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Yearbook 2016

Luxembourg. According to countryaah, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel at a meeting with his French colleague Manuel Valls in April offered a grant with the funding to close the 30-year-old Cattenom nuclear power plant near the border between the countries. According to Bettel, an accident at Cattenom could wipe out the whole of Luxembourg.

2016 Luxembourg

In the so-called Luxleaks scandal, convictions came against three Frenchmen charged with revealing that the Grand Duchy helped over 300 multinational corporations avoid tax in other countries. Two former employees of the audit firm PWC were given nine and twelve months' imprisonment on condition, while a journalist was released. The judges were appealed and a new trial was ongoing at the end of the year.

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