Luxembourg (Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuerg; French: Luxembourg; German: Luxemburg), officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish: Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg, French: Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, German: Großherzogtum Luxemburg), is a small landlocked country in western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east and France to the south. Its capital, Luxembourg City, together with Brussels and Strasbourg, is one of the three official capitals of the European Union and the seat of the European Court of Justice, the highest judicial authority in the EU. Its culture, people and languages are highly intertwined with its neighbors, making it essentially a mixture of French and German cultures, as evident by the nation's three official languages: French, German and the national language, Luxembourgish (sometimes considered a dialect of German). The repeated invasions by Germany, especially in World War II, resulted in the country's strong will for mediation between France and Germany and, among other things, led to the foundation of the European Union.
Measures of Freedom
2014: 8.53, Rank: 11, Personal Freedom: 9.41, Economic Freedom: 7.65, Democracy Index: 8.68
2014: 7.65, Rank: 23
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 98, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
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