RTL Lisa Burke public
[search 0]
More

Download the App!

show episodes
 
Loading …
show series
 
With a host of activities, this club is a great way to develop a new set of friends, find your bearings and get involved with the community. President Liz Dardar Bryant and Gretchen Blanchard, Director of Communications, talk with contagious joy for the work they do with AWCL. The American Women's Club of Luxembourg, AWCL, was founded in 1959 by tw…
 
Dr Christos Christou, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières, spoke to Lisa about the vast range of work they do as they celebrate 50 years "No doctor, you're not a human. You're my hope." It's this sort of message, which Dr. Christou received from an HIV patient in Zambia nearly 20 years ago, which keeps him going. European Borders Wo…
 
Luxembourg's British Ladies Club brings together an international community of women and their families, raising money for charities and organising events. It's not easy moving country as a trailing spouse, and it's often the mother / wife who trails, with or without children, but usually with no ready make network of friends or work colleagues. Th…
 
Now in its third year, Sven Klees talks to Lisa about what to expect at Luxembourg Fashion Week, the concept store and its new location. Luxembourg Fashion Week, started by Dany and Fabi at the Fashion and Design Academy. This year it will be held in Dudelange (Hall Fonduq), opening night on October 2nd, and tickets are still available! If you can'…
 
Talking to Festival Director Geoff Thompson, we cover the effects of Covid-19 on the film industry, languages from the British Isles and jam making! Geoff Thompson moved from Dublin to Luxembourg over 30 years ago. In that time, amongst many other things, he set up the British and Irish Film Festival. Now in its 12th year, we reflect on how Covid a…
 
Cédric Gantzer from CGDIS talks to Lisa Burke about the emergency services in Luxembourg, what they do and how to help. Have you heard of CGDIS? Perhaps the summer floods brought this acronym to the fore. It stands for Corps Grand-Ducal d'Incendie et de Secours; Luxembourg Fire and Rescue Corps. Cédric Gantzer, Chef de département for the Director …
 
Chatting with Tim Pauly from the Luxembourg Police, we learn how to protect ourselves and our homes from criminals, from burglary to cyber crime. Tim Pauly, a First Commissaire with the Grand Duchy's Police Department, has worked as a police officer for 20 years: the first fifteen in uniform as a patrol officer and the last five in the national pre…
 
PISA is a show which explores science and history across Luxembourg, now available in English on RTL Today. Olivier Catani co-presents PISA with Joseph Rodesch. Together they probe how things work, the research taking place in Luxembourg and explain various historical sites across the country. Olivier has been working with RTL for 15 years. Alongsi…
 
School holidays can be the perfect time to explore activities such as science clubs and centres in Luxembourg. Joseph Rodesch, more commonly known as 'Mr. Science', and Dr. Michèle Weber talk us through what's on offer to engage young minds with science in Luxembourg. The Natural History Museum in Luxembourg is a great place to start, offering work…
 
"We have no immediate say on house prices, except for public affordable housing" says Mike Mathias, Premier Conseiller for Deputee Henri Kox Housing is an issue that straddles many ministries. Mike Mathias explains the jigsaw to us, and where the Ministry of Housing fits; what they can achieve. He also explains the two arms of housing: capital mark…
 
Speaking with Sandrine de Vuyst from ING Bank, Lisa continues her housing mini-series. When looking at the house or apartment prices in Luxembourg, normally one also needs to consider a mortgage. Have you ever wondered what a bank looks for when you apply? Well, Sandrine de Vuyst, Head of Retail and Private Banking at ING, discusses just that. It's…
 
Peter Kleijnenburg and Karin Waringo talk about the loss of Luxembourg's architectural heritage. Peter Kleijnenburg set up the facebook group "Luxembourg Under Destruction - Mir wëllen hale wat mir hunn" in 2019 after witnessing so many beautiful homes being demolished. Prior to that, he had started taking photos in 2014 of the destruction. Karin W…
 
Jacques Vandivinit, Director of Fonds du Logement, one of the largest social housing initiatives in Luxembourg talks about who can apply & what they offer. If you don't already own a home anywhere else in the world, if you are registered to live in Luxembourg, and if your income is low, you can apply for social housing with Fonds du Logement. They …
 
Continuing our series on housing, here we discuss the net return to the investor after all the costs and taxes have been considered. The four major drivers for understanding the Luxembourg Buy-to-Let market are: - Gross rental yield (not very high) - Property appreciation (has been very high - will it continue apace?) - Leverage the use of your dep…
 
We've seen house prices suddenly hike year on year since 2018. Why? Will this trend continue? What are the effects of COVID on the housing market? From 2010 to 2017, there was a price rise of 4.5 to 5%. Since 2018 it's been 10-15% per annum. Why? Well, we try to figure that out in this discussion. Then, we've also had COVID where one might think th…
 
Tackling one of the most topical subjects in Luxembourg - the housing market. In my first podcast of this mini-series, we discuss how to buy a home. Why buy in Luxembourg? Over the last decade, house prices in Luxembourg have soared. It's been an incredibly dynamic market. Lucky for you if you bought before 2018, but since then the percentage incre…
 
Pia Libicka-Regulska, Martyna Adamska and Gosia Kramer join Lisa to celebrate the centenary of formal relations between Poland and Luxembourg. It might surprise you to learn that Luxembourg is actually the third-largest direct investor in Poland, with over €24 billion invested in 2019, and commercial exchange exceeded €750 million. I’m joined by th…
 
Esmée Chengapen, Sophie Seale + Drew Puxty lend their expert thoughts to the roots of addiction, necessary compassion for healing + lack of support in Lux Esmée Chengapen, Sophie Seale + Drew Puxty lend their expert thoughts to the roots of addiction, to view it with 'soft eyes and a compassionate heart', and how Luxembourg can't serve the need for…
 
Professor Dr Ulf Nehrbass, CEO of the Luxembourg Institute of Health, discusses new ways of thinking about disease and medical research. Ulf Nehrbass has become a relatively famous scientific face in Luxembourg due to his role as an advisor to the government on COVID-19 strategies. We touch on COVID in this conversation, but recognising a general e…
 
David Bernstein, Elisabeth Bloxam & Caroline Mirkes were all recent Fulbright alumnae to / from Luxembourg. They share their transformative experiences. If you go through the who’s who of Luxembourg’s heavy-hitters and glitterati, there will be a number who were Fulbright Scholars to America. This cultural and educational scholarship offers strong …
 
LuxAI, a spin-off company from the University of Luxembourg, design social robots to help families with autistic children. Here, Lisa talks to co-founder Dr. Aida Nazarikhorram and John McCahill. Dr. Aida Nazarikhorram and her husband created LuxAI in 2016 to merge her medical experience with his AI and robotics knowledge. They had come to Luxembou…
 
Sacred Heart University Luxembourg opened in 1991. Offering part-time evening classes and full-time MBAs with internships. The ethos is to serve its students future plans and Luxembourg's desire to retain talent. Antoine Rech, Head of Campus of the Luxembourg branch of Sacred Heart University (USA), talks to Lisa Burke about what an MBA means, and …
 
Aged between 12 + 18? Have an idea you want to share with the world? TEDxLuxembourgCity is launching an Education arm and wants one special speaker! Dirk Daenen is back again, now working with the Ministry of Education, to bring TEDxLuxembourgCityEducation to life and is looking for a student aged 12-18 to be on stage with their idea. If you are a …
 
Dr Salima Aarab talks about the family's role in eating disorders, why they're starting earlier and how Luxembourg is growing to support these concerns. Last week I spoke with Diana Reid, a registered dietitian nutritionist, and Claudia de Boer, a psychologist and psychotherapist. On listening to that podcast, Dr. Salima Aarab contacted me as she w…
 
The global pandemic has seen a rise in eating disorders being diagnosed and there's no clinic in Luxembourg to treat people. Speaking with Diana Reid, a registered dietitian nutritionist, and Claudia de Boer, a psychologist and psychotherapist, we discuss the complex variety of eating disorders and how we can help either ourselves or those we care …
 
We discuss the European Baccalaureate and Lycee Michel Lucius. The European Baccalaureate is now offered by more state schools than the two European Schools. What is the EB? We also focus on the more established Lycee Michel Lucius and their path to iGCSEs and 'A' levels. In this second episode focusing on secondary education choices in Luxembourg,…
 
Rare disease affects more people than cancer and AIDS combined - 300 million people worldwide, 30,000 in Luxembourg. Rare Disease Day is 28 February and unites a global community of families and organisations affected by and focused on how to help those with rare disease and their caregivers. I spoke with Cristol O’Loughlin, Founder & CEO of ANGEL …
 
Lisa explores the difference between 'A' levels and the IB diploma programme, plus the years leading up to that. Education is always of concern to parents. When we move from country to country, educational choices can become more confusing. Choosing a secondary school with / for your children at the age or 10 or 11 is not easy given the variance in…
 
With so many organisations to join, why consider joining the British Chamber of Commerce for Luxembourg? Chairman Daniel Eischen and council-member Darren Robinson talk about the British Chamber of Commerce for Luxembourg's (BCC's) diversity, need for constant evolution and the value of its network. With Brexit-related business issues an increasing…
 
And other stories from Cécile Somers-Lee: translator, voice-over artist, writer and poet. A doyenne of the advertising sphere of IP Luxembourg, Cécile Somers-Lee chews the cud with Lisa Burke where they discuss all sorts from a burning baby's bottom to voice being the conduit for the soul!
 
Lawyer Vincent Wellens talks to Lisa about 'Accidental Americans' and how it fits into a bigger picture of differences in data protection between countries Some Europeans born in the U.S. but with no further ties there are finding it hard to open bank accounts and get mortgages in Europe due to a tax law President Obama brought into force in 2010 c…
 
The National Young Scientists (Jonk Fuerscher) competition is now open (ages 11-21) so get your entries in before 12 February! The Young Scientists Foundation Luxembourg is entering its 50th year. A great way to get involved in the scientific method of rational thinking is to enter this competition, where everyone is a winner! Even though the title…
 
CEO of Luxembourg For Finance, Nicolas Mackel, chats to Lisa Burke about the importance of the financial sector here. Nicolas Mackel, a career diplomat, has temporarily side-stepped (for the last 7 years) into running Luxembourg for Finance, which serves the financial sector of Luxembourg. In this conversation he talks about the importance of the f…
 
Florence Lemeer-Wintgens and Solveig Ellefsen are two ladies who dared to career hop 'mid-life. Florence Lemeer-Wintgens and Solveig Ellefsen swopped from working as executive PAs to something completely different 'mid-life', but something much more aligned with what fulfilled them. The curve-balls of life hit most of us at some point. Apart from t…
 
"Don't leave it too late!" advises British Ambassador to Luxembourg, John Marshall. HMA, John Marshall, talks to Lisa about various important administrative necessities for British citizens living in Luxembourg due to Brexit, such as: - Residency - Driving Licences - Health and EHIC for holders of an S1 - Passport validity - Use of e-gates at the a…
 
Jean-Claude Juncker's Luxembourg office overlooks the Gelle Fra war memorial and the city's silhouette beyond. Generously, he spoke with me for an hour with the gentle assuredness of a man who has sat at the top of politics for decades. Jean-Claude Juncker's political path started when he joined Chrëschtlech Sozial Vollekspartei, CSV, in 1974 aged …
 
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, nominated five times for the Nobel Peace Prize, lost three daughters & his niece just four months after he lost his wife. His humbling, deeply poignant story, shows a man unbowed and more determined to hope for peace, through women and health. Born in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, Izzeldin was encouraged by his…
 
Alain Kinsch, the outgoing Managing Partner of EY Luxembourg, reflects on life at the top, ambition and legacy. After being at the helm of EY Luxembourg for 11 years in which he's grown the company 2.5 fold, Alain Kinsch is passing the baton on to his successor, Olivier Coekelbergs, through a six month transition period, next year. We discuss a mul…
 
Niharica Raizada was raised in Luxembourg to Indian parents. She runs her acting ambitions in parallel with her translational medicine life. Having grown up in Luxembourg, attending the European School and the Conservatoire for dance, Niharica Raizada went on to study at Imperial College, London, and Johns Hopkins in New York on a Fulbright scholar…
 
How much money do I need to secure a rental property? Can I put pictures on my wall? We dig into these and other questions with lawyers Louise Benjamin and Graham Wilson. Finding a place to live in Luxembourg is not easy. It's a seller's market. In this episode we focus on the rental market from a legal mindset. Useful, before signing that contract…
 
Want to learn more about what links Luxembourg to the UK? John Marshall has dedicated a lot of tenure to collating these stories. What started as a personal tweeting campaign as Ambassador Marshall discovered links between Luxembourg and the UK, then became a travelling exhibition, a paperback book, and now culminates in 150 links in this hardback …
 
Luc Frieden served in Jean-Claude Junker's government for 15 years until his party, CSV, were ousted from power. Since then, with a working hiatus in London, he has returned to his roots as a lawyer, with many other roles to keep his politically sharp mind engaged and of service to the country. Luc Frieden is a man who people want to listen to. His…
 
Sophie Margue lives a parallel life: professional photographer and champion athlete. Talking to Lisa she discusses future aims and how she fits it all in. Sophie Margue is a driven woman with an intrinsic want to do her best, in work and in sport. Actually in anything that she does. Triathlete & half Ironman Sophie started cycling races at the age …
 
Discussing plastics, recycling & a circular economy, Lisa Burke is joined by social impact entrepreneurs Leslie Maliepaard and Bernard Merkx. "People started pollution so people can stop pollution" says Leslie, who founded The Planet Calls whilst living in Ireland. Bernard talks about how we need a mindset shift to understand that plastics have val…
 
UK Universities remain a popular choice for Luxembourg students. However, costs will hike in the next academic year due to Brexit for some EU students. Children of UK citizens living in the EU will remain eligible for 'home' tuition fees and loans until academic year 27-28, but EU students will be subject to international tuition fees. Here, John S…
 
Marc Lauer helps to dissect the world of insurance for people living in Luxembourg, with Lisa Burke Marc Lauer, Chairman of the Board for ACA, the Association of Insurance & Reinsurance Companies in Luxembourg, and CEO of Foyer Group, talks about trends, why insurance is so expensive in Luxembourg, regulators and quite a bit more!…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2021 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login