s.b.l., 6, rue Vauban, L-2663 Luxembourg

Telephone : 43 90 30 29, email:, or  web: 


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Between June and September this year, as part of their Urban History series, the National Museum of History and Art (MNHA), and the Museum 3 Eechelen, are organising four guided tours of the city’s historical sites, starting this Saturday. 

Saturday, 17 June, 14:30 to 16:00
Park, Casemates and J.P. Pescatore Foundation
Departure point: 13, Avenue Jean-Pierre Pescatore
Arrival: Avenue Jean-Pierre Pescatore
Language: French

The visit recalls the origins of the Pescatore Foundation, explains the choice of the location of the establishment, its architecture and its original installations, including a visit to the chapel, as well as the casemates of the old fort Berlaimont. Organised in cooperation with the JP Pescatore Foundation. The fee is €5 payable on the tour. The ticket is also valid for free entry to the M3E. Speakers: André Bruns, / Robert L. Philippart

Sunday, 16 July, from 10:30 to 12:30
From military wastelands to the optimal city
Departure point: Cercle-Cité, Place d'Armes (Arcades)
Arrival: Casino, Forum of Contemporary Art
Language: in Luxembourgish

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of London declaring the neutrality of Luxembourg and demanding the dismantling of fortifications, this tour offers a discovery of the conversion of the ancient fortress city into an open city. The fee is €5 payable on the tour. The ticket is also valid for free entry to the M3E. Speaker: Robert L. Philippart 

Sunday,13 August, from 10:30 to 12:00
The department stores of the Belle Epoque in 1960
Departure point: Place de la Constitution
Arrival: Rue Aldringen (Hotel des Postes)
Language: in Luxembourgish

The tour shows how the ancient fortress city turns into a shopping city. It explains the organisation of commerce in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The conference visit describes the place of the hotel industry in the economy of the city. The guided walk again questions the commercial character of the architecture of commerce. The fee is €5 payable on the tour. The ticket is also valid for free entry to the M3E. Speaker: Robert L. Philippart

Saturday, 16 September, from 14:30 to 15:30
"Haptwuecht" and Heintz van Landewyck park
Departure / Arrival: 31, Rue de Hollerich
Language: French

In 1902, Joseph Heintz-Michaelis rebuilt the former guard house of the Prussian garrison in the park of his tobacco factory. A matter of amateurism, or rather of patriotism? The tour reveals an unusual place usually closed to the public. The fee is €5 payable on the tour. The ticket is also valid for free entry to the M3E. Speaker: Robert L. Philippart 

For more information, see:, or, email:, or telephone: 621 21 54 24 // 0352/44 49 29




Wednesday, 14 June 2017 20:29

Sizzling Summer Line-up in Luxembourg City

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Luxembourg’s summer is already heating up with an impressive series of live music events, theatre and street art shows, exhibitions, markets, open air shows and popular festivals in the capital, starting with this weekend’s Fête de la Musique. 

‘Summer in the City’ is a programme aimed at creating synergies between cultural, tourist and institutional organisers of the capital. All events labelled ‘Summer in the City’ are the result of a close and friendly collaboration between various players in the capital and many institutional and private partners. Most events take place in public locations and, with a few exceptions, offer free admission. 

Find all information on, and by following hashtag # SITC2017. Appendix: Summer Programme ‘Summer in the City 2017’(pdf)

Among the highlights for this year are:

-  Fête de la Musique from 16 to 21 June, with 22 stages across the city:  

-  ‘Kinnekswiss goes Pops’ concert on 21 June at Kinnekswiss, Municipal Park with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra and China Moses under the baton of Gast Waltzing:

-  Concert programme ‘Plëss in Concert’, throughout the whole summer at the Place d’Armes:  

-  ‘1812’ on 7 July on the forecourt of Neimënster, Grund With Musique Militaire Grand-Ducale:  

- MeYouZik on 15 July on the forecourt of Neimënster:  

- Rock um Knuedler on 16 July at Place Guillaume II, Place de la Constitution, Rue du Saint-Esprit and Bock Casemates  

- Blues ’n Jazz Rallye on 29 July at Grund, Clausen, Pfaffenthal and Bock Casemates:   

- Street theatre festival ‘Streeta(rt)nimation’ on 11 and 12 August in the City Centre: 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 20:13

DLSI Group Picks Up EMO France in Lyon

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The DLSI Group is pursuing its national development with the acquisition of EMO France, located at 118 Grande Rue de la Guillotière in Lyon 7ème.

Recruitment company, DLSI Group, is continuing its expansion with the acquisition of EMO France in Lyon, effective from 8 June. 

EMO France specialises in national and international recruitment of qualified carpenters. 

DLSI Group says that the acquisition affirms its ambitions to become a major player in temporary employment and recruitment in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes market, where it now has eight agencies. 

The group’s next ordinary general meeting will be at the Novotel Metz Centre on 23 June. 


Wednesday, 14 June 2017 20:06

Monthly Glacismaart this Sunday

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The next Glacismaart, a monthly market held every third Sunday from March to November, will be on 18 June 18 from 10:00 to 17:00  on Place Auguste Laurent and the parking lot of the Halle Victor Hugo in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg.



Advanced technology boosts digital transformation in the financial sector. The product-oriented attitude of corporations is pushed toward the world of innovative, customised services. From the information system point of view, the sector is witnessing the potential to shift toward collaborative platforms as a contrast to shared infrastructures.

On 21 June, a conceptually sound reasoning tool will be presented to explore and to aid the design of both commercially and technologically feasible services in networks of organisations. The event starts at 18.00 in room B001, Weicker building, Kirchberg campus and is led by Dr Zsofia Kräussl. Please register by 21 June: here


At a research seminar on 19 June, Antonio Augusto Fröhlich of the Federal University of Santa Catarina will introduce Project EPOS, an open hardware and software IoT platform that supports research on communication protocols, energy awareness, timeliness, security, and trustfulness of CPS applications.  

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a central element of contemporary society, as is the potential for new services based on both the interaction among the 'Things' and the data they produce. However, most demonstrations of IoT presented thus far make use of technologies developed for the original Internet and SmartPhones, but timeliness, security, and trustfulness remain key issues with the current system. 

The seminar starts at 14:30 in room 2.200 of Maison du Savoir, Campus Belval, More details can be found on the University website.


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