2002 in Luxembourg
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|See also:||Other events of 2002
List of years in Luxembourg
|Prime Minister||Jean-Claude Juncker|
|Deputy Prime Minister||Lydie Polfer|
|President of the Chamber of Deputies||Jean Spautz|
|President of the Council of State||Marcel Sauber|
|Mayor of Luxembourg City||Paul Helminger|
January – March
- 1 January – New Euro banknotes and coins are introduced to replace those of the Luxembourgian franc.
- 28 January – The government signs a treaty with France, at Rémilly, agreeing to extend the TGV Est to Luxembourg City.
- 18 February – Arcelor is launched as an operating concern.
- 28 February – Luxembourgian franc banknotes and coins cease to be legal tender.
- 29 March – SES launches its 3A satellite.
April – June
- 7 May – Jean-Claude Juncker delivers his eighth State of the Nation address.
- 24 May – FC Avenir Beggen win the Luxembourg Cup, beating F91 Dudelange 1-0 in the final.
- 2 June – Marcus Ljungqvist wins the 2002 Tour de Luxembourg, with Team Fakta picking up the team title.
July – September
- 7 July – Luxembourg City plays host to the grand départ of the 2002 Tour de France.
- 6 September – Utopia Group SA formed from the merger of Utopia SA and Dutch company Polyfilm BV.
- 13 September – The most southern section of the A7 motorway, between the Grünewald and Waldhof, opens.
October – December
- 6 November – Luxair Flight 9642 crashes near Niederanven, on the approach to Luxembourg-Findel. 20 of the 22 passengers and crew members die.
- 26 November – SES' 1K satellite fails to deploy properly after launch, requiring it to be deorbited. This is SES's first unintended loss.
- 4 February – Prince Sigvard, Duke of Uppland
- 30 April – Lucien Wercollier, sculptor
- 24 June – Pierre Werner, politician
- 30 October – René Pütz, actor
- 6 November – Michel Majerus, artist
- "Evolution du réseau autoroutier" (in French). Administration des Ponts et Chaussées. 24 January 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2008.