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  • Luxembourg in the Top 10 of the worldwide INSEAD 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index Statement 18/02/2020

    In January 2020, the INSEAD Business School published together with The Adecco Group and Google Inc. its 7th Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), addressing the theme of Global Talent in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. The study "explores how the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the nature of work and forcing a re-evaluation of workplace practices, corporate structures and innovation ecosystems. [...]

  • ASEAN Day 2020 Statement 12/02/2020

    The Luxembourg Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of the Economy, the Ministry of Finance and the ASEAN Brussels Committee will organise a second edition of ASEAN Day on 3 March 2020. The event will bring together stakeholders from governments, finance institutions and the private sector to discuss how to strengthen relations between Luxembourg, the EU and ASEAN. It is is free of charge and open to all companies based in Luxembourg interested in doing business in South East Asia. The working language will be in English. [...]

  • Jean Asselborn received Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, in Luxembourg Statement 11/02/2020

    The Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, H.E. Jean Asselborn, received H.E. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, for a working visit in Luxembourg on Tuesday February 11, 2020. [...]

  • New rules for Schengen Visa Statement 03/02/2020

    Following the entry into force of EU Regulation 2019/1155 replacing Regulation 810/2009 of the Visa Code, the following changes have been made:

    - Applications can now be submitted no earlier than 6 months (9 months for seafarers) and no later than 15 (calendar) days before the start of the planned trip.

    - The visa fee is now 80 euros and 40 euros for children between 6 and 12 years old. The only applicable exemptions are granted to diplomatic and service passports (free visas). Young people between 6 and 18 years old will pay the appropriate tax. Participants in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by NGOs under the age of 25 will pay the normal fee. This rule is not rigid, however, and it is always possible to reassess the situation in specific cases.

    - The decision on a visa application must be made as soon as possible or within 15 days after the consulate has established that the admissibility criteria are met. When a more detailed examination is necessary, the decision period can be postponed to a maximum of 45 days from the date on which the request was deemed admissible.

    - Visas issued with a single entry have an extended validity period of 15 calendar days.

  • Financial Assistance from the Embassy of Luxembourg assists two Bangkok Metropolitan Administration schools Statement 30/01/2020

    A financial assistance from the Embassy of Luxembourg has been provided to assist two Bangkok Metropolitan Administration schools: Matthayom Suwit Serinusorn School and Kaenthing Upatham School. The assistance focused on strengthening experimental in the environment and ecology learning fields, and included a trip in order to exchange experiences in the area.[...]


  • Working visit of H.E. Mr. Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Statement 15-18/12/2019

    On Monday 16 December 2019, Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider had a meeting with H. E. Mr. Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Ministerat the Government House. They exchanged views on possible participation of Luxembourg companies in Thailand’s major infrastructure projects, overall trade and investment relationships between the Kingdom of Thailand and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

  • "Spectacular Visualization of Historical Moments" exhibition Statement 05/11/2019

    The Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture, invited Ambassador Jean-Paul Senninger along with delegates of the Embassy to visit, on 5 November 2019, the remarkable exhibition “Spectacular Visualization of Historical Moments”, at Sanam Luang in Bangkok. This exhibit displayed impressive 3D projections presenting the Royal Barge Procession with a show of 52 barge replicas and accompanied by boat songs honoring His Majesty the King.

    The exhibit also featured outstanding cultural performances with tribal dances and a masked khon dance.

    Ambassador Senninger was also introduced to the Royal Capital Circumambulation procession which concludes the Royal Coronation Ceremony and also visited the replicas of four royal barges presented by the Royal Thai Navy on the lawn outside the Grand Palace.       

  • Paulette Lenert's working visit to Laos Statement 06-14/09/2019

    Ms. Paulette Lenert made an official visit to Laos from 6 to 14 September 2019. The Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs was accompanied by MPs Lydia Mutsch, Gusty Graas and Sven Clement, as well as a delegation from the Luxembourg press.

    During 14-15 September 2019, Ms. Paulette Lenert along with the Luxembourg delegation made their transit in Bangkok. The delegation spent a nice time by visiting the Grand Palace and Wat Arun.

    Read the full article in French on the government website

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