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World Happiness Report 2020: rankingLuxembourg is in the top 10 among the world’s happiest countries according to World Happiness Report 2020. The country ranks 8th on the list topped by Finland, Denmark and Switzerland.

World’s happiest countries – COVID-19 impact

This edition of World Happiness Report focuses on the effects of COVID-19 on the structure and quality of people’s lives and evaluates how governments all over the world have dealt with the pandemic.”There has been surprising resilience in how people rate their lives overall,” note the authors of the report. “The change from 2017-2019 to 2020 varied considerably among countries, but not enough to change rankings in any significant fashion materially. The same countries remain at the top.”

The report also notes bigger changes in emotions than in life satisfaction during the first year of 2020. Emotions worsened more during lockdown and recovered faster. For the world as a whole there was no overall change in positive affect, but the number of people saying that they were worried or sad the day before the survey increased with roughly 10%.

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Data ecosystem building blocks

16-06-2021

Luxembourg’s ecosystem supporting the data economy stands out for its completeness and the seamless interaction between its various components. A snapshot of some of the key initiatives.
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Luxembourg and Denmark to build the world’s first energy islands

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Luxembourg and Denmark have decided to join forces in building the world’s first energy islands. These man-made islands off the Danish coast will be connected to hundreds of offshore wind turbines and will provide green electricity to millions of European households. The innovative initiative confirms Luxembourg’s commitment to using offshore wind power.
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Data-driven air cargo innovation

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CHAMP is one of the global leaders in supplying integrated IT solutions to the airfreight community. Energised by Luxembourg’s data economy ecosystem, the company is using cutting edge technologies to develop data-based, innovative cargo services.
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Password security: a Luxembourg start-up holds the key

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Our increasing use of digital tools during the pandemic radically boosts the need for handling their access in a safe, secure way. The open-source password manager developed by Passbolt is riding on the wave. During the past 12 months, the Luxembourg-based start-up has expanded its staff five-fold and closed a funding round of €2 million.
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Leading automotive equipment supplier invests in Motion-S

09-06-2021

Luxembourg mobility data analytics company Motion-S has recently announced a partnership with Group a, a prime automotive equipment supplier and investor in Latin America. The investment will allow Motion-S to expand its product portfolio and strengthen its position on the automotive market.
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