At a glance
Luxembourg has been a member of the euro area since 1 January 1999. Euro banknotes and coins were introduced on 1 January 2002. Until that date the euro was the official currency but only existed as 'book money'. The euro replaced the Luxembourg franc (LUF) at a conversion rate of EUR 1 = LUF 40.3399
Luxembourg's former Minister for Finance and its current Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker was President of the Eurogroup from 1 January 2005 to 21 January 2013.
Luxembourg is represented by Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister, at Euro Summit meetings and by its Minister for Finance, Luc Frieden, at Eurogroup meetings.
- Adoption of the euro: 01/01/1999
- Former currency: Luxembourg franc (EUR 1 = LUF 40.3399 )
- GDP per capita (current prices): €82 700 (2011 - Eurostat)
- Number of votes at the Council of the EU: 4
- Member of the Schengen area: Yes
- Official languages: German (de), French (fr), Luxembourgish (Luxembourgish)
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has a hereditary Grand Duke and a unicameral parliamentary system.
The Parliament is composed of the Chamber of Deputies (Chamber/Abgeordnetenkammer/Chambre des Députés), which has 60 members elected for five years.
- Political system: constitutional monarchy
- Voting age: 18, voting compulsory
- National Day: 23 June (official birthday of the Grand Duke)
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