The European Community of Coal & Steel Court of Justice was created in 1952.
Villa Vauban was provided by the city of Luxembourg to house the offices of the seven judges and two prosecuting lawyers.
At the end of the 1960s, the Court of Justice decided to locate all their institutions on the Kirchberg plateau. It was decided that a new building to serve, from a functional and symbolic perspective, as a headquarters for the jurisdiction. The new Courts were opened in 1973.
Three extensions were built in 1988, 1993 and 1994, to meet the enlargement of the European Union and the changing needs of the institution.
The entire complex was reviewed in order to create new Courts around the 1973 building.
Design and layout:
Zink & Kraemer AG, Trèves (D)
Four-colour high-resolution offset by bpost Stamps Production, Malines (B)
35 x 35 mm, 10 stamps per sheet.
European elections 2014
post philately issued this special stamp to mark the 8th european elections. in 2014, the people of luxembourg will elect six of the 751 representatives
the elections in may 2014 will elect the 751 european representatives of the european parliament in strasbourg, grouped by political views. these are the 8th european elections to be held since the first vote by universal suffrage in 1979.
in 2013 europe paid tribute to european citizens. to mark this occasion, post luxembourg issued a commemorative stamp.
2013 is the european year of citizens. viviane reding is a member of the european commission and holds the role of european commissioner for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship. in this interview, ms reding explains the particular features of being an eu citizen.