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Latest business news about Luxembourg and the European Union.

McDonald's tax treatment in Luxembourg not illegal, says EU
The non-taxation of certain McDonald's profits in Luxembourg did not lead to illegal State aid, being in line with national tax laws and the Luxembourg-United States Double Taxation Treaty, the EU has ruled.

Luxembourg told to recover EUR 120m Engie state aid
Luxembourg allowed two Engie group companies to avoid paying taxes on almost all their profits for about a decade, without any valid justification, the European Commission found on Wednesday.

A Union created for citizens - programme of the Luxembourg Presidency
Luxembourg holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the twelfth time in the second semester of 2015. The priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency for the second semester of 2015 are based on seven pillars: investment to boost growth and employment; the European Union's social dimension; migration, combining freedom, justice and security; the single market by focusing on its digital dimension; European competitiveness in a global and transparent framework; sustainable development; the European Union's presence on the global stage.

Luxembourg: country overview
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area. The most important sectors of Luxembourg's economy in 2015 were the financial and insurance activities (28.4 %), wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (16.6 %) and public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (15.6 %). Luxembourg's main export partners are Germany, France and Belgium, while its main import partners are Belgium, Germany and China.

Doing business in Luxembourg: Sustainability
Even though legislation in Luxembourg does not oblige businesses to adopt sustainability practices, the government gives advice on how improving companies' corporate social responsibility can be beneficial for them.

Doing business in Luxembourg: Environmental rules
Legislation in Luxembourg obliges businesses to comply with environmental rules in order to reduce their negative impact on the environment.

Italy's Tremonti to meet eurozone's Juncker Wednesday
Italian finance minister Giulio Tremonti will hold talks on Wednesday in Luxembourg with eurozone chief Jean-Claude Juncker, as pressure intensified on Rome on government bond markets.

Etude Patrick Goergen
Etude Patrick Goergen was founded by Mr Patrick Goergen in 1995. In Luxembourg, the firm figures amongst the most specialised law firms in European Union law.

Representation of the European Commission in Luxembourg
Contacts of the European Commission representatino in Luxembourg.

Luxembourg: Economy Overview
Luxembourg's small, stable, high-income economy - benefiting from its proximity to France, Belgium, and Germany - has historically featured solid growth, low inflation, and low unemployment.

Luxembourg Investment Climate 2009
The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg offers a very favorable and welcoming attitude toward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

Access to finance
Information about the sources of finance available to SMEs in Luxembourg.

Setting up a business in Luxembourg
An overview of the process of starting a new business in Luxembourg and useful information on the documents required.

Commission refers Luxembourg to European Court of Justice - briefing
The European Commission has decided to refer Luxembourg to the European Court of Justice over its incorrect application of certain provisions of the Savings Tax Directive as regards interest payments made to beneficial owners who benefit from so-called "non-domiciled resident" status in their country of residence.

Luxembourg and the euro
Luxembourg is a founding member of the European Union and was one of the first-wave EU countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999.

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Luxembourg country profile
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small country surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany. Luxembourg is one of the founding countries of the European Community, now the EU.

ALFI Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry
ALFI - Association Luxembourgeoise des Fonds d'Investissement - the official trade association of the world's 4th largest investment fund industry, strives to protect the interests of its members and to promote Luxembourg as a major financial centre. Its mission statement is: To lead industry efforts to make Luxembourg the most attractive international center for investment funds.

British Chamber of Commerce for Luxembourg
An English-speaking forum for contact and communication among decision-makers, opinion formers and participants in the local and international business communities of Luxembourg.

Taxation and Investment in Luxembourg (Deloitte)
The Taxation and Investment Guides are a first stop for investors wishing to gain a working perspective on the operating conditions and investment climate – including the legal, accounting and taxation framework – in the countries covered in the Deloitte International Tax Source. In addition to the Luxembourg Highlights and Taxation and Investment Guide, above, country links open the door to the Deloitte International Tax Source and a wide range of materials and information on the tax consequences of doing business across borders.