Natasha Ehrmann, pictured, hosts the "Connecting" show in English on Radio 100,7
Photo: Romain Gamba / Maison Moderne
Delano journalist Cordula Schnuer joined Natasha Ehrmann on the “Connecting” programme on Friday 2 October.
With plenty of news to choose from this week, they discussed the Meluxina supercomputer that is coming to Luxembourg. The €30.4m investment is expected to attract industry and research in the country by boosting computing power. It could also be step forward for the grand duchy to establish itself as a digital hub for the European institutions. But the computer could be outdated in five to six years.
This week also brought news from the royal household. Prime minister Xavier Bettel this week said the palace needs more money to implement transparency measures. Listen to the podcast below for a recap on why the palace needs to become more open and what this has to do with an investigation by the public prosecutor into violence at court.
The week couldn’t close without an update on the pandemic, as the first member of Luxembourg’s cabinet tested positive for coronavirus, Luxembourg said it would get 420,000 vaccine doses under an EU contract, and State said the country had officially entered recession as a result of the economic downturn caused by lockdown and other restrictions.
2 & 3 October: Two short plays make up the English-language double bill “Deliver Us” and “How Many Moons, Dolores” at the Grand Théâtre this weekend. Tickets can still be requested be email.
From 3 October: Casino Luxembourg will host a new exhibition with works by veteran local artist Germaine Hoffmann, who has been active in the art scene for five decades. Her works are shown in dialogue with those of Sophie Jung to show how art from different generations.
Until 5 October: The Bauhärepreis in an architecture and engineering award given out every four years. The latest winners were crowned in September and a pop-up expo at the Hôtel des Postes showcases some of the outstanding designs.
From 8 October: Plan ahead and start booking for limited seats at this year’s hybrid CinEast festival. Limited screenings and concerts will be taking place until 25 October in parallel to online streaming.