New Stamps from Luxembourg

The Centre for Equal Treatment (CET)

A law created the CET in 2006. It operates entirely independently, and its purpose is to promote, analyse and monitor equal treatment between all people, without discrimination on the basis of race or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion or beliefs, disability or age. It lends assistance to people who feel they have been the victims of luxembourg commemorative series 2016discrimination by providing them with an advice and guidance service.

Luxembourg Maritime Register

The “Commissariat aux affaires maritimes” was established in November 1990 with the aim of creating a public maritime register for Luxembourg. This body acts as a service provider while also being the supervising authority for the shipping industry and particularly for the approved shipping companies operating from Luxembourg. In 2000, the “Commissariat aux affaires maritimes” adopted a quality management system allowing it to become the first public body in Luxembourg to be ISO 9001 certified. Since 1990, the shipping industry is an important part of the government’s economic diversification policy. As of the end of 2015, the Luxembourg Maritime Register had some 224 vessels, with a total gross tonnage of almost 3 million tonnes.

The Port of Mertert

Located within the municipalities of Mertert and Grevenmacher, on the left bank of the Moselle, the Port of Mertert covers a total area of 65 hectares. The Port of Mertert allows the Luxembourg economy to benefit from competitive transhipment costs and outstanding service. It defends the interests of river transport, the benefits of which need hardly be listed: environmentally friendly, reliable, safe. It has therefore planned to enlarge the arrival and departure route by a further 4 tracks, in order to increase the number of available tracks to 8.

Issue Date: 03.03.2016 Designer: M&V Concept (L) Printer: Bpost Stamps Factory (B) Process: Multicoloured high resolution offset Size: 40,20 x 27,66 mm, 10 stamps per sheet Values: 0.70€

Special Series 2016

luxembourg royal family stampsHer Royal Highness Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, made Luxembourg the country of her destiny when she married Henri, then Hereditary Grand Duke, on 14 February 1981. Visionary, modernist and active, she has developed her role as a committed humanitarian, with a desire to show the most authentic aspects of Luxembourg. In June 1997, the Grand Duchess became a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, a pioneer of microfinance and UNICEF’s “Eminent Advocate for children”, focusing her work on children orphaned by AIDS and on child soldiers.

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, the only daughter of Their Royal Highnesses, was born on 16 February 1991. The Princess is currently studying in Paris for a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy. His Royal Highness Prince Sébastien was born on 16 April 1992 as the fifth and youngest child of Their Royal Highnesses. He is currently pursuing university studies in the United States, where he recently completed a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communication.

Issue Date: 03.03.2016 Designer: Carole Bellaïche (F) Printer: Phil@poste (F) Process: Multicoloured high resolution offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 40,857 x 31 mm, 2 x 5 stamps per sheet with décorative borders Values: €1,40

University of Luxembourg

university of luxembourg stampThe University of Luxembourg was founded in 2003 and has since become the new powerhouse of Luxembourg. So it is no coincidence that it has built its headquarters on the Belval Campus, an entirely new urban area in the South of the Grand Duchy. Belval was formerly the beating heart of Luxembourg’s steel industry and now takes on a new role as a place to live and to innovate. Some 25,000 people, including 7,000 students and 3,000 scientists, will eventually live, work, and study in this area which is the size of 120 football pitches. Between old blast furnaces becoming museums, new laboratories and study halls, researchers from around the world will do new work of scientific, social, and economic importance for the development of Luxembourg and the wider world.

Issue Date: 03.03.2016 Designer: Danièle Stoffel (L) Illustrator: Christian Aschman (L) Printer: Joh Enschedé Stamps, B.V. Haarlem (NL)  Process: Multicoloured high resolution offset on silver foil Colours: 4 Colours Size: 50 x 31,80 mm, 10 stamps per sheet Values: €0,70

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