History: Luxembourg’s small size has often wielded advantages at the European level, attendees heard during a Sacred Heart University symposium.
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The Grand Duchy’s place in the EU and Greater Region was examined last month during the third of a year-long conference series organised by Sacred Heart University.
The seminar, entitled “The European destiny of a small country”, recounted how Luxembourg became home to numerous EU institutions and why its small size has fostered other economic and political advantages.
Jacques Santer, former European Commission president and previous prime minister of Luxembourg, Mario Hirsch, director of the European cultural centre Institute Pierre Werner, and Georges Bingen, the European Commission’s representative to the Grand Duchy, spoke at the event.
The conference was hosted December 13 at the European Commission’s Jean Monnet building in Kirchberg.