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  1. Following confirmation by the Government Council, the Ministry of Culture is pleased to announce the new Board of Directors of the Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster (neimënster). The board took office on 15 December 2021.

  2. On 8 December 2021, the awards ceremony for the National Literary Competition 2021 took place at the National Literature Centre in the presence of the winners. Josée Hansen from the literature and publishing unit of the Ministry of Culture represented Sam Tanson, minister of Culture, who was unable to attend.

  3. The government has just passed two financing bills to support the realization of the first phase of the new "NeiSchmelz" residential area in Dudelange with half a billion euros. In the center of the city of Dudelange, on an area of around 36 hectares, the former steel industry wasteland will be converted into a modern and ecological city district with a high quality of life and housing.

  4. In its report following the third monitoring meeting with representatives of the European Capital of Culture Esch2022, the panel of independent experts congratulates the Esch2022 organisational team for its excellent work and recommends that the Melina Mercouri prize be awarded to the project.

  5. After confirmation by the Government Council, the Ministry of Culture is pleased to announce the next Board of Directors of the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art Foundation. The new board will take office on 1 January 2022.

  6. On 7 January 2021, Minister for Culture Sam Tanson gave an update on the reopening of cultural institutions and the new measures aimed at the cultural sector, as provided for in the draft law amending the amended law of 17 July 2020 introducing a series of measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designates as intangible cultural heritage ("Immateriellt Kulturierwen”, IKI) oral traditions and forms of expression, including language, performing arts, social customs, rituals and festive events, knowledge and practices relating to nature, and crafts that people themselves consider as part of their cultural heritage.

  8. For the public celebration of the birthday of HRH the Grand Duke, members of the Grand Duke's family and the government will attend the festivities organised in Esch-sur-Alzette, Bourscheid and Luxembourg City on 22nd and 23rd June 2019.

  9. For the public celebration of the birthday of H.R.H. the Grand Duke, members of the Grand Duke's family and the government will attend the festivities organised in Esch-sur-Alzette, Larochette and Luxembourg City on 22 and 23 June 2018.