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By William Jean-Baptiste On 5 March 2018, the Luxembourg Government filed the 2019 Finance Bill (the Bill) with the Chambre des Députés. Following the 2018 general elections, the Luxembourg Government was authorised to extend certain credits and expenses of fiscal year 2018 (the “douziemes provisoires” or provisional twelfths system) for the period running from January to […]

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March 2, 2019 Saturday and dated 30 702 Official Gazette ( ” Official Gazette “), the Family, Ministry of Labor and Social Services, jointly by the Environment and Urban Planning Ministry and the Interior Ministry, Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents And Regulations on Mitigation of Impacts ( ” Regulation ” ) Has been published; The Regulation on the […]

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