Luxembourg Military

Luxembourg 1997

Luxembourg is a country located in Europe. According to AbbreviationFinder, LU is the two-letter ISO code of Luxembourg, and LUX is the three-letter country abbreviation for Luxembourg.

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In the territory of the State there are two different morphological regions: the northern one (Ösling), the highest in the country (400-500 m), is part of the Lorraine highlands and the Ardennes, and is characterized by lean lands covered with woods. An intermediate zone, made up of Triassic sandstones, acts as a passage to the southernmost sector (Gutland), undulating, with large densely inhabited and cultivated valleys: considered by some to be a northern offshoot of the Paris basin, it includes the mining region, which is fundamental for the state economy.

Given the geographical position, rather isolated from the oceanic masses, the climate of Luxembourg is continental, with rigid winters. From the hydrographic point of view, the territory of the Luxembourg belongs to the Moselle basin, a river that marks the border with Germany for 34 km. The River Sûre (German Sauer), a left tributary of the Moselle, crosses the Luxembourg from W to East, in turn collecting the waters of the Our, Alzette and their minor tributaries.

Yearbook 1997

Luxembourg. According to Countryaah, the national day of Luxembourg is June 23. Luxembourg was the EU Presidential country during the second half of 1997. Several EU assessors gave the country with praise for its efforts. During the L presidency, the EU decided, among other things, on how to continue the EU enlargement, on corporate taxation guidelines, on the Euro Council to be organized before the start of EMU in 1999 and on some minimum rules regarding the fight against unemployment.

Luxembourg Military

In 2016, the European Court of Human Rights worked on two cases against Lithuania for participating in the CIA’s torture program. In June, the court held a hearing on the case of Abu Zubaydah, who had been in Guantanamo, but in 2005-06 was subject to the CIA’s torture center in Antaviliai, Lithuania. The Lithuanian authorities had refused to conduct an in-depth investigation into the matter. In another case the same month, the Vilnius regional court denied that the Saudi Mustafa al-Hawsawi would not be considered a victim of torture and interrogation at the same CIA center in 2004-06. In December, al-Hawsawi therefore brought the case before the European Court of Human Rights.

In March 2017, President Grybauskaitė criticized Poland for refusing to support the country’s own reelection of Donald Tusk as President of the Council of Europe.

History. – In the middle of the first decade of the 21st century, Luxembourg maintained one of the highest GDP per capita in the world, despite the repercussions of the global economic crisis.

On the political level, the broad legislative prerogatives of Grand Duke Henri reduced following his refusal to countersign the law on euthanasia (2008), after the 2009 elections a grand coalition was formed between the Christian Social People’s Party (Chrëschtlech sozial vollekspartei, CSV: 38% of the vote), and the Luxembourg Socialist Labor Party (Lëtzebuerger sozialistesch aarbechterpartei, LSAP: 21.6%). European integration standard-bearer Jean-Claude Juncker, prime minister since 1995, was reconfirmed as head of government.

After the new elections (October 2013), in the face of the decline in support for the CSV (33.7%), the liberal Xavier Bettel of the Democratic Party (Demokratesch partei, 18.2%), formed a coalition government with the LSAP (20.3%) and the Greens (10.1%). In the following months, marriage and adoptions for same-sex couples were legalized (June 2014).

Elected president by the European Commission (November 2014), Juncker was faced with the emergence of secret tax agreements between hundreds of multinationals and the Luxembourg, long accused by the EU of lack of financial and banking transparency.