Luxembourg Destination Guide & Country Overview
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg | Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg (Luxembourgish) | Großherzogtum Luxemburg (German) | Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (French)
Luxembourg along with Belgium and the Netherlands, formed the Benelux Union in 1944, which set the stage for the European Coal and Steel Community, made official in 1951 by the Treaty of Paris. That ECSC, where the Benelux nations were joined by France, West Germany, and Italy, was in turn a predecessor of the European Economic Community (EEC) and the 28-nation-strong European Union of today.
Now, Luxembourg retains its importance within the EU as the European Court of Justice, the highest judicial authority in the European Union, is located in its capital, Luxembourg City. Also, together with Brussels and Strasbourg, it remains one of the three official capitals of the European Union.