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Atert-Wark - the new local government of the DP in the north of the country
The municipality of Mertzig, with its mayor Mike Poiré, has joined the local government of Redange and the merger section Atert-Wark has been formed. Until 2020 the municipality of Mertzig was part of the "Nordstad" local section. The former Redange section has been working together with the Rambrouch section for a very long time. For this reason, the Rambrouch section with its new president will...
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Guaranteeing Equal Opportunities in Education
During his ‘Tribune Libre’ on the radio, our parliamentary group leader Gilles Baum talked in detail about the big cornerstones of the 2021/2022 beginning of the school year.
read more...
FutureLab - Interview with Corinne Cahen and Claude Lamberty
With the Rentrée, the DP launches an important internal innovation - the FutureLab. Corinne Cahen and Claude Lamberty were asked what this promising concept is all about.
read more...
Interview with the Minister for Family Affairs Corinne Cahen
For the most part, the residents are doing well. However, I get told every day by older people that they never want to be imprisoned again. I can understand that very well. We will therefore do everything in our power to ensure that everyone can live their lives independently, including in retirement and care homes.
read more...
Idea of the month: Free music lessons
In line with the DP's election programme, children and teenagers will be able to access free music classes, starting from the school year 2022/2023.
read more...
More renaturalisation and an improved warning system
The floods of the summer have hit our country unexpectedly. In comparison to neighboring countries, Luxembourg had the chance that no one was injured. However, dramatic scenes unfolded here as well, and the water caused enormous damage. All of this in addition to a corona crisis which, on its own, is already affecting many people and companies.
read more...
Europe
“Before the rentrée, I met with the Luxembourgish media to discuss how EU foreign policy could be better financed in the coming years.
read more...
DP History - A life in the service of school and politics
René Hübsch was born on January 13, 1937 in the rue de Warker in Ettelbruck. Only 7 months later, his father died, who had a business as a plasterer. In fact, René was supposed to learn the craftsmanship of painter. But the boy is so good in school that the teacher insists on sending him to high school.
read more...
Mathis Prost - a new DP councilor at Knuedler
Following the departure of Tanja de Jager, 42-year-old Mathis Prost took over her function as City Councilor.
read more...
A ‘Covid-19 tax’ to cover the costs of the crisis?
Would it be fair to increase taxes on exactly those people who tried to find solutions for the greater good without ever complaining about the many business risks this might entail?
read more...
Housing Pact 2.0
Thirteen years after the first Housing Pact, the Chamber of Deputies recently voted in favour of Housing Pact 2.0
read more...
Here you can grow - room for strong children
Continuing to diversify the school offer, preparing young people for a digital world and continuing to support students intensively - these are the three priorities presented by the Minister of Education Claude Meisch at his traditional press conference before the start of school.
read more...
The way out of the crisis
Vaccines are the best weapon against the Corona-virus. They are the most effective solution to avoid a harsh fall and winter.
read more...
Meet the Team
Christine Fixmer
read more...
The DP mourns the loss of Mady Schaffner
On Tuesday, the honorary mayor of Echternach Mady Schaffner died at the age of 86.
read more...
The fight agains Covid is on the right way - continue the liberal and social path
The “Luxembourgish way” – the mixture between vaccination and sanitary measures – is the right way in the fight against the pandemic. This was our parliamentary group’s leaders’ message at the concluding press conference of the DP parliamentary group.
read more...
Improving everyday life for the public: before, during and after the crisis
This week in his Open Stage contribution on the radio, our parliamentary group leader Gilles Baum speaks about the political priorities of the country, besides the ones linked to the Covid crisis.
read more...
No discrimination based on sexual orientation
This week our MP Pim Knaff spoke in the 'Tribune Libre' on the radio about the rights of homosexual and transgender people in Hungary and Europe.
read more...
Communal mergers are not a means to an end
This week, in his Tribune Libre on the radio, Paul Engel, Mayor of Grosbous, talks about municipal mergers and more specifically about the planned merger of Grosbous and Wahl.
read more...
New salary accord
The new salary agreement with the CGFP will allow the government in the future to focus on the working conditions of civil servants.
read more...
The collective efforts have paid off!
“Minimum chances for the virus, maximum chances for education”: this was the motto of the Minister of Education, Claude Meisch, from the very beginning.
read more...
The DP now has a section in the commune of Lintgen
Since October 2020, the last commune of the Alzette valley also has a DP section. In 2023, the municipal council will be elected according to the proportional representation system for the first time in Lintgen. It is therefore important for the DP to position itself well now.
read more...
Luxembourg City: more space for people
Promoting soft mobility, giving people more space in public areas, making the city more attractive. Even before the pandemic, a lot of work had been done at the Knuedler, but the crisis certainly helped to speed up the process.
read more...
Environment and health go hand in hand
Our environment has a direct impact on our health in many ways. The Covid pandemic has clearly shown this. Therefore, the DP wants to strengthen the role of environmental medicine and the health policy.
read more...
Luxembourg becomes more accessible
We want a world in which everyone has access everywhere - not just physically, but also access to information. During the corona pandemic, the government did everything in its power to provide information to everyone: the leaflets were translated into several languages and the press conferences could be followed in sign language.
read more...
Spotlight: Daliah Scholl
This time in the Spotlight: Daliah Scholl, the newly elected president of the DP South. With the learned flutist, a woman stands for the first time at the head of the district south of the DP. Since 2011 President of the Esch Section, Daliah Scholl has also been a member of the City Council for the DP since the last election.
read more...
News from Europe by Charles Goerens
The financial planning of the EU covers a period of 7 years. The European Council decided in July 2020 to invest 1211 billion euros into the budget for the new period. Of this, 79.5 billion euros will flow into international relations, with the main share being used for third-country development cooperation.
read more...
Two new DP Councilors
Dali Zhu, 32, is a trained statistician and econometrician. He worked as a risk manager in the banking industry for 4 years. Last year, he took over the family business at home. He is a member of the Cercle Amicale des Oeuvres du Rotary, Vice-President of the International Association of Story-Telling and Story-Singing Arts, an organisation that organises cultural exchanges an events between China...
read more...
Making our healthcare sector fit for the future
A high-quality healthcare sector distinguishes itself above all through competent staff - the cornerstone of any healthcare sector. It just wouldn’t work without the doctors, nurses, midwives and all the other important health professionals.
read more...
KEP 1.0 - Culture as dialogue and investment
At the end of April, there was a major orientation debate in Parliament on the Cultural Development Plan 1.0. A plan that has occupied the work of the Parliamentary Committee on Culture for several years, and which today - in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic - has a very different meaning than in 2018.
read more...
The DP's parliamentary group on Facebook
What does the work of the DP members of parliament in Chambers look like?
read more...
Portrait of employees
Sebastien Gudenburg and David Wilson
read more...
The recovery of public finances continues
In his Tribune Libre on the radio this week, the chairman of the Parliamentary Finance and Budget Commission, André Bauler, drew a rather positive assessment of the economic and financial situation of the country.
read more...
DP national congress: taking responsibility in times of crisis
For the second time since the start of the Corona Pandemic, the Democratic Party launched its national congress in digital form on Monday, April 26th. This year again, it was a great success: more than 600 members attended and participated in the congress.
read more...
For the country and its people, during and after the Corona Crisis
In the Tribune Libre on radio this week, our Secretary General Claude Lamberty spoke about the light at the end of the Corona Tunnel and the political future of the country after the crisis.
read more...
The DP mourns the loss of Paul Helminger
With Paul Helminger, Luxembourg loses a politician who has strongly shaped the country and the city of Luxembourg. Paul Helminger was a politician who moved things. A man for whom modernization was not a slogan, but a task for which he committed himself wholeheartedly: as a diplomat, as chief of staff, as secretary of state, as deputy, as member of parliament, as mayor of Luxembourg-city, and as entrepreneur.
read more...
An encouraging start to the year
On 28 February 2021, the Minister of Finance, Pierre Gramegna, presented the situation of public finances to the deputies of the Finance and Budget Committee and the Committee for the Control of Budget Execution of the Chamber of Deputies.
read more...
Public safety in the capital city
"The first role of the state and the municipalities is to guarantee the safety and security of their citizens. There is a huge lack of security at the railway station, in its neighbourhood and in Bonnevoie, but this is not a new phenomenon", said the mayor of the City of Luxembourg, Lydie Polfer, in the Chamber of Deputies during a news hour on public security.
read more...
Promoting Luxembourg's creative industries
In 2015, Luxembourg's creative industries created a value-added of around 400 million euros and employed more than 7,000 people. In an extended question to the Minister of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, our MP André Bauler addressed the evolution of the sector and its future prospects.
read more...
The DP suggests Marc Meyers for the vacant post in the State Council
The 'Comité directeur' of the Democratic Party decided unanimously in its meeting on March 17th to propose Mr Marc Meyers to the government for the vacant post in the Council of State.
read more...
Giving the youth perspectives during the pandemic
Especially now, during the pandemic, young people need perspectives to deal with the psychological strain. In an extended question, DP MP Claude Lamberty wanted to know from the Minister of Education what the effects of the crisis are on the mental health of young people, and what is being done about youth violence prevention.
read more...
We’re not leaving the people in the ‘Gare’ area and in Bonnevoie out in the rain
In his ‘Tribune libre‘, alderman Patrick Goldschmidt talks about the fight against the felt lack of safety in the ‘Gare’ and Bonnevoie areas.
read more...
A digital strategy in the service of the citizens
The DP wants to use the opportunities digitalisation offers for the whole of society, from the economy and education, to the civil service. What's most important though in all projects: people should be at the center of attention.
read more...
Green and sustainable finance
A sustainable finance policy is important in the fight against climate change. Therefore, our strategy in this area is clear: Luxembourg is gearing its financial sector to meet the obligations arising from the Paris Agreements while taking advantage of the opportunities that green and sustainable finance opens up for the diversification of our financial centre.
read more...
Strong reserves accumulated before the crisis
Thanks to the prudent budgetary policy of recent years, Luxembourg was in a good financial position when the crisis hit.
read more...
Our language
The Luxembourgish language is at the core of our identity and the guarantor of a successful integration. This is why the government wants to further promote our language and also promote scientific research.
read more...
2020/2021 - A school year marked by digitalisation
In order to cope with digital change and the demands of the labour market, our children and teenagers must learn how to use the latest technologies.
read more...
Education in times of the Covid-19 pandemic
The pandemic presented the school with major challenges. While some countries heavily relied on home schooling during the crisis, Luxembourg preferred a more balanced approach.
read more...
#Vakanzdoheem
During the last year, many people have spent their holidays at home during the corona pandemic.
read more...
LetzShop - a success story
In order to meet the needs of consumers and at the same time to support local trade, the Letzshop.lu platform was launched.
read more...
Helping the middle class through the crisis
The government is helping businesses to get through this difficult time. With help that has been regularly adapted and extended to adapt to the situation.
read more...
Digital Academy - New technologies and lifelong learning in the civil service
New technologies play an increasingly important role in the public service. This goes from a digital administration that enables an improved service to the citizens, to internal workflows, which become quicker and more efficient through digitalisation.
read more...
Decentralization and Home Office: Shorter paths, more time for oneself and one's family
Bringing working and living closer together to achieve a better quality of life is one of the DP's main priorities.
read more...
Digitalization of the civil service
Better service to citizens, more efficient internal workflow, simplified procedures for businesses: the digitalization offers great potential to make the state and the civil service even more efficient.
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"Integration is not a one-way road"
"Living together concerns us all. Together we are strong to plan an even stronger Luxembourg," said Corinne Cahen, Minister of Family Affairs and Integration, during the parliamentary debate on integration policy in Luxembourg.
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The new law on financial aids for professional journalism
In order to keep pace with the development of the media landscape, and to further promote quality journalism in the future, a reform of the press assistance is currently being worked on.
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Helping the most vulnerable
The Corona pandemic with its more or less severe lockdowns has slowed down our economy and made it difficult to restart its activities. The government has therefore adopted a series of financial aids and measures to counteract the economic uncertainty and secure jobs.
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Making mental health a political priority
The pandemic is affecting many people mentally. It's about time to talk more about mental health.
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More political commitment for health professionals
Since the beginning of the pandemic, our health and our health care system have once again moved to the forefront of interest: healthcare professionals in particular. For this reason, the subject was discussed in Parliament in an interpellation.
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Pim Knaff is the new president of the GECT
The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation between France and Luxembourg is an initiative of the European Parliament to strengthen cooperation in the border regions.
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Report about the public funding of hospital Investments
The COVID crisis has shown how important a well-functioning health system — including hospitals – is.
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Climate protection debate: Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage
What is the role of technologies that filter carbon dioxide from the air in the context of climate protection? The Chamber of Deputies addressed this question in a debate.
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The interests of working people should be at the centre of attention
The DP is convinced that every employee knows how to work best. Both employees and employers want more flexibility - for a better work-life balance or to be able to better adapt work to the economic environment.
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Portrait of employees
Anne Glesener
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The vaccine is here!
Vaccinations are the best way to get back to normal. They help us protect our health care system and regain our freedoms.
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More support for municipalities
The Federation of Liberal Community Representatives FCCD is also working on coherent and innovative solutions to the important municipal dossiers during the Covid crisis, according to its President Martine Dieschburg-Nickels.
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The merger of Groussbus and Wahl: Together we are stronger, together everything is easier
Before the summer, the inhabitants of Grosbous and Wahl will decide on the merger of the two municipalities. For the mayor of Grosbous, Paul Engel, a merger allows many things that would not be possible on their own.
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Adapting the constitution to the realities of the 21st century
Together with MP Simone Beissel we talk about the Luxembourgish constitution: its history, its importance for our society and the work that is currently being done to adapt the text to the realities of a 21st century.
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Charel Goerens: “I’d have preferred the British had stayed in the EU”
For Charles Goerens, the deal between the EU and Great Britain concluded in December is better than no deal at all. However, the liberal MEP would have preferred the Brits to remain in the EU.
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Focusing on professional journalists
A new media law will soon be passed in the Chamber of Deputies. On this occasion, we had a conversation with Guy Arendt, the chairman of the parliamentary commission in charge of the issue.
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Two new DP aldermend
Josy Popov and Marc Schramer talk about their political motivation and priorities.
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Gusty Graas: The Benelux Parliament is an important instrument in the EU
The liberal MP Gusty Graas has been President of the Benelux Parliament for the last two years. The Parliament submits reports and recommendations to the governments of Brussels, The Hague and Luxembourg on issues affecting the three partner countries.
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Vacations at home: On the way to the north with Anne Daems
What was launched last year by the Minister of Tourism Lex Delles as a campaign to strengthen the attractiveness of the Grand Duchy as a holiday destination, was a year later more relevant than ever. Out of necessity, we suddenly rediscovered our country. To advertise our beautiful north, the local DP sections and I, using the hashtag #vakanzdoheem, drove from Vianden, across the Nordstad, through...
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Triple A - An essential advantage for our financial center
Luxembourg is one of the few countries in the world to enjoy the highest possible Triple A rating. The triple A is awarded by independent rating agencies and relates to a country's creditworthiness. The rating guarantees the good reputation of the Luxembourg financial center.
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Mathis Ast - New mayor of Wormeldange
On 4th of November, Mathis Ast, aged 36, was sworn in as the new mayor of the municipality of Wormeldange. Below, you can find out more about his political priorities.
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Joe Biden: Hope, but no miracles
Good afternoon, On 3rd November, a historic election took place: The United States of America elected a new president. Historic because for the last four years the USA has had a president who has been known above all for his strong polarisation and destruction of multilateral relations. Hopes were high in many places that Donald Trump would be replaced. Fortunately, this hope has been fulfilled. The...
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To always keep control; also in stormy weathers!
Over the past few months, the DP have more than lived up to their reputation as a responsible party. Our members of parliament have taken the right decisions for the well-being of our country. Every single one has proven in their department that in times of a crisis they can be counted on. The crisis manager Luxembourg is well looked after under the lead of prime minister Xavier Bettel. “If the...
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This crisis makes us explore innovative ways
What is the world after Corona going to be like? What is the pandemic's impact on the EU? Some thoughts by Charel Goerens.
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Atert-Wark - the new local government of the DP in the north of the country
The municipality of Mertzig, with its mayor Mike Poiré, has joined the local government of Redange and the merger section Atert-Wark has been formed. Until 2020 the municipality of Mertzig was part of the "Nordstad" local section. The former Redange section has been working together with the Rambrouch section for a very long time. For this reason, the Rambrouch section with its new president will...
read more...
Guaranteeing Equal Opportunities in Education
During his ‘Tribune Libre’ on the radio, our parliamentary group leader Gilles Baum talked in detail about the big cornerstones of the 2021/2022 beginning of the school year.
read more...
FutureLab - Interview with Corinne Cahen and Claude Lamberty
With the Rentrée, the DP launches an important internal innovation - the FutureLab. Corinne Cahen and Claude Lamberty were asked what this promising concept is all about.
read more...
Interview with the Minister for Family Affairs Corinne Cahen
For the most part, the residents are doing well. However, I get told every day by older people that they never want to be imprisoned again. I can understand that very well. We will therefore do everything in our power to ensure that everyone can live their lives independently, including in retirement and care homes.
read more...
Idea of the month: Free music lessons
In line with the DP's election programme, children and teenagers will be able to access free music classes, starting from the school year 2022/2023.
read more...
More renaturalisation and an improved warning system
The floods of the summer have hit our country unexpectedly. In comparison to neighboring countries, Luxembourg had the chance that no one was injured. However, dramatic scenes unfolded here as well, and the water caused enormous damage. All of this in addition to a corona crisis which, on its own, is already affecting many people and companies.
read more...
Europe
“Before the rentrée, I met with the Luxembourgish media to discuss how EU foreign policy could be better financed in the coming years.
read more...
DP History - A life in the service of school and politics
René Hübsch was born on January 13, 1937 in the rue de Warker in Ettelbruck. Only 7 months later, his father died, who had a business as a plasterer. In fact, René was supposed to learn the craftsmanship of painter. But the boy is so good in school that the teacher insists on sending him to high school.
read more...
Mathis Prost - a new DP councilor at Knuedler
Following the departure of Tanja de Jager, 42-year-old Mathis Prost took over her function as City Councilor.
read more...
A ‘Covid-19 tax’ to cover the costs of the crisis?
Would it be fair to increase taxes on exactly those people who tried to find solutions for the greater good without ever complaining about the many business risks this might entail?
read more...
Housing Pact 2.0
Thirteen years after the first Housing Pact, the Chamber of Deputies recently voted in favour of Housing Pact 2.0
read more...
Here you can grow - room for strong children
Continuing to diversify the school offer, preparing young people for a digital world and continuing to support students intensively - these are the three priorities presented by the Minister of Education Claude Meisch at his traditional press conference before the start of school.
read more...
The way out of the crisis
Vaccines are the best weapon against the Corona-virus. They are the most effective solution to avoid a harsh fall and winter.
read more...
Meet the Team
Christine Fixmer
read more...
The DP mourns the loss of Mady Schaffner
On Tuesday, the honorary mayor of Echternach Mady Schaffner died at the age of 86.
read more...
The fight agains Covid is on the right way - continue the liberal and social path
The “Luxembourgish way” – the mixture between vaccination and sanitary measures – is the right way in the fight against the pandemic. This was our parliamentary group’s leaders’ message at the concluding press conference of the DP parliamentary group.
read more...
Improving everyday life for the public: before, during and after the crisis
This week in his Open Stage contribution on the radio, our parliamentary group leader Gilles Baum speaks about the political priorities of the country, besides the ones linked to the Covid crisis.
read more...
No discrimination based on sexual orientation
This week our MP Pim Knaff spoke in the 'Tribune Libre' on the radio about the rights of homosexual and transgender people in Hungary and Europe.
read more...
Communal mergers are not a means to an end
This week, in his Tribune Libre on the radio, Paul Engel, Mayor of Grosbous, talks about municipal mergers and more specifically about the planned merger of Grosbous and Wahl.
read more...
New salary accord
The new salary agreement with the CGFP will allow the government in the future to focus on the working conditions of civil servants.
read more...
The collective efforts have paid off!
“Minimum chances for the virus, maximum chances for education”: this was the motto of the Minister of Education, Claude Meisch, from the very beginning.
read more...
The DP now has a section in the commune of Lintgen
Since October 2020, the last commune of the Alzette valley also has a DP section. In 2023, the municipal council will be elected according to the proportional representation system for the first time in Lintgen. It is therefore important for the DP to position itself well now.
read more...
Luxembourg City: more space for people
Promoting soft mobility, giving people more space in public areas, making the city more attractive. Even before the pandemic, a lot of work had been done at the Knuedler, but the crisis certainly helped to speed up the process.
read more...
Environment and health go hand in hand
Our environment has a direct impact on our health in many ways. The Covid pandemic has clearly shown this. Therefore, the DP wants to strengthen the role of environmental medicine and the health policy.
read more...
Luxembourg becomes more accessible
We want a world in which everyone has access everywhere - not just physically, but also access to information. During the corona pandemic, the government did everything in its power to provide information to everyone: the leaflets were translated into several languages and the press conferences could be followed in sign language.
read more...
Spotlight: Daliah Scholl
This time in the Spotlight: Daliah Scholl, the newly elected president of the DP South. With the learned flutist, a woman stands for the first time at the head of the district south of the DP. Since 2011 President of the Esch Section, Daliah Scholl has also been a member of the City Council for the DP since the last election.
read more...
News from Europe by Charles Goerens
The financial planning of the EU covers a period of 7 years. The European Council decided in July 2020 to invest 1211 billion euros into the budget for the new period. Of this, 79.5 billion euros will flow into international relations, with the main share being used for third-country development cooperation.
read more...
Two new DP Councilors
Dali Zhu, 32, is a trained statistician and econometrician. He worked as a risk manager in the banking industry for 4 years. Last year, he took over the family business at home. He is a member of the Cercle Amicale des Oeuvres du Rotary, Vice-President of the International Association of Story-Telling and Story-Singing Arts, an organisation that organises cultural exchanges an events between China...
read more...
Making our healthcare sector fit for the future
A high-quality healthcare sector distinguishes itself above all through competent staff - the cornerstone of any healthcare sector. It just wouldn’t work without the doctors, nurses, midwives and all the other important health professionals.
read more...
KEP 1.0 - Culture as dialogue and investment
At the end of April, there was a major orientation debate in Parliament on the Cultural Development Plan 1.0. A plan that has occupied the work of the Parliamentary Committee on Culture for several years, and which today - in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic - has a very different meaning than in 2018.
read more...
The DP's parliamentary group on Facebook
What does the work of the DP members of parliament in Chambers look like?
read more...
Portrait of employees
Sebastien Gudenburg and David Wilson
read more...
The recovery of public finances continues
In his Tribune Libre on the radio this week, the chairman of the Parliamentary Finance and Budget Commission, André Bauler, drew a rather positive assessment of the economic and financial situation of the country.
read more...
DP national congress: taking responsibility in times of crisis
For the second time since the start of the Corona Pandemic, the Democratic Party launched its national congress in digital form on Monday, April 26th. This year again, it was a great success: more than 600 members attended and participated in the congress.
read more...
For the country and its people, during and after the Corona Crisis
In the Tribune Libre on radio this week, our Secretary General Claude Lamberty spoke about the light at the end of the Corona Tunnel and the political future of the country after the crisis.
read more...
The DP mourns the loss of Paul Helminger
With Paul Helminger, Luxembourg loses a politician who has strongly shaped the country and the city of Luxembourg. Paul Helminger was a politician who moved things. A man for whom modernization was not a slogan, but a task for which he committed himself wholeheartedly: as a diplomat, as chief of staff, as secretary of state, as deputy, as member of parliament, as mayor of Luxembourg-city, and as entrepreneur.
read more...
An encouraging start to the year
On 28 February 2021, the Minister of Finance, Pierre Gramegna, presented the situation of public finances to the deputies of the Finance and Budget Committee and the Committee for the Control of Budget Execution of the Chamber of Deputies.
read more...
Public safety in the capital city
"The first role of the state and the municipalities is to guarantee the safety and security of their citizens. There is a huge lack of security at the railway station, in its neighbourhood and in Bonnevoie, but this is not a new phenomenon", said the mayor of the City of Luxembourg, Lydie Polfer, in the Chamber of Deputies during a news hour on public security.
read more...
Promoting Luxembourg's creative industries
In 2015, Luxembourg's creative industries created a value-added of around 400 million euros and employed more than 7,000 people. In an extended question to the Minister of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, our MP André Bauler addressed the evolution of the sector and its future prospects.
read more...
The DP suggests Marc Meyers for the vacant post in the State Council
The 'Comité directeur' of the Democratic Party decided unanimously in its meeting on March 17th to propose Mr Marc Meyers to the government for the vacant post in the Council of State.
read more...
Giving the youth perspectives during the pandemic
Especially now, during the pandemic, young people need perspectives to deal with the psychological strain. In an extended question, DP MP Claude Lamberty wanted to know from the Minister of Education what the effects of the crisis are on the mental health of young people, and what is being done about youth violence prevention.
read more...
We’re not leaving the people in the ‘Gare’ area and in Bonnevoie out in the rain
In his ‘Tribune libre‘, alderman Patrick Goldschmidt talks about the fight against the felt lack of safety in the ‘Gare’ and Bonnevoie areas.
read more...
A digital strategy in the service of the citizens
The DP wants to use the opportunities digitalisation offers for the whole of society, from the economy and education, to the civil service. What's most important though in all projects: people should be at the center of attention.
read more...
Green and sustainable finance
A sustainable finance policy is important in the fight against climate change. Therefore, our strategy in this area is clear: Luxembourg is gearing its financial sector to meet the obligations arising from the Paris Agreements while taking advantage of the opportunities that green and sustainable finance opens up for the diversification of our financial centre.
read more...
Strong reserves accumulated before the crisis
Thanks to the prudent budgetary policy of recent years, Luxembourg was in a good financial position when the crisis hit.
read more...
Our language
The Luxembourgish language is at the core of our identity and the guarantor of a successful integration. This is why the government wants to further promote our language and also promote scientific research.
read more...
2020/2021 - A school year marked by digitalisation
In order to cope with digital change and the demands of the labour market, our children and teenagers must learn how to use the latest technologies.
read more...
Education in times of the Covid-19 pandemic
The pandemic presented the school with major challenges. While some countries heavily relied on home schooling during the crisis, Luxembourg preferred a more balanced approach.
read more...
#Vakanzdoheem
During the last year, many people have spent their holidays at home during the corona pandemic.
read more...
LetzShop - a success story
In order to meet the needs of consumers and at the same time to support local trade, the Letzshop.lu platform was launched.
read more...
Helping the middle class through the crisis
The government is helping businesses to get through this difficult time. With help that has been regularly adapted and extended to adapt to the situation.
read more...
Digital Academy - New technologies and lifelong learning in the civil service
New technologies play an increasingly important role in the public service. This goes from a digital administration that enables an improved service to the citizens, to internal workflows, which become quicker and more efficient through digitalisation.
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Decentralization and Home Office: Shorter paths, more time for oneself and one's family
Bringing working and living closer together to achieve a better quality of life is one of the DP's main priorities.
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Digitalization of the civil service
Better service to citizens, more efficient internal workflow, simplified procedures for businesses: the digitalization offers great potential to make the state and the civil service even more efficient.
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"Integration is not a one-way road"
"Living together concerns us all. Together we are strong to plan an even stronger Luxembourg," said Corinne Cahen, Minister of Family Affairs and Integration, during the parliamentary debate on integration policy in Luxembourg.
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The new law on financial aids for professional journalism
In order to keep pace with the development of the media landscape, and to further promote quality journalism in the future, a reform of the press assistance is currently being worked on.
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Helping the most vulnerable
The Corona pandemic with its more or less severe lockdowns has slowed down our economy and made it difficult to restart its activities. The government has therefore adopted a series of financial aids and measures to counteract the economic uncertainty and secure jobs.
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Making mental health a political priority
The pandemic is affecting many people mentally. It's about time to talk more about mental health.
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More political commitment for health professionals
Since the beginning of the pandemic, our health and our health care system have once again moved to the forefront of interest: healthcare professionals in particular. For this reason, the subject was discussed in Parliament in an interpellation.
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Pim Knaff is the new president of the GECT
The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation between France and Luxembourg is an initiative of the European Parliament to strengthen cooperation in the border regions.
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Report about the public funding of hospital Investments
The COVID crisis has shown how important a well-functioning health system — including hospitals – is.
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Climate protection debate: Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage
What is the role of technologies that filter carbon dioxide from the air in the context of climate protection? The Chamber of Deputies addressed this question in a debate.
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The interests of working people should be at the centre of attention
The DP is convinced that every employee knows how to work best. Both employees and employers want more flexibility - for a better work-life balance or to be able to better adapt work to the economic environment.
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Portrait of employees
Anne Glesener
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The vaccine is here!
Vaccinations are the best way to get back to normal. They help us protect our health care system and regain our freedoms.
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More support for municipalities
The Federation of Liberal Community Representatives FCCD is also working on coherent and innovative solutions to the important municipal dossiers during the Covid crisis, according to its President Martine Dieschburg-Nickels.
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The merger of Groussbus and Wahl: Together we are stronger, together everything is easier
Before the summer, the inhabitants of Grosbous and Wahl will decide on the merger of the two municipalities. For the mayor of Grosbous, Paul Engel, a merger allows many things that would not be possible on their own.
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Adapting the constitution to the realities of the 21st century
Together with MP Simone Beissel we talk about the Luxembourgish constitution: its history, its importance for our society and the work that is currently being done to adapt the text to the realities of a 21st century.
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Charel Goerens: “I’d have preferred the British had stayed in the EU”
For Charles Goerens, the deal between the EU and Great Britain concluded in December is better than no deal at all. However, the liberal MEP would have preferred the Brits to remain in the EU.
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Focusing on professional journalists
A new media law will soon be passed in the Chamber of Deputies. On this occasion, we had a conversation with Guy Arendt, the chairman of the parliamentary commission in charge of the issue.
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Two new DP aldermend
Josy Popov and Marc Schramer talk about their political motivation and priorities.
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Gusty Graas: The Benelux Parliament is an important instrument in the EU
The liberal MP Gusty Graas has been President of the Benelux Parliament for the last two years. The Parliament submits reports and recommendations to the governments of Brussels, The Hague and Luxembourg on issues affecting the three partner countries.
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Vacations at home: On the way to the north with Anne Daems
What was launched last year by the Minister of Tourism Lex Delles as a campaign to strengthen the attractiveness of the Grand Duchy as a holiday destination, was a year later more relevant than ever. Out of necessity, we suddenly rediscovered our country. To advertise our beautiful north, the local DP sections and I, using the hashtag #vakanzdoheem, drove from Vianden, across the Nordstad, through...
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Triple A - An essential advantage for our financial center
Luxembourg is one of the few countries in the world to enjoy the highest possible Triple A rating. The triple A is awarded by independent rating agencies and relates to a country's creditworthiness. The rating guarantees the good reputation of the Luxembourg financial center.
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Mathis Ast - New mayor of Wormeldange
On 4th of November, Mathis Ast, aged 36, was sworn in as the new mayor of the municipality of Wormeldange. Below, you can find out more about his political priorities.
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Joe Biden: Hope, but no miracles
Good afternoon, On 3rd November, a historic election took place: The United States of America elected a new president. Historic because for the last four years the USA has had a president who has been known above all for his strong polarisation and destruction of multilateral relations. Hopes were high in many places that Donald Trump would be replaced. Fortunately, this hope has been fulfilled. The...
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To always keep control; also in stormy weathers!
Over the past few months, the DP have more than lived up to their reputation as a responsible party. Our members of parliament have taken the right decisions for the well-being of our country. Every single one has proven in their department that in times of a crisis they can be counted on. The crisis manager Luxembourg is well looked after under the lead of prime minister Xavier Bettel. “If the...
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This crisis makes us explore innovative ways
What is the world after Corona going to be like? What is the pandemic's impact on the EU? Some thoughts by Charel Goerens.
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