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Grand Duchy of LuxembourgPublished by the Service information et presse (Information and Press Service) on the occasion of the Luxembourg Presidency, this books tries to find an answer to the question many Europeans come up with: "But who are those Luxembourgers?". The answer to this question - or at least part of it - can be found in 8 chapters and 200 pages of this highly illustrated publication. In fact, some of the facets of the Grand Duchy are described, giving thus the reader the possibility to discover them at his own rhythm. This publication is offered to media representatives and members of the delegations during the meetings held under Luxembourg Presidency.
Everything you need to know about Luxembourg at a glance"Know all there is to know about Luxembourg" contains 9 sheets, each dealing with a specific topic concerning the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. They provide a clear and concise depiction of aspects such as history, geography, the linguistic situation of Luxembourg, national symbols, education and so on. Each sheet also presents useful addresses from which the reader can obtain more information on the given subject.
Panorama LuxembourgThis richly illustrated 50-page brochure gives a general presentation of Luxembourg. It contains detailed chapters in particular on the history, political life, geography, population, economy and culture of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
About... the Grand-Ducal FamilyIn addition to a brief historic overview, this 16-page brochure provides details on the history of the Luxembourg dynasty and presents the different sovereigns who have succeeded to the throne in our country. Other sections describe the monarchy from various points of view: the political situation of the Grand Duke, the public representations of the Grand Ducal Family and the Grand Duke’s working day. The last part is dedicated to the symbols of the monarchy and the residences of the Grand Ducal Family.
About... Symbols of the State and of the NationThe 8 pages of “About... the symbols of the State and the Nation" present the origin and the features of the State coat of arms, the national holiday, the Luxembourg flag and the national anthem. The latter is presented in its original version and translated into 9 European Union languages.
About... Languages"About... languages" describes the very particular linguistic situation of Luxembourg. In fact, rare are the countries of the world where, as in Luxembourg, throughout its entire territory and in various fields of private, professional, social, cultural and political life, the population uses several languages, written and oral. This multilingualism has been inscribed in law since 1984: Lëtzebuergësch is defined there as the national language, French as the language of legislation, and French, German and Lëtzebuergësch have the status of administrative and judicial languages. After a brief historic overview of the use of languages in the country, this brochure deals with the different uses of Lëtzebuergësch (State, church and school) and shows how the people of Luxembourg are used to juggling with languages.
About... Political InstitutionsThis publication is a valuable aide-mémoire for all those who want easily to acquire a fundamental knowledge of the political system in the country. It deals with the functioning of the three powers and the specific functions of each actor in political life. It also approaches the various stages of the legislative procedure, the Luxembourg electoral system and the principal consultative organs of government.
About... Development CooperationThis publication presents the evolution of development cooperation in the Grand Duchy, its target countries and its priority sectors. Moreover, it gives the reader an overview of the actors involved in cooperation and the mechanisms for the implementation of government policy in this field.
About... Research"About… research" presents the origins of the public research sector in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, its rapid evolution in recent years, and draws a balance of its current situation. The brochure provides information, moreover, on the role played by the different administrations and organisations active in the sector, as well as the government’s policy in matters of research and development.
About... Major Cultural Infrastructures"About… major cultural infrastructures" offers an overview of all the institutions marking the cultural landscape of Luxembourg and is enhanced by biographies of those famous architects who are its builders, Roger Taillibert and Ieoh Ming Pei for instance.
About... Literature in LuxembourgThis publication retraces the key stages of the formal and thematic evolution of literature in Luxembourg, from its birth in the first half of the 19th century until today. Beginning with the first work in Lëtzebuergësch, the anthology of verse E’ Schrek ob de’ Lezeburger Parnassus by Antoine Meyer, it presents the major names in Luxembourg literature up to Claudine Muno, winner of the Prix Servais in 2004. The reader will also be able to discover the specific situation of literature in Luxembourg as a consequence of the multilingualism of its authors. Finally, a place is reserved for literary institutions, and for the literary reviews and publishing landscape of the Grand Duchy.
About... Audiovisual ProductionThis publication presents the dazzling evolution since 1990 of the new flagship of the Luxembourg economy, audiovisual production. It deals with Luxembourg co-productions filmed or produced in Luxembourg, from “Une liaison pornographique” [A pornographic liaison] to “The Girl with the Pearl Earring”, the production team of which celebrated three Oscar nominations in 2004. The reader will also be able to discover the 100% Luxembourg productions (“Le Club des chômeurs” [The Unemployment Club]) or documentaries presenting “Luxembourg reality”. Finally, a special place is reserved for the animation sector.
About... Media and CommunicationsThe brochure deals with some aspects of the Luxembourg media landscape: the written press, television and radio, audiovisual production, the internet and telecommunications as well as the government policy in these various fields.
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