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Luxleaks case reaches highest grade of judgement.

The hearing of an appeal case for Antoine Deltour and Raphael Halet, who exposed corporate tax schemes in Luxembourg, opened on Thursday , after the European Parliament voted last month in favour of protection for whistleblowers.  EURACTIV France reports.

- EurActive - UK

LuxLeaks trial re-opens debate on whistleblowers' protection.

As the third trial of Antoine Deltour and Raphael Halet opens in Luxembourg, the EU Commission has promised a 'proposal' on whistleblower protection next spring.

- EU Observer - EU

ArcelorMittal team visits Essar Steel, Bhushan Steel plants amid acquisition bid.

The Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal is among top industry players, including Tata Steel, that have submitted bids to acquire the debt-ridden Essar Steel, which is going through the insolvency resolution process.

- Times Of India - IN

This Lloyd's of London giant has just picked Luxembourg for its new EU base.

One Japan's leading insurers today picked Luxembourg for its new European base. Sompo International, which owns Lloyd's of London firm Endurance Speciality, will set up a base in the Grand Duchy as it seeks to head off the impact of a potential hard Brexit. Regulatory approval is expected to be granted during the second ...

- City AM - UK

Bitcoin Hits Record High After Smashing Through $8,000 for First Time.

Bitcoin hit a new record high on Monday after smashing through the $8,000 level for the first time over the weekend, marking an almost 50 percent climb in just eight days. The new high came after leading U.S. payments company Square Inc. said late last week that it had started allowing select customers to buy and sell ...

- Voice of America - US

EU court threatens daily fine over Polish forest logging.

The EU court in Luxembourg has issued a second order for the Polish government to cease logging in the Bialowierza primeval forest, for environmental reasons. It said that if Warsaw violated its edict, as it had done a previous one in July, it would be liable to pay a fine of €100,000 for every day that it remained in ...

- EU Observer - EU

Amazon Prime Video Acquires Streaming Rights to French Drama 'Black Spot'.

Amazon Prime Video has acquired streaming rights to “Black Spot” from Groupe AB. Under the deal, Amazon Prime Video gains global rights to “Black Spot” outside Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. The show will roll out exclusively to Amazon Prime Video subscribers across more than 200 ...

- Variety - US

Amazon Prime Takes French Thriller 'Black Spot' In Global Streaming Deal.

French mystery thriller Black Spot has been acquired by Amazon Prime Video for exclusive SVOD rights outside Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourgh. The eight-episode series from Ego Productions is the first French TV show to be distributed globally by Amazon. Airing on France 2 locally, it's sold internationally ...

- - US

The changing face of Luxembourg.

Apart from improving on the infrastructure – roads and buildings— the construction of a new tramway is in full swing, an exciting project that will connect many parts of the city in a very elegant way

- Daily Monitor - UG

Luxembourg seeks to become Europe's green finance hub.

At the COP23 summit in Bonn, Luxembourg's finance and environment ministers joined with directors of the European Investment Bank to launch a de-risking mechanism that will allow financing of climate-friendly projects. 

- EurActive - UK

Klimkin discusses SES satellite operator's activities in Ukraine with its management.

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin has met with the leadership of the global satellite operator Societe Europeenne des Satellites during his visit to Luxembourg. “An exciting meeting with the leadership of the global satellite communications operator SES. We spoke about the growth of the telecommunications ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

This tiny European country is big on beauty

Consider a visit to the historic and picturesque city of Luxembourg

- Economic Policy Institute - US