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RTL Today – Luxair: Former prosecutor Roby Biever to act as mediator between airline and unions

In a statement, the Luxair board of directors expressed confidence in the management and the general director of the Luxembourg airline. The board of directors intends to hold a meeting between the Luxair management team and the unions, with the aim of ensuring a constructive approach. Former prosecutor Roby Biever will join proceedings as a … Read more

RTL Today – Thursday update: Ministry of Health records 198 Covid cases from 1,012 tests, no new deaths

The latest figures show that 198 new cases of coronavirus were discovered over the last 24 hours. 1,012 tests were conducted over the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 19.60%. No new deaths from Covid-19 were reported, meaning the total death toll in the Grand Duchy remains 1,127. There are fourteen patients in … Read more

RTL Today – Thursday update: Ministry of Health records 198 Covid cases from 1,012 tests, no new deaths

The latest figures show that 198 new cases of coronavirus were discovered over the last 24 hours. 1,012 tests were conducted over the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 19.60%. No new deaths from Covid-19 were reported, meaning the total death toll in the Grand Duchy remains 1,127. There are fourteen patients in … Read more

RTL Today – New survey: Nearly 50% of Luxembourgers don’t know what “sustainable finance” means

A new survey revealed that nearly half of all participants could not define the term “sustainable finance”, despite the fact that respect for human rights is considered one of the main criteria when choosing investments. Respect for human rights is just one aspect of sustainable finance, which also takes into account the impact on the … Read more

RTL Today – Environment committee: Difference in profits for service station owners and multinationals, says Claude Turmes

The Minister for Energy was summoned before the environmental committee by the CSV to explain the contract between the State and the Energy & Mobility Group. “We must distinguish between the huge profits reported by Total, or Shell, for example, and those made by owners of Luxembourg’s service stations”, Turmes stressed on Wednesday before MPs … Read more

RTL Today – Youth for Climate Luxembourg: Climate protest to take place on Friday 23 September

Youth for Climate Luxembourg has organised another demonstration against climate change. The march will begin at 3pm on Friday at the Glacis, ending at Place Clairefontaine with speeches and music. Youth for Climate Luxembourg (YFCL), a youth-led climate protest movement, will resume their demonstrations after a period of absence, returning to the capital’s streets this Friday. The … Read more

RTL Today – Disputed statements: Bascharage councillor Josy Hames turns back on CSV after “green terrorist” controversy

The municipal councillor recently caused outrage after referring to young members of the Green party as “morons” and “green terrorists” on social media. “Our hands were tied,” said Frank Pirrotte, president of the Käerjeng CSV. As Hames had refused to issue a formal apology to the Green party for his social media statements, the CSV faction … Read more

RTL Today – Emergency services: Two injured in two collisions on Thursday morning

The Grand Ducal Fire and Rescue Corps reported two incidents on Luxembourg’s roads on Thursday morning. A car and a tractor were involved in a collision between Bastendorf and Selz at around 6.45am, leaving one person injured. The Tandel fire services and Nordstad ambulance assisted at the scene. At around 7.20am, a motorist crashed their … Read more

RTL Today – Debate of public petition: 24/7 maternity and pediatric services in northern Luxembourg not feasible due to staff shortages

Petition 2301, which crossed the threshold of 4,500 signatures and was therefore eligible to be discussed in the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday, advocates for a 24/7 maternity hospital, including a pediatric emergency unit, in the north of the Grand Duchy. Although the government agrees on the proposition, Minister of Health Paulette Lenert explained that … Read more

RTL Today – To support or to lament?: Opposition parties welcome support measures, criticise lack of nuance following tripartite meeting

While the country’s opposition parties express support for most of the measures taken at the recent tripartite meeting, many lament that social selectivity should be increased to prevent high earners from benefitting more significantly than others. The government described the tripartite measures as an anti-inflation package designed to strengthen people’s buying power. It took 30 … Read more