Luxembourg: 7 July, 2016: ING International Survey examined how consumers shop and perform bank transactions online. The study’s country ranking shows that the number of Luxembourg mobile device users ranked third at 52%, after those in the Netherlands (63%) and the UK (55%).
Paris: 5 July, 2016: ESA’s Director General, Johann-Dietrich Woerner, and the Slovenian Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Zdravko Počivalšek, signed the agreement in an official ceremony at ESA Headquarters in Paris. This agreement will allow direct Slovenian participation in ESA optional programmes, with Slovenian delegates attending relevant ESA subordinate bodies. Dedicated access to agency facilities and services will be provided to Slovenia’s national space projects.
Luxembourg: 29 June, 2016: LU-CIX, the Luxembourg Internet Exchange, has announced that registration has opened for the 2016 Luxembourg Internet Days to be held at the Chambre de Commerce in Luxembourg-Kirchberg on 22 & 23 November 2016, focusing on the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Start-ups. The 2016 event will be focussing on the technical aspects and challenges of the Internet of Things and Blockchain (apart from its already well known Fintech approach) for the sector. Additionally, special attention will be given to Start-ups with specific workshops and lectures given in parallel of the conferences.
Luxembourg: 26 June, 2016: Luxembourg, known as a financial centre within the eurozone with a particular expertise in fund management and investment structures, is expected to threaten and possibly take over London’s role as European hub for Islamic finance in a post-Brexit world, experts say. “Luxembourg’s financial centre will continue to improve its competitiveness and establish itself as the destination of choice in the European Union for international investors,” said Nicolas Mackel, head of ”Luxembourg for Finance”, adding that this target is outlined in the LuxFin2020 initiative, a programme that lines out the country’s plans to become the leading financial hub in Europe.
Ljubljana: 24 June, 2016: Ljubljana is the first European capital to get a new electric car-sharing model. The first vehicles will arrive on 1 July to be available for rental through a mobile application. The project is part of the Ljubljana city municipality’s efforts to clean up Ljubljana’s air. The Avant2go car-sharing model aims at reducing harmful emissions – its electric vehicles can save up to 100,000 grammes of carbon dioxide per kilometre.