June 19, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The Chambre des Deputes, Luxembourg's national legislative body, approved a bill on Wednesday extending marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples. The bill was passed by an overwhelming majority of 54 in favor, four against. Openly gay prime minister Xavier Bettel announced after his ...[read more]
February 20, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On February 20, 2008, the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies narrowly passed the first reading of a bill legalizing euthanasia. The second reading of the bill passed in March 2009, making Luxembourg the fourth nation in Europe to legalize euthanasia after Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland. ...[read more]
November 15, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The German Finance Ministry on Thursday gave final approval to amendments to the Luxembourg Agreement that will increase compensation to surviving victims of the Nazi regime. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble signed the amended agreement at a ceremony in the Jewish Museum in Berlin. The ...[read more]
December 11, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On December 11, 2008, the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies voted to amend their country's constitution to eliminate the requirement that the Grand Duke of Luxembourg must approve legislation before it becomes law. The amendment reduces the Grand Duke's legislative role under Article 34 of the ...[read more]
June 4, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
A joint statement issued by the US and EU on Thursday emphasized the need to respect international human rights and religious freedom in counter-terrorism efforts. The EU-US 2010 Declaration on Counter-Terrorism was adopted by the Council of the European Union and US representatives in Luxembourg. ...[read more]
March 21, 2010
by JURIST Staff
March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination .On March 21, 1804, the Code Civil des Francais, the reformed French civil law often referred to in French as the Code Napoleon, and in English as the Napoleonic Code, went into effect in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, ...[read more]
March 3, 2010
by Gabriela Forbes
The General Court of the EU on Tuesday rejected a challenge to the EU's Emissions Trading Directive brought by Luxembourg-based Arcelor, the world's largest steel producer. The company sought both the annulment of certain articles of the directive and damages for the harm suffered as a ...[read more]
January 1, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On January 1, 1958, the European Community (EC), the predecessor to the European Union (EU) was created when the Treaty of Rome officially went into effect. This represented the culmination of efforts, since the end of World War II, to closely tie the nations of Europe as a way of preventing ...[read more]
July 17, 2009
by Abigail Salisbury
Amelia Mathias, Pitt Law '11, writes from Brussels about the European Union elections...It would have been easy to forget entirely about June's elections for the European Parliament if one ignored the election posters plastering European cities, portraying diverse faces of every color, ...[read more]
June 4, 2009
by Christian Ehret
The Council of the European Union agreed Thursday on parameters for the acceptance of released Guantanamo Bay detainees by European Union (EU) member states. The council concluded that those member states that are willing to receive released detainees should only accept those who are cleared for ...[read more]

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