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Budget 2022

Luxembourg to set up embassy in Ireland



Ireland will have its own Luxembourg embassy, says finance minister Gramenga during the nation’s 2022 budget presentation.  (c) 2021 Shutterstock.

Ireland will have its own Luxembourg embassy, says finance minister Gramenga during the nation’s 2022 budget presentation.  (c) 2021 Shutterstock.

Finance minister Pierre Gramegna (DP) on Wednesday announced that Luxembourg would open an embassy in Dublin.

In the context of the nation’s budget presentation for 2022, Gramegna announced that “our network of embassies will be strengthened by the establishment of an embassy in Dublin.” The minister was speaking on strengthening “Luxembourg’s role in the world”.

To achieve this goal, the government will use the budget to cement Luxembourg’s position as a reliable partner in financial engagements, Gramegna said, by investing 1% of its Gross National Income on cooperation and development, and increasing the sum attributed to “those that had to leave everything behind to give their families a better and safer life” to €9m.

The news of an embassy might come as a relief to Luxembourg citizens living in Ireland. Up until now, the embassy of Luxembourg in London was also accredited to Ireland. Although the budget allocated to this project belongs to next year’s expenditures, a precise opening date has not yet been announced.