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.
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.