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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • BILATERAL RELATIONS

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    Bilateral cooperation

     

     

    In 1929, Poland’s envoy to Brussels was accredited to Luxembourg. After World War II, on 7 July 1945 the Luxembourgish government recognised Poland’s Provisional Government of National Unity, and on 14 July 1945 the two countries established diplomatic relations.

     

    Current bilateral agreements cover, among others, issues of cooperation in the field of encouragement and reciprocal protection of investments (1987), cultural and scientific cooperation (1990), avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and capital (agreement of 1995 and its amending protocol of 2012) and social security (1996).

     

    Bilateral political relations are good. In 2015 two visits took place: a working visit by Grand Duke Henri in Slonsk (Lubuskie Province) and commemoration of Luxembourgish Jews murdered in the Sonnenburg camp (30 January 2015) and the participation of Prince Guillaume and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel in the celebrations of the 70th  anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp (27 January 2015).

     

    The two countries develop their cooperation within EU fora. Of vital importance in this regard is Luxembourg’s current position and experience in European politics – in the second half of 2015 the country held the presidency of the Council of the European Union.

     

    Bilateral trade exchange is not very large. In 2016 Polish export to Luxembourg amounted approx. EUR 215 million, import approx. EUR 284 million. According to National Bank of Poland’s data, the cumulative value of total investment commitments by Luxembourgish companies in Poland increased at the end of 2015 and now amounts to EUR 19.3 billion, which makes Luxembourg the 3rd  biggest foreign investor in Poland.

     

    Around 3 500 Poles live in Luxembourg. This number has been increasing dynamically.

     

     

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