First Rule Of Talking About Luxembourgish Politics: Bill Wirtz

In this episode of Luxventures we change tack a bit and talk about politics in Luxembourg. Or, rather, we talk about the first rule of talking about politics in Luxembourg. Which is that one should never talk about politics in Luxembourg. Especially if one is an expat.

OK, so things are not really that weird, but there are nuances to Luxembourgish political attitudes which might be hard for expats to understand. Especially if one comes from a very political and/or divided society, like yours truly.

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A Photographer in Luxembourg: Vio Dudau

Vio Dudau is a Romanian photographer who ended up in Luxembourg while searching for a more moderate climate. Yes, you heard that right.

But other than the weather, the perennial topic of life in Lëtzebuerg, we talk about setting up your own business (hint: it’s not all that easy), life outside your run-of-the-mill expat bubble and, of course, the best spots to snap pictures in and of Luxembourg.

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First Contact: Valter Mavrič

In this episode we talk to Valter Mavrič, a compatriot of mine who moved to Luxembourg some fifteen years ago and never looked back. For he most part that’s because he’s busy heading the General directorate of the European Parliament for Translation, or DG TRAD as it is affectionately known on the inside.

But also because not only has Valter adopted Luxembourg, Luxembourg seems to have adopted him. Which is why we talked about breaking out of the expat bubble, whether it is worth it (spoiler alert: it most certainly is) and how to make the first contact – a little less awkward.

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