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Languages spoken in Luxembourg: an overview
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
A small country in Western Europe, Luxembourg, also known as the Grand Duchy, is a highly cosmopolitan, multilingual state. What languages are spoken in Luxembourg? And when should you use each of these languages?   Luxembourg, a multilingual country There are three official languages in Luxembourg: French, German and Luxembourgish. Luxembourgish, the national language of Luxembourg, was only recognised as such in 1984.
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Apostille for China: What steps are required?
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
To confirm the legal validity of an official document in a foreign country, the local authorities may require it to be certified by an apostille. What does this act of authentication consist of? Which documents are affected by the apostille? And what special requirements apply to China?  
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The Portuguese in Luxembourg: key statistics, history and origins
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
Luxembourg, or the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a small country in Western Europe with a population of around 660,800. Bordered by Belgium, Germany and France, the country covers an area of 2,586 km2, making it one of the smallest states in Europe. The country is home to a highly cosmopolitan population, many of whom are of Portuguese origin. Here's an overview of the origins and history of Portuguese emigration to the Grand Duchy and the key statistics about the Portuguese in Luxembourg.
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Interesting facts about Norway – the land of fjords
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
Norway borders the North Sea in the south and the Barents Sea in the north. Accordingly, the country's climate is divided into two parts. In the north and north-east there is a continental climate with warm summers and very cold winters in which minus 40 degrees is common. In the south of the country the climate is much milder and even in winter it snows only occasionally, while in the far north winter sports are possible almost all year round. The Norwegians invented skiing and are the most successful nation at the Winter Olympics.
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Translating user manuals: valuable tips
By Frédéric Ibanez, Expert Technical Translations
Easy-to-understand instructions for use are essential for many products because modern devices now have multiple functions and are also made up of different materials. Detailed information on use and care is a must for your customers and high-quality translations into different languages strengthen the relationship between companies and customers worldwide. Here we have summarised some valuable tips and suggestions for translating a user manual.  
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How Scandinavian languages compare
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
The North Germanic language group, which is often referred to as Scandinavian languages, comprises of five languages, and is a subgroup of the Germanic languages. In addition to Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, and Icelandic, Faroese is also part of this language group, which is spoken by about 20 million people.
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Translating a last Will and Testament: Learn more here
By Frédéric Ibanez, Specialized Business Translations
A will, also known as a Last Will and Testament, is an order made by someone specifying in writing what is to happen to their property after their death. If there is no will, the intestate succession comes into play, which specifies exactly in which order the family members inherit. The time and place that the will was made are among the few mandatory details and, of course, the testator must sign it. Depending on the country, a typed sheet with a signature is often only valid if a notary was present when it was signed.
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Interesting and surprising facts about Finland
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
The Finns call their own country Suomi, which can be translated as swampland. The Finnish lake district was formed by large amounts of melt and rainwater that formed a large lake about 400 km long about 6,000 years ago. The country's cold temperate climate provides ideal conditions for many animals, and in addition to bears, lynxes and wolves, rare bird species are also at home here at the many lakes.
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Doing business in Finland: how do you get started?
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
A Nordic country with a high quality of life, a prosperous economy and an innovative spirit, Finland has a lot to offer foreign businesspeople. Do you dream of starting a business in Finland? Here's what you need to know.  
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Interesting facts about Sweden and the Swedish language
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
The Vikings are probably the most famous Swedes of all and their expeditions and raids were feared for about 200 years from the year 800. Today, there are exhibitions, museums, and interactive experiences about the Viking people all over the country. The extent of the country from north to south is remarkable. There are 1,500 kilometres from north to south, which also explains the climatic differences between the country's regions.
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