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EU climbing out of crisis

A recovery in the EU is expected later this year as leaders act to channel a rebound in financial markets to the economy. Photo: Bloomberg

European leaders declaring they have gained the upper hand in the three-year-old debt crisis are sharpening efforts to channel a rebound in financial markets to an economic recovery to chip away at soaring unemployment.

Tuesday, 15 January, 2013, 4:16am

EU aid deal secures Greece in single currency

An EU deal gives the ECB oversight of euro-zone banks. Photo: Reuters

The European Union yesterday agreed to disburse more aid to Greece and struck a deal on setting up a banking union, finalising two of the toughest issues it has confronted this year and giving its leaders a lift ahead of a two-day summit.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

EU's new tune unlikely to charm

One year ago, European Union officials seemed barely interested in China or its currency, the yuan.

True, monetary affairs commissioner Joaquin Almunia had gone on record to say that Beijing should allow more exchange rate flexibility. But he had added that Europe understood this was 'not easy to implement'.

29 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Prosperous land reaps the reward of steady growth

One of Europe's richest nations is characterised by stable politics, low unemployment and a booming financial sector

LANDLOCKED Luxembourg, one of the European Union's smallest member countries, is one of Europe's wealthiest countries.

23 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Leader lights the way

Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker will serve a landmark third five-year term after winning his bid for re-election by a landslide. That makes him the longest-serving head of state in Europe - and probably the most popular.

23 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Official visits fortify relations with SAR

In May, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Henri and Robert Goebbels, Minister of Economic Affairs, with 17 delegates from the government and private sectors, visited Hong Kong to promote the euro.

In early June, the Prime Minister, Jean-Claude Juncker, accompanied by a government assembly, arrived in Hong Kong for the signing of an air-service agreement with the SAR Government.

23 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Tiny but rich in integrity

A national day is a day of remembrance, rededication and celebration of deeds, good and magnificent, achieved in history and venerated in posterity.

Such it is today for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The world's smallest state is known not only for her past glories. New laurels are accredited from year to year, refreshing and re-invigorating every national fibre.

21 Jun 1996 - 12:00am