The Embassy of Luxembourg in Berlin
Jean-Paul Ernst Senninger
The relationship between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Germany is very cordial from a political, economic and cultural point of view. Members of both regional governments and parliaments are in very close contact and cooperate intensively together with regard to European affairs. Currently, around 12,800 Germans live in Luxembourg and among them, many have double nationality. The cooperation area, which is also known as the “Euroregio SaarLorLuxRhine,” is founded on an agreement between the governments of the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on cooperation in the border regions, which was signed on October 16th, 1980 and whose main political body is the Greater Region Summit. The principal areas of cross-border cooperation are regional planning, labour mobility, civil defence, culture, tourism and transport.