Luxembourgers


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Luxembourgers

 

the basic population of the state of Luxembourg (more than 300,000 persons; 1972 estimate).

Small groups of Luxembourgers (about 20,000 persons) live in France and Belgium. In everyday life they speak their own language (letzeburgesch); the official languages are French and German. The religious believers are primarily Catholics; a small number are Protestants. In their origins the Luxembourgers are close to Germans, but historically they have become separated from them. The material, and to a considerable degree, the spiritual culture of the Luxembourgers differs little from the culture of the populations of the neighboring regions of France and Belgium.

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After time spent exploring the ancient castle and caverns of the Bok, and the lower city or Grund, [see the January 2010 issue of The World & I Online] we paused to enjoy the small outdoor cafes where Luxembourgers relax, chat, and observe the passing scene over coffee or local white wines and beers.
The majority of college-age Luxembourgers still study outside of the Grand Duchy, usually in neighboring EU countries or the United Kingdom.
According to Bruno Sido, a senator from France's governing UMP party, Sarkozy "said France was irreproachable in the matter but that if the Luxembourgers want to take them he had no problem".
"We now have Omani, Danish, English, Australian, New Zealanders, American, Spanish, Japanese, German, French, Dutch, and Luxembourgers in the Everest group and what a great team!
One graph after another in this highly contrarian and entertaining book shows a big black line indicating where America stands in the European tables, and it's almost always somewhere in the middle, often with Scandos and the make-believe Luxembourgers a notch or two above us, the British and Irish a notch or two below.
An open culture fosters knowledge of English, French and German, making Luxembourgers adept at managing business with over 70 per cent population and 75 per cent wealth of Europe in their own language.
Luxembourgers have an additional discretion: they have six votes, for their six MEPs, and may cast two votes per candidate if they wish, cross-party voting naturally permitted.
Moreover, employment growth in the dynamic financial sector has favoured foreigners to such an extent that Luxembourgers are under-represented in this sector in comparison to their average share in the national economy (Figure 1.6).
Bettborn proved to be deserted, since the Luxembourgers had also evacuated.
One night while alone on patrol on the Western Front, von Richthofen was surrounded by a crowd of angry Luxembourgers who shouted at him and threatened his life.
Liechtenstein have won a creditable one out of 28, while the plucky Luxembourgers are blazing a trail with four wins out of 77.
Its ruling also looks bad for the Luxembourgers. While deciding the Dutch decision was justified by the excise directive, the ECJ found the refusal to pay back the VAT portion of the payment followed the EU's sixth VAT directive: "Where those stamps disappeared before having been affixed to the tobacco products, if that disappearance is not attributable to force majeure or to an accident and if it is not established that the stamps have been destroyed or rendered permanently unusable."