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Luxembourg celebrates expats

Expatriates are being urged to help fellow immigrants settle in Luxembourg.

The call for volunteers to back integration efforts came from Corinne Cahen, the country's Minister for Family and Integration.

She was speaking at an annual fair celebrating migration, culture and citizenship and hosted by the country's joint committee of foreigners associations - the Comite de Liason des Association d'Etrangers (CLAE).

With almost half (45%) Luxembourg's population made up of foreigners, the minister said helping to improve integration was a responsibility that should be shared by everyone living there.

She added that while organisations representing expats should work together to achieve a better immigration and integration process, they also needed more help from volunteers.

The three-day government-backed fair featured a debate on integration as well as workshops, talks from experts and entertainment from around the world.

Sandwiched between France, Germany and Belgium, landlocked Luxembourg is one of Europe's smallest sovereign nations and has a population of around 550,000.

 

 

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