• Luxembourg declares independence after four years of German occupation in World I.

  • Luxembourg joins the League of Nations.
  • Luxembourg and Belgium join in an economic union, in which both countries use Belgium's currency.

  • Luxembourg is once more occupied by German troops during World War II.

  • Luxembourg forms an economic union with Belgium and the Netherlands.

  • Luxembourg becomes a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organizations (NATO).

  • Luxembourg becomes a founding member of the European Economic Community, which aims to integrate the economy in Europe among its member states.

  • Following the crisis of the metallurgy sector, Luxembourg enters a period of recession. 

  • Luxembourg takes part in the Maastricht Treaty creating the European Union (EU).

  • Luxembourg adopts the euro currency.

  • Luxembourg is added to a "grey list" of countries with questionable banking arrangements by G20, which is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies. 

  • The so-called LuxLeaks scandal casts light on how Luxembourg helped hundreds of multi-national companies save billions of dollars in tax payments.

  • The OECD urges Luxembourg to reduce economic dependence on financial services to multinational businesses to avoid a G20-led crackdown on international tax avoidance. 


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