The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg whose history dates back to a thousand years features on our cover, and inside pages. These pages include an interview with H.E. Mr Jean Claude Kugener, the Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in India.
The City of Luxembourg is one of the three official capitals of the European Union (EU), the others, of course, being Brussels and Strasbourg. Luxembourg remains one of the six founding members of the European Union in 1951—back then it was known as the European Coal and Steel Community. Luxembourg has held the Presidency of the Council of EU twelve times, the last during the second semester of 2015. The Grand Duchy was one of the 51 founding members of the United Nations in 1945.
India and Luxembourg are currently celebrating 70 years of diplomatic relations that were established on July 1, 1948. Also, 2019 is the celebratory year of the 90thanniversary of Luxembourg’s first vice-consulate in Bombay, established on November 5, 1929.