Luxembourg’s unique pool of multilingual, highly skilled talent provides the key to unlock Europe’s huge and diverse single market.

The country’s multilingual population has native fluency in French and German. Luxembourg is also considered one of the most proficient English-speaking nations in the world, ranking 7th globally.

It is not just the population that is multilingual – authorisation procedures, reporting and official communication with public administrations and regulators can all be done in English, besides German and French. Even company bylaws and articles of incorporation can be submitted in English.

A talent pool beyond borders

  • The available talent pool extends to the geographic regions around Luxembourg (Germany, France, and Belgium)
  • More than 200,000 people commute to Luxembourg every day from these neighbouring regions
  • 5 million people live within a 1-hour commute of the capital, providing a reliable source of talent

in the world for attracting talent
INSEAD Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018


of the popultion are foreign residents

An English (& multi-lingual) business environment


  • English is the common business language (including for regulators, administrations, corporations, accountants, etc.) and the official languages are French, German, and Luxembourgish
  • The most multilingual country in Europe: average of 3.6 languages spoken by residents and 84% speak at least 2 languages, allowing Luxembourg based staff to easily communicate with clients all over the world (Eurobarometer)

most proficient English-speaking population in the world
EF English Proficiency Index 2018


productive and specialised workforce

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    Luxembourg is home to more than 170 nationalities, 47% of the population are non-Luxembourgers (Statec)

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    Largest share of highly skilled workers in the world, with 60% of all workers in Luxembourg in high-skilled employment (World Economic Forum)

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    Highest labour productivity in the European Union (OECD 2017)

A great place to live for expats

  • 1st country globally for economy and job security (Expat Insider 2018)
  • Among the best locations for expat families looking for an improved quality of life (OECD)

I’ve had the opportunity to develop my skills and accelerate my career in a way I may not have in other financial centres.

Nicolas Curwen, Managing Director, EQT Partners/EQT AB

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