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Bordered by Belgium, France and Germany, lying at the crossroad of Germanic and Latin cultures, Luxembourg is the only Grand Duchy in the world and is the second smallest of the European Union member states. With a successful steel, finance and high technology industry, a strategic location at the heart of Western Europe and more natural beauty than you might expect given its size, Luxembourg enjoys a very high standard of living. French, German and Luxembourgish are spoken here depending on what part of the country you’re in.
Eating out can be expensive, so try and eat where the locals eat.
Luxembourg airport is just outside the capital. Most of the major European airlines fly into here.
Trains connect to Luxembourg from Paris in France, Brussels in Belgium, Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Trier in Germany.
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If you are a citizen of an EU member state you can work and live in Luxembourg with no restrictions. You will also be treated equally in respect of working conditions, social entitlements and tax requirements. This also applies to countries in the EEA (European Economic Area) which is the EU, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. Residents of Switzerland also enjoy the same rights.
If you are citizen of a non-EU state you will require a work visa. The company that wishes to hire you will have to prove that the role can’t be filled by an EU national.
Luxembourg is one of the largest financial centres in the world and many of the jobs available are in this industry. Luxembourg is also the administrative centre for the EU and there are many civil service jobs here. You will need to speak at least two languages to have a chance of getting work here.
Labour laws state that 40 hours is the max employees can work without overtime.
Visit www.guichet.public.lu for more information on visa.
Luxembourg is the last remaining Grand Duchy in the world.
Luxembourg consumes the highest rate of alcohol per capita in the world.
Up to 40% of the population are immigrants.
There are more visitors to Luxembourg each year than the entire population.