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Luxembourg: Country in western Europe
Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in Western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is one of the four official capitals of the European Union and the seat of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the highest judicial authority in the EU. Its culture, people, and languages are highly intertwined with its neighbours, making it essentially a mixture of French and German cultures, as evident by the nation's three official languages: French, German, and the national language of Luxembourgish. The repeated invasions by Germany, especially in World War II, resulted in the country's strong will for mediation between France and Germany and, among other things, led to the foundation of the European Union.

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Coronavirus: 19 European countries record high incidence rates as surge continues [Video]

Coronavirus: 19 European countries record high incidence rates as surge continues

Belgium, France, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, and Sweden have rates over 40 per 100,000 while Luxembourg and Spain have more than 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In mid-July, only four EU member..

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:12Published

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Luxembourg confirmed its first coronavirus case on Saturday, the RTL news outlet reported.
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