Usually, arranging for a guest to appear on a podcast – let alone Luxventures podcast – takes time. Scheduling conflicts, prior obligations, uneasiness about this weird journalist character wielding the microphone, it all matters. But then again, sometimes you get stuck in front of a train station in Brussels at 3 AM and lo, behold…
For all intents and purposes, Slovenian photographer Matic Zorman came to Luxembourg directly from the Middle East. Ever since the move, he has tirelessly chronicled the country and its people. He finds that there is much more to them than meets the eye. But you must let yourself be surprised.
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Compared to their colleagues in local
schools, teachers at the two Europeans schools in Luxembourg are increasingly
at a disadvantage in terms of salary and job safety.
How can this happen in a country where teaching is one of the highest-paid professions in the public sector and what – if anything – will the next few days bring in the year-long struggle to level the playing field?
Continue reading Levelling The Playing Field: Fair Salary And Job Safety For Teachers in European Schools
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.
Continue reading First Rule Of Talking About Luxembourgish Politics: Bill Wirtz