Month: March 2018

Female Scientists

Luxembourg worst in EU on percentage of female scientists. According to Luxembourg Times, “Luxembourg has the lowest percentage of female scientists and engineers in the whole of the European Union (EU), Eurostat has said. According to findings published by the EU statistics office, only one-quarter of people working as scientists or engineers in Luxembourg are …

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Safe Country

Luxembourg is one of the ten safest countries to be born. According to Delano and a report by Unicef, “While infants in countries like Luxembourg, Japan and Iceland have some of best survival rates, those in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of south Asia face much poorer odds. (…) According to Unicef: Highest newborn mortality rates …

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536,489 flashes

536,489 drivers were flashed by Luxembourg fixed speed cameras in first two years of operation. According to Luxembourg Times, “Of that figure, 522,605 drivers were ordered to pay speeding fines. For the remaining 13,884 cases, offenders were caught driving at such high speeds that criminal cases were filed against them. Drivers with vehicles registered in …

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15th best country to be a woman

Luxembourg is the 15th best country to be a woman. According to Delano and a report by the Georgetown Institute’s Women, Peace and Security Index, “Luxembourg scored particularly highly for financial inclusion with 97% of women aged 15 and up having access to banking, compared to the global average of 55%.”

GDP per capita

In 2016, GDP per capita in the Grand Duchy was nearly 260% higher than the EU average of €29,200, according to Luxembourg Times. “In Luxembourg, the figure for 2016 was €90,700. Even when taking into account purchasing-power variations among EU regions, the Grand Duchy’s GDP per capita of €75,100 was well above the average.”