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RTL Today – Paris: Fire erupts at world’s largest market for fresh produce on Sunday

A fire erupted in a market warehouse in southern Paris late on Sunday morning. Nobody has been reported injured so far. “30 firetrucks and 100 firefighters have been mobilised and deployed to the site,” said a spokesman for the Paris fire brigade. “The fire is almost under control, there are no casualties and there is … Read more

RTL Today – Germany: Luxembourgish driver reportedly involved in illegal motorway race

German authorities are searching for a Luxembourgish driver involved in an illegal motorway race on Friday. On Friday afternoon, witnesses alerted the German police to two vehicles racing one another on the A8 and A620 motorways near Saarbrücken. According to the Burbach-Saarbrücken police department, one of the motorists involved in the race drove a blue BMW … Read more

RTL Today – Average and median income: New Statec data on how much Luxembourg residents earn

The latest STATEC report provides a close-up of wages in Luxembourg and reveals that, on average, households live on just over €5,700 per month. According to the report from the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (STATEC), the average monthly household income was €5,716 in 2020 (the latest year for which data is available). This … Read more

RTL Today – Aspiring doctors: Improved work conditions to help bring more medical students back to Luxembourg

In an attempt to promote work in Luxembourg to medical students, officials from the health sector organised an information day on Saturday. There is already a shortage of doctors in Luxembourg, and with many practitioners expected to retire in the coming years, the problem is about to get worse. In an attempt to promote medical … Read more

RTL Today – Emergency services: Four people injured in two accidents on Saturday

The latest emergency service reports show that four people were injured across two accidents last night. Shortly before 7.30pm, two cars stationed in Esch-sur-Alzette caught fire. Firefighters extinguished the flames before anybody was hurt. In Roost, two cars were involved in an accident on Route de Luxembourg at 8.30pm. Three people were injured as a … Read more

RTL Today – Weather & Traffic: Sunday 25 September

The sky may look pregnant with rain, but we can expect the Grand Duchy to stay mostly dry today. Light rain showers are possible until late morning. As morning turns into afternoon, cloud cover should decrease and patches of sun are possible. Overnight into Monday, however, fog may descend in parts of the country. In … Read more

RTL Today – January demo against Covid measures: Three protestors sentenced so far

Three people who were arrested during a demonstration against the coronavirus measures in January 2022 have been sentenced so far, according to Minister of Justice Sam Tanson. On 15 January 2022, a group of 350 protestors was encircled between the central railway station and Place de Paris and had to identify themselves before they were … Read more

RTL Today – Agriculture in crisis: Government criticised for proposed livestock cap

Luxembourg’s farmers are up in arms about planned changes to the agricultural sector. On Saturday, our colleagues from RTL Radio hosted a roundtable discussion about the issues faced by the agricultural sector and how they might be overcome. Many farmers feel that their backs are against the wall. According to Luc Emering of the Young Farmers … Read more

RTL Today – ‘Strong Innovator’: Luxembourg ranked one of Europe’s most innovative countries

The European Commission has just published the 2022 edition of its European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS), which aims to measure and compare the relative performance of the 27 EU Member States in terms of innovation. Luxembourg maintains its seventh position from last year and thus remains among the so-called “Strong Innovators”. Its score is 118.6% of … Read more

RTL Today – Drink-driving: Police withdrew six driving licences on Friday night

The police had to deal with eight inebriated drivers on Friday night. In six cases, the police decided to withdraw the respective motorists’ driving licences, while the other two drivers were fined. One of the individuals was not only inebriated but had also knocked down four traffic signs in Steinfort, while another had damaged parked … Read more