Tag: Politics

Prime Minister Bettel charmed the audience in Bled

At the 10th Bled Strategic Forum Luxembourg Prime Minister, Minister of State Xavier Bettel emphasised the importance of developing a European solution to address the current refugee crisis. The Prime Minister spoke during the opening conference entitled ‘New Global Order: Confrontation or Partnership’ at the 10th edition of the Bled-based forum, which this year focused on ‘Visions of New Partnerships’. 

 

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Slovenia’s ICT industry has grown

 This week, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia released a couple of interesting and encouraging data points. The fast development of the ICT manufacturing & services in Slovenia is a result of systematic human development, well-developed ICT infrastructure and government commitment to boosting the ICT sector as one of the national development priorities. To benefit from the EU development policy, Slovenian experts and their foreign partners participate in target-oriented technology platforms within the European and national research programmes. 

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Today ‪Luxembourg‬ takes over ‪‎EU‬ ‪Presidency

Let the Presidency begin! Luxembourg took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union, with 237 EU meetings and summits scheduled to take place until December. While the presidency started on July 1, it will be celebrated with a big European picnic on Friday, July 3, from 4pm until midnight. Delicacies from around the EU will be served in Place d’Armes, at the Maison de l’Europe in Rue du Curé, in Rue des Capucins and in Place du Théâtre. An official launch event with speeches is scheduled for 6.30pm.

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Luxembourg’s EU Presidency to promote Digital by Default Approach

Luxembourg to become World FinTech Champion. Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel talked about transforming Luxembourg into a Smart Nation. Luxembourg has many smart minds; he referred to the April report of the World Economic Forum which ranked Luxembourg 5th. Being more productive in the ICT sector means that Luxembourg needs to be more open to attracting expertise from the US and elsewhere. Re-training of people with other existing skills will be important too. The Luxembourg EU Presidency will promote a Digital by Default approach. 

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