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Actors Repertory Theatre Luxembourg is hosting a one-day Impulse Training workshop with Cologne actor, director, and acting, improv and comedy trainer / coach Hans Kieseier at the Théâtre National du Luxembourg (TNL)Atelier Space on 17 June. 

Running from 10:00 to 18:00, the workshop will take participants through techniques to bring acting more alive through trusting impulses, leading to effortless reactions, whether physical, emotional or intellectual, and to “act without agony”. 

Kieseier is a prominent figure in theatre in the Rhineland area of Germany and has worked extensively as an actor, director and trainer in theatre, improvisation and comedy for thirty-plus years both there and across Germany. He has performed, trained and taught in his native Germany, Canada, the UK and the US. 

The workshop will be conducted in English and German and is open to ages 13 and up for a fee of €125 for seven hours. Enrolment is limited, applicants will need to register by email to Erik Abbott:

The TNL Atelier Space is at 166 Avenue X Septembre. 


api AI conference

IT professionals are invited by l’Association des Professionals de la Societé de l’Information (APSI) to a free conference titled The API Economy, Software Robotics & Artificial Intelligence at the Chamber of Commerce on 1 June.

The day’s programme is as follows: 

 13:30 Welcome Coffee

14:00 Introduction “Robotics & AI”, by Marc Payal, Managing Director at Fujitsu and Vice-President of APSI

14:15 “Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on robotics”, by Cédric Jadoul, Head of Digital Benelux at Fujitsu

14:45 “The Automation Journey”, by Neil White, Head of Business Development at Thoughtonomy

15:15 “Chatbot Solutions”, by Liam Ryan, Head of Sales at Creative Virtual

15:45 “The Legal challenges of Robotics and AI”, by Gabriel Bleser, Partner at Moyse Bleser and Vincent Wellens, Partner at Nautadutilh

16:00 Panel, Questions & Answers “How robotics and AI will change our world”, All participants, Moderator: Marc Payal

16.15 Network Cocktail

To register follow here: 

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Sports Minister Romain Schneider has issued a congratulatory telegram to Luxembourg cyclist Bob Jungels following his victory on the 15th stage of the Giro d’Italia in Bergamo.

The telegram reads, ”After five days spent in the famous pink leader's tunic, this is a new and impressive demonstration of your immense talent and a great reward for the efforts made so far on this 100th Giro d'Italia.

“To win the sprint in front of the top seven of the overall classification at the end of a mountain stage, and moreover in the homeland of a real campionissimo named Felice Gimondi, is given only to the best!

“My best wishes, dear Bob, for the last week of racing before the finish in eight days in Milan where I intend to congratulate you personally, on the podium I hope”.



Family-owned wood panelling specialists, Kronospan, will invest €330 million on its production site in Sanem over the next 5 years. 

In line with the principles of sustainable development and the circular economy, the planned investments will include a second cogeneration plant and extension of the plant's production capacity.

At a press conference on Friday last, in the presence of Georges Engel, Mayor of the municipality of Sanem, Deputy Prime Minister Étienne Schneider said, "This project is aligned to fully focus on our sustainable industrial development policy by targeting renewable energies and energy self-sufficiency while focusing on the circular economy. This investment therefore follows the general guidelines of the Rifkin study and confirms Luxembourg's competitive economic environment".

Kronospan Luxembourg employs more than 250 people in Sanem and has an annual turnover of €135 million.  

Peter Stadler, Managing Director of Kronospan Luxembourg said, ”Named Kronolux 4.0, the project is not only a modernisation of our production capacity but it makes the whole autonomous site energy and thus neutralises the environmental impact of factory. By focusing on the circular economy, Kronospan projects itself as a family enterprise over the long term and contributes to the quality of life and prosperity of future generations”. 


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Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess were in Cannes to mark the 15th year of Luxembourg’s participation in the international film festival.

The prime minister said that the film market was an essential showcase of Luxembourg's creativity and know-how. "The audiovisual sector is doing well and I am ready to continue to develop it, notably by adapting the legislative framework of the support mechanism Of the fund so that it can fully meet the current and future needs of the profession”, he said. 

The international film market attracted more than 12,000 participants this year and nearly 4,000 films and projects. The Luxembourg delegation visited the stands of the majority co-producing countries of Luxembourg, namely Belgium, Germany, Quebec and Ireland but also on the NEXT pavilion, a sector dedicated to virtual reality.

During a press conference at the Luxembourg pavilion the Luxembourg Film Fund officially launched the Virtelio Award 2017, an international 360 ° interactive film-writing competition initiated by the realab start-up in Luxembourg, created by Fred Baus in partnership with Julie Gayet, mk2, and the Festival Paris Courts Devant. 

The selected scenario will be coproduced with a Luxembourg company which will use the creative software VR developed by realab. "This innovative project represents the perfect symbiosis between artistic creation and new technologies and is among the many new initiatives that the Fund is implementing to adapt to the latest technological developments," said Guy Daleiden.

Image: Frédéric Reichling ; Guy Daleiden, Fred Baus, Julie Gayet; Xavier Bettel, Elisha Karmitz, Rémi Bernard.


The Automobile Club of Luxembourg (ACL) has gone into collaboration with Garage Jang Blom in Ingeldorf, expanding its reach in the north of the Grand Duchy. 

According to the director of the ACL, Mr Jean-Claude Juchem, the opening of this antenna is intended to guarantee to the inhabitants of the north of the country a faster responses for roadside repairs and towing services. 

In addition to its office at the National Conservatory of Historic Vehicles in Diekirch, the ACL gives ACL members and those wishing to become members the opportunity to benefit from its many services.

Thus, the usual services such as the purchase of a sticker, the issue of a membership card, an international driving licence, insurance, etc., can be provided to any interested person. In a second phase, it will also be possible to take advantage of a vehicle rental service.

In the event of a fault, telephone: (+352) 26 000. For additional information: 45 00 45-1.

Address: Garage Jang Blom S.A., 49a, rue de la Sûre, L-9161 Ingeldorf. E-mail:


bee awareness

As part of its project to raise awareness of bees and biodiversity, the City of Luxembourg is offering walking tours of about 2.3 km through the capital between 20 May and 17 September this summer. 

With eleven information points and a discovery workshop, the organisers hope the course will attract children and adults alike, enabling them to get to know the world of bees and other insects that are essential for a healthy and balanced environment, as well as the richness of the environment, fauna and flora in urban areas.

Panels in French, German and English will provide detailed explanations of the biodiversity in the city, the different varieties of wild and honey bees and their living space, lifestyle, reproduction, orientation and products from their work, such as the honey of the City.

A workshop in the National Museum of Natural History will allow visitors to playfully examine the characteristics of bees, bumblebees, hornets and wasps, but also parasites harmful to these insects that are essential to the survival of any living being. It will also be possible to observe in real time the daily movements of the bees in their hive thanks to a video transmission on the city website:

The Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO), natur & ëmwelt, the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) and Joé Molitor, are organizing the Bee and Biodiversity Awareness Project, As well as with the kind support of the Judicial City, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures and Servior - Op der Rhum.

Different stages of the journey:

Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO): Bee and wasp

Place de Clairefontaine: Biodiversity

Cour de la Cité Judiciaire: Bins and flowerbeds

Biisserwee: Biodiversity in walls and stones

Biisserwee - staircase leading to the plateau du Rham: Hotel for wild bees

Belvédère 1 - plateau du Rham: The orientation of bees

Belvédère 2 - plateau du Rham: Insecticides

Plateau du Rham: Covering of greenery for roofs

At the foot of the Bock Rock: The colony

At the foot of the Bock Rock: Pollination

Rue Plaetis: Bee and hive products

National Museum of Natural History (MNHN): Observation of the anatomy of the bee

The leaflets with a map showing the different stages of the course are available at the Luxembourg City Tourist Office, the Bierger-Center and along the route in boxes at the Place de Clairefontaine, near the lift leading to the Grund district, in Plaetis Street and Biisserwee.

There will be a free guided tour on Thursday 29 June at 17:00.

Rendezvous: place de Clairefontaine
Duration: about 2 hours
Registration required, telephone: 4796-4773 or

Friday, 19 May 2017 17:35

Pick up Tricks at Next DIY Festival

diy festival

The next DIY Festival is at Rotondes on 27 May, offering the chance to learn to recycle, up cycle, knit, repair, invent and more,

Hosted by Transition Luxembourg, the festival is open as much to teachers as apprentices, and anyone who’d like to host a workshop can get in touch with the organisers by email:, or through the website:


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Luxembourg Minister of Social Security Romain Schneider visited the Ketterthill laboratories yesterday for a tour of the laboratory’s latest installations. 

After a brief presentation of laboratory history by the managing director, Stéphane Gidenne, the minister was shown around the laboratory. Accompanied by the management committee, Romain Schneider was able to follow the different stages of analysis of the samples processed daily by the laboratory by browsing through the various departments of the laboratory.

During the visit, Caroline Scheiber and Pierre Blonski, biologists at Ketterthill Laboratories, explained that technological installations would still require the validation of the human expertise of technicians and biologists to ensure the accuracy of Results received by patients and physicians. 

At the end of the visit, Romain Schneider declared that he was "very fascinated by the flow of technology and know-how available to patients". It also welcomed the investments made and the creation of synergies with the key players to further develop an expertise in Luxembourg that is unique in this field.


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Luxembourg’s Ministry of Finance and the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) were co-hosts of the Government Borrowers Forum (GBF) this year, together with the World Bank Treasury, which holds the secretariat for the GBF this week.

The conference took place on 16-18 May 2017 at the ARBED building "19 Liberty" in Luxembourg, kindly made available by the Bank and the State Savings Bank (BCEE).

"I am very pleased that after 20 years, the Government Borrowers Forum is again held here in Luxembourg”, said Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg’s Finance Minister. “We are grateful for the support we have received from the European Commission.”

The GBF is a forum for senior officials of countries issuing in international capital markets and treasurers of multilateral development banks. Each year, about 80 to 100 senior debt managers from about 40 countries awaits.

"For the last 35 years, this forum has been providing delegates with an opportunity to reflect on the big picture. This year we have the theme 'how disruptions are shaping the financial system of the future'. Arunma Oteh, Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank.

"We have been delighted to co-host the World Bank's Government Borrowers Forum for the first time this year. The forum offers an excellent opportunity to discuss some of the most pressing topics for government borrowers as the ESM, the largest issuer of euro-denominated Bonds in its peer group, "said Kalin Anev Janse, Secretary General of the ESM.

Speakers at the 2017 GBF were Pierre Gramegna, Yves Mersch, European Central Bank Executive Board member, Klaus Regling, ESM Managing Director, Arunma Oteh, and Kalin Anev Janse, amongst others.

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