Luxembourg: June 22, 2016: Koosmik is a new mobile payment solution made in Luxembourg, offering a simplified money transfer experience. The mobile app allows making payments between friends, securely and for free enabling everyone to experience banking without banks! Founder Grégoire Yakan and Head of Business Development Matthieu Crance discussed insights into their solution.
Slovenia: June 22, 2016: Anthony Tomažin’s IT firm RRC acquired the stake in RTC Žičnice Kranjska Gora for EUR 813,000 at the auction of the failed companies GTC Kope and Rikom. RRC already owns 60 % of Žičnice Vogel, the operator of the ski slopes overlooking the lakeside resort of Bohinj, while Tomažin’s company Terra Australis also owns several bars and restaurants in Ljubljana.
Luxembourg: June 19, 2016: Horizon conference gathered 300 financial industry professionals to discuss the changing environment and spark new ideas. The conference shook the audience out of their daydream in the Salle de Musique de Chambre at the Philharmonie; while several government officials highlighted Luxembourg’s proven ability to adapt to a changing environment, the international keynote speakers drew a picture of a future in which bankers may need to explain their raison d’être.
Slovenia: June 16, 2016: Official statistics show that the registered unemployment rate fell for the third consecutive month in April. The index stopped at 11.5% which is 0.5 percentage points down from March and a point less than a year ago. The rate fell across all statistical regions whereas male joblessness was down 0.6 pp to 10.5% in April over March, and female unemployment edged down 0.3 pp to 12.7%.
Luxembourg: June 16, 2016: Launch of the LOIC – Luxembourg Open Innovation Club! It is a facilitator of exchanges which enables companies to find the right partners. Here is the interview with Martin Guérin, CEO at nyuko, who created the club in collaboration with the actors of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Read more about the present and the future of the LOIC.
Luxembourg: June 14, 2016: In 2014, a total of 889,000 people were naturalised in the EU: a decrease of nine percent compared to last year, according to a new Eurostat study. Five states have taken about 75 percent of the individuals concerned. Spain is the country with the highest number of naturalisations (with 205,900 people), followed by Italy (129,000 naturalisations), the UK (125,600), Germany (110,600) and France (105,600). In Luxembourg, 82 percent of citizens naturalised were from other EU member states: a stark contrast to the European average.