At the end of June 2017, the Minister of Cooperation and Humanitarian Action presented the 2016 annual report. The latter provides detailed information on the use of Luxembourg official development assistance (ODA) allocations and the Fonds de la coopération au développement - FCD (Development Cooperation Fund).
Startups are a vital driver for the development of a country's economy, the creation of new jobs and the promotion of innovation. According to a report by the Idea Foundation, the number of new companies has grown steadily in Luxembourg from 2003 to 2014.
On 10 July 2017, the State Secretary for the Economy, Francine Closener, presented prizes to the 40 winners of the 'Let'z Go Cycling' photo competition on Place Guillaume II in Luxembourg City. Launched to celebrate the Tour de France 2017 passing through Luxembourg and to mark the opening of the tourism season on 14 April 2017, the 'Let'z Go Cycling' photo competition called on all cyclists and cycling fans to share their love of cycling, by sending in a photo of them with their bike in one of their favourite places in the Grand Duchy. Internet users were then asked to vote by liking one or several photos in the gallery published on www.letzgocycling.lu
Consumers tastes and expectations that are changing, international competition that's ever-increasing and a wine market that's rapidly changing pose a challenge for Luxembourg winemakers. In order to make better use of the means available, the Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Consumer Protection decided to support the Luxembourg wine industry by investing a million euros per year in a new marketing approach.