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Domestic violence - how can we help the victims?
Domestic violence is also a widespread problem in Luxembourg. Over 30% of people in this country have already experienced violence. Campaigns should draw attention to the subject and provide prevention. But where can victims find help? What means are available to them? And what is being done to stop the perpetrators from using violence? Our MP Carole Hartmann has asked the ministries in charge.
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What are the consequences of the resignation of six cardiologists from the North Hospital?
Six cardiologists from the North Hospital want to resign. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gilles Baum asked the responsible ministers what impact these resignations will have on patient healthcare and whether unpaid on-call duties might have played a role in the doctors' decision.
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Are grain exports from Ukraine affecting the European internal market?
The European solidarity corridors facilitate the export of grains from Ukraine. However, the logistics remain quite difficult, and further transport to the final destination is not always ensured. What is the impact on the European single market? Our MP Gusty Grass has inquired to receive further information.
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When will the bridge in Ell be renovated?
Due to the bad condition of the bridge in Ell, it has been planned for a long time to renovate or completely renew this bridge. Since the matter does not seem to be progressing properly, the DP MP André Bauler asked what the current status of the planification is.
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How can patient service be improved in the future regarding mammography tests?
The European Commission has issued a recommendation to do the mammography for women between the ages of 45 and 74. Currently, in Luxembourg, the obligatory screening is only done for women over the age of 50. It often takes too long to get an appointment for an ad-hoc check-up. Our MP Carole Hartmann asked the Ministry of Health whether this will change in the future.
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Will Putin use the referendums to resort to stronger weapons?
In his televised speech, the Russian President named Russia's territorial integrity as the top priority. What if the referendums in the Donestk region are in favor of the Russian Federation? Will Putin see this as an impetus to use sharper weapons? Our MP Gusty Graas raised the question with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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When will there be a uniform digital solution in Luxembourg’s health care system?
With the GesondheetsApp, the Digital Health Network in cooperation with the AMMD has developed an application that would allow the patients to carry out all their medical operations digitally. Despite a political agreement, the app is currently being used conditionally and in a limited way? Why is the app not being used to its full extent, and when will there be uniform solutions in this regard? Our...
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Why have quite some trains on line 10 been cancelled recently?
Since recently some trains have been cancelled on line 10, DP MP André Bauler wanted to know what the reason was.
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Delays in tuberculosis tests for Ukrainian refugees
People who have fled Ukraine and want to work or go to school in Luxembourg, must first undergo a medical check-up and a tuberculosis test to complete their file. Due to delays in the appointments, many of these people are currently blocked in the process. When are these people allowed to start looking for a job, and are these children not allowed to go to school? Our MP Carole Hartmann has queried...
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Why do trains run less frequently on the line 10 between Kautenbach and Luxembourg city?
Contrary to the official schedule, a train runs between Kautenbach and Luxembourg city at the moment only every hour, instead of every half hour. Since this causes difficulties for people from the area to get to school and to work, the DP MP André Bauler asked what is the reason for this and what is planned to improve the situation .
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When will the old N7 between Këppenhaff and Fridhaff be renewed?
Since the old N7 between Këppenhaff and Fridhaff is currently in a bad state, DP MP André Bauler asked when this road will be renewed.
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Equality between women and men in Luxembourg sport
In the last decades, gender equality policy in Luxembourg has continuously improved. Sport in particular can play an important role in this issue. The DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Claude Lamberty asked the responsible ministers about the situation regarding gender equality in Luxembourg sports.
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How many ATMs from the Post are left in the country?
Many people use the Post's ATMs. DP MP André Bauler asks the responsible minister how many Post-ATMs are left and how many have been closed since 2015.
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Can a vet keep a pet due to an unpaid bill?
Pet owners should generally be able to look after their animal. In the case of unexpected bills or unforeseen veterinary care, it can sometimes happen that a pet owner cannot pay them immediately. Can a veterinarian keep the animal in such a case? Our MP Gusty Gras asked the ministry to find out.
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No agreement between CNS and FAPSYLUX – now what?
For years, attempts have been made to find an agreement to reimburse the psychotherapeutic treatment. Again and again the negotiations are broken off because both parties can’t come to an agreement. The patient remain without help. Until when should a solution be found? Our MP Carole Hartmann asked the minister in charge.
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A discount for people who live next to a wind farm?
In Ireland, people who live next to wind turbines will receive compensation, and a similar system is planned in France. In this way, the resistance to such projects should be reduced and the development of renewable energies should be promoted. The DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked if such a model would not also be an idea in Luxembourg.
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What happens to animals in a house fire?
When a private house or apartment catches fire, it is often not just people who are at risk. Many people also have pets. Not every animal is good at making itself heard. Is the fire brigade informed about pets? What methods are there and how are animals helped in an emergency? Our MP Claude Lamberty asked for further details.
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Closed train tunnel on the northern line: what is being done to minimize the impact on passengers?
After the Kautebach tunnel collapsed, the passengers who rely on the train to go to work are faced with certain difficulties. DP MP André Bauler asked what was planned to keep the impact of this incident on mobility in the north as small as possible.
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Will vaccination against shingles be included in the national vaccination schedule?
People over 50 have the greatest risk of getting shingles. Vaccines can help with treatment and prevention. DP MPs Gilles Baum, Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas have asked the relevant ministers whether the vaccine Shingrix, which is used against shingles, can be included in the national vaccination plan.
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How many men suffer from breast cancer in Luxembourg?
Men can also get breast cancer. DP MPs Gilles Baum, Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas wanted to know from the Minister of Health how many men are affected in Luxembourg and whether mammograms are performed on men.
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How often are candidacies for a state concession for a pharmacy rejected?
To obtain a state licence for a pharmacy, certain criteria must be met in the application process. Democratic Party MPs Gilles Baum, Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Health how many candidacies were rejected and how many times a rejection was successfully appealed.
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Missing persons in Luxembourg
Every now and then, the news comes that a person, often a minor, is missing. With the latter, it felt like that number had increased recently. How many people have gone missing in recent years? How quickly are these people found generally ? When is an AMBER Alert started? Can public transport help in the search for missing people? Our MPs Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann have asked the respective...
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Increased risk of skin cancer - how can we protect ourselves in the future?
The sun reaches the earth's surface ever stronger and longer. With climate change, the risk of skin cancer is also increasing. More and more people spend more time outside, and people whose jobs are on the outside are more and more exposed to the sun. How should we counter this danger in the future? Our MPs Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann have inquired with the responsible ministries.
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Large offshore wind farms at the cost of Groenland to cover Europe's energy needs?
According to studies by the University of Liège, large offshore wind farms in front of Greenland could cover a large part of European energy consumption. The DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked whether there are already concrete projects and whether Luxembourg intends to invest in them.
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Does the Cypriot gas help in becoming more independent from Russian Gas?
Recently, further gas reserves have been found off the Cypriot coast. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn wanted to know from the relevant minister whether these reserves could contribute to becoming more independent of Russian imports.
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Deportation of Ukrainian minors to Russia.
According to information from the Russian Ministry of Defense, 307,000 Ukrainian minors have been forcibly moved to Russia since the invasion of Ukraine in order to eradicate Ukrainian identity. The minors concerned risk being adopted by Russian families, especially since decrees recently signed by President Putin facilitate such adoption. Our MP Gusty Graas inquired to find out how these children...
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When will the N25 between Kautenbach and Wiltz be renewed?
DP MP André Bauler asked when the N25 between Kautenbach and Wiltz, which is currently in a bad condition, will be renovated.
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How often are the emergency phones used on the motorways?
The emergency telephones make it possible to contact the necessary services and request help in the event of an accident on the motorway. Today, however, more and more people are using their own mobile phones. How much are these emergency call stations still used and how much does it cost to maintain them? Our MPs Claude Lamberty and Max Hahn have asked the responsible ministry.
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Municipality of Rambrouch: Concerns after the restructuring of the RGTR
Why do certain villages of the municipality of Rammerech no longer have a direct connection to Rambrouch to guarantee correspondence to Wiltz, Ettelbruck and Luxembourg city, and this since the introduction of a new timetable on 17 July 2022? And why does line 141 no longer drive through Holtz and Perlé? Our MP André Bauler has posed these questions to the Minister for Mobility and Public Works.
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Café rooms
Several ‘café rooms’ have recently had to close due to a lack of hygiene and safety observed in those facilities. How many units of housing of that type have been lost in the northern canton and what measures are being taken to improve the situation? These and other questions were asked by our MP André Bauler to the Minister of Housing.
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No more vaccination bus for the North?
A vaccination bus in Ettelbruck had to spontaneously replace a vaccination bus in the centre. This despite the fact that citizens were queuing for their vaccination in Ettelbrück. DP MP André Bauler asked the Minister of Health how the vaccination bus service is organised in this country, why the vaccination bus from Ettelbrück had to stand in at the centre and whether it is true that vaccination buses...
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Transport interruptions on the Rhine
Until when will ships no longer be able to sail on the Moselle and is there a risk of a bottleneck or even a stop in the delivery of petroleum products or other merchandise? Our MP André Bauler asked these and other questions to the Minister of the Economy and the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development.
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Consumption and distribution of gas in the context of the Ukrainian war
How much gas did the individual categories of consumers expend over the last few years in Luxembourg? How does the Minister for Energy intend to determine the distribution of gas in the event of a gas bottleneck? Our MPs Carole Hartmann and Max Hahn asked the Minister for Energy these questions.
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o the delays in pricing have an impact on patients' access to new medicines?
It has come to the attention of DP MPs Gusty Graas, Carole Hartmann and Gilles Baum that the Ministry of Social Security has changed the procedure for setting prices for new medicines. This can lead to delays before a new drug is available to patients. Why has the procedure been changed and how often has the 90-day time limit for pricing been exceeded?
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Can the Swiss Lex Koller law also be applied in Luxembourg?
Is the Lex Koller law compatible with the Luxembourg constitution and with the principle of free circulation of capital in the European internal market? DP MP André Bauler addressed these and other questions to the Minister of Justice Sam Tanson.
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Is the Animal Welfare Law adequately implemented?
Is the current animal welfare law not adequately implemented and what is the situation in the animal shelters? The DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Grass put these and other questions to the responsible Minister of Agriculture.
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What are the conclusions of the latest biodiversity report of the IPBES for Luxembourg?
The latest report of the IPBES showed how strongly humanity is dependent on wild animals and plants. Before the COP15 in Canada on biodiversity, DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked what conclusions the government draws from that report for Luxembourg.
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How is the project of the "Innovation Campus" in Bissen progressing?
The DP MPs Claude Lamberty and André Bauler asked how the project of the "Innovation Campus" in Bissen is progressing, and what the possible reasons would be, why the project did not have the expected success.
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How are things going with different road works in Mullerthal?
For months there have been two road works in Mullerthal, which do not seem to be progressing. DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked how these are progressing and when they will be finished.
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Problems with the correspondences between bus and train in the North
Since the DP MP André Bauler heard that there are problems with the correspondence between different buses and trains in the North, he asked the responsible minister how the situation could be improved.
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What is being done so that doctors from third countries get a work permit in Luxembourg faster?
Doctors from third countries must first have their diplomas recognized in another member state before they are allowed to work in Luxembourg. Since this brings difficulties in practice, especially in the case of Ukrainian refugees, the DP MP Carole Hartmann asked how the procedure could be simplified.
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When will the N10 between Reisdorf and Hoesdorf will be resurfaced?
For years, the N10's surface between Reisdorf and Hoesdorf has been in a bad condition. DP MP André Bauler asked, when the road will be resurfaced.
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Can you install small wind turbines at home?
In addition to solar panels, small wind turbines are a good way to produce your own electricity at home. The DP MPs Max Hahn and Claude Lamberty have therefore asked whether this is allowed and whether the state also provides subsidies for smaller wind turbines.
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How does the government plan to accelerate the development of wind energy?
The government announced last autumn that it would simplify the procedures to speed up the development of renewable energy, and especially wind turbines. The DP MPs Max Hahn and Claude Lamberty therefore asked how this should happen.
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What is the impact of the extreme heat on transport infrastructure?
Due to the heat this summer, trains could no longer run on various routes in England, among other places, because the tracks had deformed. DP MPs Max Hahn and Claude Lamberty asked if this had already happened in Luxembourg and what was being done to avoid this.
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What is the provisional balance of the sectoral climate targets for 2021?
DP MPs Max Hahn and Claude Lamberty asked the Environment Minister what the provisional balance of the sectoral climate targets for 2021 is.
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What is the government's position on the biomass plans of the EU Commission?
By 2050, the EU wants to use 20% of the agricultural land for biomass and quadruple the import of timber to produce energy. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked what the government's position on these plans was.
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One year after the floods of July 14th and 15th, 2021: What is the current state of affairs in the municipalities?
A year after the floods of July 14 and 15, DP Member of Parliament Carole Hartmann asked the Interior Minister, among other things, how high the total damage was at municipal level and how much money had already been paid to the respective municipalities.
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What are the plans to improve road safety Op der Léier?
Op der Léier between Hierheck and Grosbous, dangerous situations happen frequently. DP MP André Bauler asked what was planned to improve road safety at this place.
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How is the project of a new police station in Wiltz progressing?
For nearly ten years, there have been discussions of a new police station in Wiltz. DP MP André Bauler asked an update on the project.
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Which municipalities have not yet introduced the B6?
The MP André Bauler asked the Ministry of the Interior about the B6, the property tax on building land.
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How has undeclared work developed in recent years?
With rising prices, the risk of undeclared work increases, which inevitably has consequences on tax revenues. DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann wanted to know from the responsible ministers, among other things, whether the Statec has estimates on the development of undeclared work and tax losses and how many controls the ITM has carried out in recent years?
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When will the CR319 between Wiltz and Winseler be repaired?
A year ago, heavy rain caused a slip of road on the CR319 between Wiltz and Winseler. Since no action has been taken since then, DP MP André Bauler has asked when the road works will start.
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How protected are prison guards from attacks?
The situation of prison guards isn’t an easy one. Verbal attacks are part of their everyday life, and physical attacks and serious threats are also becoming more common. How are prison staff protected? How many attacks have there been in recent years? And how can the guards protect themselves from threats? Our MPs Claude Lamberty and Max Hahn have asked the responsible ministers.
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Are fewer organic products sold in Luxembourg?
Is the consumption of organic products decreasing in Luxembourg? And if so, why? The DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler addressed these and other questions about organic farming to the Ministers for Economy and Agriculture.
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How many forest fires have there been over the last years in Luxembourg?
One of the consequences of climate change is that the risk of forest fires increases due to higher temperatures and prolonged periods of drought. DP MP André Bauler has therefore asked how many forest fires there have been in the last years and how the CGDIS is preparing for a possible increase in this phenomenon.
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Who is the main cause of phosphorus pollution in our waters?
A recent German study concludes that sewage treatment plants, not agriculture, are responsible for phosphorus pollution in water bodies. The DP MP Gusty Graas asks the Minister of Environment if this conclusion can also be applied to Luxembourg and how high the phosphate concentration is in our waters.
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How often are the various special leaves used in this country?
In Luxembourg, workers are entitled to a whole range of leaves. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Max Hahn wanted to know from the Minister of Labour for how many days on average the different leaves were applied for in the last five years and whether women and men apply for the leaves differently.
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What will the ministry's announced taxi platform look like?
The mobility minister recently announced the creation of a platform similar to Uber's. DP MP Max Hahn asked what the platform should look like and when it should be operational.
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A new paving on the N15 in Heiderscheidergrund?
As the road surface of the N15 in Heiderscheidergrund is in a bad state, DP MP André Bauler asked if it was not planned to renew it.
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Follow-up of the work in the Echternach Park
A sign in the Echternach park indicates that a historical study is being conducted by the Ministry of Culture and that as long as it is not completed, no flood damage of July 2022 can be repaired. Our MP Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Culture in a parliamentary question for some details.
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How safe is swimming in open waters in Luxembourg?
With the arrival of summer comes the season of excursions to the lakes. Unfortunately, with each swimming season, there is also the news regarding accidents in- and outside of the water. How safe are the local lakes for the guests? Are there enough safety guards and pool attendents in the country? How are people being protected in and around the local waters? Our MPs Claude Lamberty and Max Hahn have...
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Where is the "accelerated reimbursement" at?
In October 2021, the then Minister of Social Security announced an "accelerated reimbursement" for medical bills. DP MP Carole Hartmann asked how many doctors offer this faster reimbursement, how long the delays are for these reimbursements and what steps are being taken to get more doctors to implement the "accelerated reimbursement".
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What is being done against noise pollution from motorcycles?
The nuisance caused by the noise of tuned motorcycles is a recurring theme, especially during the good season. DP MP André Bauler wanted to know what the police is doing against this.
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Artist residencies in Luxembourg
On June 16th, an artists' residence was inaugurated in the "Bridderhaus" in Esch/Alzette. The former hospital in Rue Léon Metz has been completely renovated and restructured and will house a total of 17 artists. In this context, our MP André Bauler asked the Minister of Culture some general questions about artist residencies.
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Have there already been incidents of ‘needle spiking’ in Luxembourg?
"Needle Spiking" involves secretly injecting a substance to render people defenseless at parties. For some time there have been increasing reports of people in clubs, at concerts or at festivals becoming victims of this phenomenon. Have there already been cases in Luxembourg and how should one react? What do the police do in such a case? Our MP Gusty Graas asked the relevant ministries.
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What are the reasons for the sick trees along the Sûre?
Along the Alzette and the Sûre rivers many trees seem to be sick. DP MP André Bauler asked what the reasons were.
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What is the travel behaviour of Luxembourgers?
It is well known that Luxembourgers like to travel and spend a good part of their annual income on it. The DP MP André Bauler asked the Minister of Economy for details on the travel behaviour of Luxembourgers.
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When will the paint job on the Red Bridge be finished?
The paint job on the Red Bridge should have been completed in the spring of last year, after it had been interrupted because the company had gone bankrupt. DP MPs Max Hahn and Claude Lamberty have therefore asked where the works are and when they should be completed.
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Why is the municipality of Parc Hosingen not classified as a regional center in national planning?
Although the municipality of Parc Hosingen has developed well in recent years, it is not classified as a CDA (Center de développement et d'attraction) in national planning. DP MP André Bauler asked the minister in charge what the reasons were and whether there were any plans to change it.
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What does agriculture mean without cows?What does agriculture mean without cows?
What does agriculture mean without cows? Will the emissions of greenhouse gases decrease? Does this have other consequences on food security. American scientists have done a study on this. DP MP Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture if he was aware of this study and if the same conclusions could be drawn for Luxembourg.
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Will the ATM at the Post Office in Echternach be closed?
DP MP Carole Hartmann has heard that the ATM at the post office in Echternach is set to close. In this context, she wanted to know from the Minister responsible whether this would be the case and whether the office is also planned be closed.
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When will the track radars be installed in the tunnels of the A7 motorway?
After the Minister of Mobility announced at a press conference that track radars will be installed in all the tunnels of the A7 motorway, DP MP Max Hahn wanted to know when this is planned to happen and what the cost would be.
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How much flu vaccine has Luxembourg pre-ordered for the next flu season?
We will probably have to prepare for a more severe flu wave again in autumn and winter. Pre-orders for the flu vaccine had to be submitted in some countries by the end of March. DP MP Gusty Graas wanted to know from the Minister of Health how much flu vaccine Luxembourg has ordered and whether it will be enough to provide the vaccine to all vulnerable people and health professionals.
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What are the consequences of the rise in the price of dairy products?
A rise in prices for dairy products is expected this summer. The DP MPs Gilles Baum and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture what the causes of this increase are and whether the farmers will benefit from it at all.
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Should the use of medical cannabis be expanded?
Since 2018, the use of medicinal cannabis is allowed in Luxembourg and helps, among others, patients with chronic pain. The DP MPs Max Hahn and Carole Hartmann asked the responsible ministers whether medical cannabis should also be used to treat other diseases and whether medical cannabis could also be sold in pharmacies outside the hospital in the future.
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How has home office affected traffic in the last two years?
Csn the impact of home office on traffic be measured? DP MP André Bauler asked the minister responsible for the matter.
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How big is the problem of " puffs " in Luxembourg?
In France, puffs, disposable electronic cigarettes, are becoming increasingly popular among young people. The French Ministry of Health is concerned about the emergence of a new generation of smokers. The DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Claude Lamberty wanted to know from the Minister of Health whether "puffs" were a problem in Luxembourg and whether it would be useful to inform the population about the...
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How is the strawberries production doing in Luxembourg?
The DP MP André Bauler asked the Minister of Agriculture how many farms in this country grow strawberries, what kind of varieties they have and how the distribution of strawberries is organised.
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Drinking water from the Moselle river?
Studies are currently being carried out to possibly prepare water from the Moselle for human consumption in the future. DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas have asked when these studies will be completed and what the water quality of the Moselle is like.
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What impact has the drought had on our waterbodies?
As in 2018 and 2019, this year will be exceptionally dry. DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas have therefore asked the Environment Minister some questions.
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What are the consequences of the climate on this year’s harvest?
Currently, temperatures are quite high. The DP MP Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture how the current climate would affect this year's harvest. He also asked if there would be any specific support to help farmers adapt to climate change.
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Extension of the death penalty in Belarus
On 18 March this year, Belarus by decree extended the possibility to be condemned to the death penalty, so that now not only people who took part in a terrorist act, but also those who attempted such an act can be punished with the death penalty. The opposition sees in this decision an attempt to suppress the free expression of opinion and the opponents of the government. How to assess this situation?...
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Mobile phone radars in Luxembourg as well?
In Trier and Mainz, police have launched a pilot project of a mobile phone radar. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked if this radar could not be used in Luxembourg as well.
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The army recruiting office is going to close soon?
DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler asked the minister responsible what was behind the rumors that the army recruiting office would be closed in the near future.
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Relocation of professional firefighters from the north?
Deputy André Bauler asked the Ministry of the Interior if it was right that professional firefighters from the CGDIS centers in the north of the country will be transferred to other regions of the country.
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How can the attractiveness of the Centre Hospitalier du Nord be improved?
At its two sites in Wiltz and Ettelbruck, the ChdN ensures healthcare for the north and partly for the east of the country. What will be done to make the two sites also attractive in the future? DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health, among other things, whether cooperation with the University of Luxembourg was planned, whether specialisation in a medical field was envisaged...
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Shortage of personnel in Ettelbrück to ensure the ambulance service?
MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn have been informed that there are currently difficulties in Ettelbrück with the staff to provide the ambulance service. In this context, the two politicians asked the Ministry of the Interior, among other things, about the availability of volunteers.
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How often do cosmetic operations in Luxembourg cause undesirable side effects?
Interest in cosmetic medicine is growing. Unfortunately, it also happens time and again that procedures are performed by people without the appropriate training. The consequences are real dangers for the patients. The DP MP Gusty Graas wanted to know from the responsible ministers whether there are figures on cosmetic surgery in Luxembourg and how often patients had to be treated for undesirable side...
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Use of assistants for partially automated driving on our roads?
In Germany, a car manufacturer was recently given permission to use its system of automated driving in road traffic under specific conditions. DP MP Max Hahn asked if this system was also authorised in Luxembourg and how the government wants to deal with these technological developments.
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What is the real danger of new tick species?
The tick season is starting again and new tick species are finding their way to Luxembourg. Gusty Graas, DP MP, asked the Minister of Health which diseases have been detected in tick bites in Luxembourg so far and whether awareness should not be raised again in a more visible way.
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How have passenger numbers in public transport evolved over the last year?
What effect does the current price increase have on the number of passengers on public transport? DP MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn asked the minister responsible for the matter.
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What measures will be taken to reduce the congestion of the tram during peak hours?
DP MP Max Hahn heard that the tram was completely overcrowded during rush hour. In this context, he wanted to know what is planned to improve the situation.
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How is the population of raccoons in Luxembourg evolving?
the raccoon is an invasive species that seems to be spreading more and more in Luxembourg. Contacts with people seem to multiply as of recently. DP MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn therefore asked how the population was developing and whether measures to regulate the population were effective.
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When will the Supreme Council for Health and Safety at Work be reconvened?
The CSSST, which reports to the Directorate of Health, has not met since 2018. DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health why no more meetings have taken place and whether the Minister will convene a meeting in the near future.
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A suspension bridge over the Upper Sûre lake?
The project of a suspension bridge over the Upper Sûre lake would be another great tourist attraction for the north. DP MP André Bauler asked the Minister for the Environment what her position in this regard is.
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How is the PC22 cycle path between Diekirch and Vianden progressing?
The extension of the PC22 cycle path seems to be stuck, largely due to terrains that the state doesn't possess yet. DP MP André Bauler therefore asked how the project was advancing.
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What is the government's position on the planned geological storage of nuclear waste in Belgium?
In Belgium, the debate over the disposal of nuclear waste is entering a new phase. The geological storage seems to be decided thing. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked the minister responsible what the position of the Luxembourg government was and how it was involved in the decision-making process.
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What are the requirements for a conditional release?
Since the application of the new law on the enforcement of sentences in 2018, conditional liberties have been regularly issued only under certain conditions, such as the payment of the civil action. These conditions can vary from case to case. Are there any guidelines in this regard? Our MP Pim Knaff has inquired at the relevant ministry.
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Relocation of the Vianden pharmacy to the commune of Tandel?
It seems to be the case that the pharmacy will be transferred from Vianden to the commune of Tandel. DP MP André Bauler has asked the Minister of Health whether there is a concrete wish for this transfer and whether there have already been discussions with the relevant municipal authorities.
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Which doctors are missing in the country?
There is a shortage of doctors in Luxembourg. This provokes long waiting times and long journeys for patients. André Bauler and Gilles Baum, DP MPs, asked the Minister of Health if she knew how many doctors of all specialities work in Luxembourg and how many doctors have joined or retired in the last five years.
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Poor condition of the CR346 between Schieren and Schrondweiler
DP MP André Bauler has learned that the CR346 between Schieren and Schrondweiler is in a bad state. For this reason, he asked the Minister responsible if there were no plans to renovate this road.
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Why is the project of the Cité militaire in Diekirch not progressing?
A new housing project is to be set up on the site of the Cité militaire in Diekirch, but even though the PAP has been voted for some time, not much seems to be happening on the ground. DP MP André Bauler asked what the reasons were.
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Criticism of the current wolf policy
The DP MP Gusty Graas asked the responsible minister about the current wolf prevention policy after a shepherd had recently expressed his dissatisfaction with Luxembourg's wolf policy in a newspaper article.
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Shouldn't midwives play a more important role in childbirth in the future?
Following the closure of the maternity clinic at the Ettelbruck site of the Centre Hospitalier du Nord, DP MP Carole Hartmann will put an extended parliamentary question to the Minister of Health in the Chamber. How does the Minister see the promotion of home births, the establishment of a birth centre, as they have existed in Germany for a long time, or the establishment of a midwife ambulance?
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Why is the French hunting exam no longer recognised?
How long has it been known that the French hunting test does not meet our standards? Why was it only now that the decision was made not to recognize the French hunting examination? DP MP Guy Arendt asked the competent minister.
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How is the tree alleys' health around the country?
DP MP André Bauler asked the concerned ministre several questions about the tree alleys around the country.
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Are patients rejected in the emergency room of the Kirchberg hospital?
The DP MPs Max Hahn and Gusty Graas have heard that the hospital in Kirchberg sometimes rejected patients brought to the emergency room by ambulance during the "small watch". In a parliamentary question, they therefore wanted to know from the responsible ministers whether this was true and if so, what was being done to prevent such cases.
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What is the risk that the maternity clinic in Ettelbruck will have to close in the next few days?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gilles Baum have learned that the Ettelbruck site of the Centre hospitalier du Nord will no longer have any paediatricians available in the next few days and that the maternity hospital therefore risks having to close. For this reason, they asked the Minister of Health if this was true and, if so, what the reasons were for this circumstance.
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Wouldn't it be an idea to house refugees in the former police service housing in Colmar?
Most of the police service housing in Colmar-Berg is currently uninhabited. DP MP André Bauler therefore asked the competent minister if they could not accommodate refugees.
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Stop of the work on the Ettelbruck railway station: How could it come to this?
How is it possible that the Administration of the environment only stopped work on the Ettelbruck railway station after it had already started? Why were the swallow nests only then discovered? DP MP André Bauler asked the competent minister some questions.
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How are things going with the P&R in Wasserbillig near the station?
DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Max Hahn have heard that the project of the new P&R in Wasserbillig near the CFL train station, due to, among others, the price explosion of the material, has temporarily been stopped, and will be re-planned. For this reason, they asked the Minister responsible for further details.
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How are the projects of two bidirectional bus lanes progressing?
The Ministry of Mobility announced the creation of a bi-directional bus lane in two parts of the country, on which the bus can travel in the morning in one direction and in the evening in the other direction. DP MP Max Hahn asked how the two projects are progressing.
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Will the dirt road between Warken and Burden be transformed into a parking for walkers?
The old road, next to the CR348 between Warken and Burden, is in a bad state, but could still be used as a parking strip for people going for a walk there. DP MP André Bauler asked the minister responsible for the matter if this was an option.
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How many cases where people simply dispose of their waste in nature have there been in recent years?
Again and again one sees places in nature where people have disposed of their trash. DP MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn have asked how many cases there have been in recent years.
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How many paediatricians are currently working in Luxembourg?
There are already not enough paediatricians working in this country. With the population growth, waiting times will continue to increase. DP MPs André Bauler and Gilles Baum asked the responsible ministers how many paediatricians are currently working in Luxembourg, how many Luxembourgers are studying paediatrics and how many paediatricians will be needed by 2025.
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How are Ukrainian refugees protected from human trafficking ?
According to Europol, women and children in particular are targeted by criminal organisations. What is Luxembourg doing to protect Ukrainian refugees from this violence?
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When will outpatient radiology receive nomenclature tariffs?
Up to now, there are no tariffs in the nomenclature for out-of-hospital radiology. This means that, for example, an MRI scan is only fully covered by health insurance if it is performed in hospital. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gilles Baum asked the ministers concerned when the subject will be discussed again in the nomenclature commission and whether they do not think that the absence of such tariffs...
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How many Luxembourgers are fighting in Ukraine?
Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Foreign Affairs whether he knew whether any Luxembourg nationals or residents had joined the Ukrainian Foreign Legion.
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Renovation of the N15 in Niederfeulen
The N15 in Niederfeulen is planned to be renovated. DP MP André Bauler wanted to know further details about these roadworks from the competent minister.
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What is the development of meat prices?
The price of many types of meat has risen sharply in recent weeks. The DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas want to know from the Minister of Agriculture how this development has been concretely, who is benefiting from these increases and what role the Ukraine crisis is playing.
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What is being done about endometriosis in Luxembourg ?
In France, a national strategy to fight endometriosis was announced this month. A disease that affects 180 million women worldwide. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Carole Hartmann wanted to know from the ministers responsible how many women suffer from this disease in this country and what is being done about endometriosis.
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What work is planned on the boarding school of the agricultural school and the hotel school?
The state budget provides 10 million euros for work on the boarding school of the agricultural school and the hotel school. DP MP André Bauler asked what work was planned and when it should be completed.
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Why is there no longer a freight train between Bettembourg and Chengdu?
Apart from a first test train, apparently no other train has run between Bettembourg and the Chinese city of Chengdu. DP MP Gusty Graas asked why this is so and what the government intends to do.
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Is it true that the Wiltz Clinic will be converted into a day clinic?
DP MP André Bauler has heard that the clinic in Wiltz is to be converted into a day clinic. In a parliamentary question, the Northern MP therefore wanted to know from the Minister of Health what the concept of this day clinic will be, what this means for the emergency room of the Wiltz clinic and whether this will have an impact on the Ettelbrück site of the Centre Hospitalier du Nord.
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How are our farmers, gardeners and winegrowers doing?
A few years ago, the service "En oppent Ouer fir de Bauer, Wënzer a Gärtner" was launched. The liberal MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture how this service is doing and whether if there was made more use of the service due to the pandemic?
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How is the asparagus production doing in Luxembourg ?
Asparagus has been grown in Luxembourg for several years. The DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture how the production of asparagus is doing in Luxembourg?
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Making organic fertilizer with worms?
In Switzerland, a farmer has found a new way to make biological fertilizer with worms. The DP MP Gusty Graas asked the relevant ministers whether such a bio-fertilizer with worms is already being produced in Luxembourg and what approval procedures apply to setting up a worm farm?
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How much grain does Luxembourg import from the East?
The current situation in Ukraine has an influence on the grain market. The DP MP André Bauler asked the minister responsible for details about the import and export of cereals.
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Sanctions also against journalists from Russian state media - what does the ministry say?
In an interview, Dr. Florian Töpfl pointed out that journalists and moderators of Russian state media have a huge influence on the attitudes of the people towards the Russian war in Ukraine. Like oligarchs and big business, they too should be sanctioned. What is the position of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in this regard? Our MP Gusty Graas wanted to find out …
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How many people have taken parental leave since the reform?
MP Carole Hartmann and MP Max Hahn asked the Minister for Family and Integration about the different types of parental leave.
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Will there be a European supply chain law?
The EU Commission has presented a project for a European supply chain law. DP MP André Bauler asked the Economics Minister how Luxembourg felt about the project and whether we are striving for a harmonization with European planning in this context.
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How can we guarantee that EU agricultural funds are not misused?
In a resolution, the Budget Control Commission of the European Parliament warns against the misuse of EU agricultural funds. DP MP Gusty Graas has asked the Minister of Agriculture what he thinks of this warning and what can be done to prevent this abuse.
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Why do so few people ask for the rent subsidy?
Only 16% of the eligible households make a demand for the rent subsidy. Why is that? DP MP Max Hahn asked the competent minister.
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Renting building land to build temporary housing? What is being done, what is planned to promote such models?
Modular constructions on rented building land could quickly create additional housing. DP MP Max Hahn asked how this model is currently being implemented and how it could be further promoted.
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How much building land is within the perimeter that can be built on directly?
In Luxembourg there are 5018 hectares of undeveloped land within the perimeter, of which 3750 hectares are in a residential or mixed zone. How many of these plots could be developed directly? And for how many a PAP needs to be voted first? DP MP Max Hahn asked the responsible minister some questions.
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How is the renovation of the LTA's old buildings going?
After the LTA moved into its new buildings in Gilsdorf, the old buidlings are planned to be renovated for the Ettelbruck Lycée. DP MP André Bauler wanted to know how far these works are progressing and wether the ASTA's laboratories shouldn't be renovated as well.
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Larger greenhouses for growing fruit and vegetables?
It has been claimed in an interview that the government does not support the construction of larger greenhouses for growing fruits and vegetables. DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the Minister for Agriculture how he feels about building larger greenhouses and what he thinks of vertical farming.
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How many people declare their trip to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs?
When traveling or staying outside the country for longer, there may always be issues for which it may be helpful to have an on-site contact. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides assistance for emergencies and crisis situations. But how many people report their stay at the ministry at all. Our MP Gusty Graas has inquired with the ministry to find out.
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A medical centre at the northern tip of the country?
At night and on weekends, people in the far north of the country often have to travel a long way to the nearest doctor in case of illness. DP MPs André Bauler and Gilles Baum wanted to know from the Minister of Health whether it would not be appropriate to install another medical centre in the north of the country, and what can be done to improve the situation in the short term?
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Pollution of the Moselle river by the Cattenom nuclear plant?
It seems that a pollution of the Moselle has occurred near the Cattenom nuclear plant. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn wanted to know further details on this incident from the competent minister.
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What will be the consequences following the destruction of Armenian cultural heritage?
On December 7, 2021, the International Court of Justice ordered Azerbaijan to protect Armenian cultural and religious heritage. However, the destruction of cultural property continues to occur in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. Do the responsible ministries plan to react and how? Our MP Gusty Graas asked the respective ministries.
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Big riots in Kazakhstan in January - and now what?
Earlier this year, there were major riots in Kazakhstan. Protesters have been brutalized and imprisoned, many have disappeared. An independent inquiry was initially not approved by the president. How is it going now, and what is the plan? Our MPs Gilles Baum and Gusty Graas have asked for details.
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How many people in Luxembourg have changed their name ?
The law of December 2020 made it easier to request a change of name or surname. How many people have changed their names in 2021 and what are general reasons for these requests? Our MPs Max Hahn and Carole Hartmann inquired at the ministry.
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What is the impact of the « Farm to Fork” strategy on our agriculture?
With the "farm to fork" strategy, the European Commission has defined goals to make agriculture more sustainable by 2050. The voices after a global impact study on the objectives are getting louder and louder. The DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler asked the Minister of Agriculture how Luxembourg is dealing with the lack of such a study and whether it will demand one from the Commission. Then the...
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Problems with some RGTR bus lines in the North
Due to the abolition and reorganization of several bus lines in the North, there seems to have been difficulties in student transport. DP MP André Bauler asked what the minister wanted to do about it.
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Why have several bus lines in the North, that students use as well, been abolished?
DP MP André Bauler has learned that since December 2021, a number of bus lines in the North have been abolished, affecting many students. He therefore asked what the reason was and what the Minister wanted to do to improve the situation.
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How are the roadworks on the Hosingen bypass progressing?
After the financing law for the Hosingen bypass has been passed in parliament last summer, DP MP André Bauler wanted to know how the roadworks are progressing.
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What is the situation regarding the rule of law in Poland?
The Polish government's attacks on the rule of law and the LGBTIQ community are increasing. What is the Foreign and European Affairs Minister doing about it?
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How many people in Luxembourg suffer from scleroderma, and where can they get help?
Local or systemic - scleroderma is a relatively unknown autoimmune disease with various pathologies. Individual variants of this disease cause symptoms that can range from ‘mild’ to fatal symptoms. Who is affected in Luxembourg, who are the specialists and where can you get help? Our MP Gusty Graas inquired with the respective ministries.
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The shaken baby syndrome - a brief moment with great risk.
A shaking trauma in infants can lead to bleeding in the head, in the worst case to a broken neck with fatal consequences. How are new parents informed in Luxembourg and what is being done to protect babies? Our MPs Gilles Baum and Gusty Graas have asked the responsible ministry.
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Why is there a Patiente Vertriedung form on vaccination side effects?
Since 26 January 2022, a form has been available on the website of the Patients' Association (Patiente Vertriedung asbl), which allows people to report adverse reactions to vaccinations. The MPs Gusty Graas and Carole Hartmann wonder why such a form exists and whether it complies with the legislation.
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How can people in Afghanistan, who are selling a kidney in order to survive, be helped?
The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is escalating. Many people are selling one of their kidneys, in order to support their families. Some people think about selling their own children. Is the situation known and what is being done to help these people. Our MP Gusty Graas has inquired at the relevant ministry.
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How are shooting ranges regulated in Luxembourg?
Who is allowed to take part in shooting range courses in Luxembourg? What kind of courses are offered to businesses as well as to individuals? What background checks and other checks are done? Our MPs Claude Lamberty and Max Hahn have inquired with the Ministry in charge.
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What are the expected results of lowering housing agencies' commission?
After the Minister of economy's recent announcements on housing agencies' commissions, DP MP André Bauler wanted to know further details.
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Revalorisation of the Schinker Parking?
As the car park at the Schinker roundabout is currently in a bad state, DP MP André Bauler has asked what is being planned to redevelop the site.
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Where does the work on a compensation fund for "aléa thérapeutique" stand?
The coalition agreement provides for the introduction of a compensation fund for "aléa thérapeutique". If accidents occur during treatment without any fault on the part of the healthcare provider, this fund is to compensate patients. The DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas asked the responsible ministers where the work stands and whether this fund will be introduced during this legislative period?
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What is the participation rate in the early detection programme "Bilan 30"?
The audiophonological service provides early detection of language deficits in children aged 30 months. DP MPs Max Hahn, Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health questions about participation and current problems in making appointments.
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Has the drinking water sources's quality improved?
DP MP André Bauler wanted to know how the drinking water sources's quality is and if the new protection zones have already had an impact.
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How to reduce digitalisation's impact on climate change?
In France, a number of laws have recently come into force to help reduce the impact of digitalisation on climate change. DP MP Gusty Graas asked what was planned in Luxembourg in this regard.
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How many applications for subsidies for flood protection measures have already been processed?
Following the floods of last July, many people and municipalities have decided to invest in flood protection measures, which are also financially supported by the Water fund. DP MPs Max Hahn and Carole Hartmann asked, among other things, how many applications had already been received and how many of them had already been processed.
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What's next for the animal transport dossier?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture how to follow up the debate with young farmers on the subject of animal transport, how the new EU recommendations will be implemented in practice and whether there will be a further debate on this subject?
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On what criteria is the national representativeness of Patiente Vertriedung asbl. based?
The Patiente Vertriedung asbl. (PV) is supported by the state and is represented in various national bodies. DP MP Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Health what criteria are used to recognise the PV's representativeness and how much it has been subsidised in recent years.
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Does type 2 diabetes occur more frequently in children and adolescents?
Since the pandemic, cases of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents seem to be increasing in Germany. DP MPs Gilles Baum and Gusty Graas asked the responsible ministers whether there is also an increase in Luxembourg and how often treatment by a nutritionist was reimbursed.
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How dilapidated is the tower of the old brewery in Diekirch?
According to an expert opinion, the tower at the old brewery in Diekirch is said to be dilapidated and to be demolished in order to create space for the planned real estate project. In this context, our MP André Bauler asked a few questions to the Minister of Culture.
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Non authorised clipping of hedges along a highway
DP MP Gusty Graas wanted to know, how it is possible that the state clips hedges on a municipality's grounds without even asking.
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Questions about the fishing lots in Luxembourg
How many fishing lots and syndicates are there in Luxembourg? What is the lots' average length? How many have been removed from lease during the last years? DP MP Gusty Graas asked the competent minister several questions.
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How many people are granted solidarity benefits from their municipality ?
MP Max Hahn asked the Minister of Interior, among other things, about the calculation of the social aid.
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Pediatrics in Luxembourg
If the child is sick but the pediatrician is not available at the moment, parents can take their child to the children's clinic, the Bohler Clinic or the children's outpatient clinic in the North Hospital. In addition to long waiting times, parents from the north and east of the country in particular often have to travel long distances. DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann therefore wanted to know...
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When does the CGDIS - Psychological Support Group intervene?
As part of the CGDIS, the Psychological Support Group steps in when there are accidents, disasters or other incidents. Where have the volunteer teams been deployed recently, how many volunteers are currently committed in the teams and has the Covid crisis aggravated the situation for the teams over the past years? Our MPs Claude Lamberty and Max Hahn have asked the responsible ministry for clarifications.
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Is the prohibition of gigaliners a competitive disadvantage for Luxembourg's economy?
Ecocombis or gigaliner, long trucks with a length of up to 25 meters, are allowed in many countries, but not in Luxembourg. DP MPs Gilles Baum and André Bauler asked if this was not a competitive disadvantage for our economy.
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Will the authorization of glyphosate in the EU be extended?
In their preliminary report, the four Member States that are evaluating the extension of the authorization of glyphosate in the EU, conclude that there is no reason to ban the controversial plant protection product. However, the expertise of this preliminary report is being questioned by several parties. DP MP Gusty Graas asked how the Luxembourg government sees things and what it intends to do to...
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Are further roadworks necessary on the N12 in Préizerdaul after its recent renewal?
After the renewal of the N12 in Préizerdaul in recent years, it turns out that in some places the road is still in a bad state. DP MP André Bauler therefore asked if it was planned to carry out additional repair work on these sites.
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What is the Minister doing about the long delays in the orders for a PCR test or for isolation?
DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas have asked what the reasons are for the delays in issuing the isolation, quarantine and PCR test orders and what is being done to solve these problems.
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Construction : more bankruptcies during the pandemic?
MP André Bauler asked the responsible ministers about the reasons for the recent insolvencies in the construction sector.
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Allowance for doctors in the process of specialisation
The law of 31 July 2020 has adapted the allowances for doctors in the process of specialisation. The DP MPs Carole Hartmann and André Bauler asked the Minister of Health whether doctors in the process of specialisation already receive this adapted allowance and, if not, whether a retroactive reimbursement of the difference is planned.
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Street lights as charging station for electric vehicles?
Work is underway in Dortmund, among others, on a system for charging electric cars at streetlights. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked if this was not an idea to implement in Luxembourg as well.
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Further help for the swine sector?
The swine sector is still doing very badly. Many producers will have to stop their production. DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler asked the ministers in charge if there could be further aid to the sector and what swine porducers could do with their buildings in the future if they had to stop.
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Minister's reaction to the call for the Covid demonstration in front of Robert Schuman hospital next week?
Deputies Claude LAMBERTY and Carole HARTMANN want to know how the responsible minister responds to the call to demonstrate in front of the Robert-Schuman hospital next week, especially in view of the development of demonstrations in recent weeks.
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What are the results of the public consultation regarding the third management plan?
As provided for in the water framework directive, a public consultation was organized regarding the third management plan, in which both private individuals and municipalities could submit their comments and opinions. DP MP Gusty Graas asked what the outcome of this consultation was.
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Noise radars in France: an idea for Luxembourg as well?
Recently, a noise radar has been installed in France to counteract the excessive noise of tuned motorcycles; others are already planned. DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler have asked if such radars were also planned in Luxembourg.
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What is the state of progress with regards to the planned dike in Clervaux?
Years ago, the project of a dike in Clervaux was presented to improve flood protection at the entrance of the town. Since the dossier does not really seem to be progressing, DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas have asked if the project is still being realised and if so, what the state of progress is.
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how many farm shops are there in Luxembourg?
The pandemic has led many people to re-evaluate the benefits of regional products. In particular the purchase of meat products, vegetables and fruits, eggs and even milk directly on the farm seems to have increased in recent months. DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas have asked the Minister of Agriculture how the number of farm shops has changed in recent years.
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Why were several pregnant women denied the booster vaccination ?
Despite being invited for a booster vaccination, several pregnant women were refused the vaccination at the vaccination centre. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Claude Lamberty asked the Minister of Health why this is the case and what is being done to enable these women to access their booster vaccination.
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How is the economic blockade between China and Lithuania affecting other EU member states?
Since the opening of the Taiwanese embassy in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, China has been blocking exports from Lithuania, but also from other European member states. Many different industries are affected. Our MP Gusty Graas has asked the responsible ministries whether Luxembourg companies are also affected by the blockade.
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Overview over the government's investments in infrastructure projects in the Nordstad
How much money has the government invested in recent years in what infrastructure projects in the Nordstad and what is planned for the coming years? DP MP André Bauler asked the competent minister.
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Flood damage in Echternach : why are the repairs in the park still on hold ?
Flood damages in the park of Echternach have still not been repaired. The MPs Carole Hartmann and André Bauler therefore asked the Minister of Culture about the reasons for the delay and the expected finalization of the repair work.
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The police in the north of the country
The personnel shortage in the police force is not new, and yet the situation seems to be particularly worrying in the north. In this context, MP André Bauler has submitted some specific questions to the Minister of Internal Security.
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What is the condition of the brickwork at Vianden Castle?
Our castles and palaces must be maintained. Especially the brickwork must be checked regularly to avoid situations like the one in Beaufort. Recently, some stones have also tumbled down at Vianden Castle. In this context, our MP has submitted some questions to the Minister of Culture.
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Why are excavations no longer being carried out at the main excavation site of the Roman villa in Schieren?
For about a year now, no excavations have been carried out at the main excavation site of the Roman villa in Schieren. Our MP André Bauler asked the Minister of Culture if there is a concrete reason for this and what the situation is regarding further projects and analyses.
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How much vandalism is there in Luxembourg, and what is the cost for repairs?
Intentional damage often results in unnecessary costs, and money needs to be used which could also have been used for positive purposes. In Luxembourg, too, we are not free from vandalism - but where does it occur most, and what costs does it entail? Our MPs Max Hahn and Claude Lamberty inquired at the Ministry.
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Benelux - Together against illegal drug crime and organised crime
On December 11th, the Benelux Interparliamentary Assembly unanimously adopted a recommendation regarding the illegal drug industry and organised crime. How should this cooperation work and how does the Government see future cooperation on this topic? Our MP Gusty Graas has inquired with the ministries in charge.
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New P&R in the Remich Canton?
According to the minister, no new P&R are planned in the Remich Canton. DP MP Carole Hartmann wanted to know the reasons for this.
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Exhaustion of health workers due to Covid 19 pandemic
Due to the pandemic, we risk losing health workers because they quit their jobs or take early retirement. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Gilles Baum wanted to know from the responsible ministers if there are figures for Luxembourg and what can be done to prevent a loss of health workers.
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What about the maintenance of state bike lanes, especially in winter?
Leaves, mud or other debris on the bike paths pose a safety risk for cyclists in winter. DP MP Max Hahn therefore asked about the maintenance of the state bike lanes.
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Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to four years in prison – how is the situation in Myanmar?
On December 6th , Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced in Myanmar to 4 years in prison for inciting public outrage and for failing to comply with sanitary measures. Other party leaders have been accused of corruption and electoral fraud. This despite the fact that they won the parliamentary elections. What is the current situation in Myanmar and how will it continue. Our MP Gusty Graas inquired at the relevant...
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St. Laurent church in Diekirch
The former church of St. Laurent in Diekirch is a classified national monument, but the interior of the church is in need of renovation. Expert analyses in 2019 have already reported some damage. There is also a risk that parts of the vault might collapse. In addition, the statics of the building raise some questions. In this context, our MP André Bauler asked some questions to the Minister of Culture.
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The Covid helpline does not always work optimally
DP MP Gusty Graas has asked the Minister of Health, among other things, why the helpline does not inform you about your position in the queue.
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Use of government logo for own purposes legal?
Recently, three associations ran an ad where they used the logo of the Ministry of Agriculture for their purposes, so that the reader could think it was an official announcement from the government. The DP MP Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture if this is legal and what he intends to do about it.
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Pollution of the Nothomb stream: what are the reasons and what will be the consequences?
It appears around 100.000 litres of liquid manure ended up in the Nothomb stream around Holtz. DP MP Gusty Graas wanted to know what the origins are and what the consequences are.
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When will the bypass road in Echternach be realised?
The works on the Echternach bypass road could start at the end of 2021, according to a statement from the ministre from 2020. Therefore the DP MP Carole Hartmann asked what the current status of the project is and when the works will be able to start.
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Why aren't the roadworks at Maulusmühle advancing?
For some time already the roadworks at Maulusmühle don't seem to progress. That is why DP MP André Bauler asked what the reasons for this are.
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How is the maintenance of our rivers being managed?
After the July floodings there is still a lot of rubbish in our rivers, including trash that people dispose of there. DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler wanted to know how the river's maintenance is being coordinated and when the rubbish will be cleaned.
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How are the porc producers doing?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture how the porc producers are doing at the moment and how the state can help them.
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Why is there no awareness raising campaign on road safety and visibility this year?
During the winter months visibility is most important for pedestrians and cyclists to avoid accidents. While the government organised a awareness raising campaign the last years in this regard, there seems to be none this year, which is why the DP MPs Max Hahn and André Bauler wanted to know what are the reasons for this.
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Concrete information on financial support for the affected communities in the context of the flood in mid-July
After the floods in mid-July, the government provided a financial support of 100 million for affected households, businesses and municipalities. DP member Carole Hartmann asked the Interior Minister for concrete information on the financial support for the concerned municipalities.
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How is the primary sector?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the ministers concerned about the primary sector. They asked, among other things, what the added value of this sector was and what professional profiles were most in demand.
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When will the mobile home taken out of the Sûre?
In the wake of the inondations from last July a couple of mobile homes ended up in the Sûre, where they have remained until now. DP MP André Bauler wanted to know from the responsible minister when they will be taken away.
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Will youth protection staff be strengthened?
We are increasingly hearing about cases of abuse and mistreatment of children and young people. As Luxembourg is certainly not an isolated country and the figures tend to increase, our MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked some questions to the ministers in charge.
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The danger of the Japanese beetle?
Two of our MPs, André Bauler and Gusty Graas, have asked the Minister of Agriculture about the current situation regarding the Japanese beetle in Luxembourg: which crops are the most at risk? How can the spread of the Japanese beetle be prevented and where can the discovery of such a beetle be reported?
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How high is the damage caused by foxes?
DP MP Guy Arendt asked the ministers how many animals the fox has killed in recent years and how much economic damage has been caused. He also inquired as to the current state of the diseases detected in the tested foxes, and also raised the question whether one should not regulate the fox population again.
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What impact does the 4th wave of infections have on hospitals?
Infection figures are rising again and more people are being hospitalised with Covid-19. DP MPs Gilles Baum and André Bauler asked the Minister of Health if medical treatments have already had to be postponed or cancelled and which hospitals are most affected.
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What is the Minister of Labour's assessment of the training offered in the context of short-time work?
As a means to prevent redundancies during the economic slowdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the government of Luxembourg introduced a short-time working scheme. Additionally, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy offered vouchers for training. The members of parliament André Bauler and Carole Hartmann are enquiring about the Minister of Labour’s assessment of...
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Why is the road between Bäerdref an Vugelsmillen still closed?
The floodings of July 2021 gravely damaged the road between Bäerdref and Vugelsmillen. Member of parliament Carole Hartmann requests further information from the Minister for Mobility and Public Works regarding the rehabilitation of the road.
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Rehabilitation after a stroke
Neurological rehabilitation is essential to limit the long-term consequences of a stroke. However, an article published in the "Luxemburger Wort" on 29 October 2021 pointed to possible inconsistencies in the treatment of rehabilitation in Luxembourg. In this context, our MP Gusty Graas submitted some questions to the ministers in charge of this matter.
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What are the plans to make the crossing in Flatzbour safer?
At a crossing in Flatzbour, accidents occur rather frequently. Therefore DP MP André Bauler wanted to know from the minister responsible, what are the plans to make the crossing safer.
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Spotlight on property business professionals
Along with the growing demand on the housing market, the number of real estate agencies in Luxembourg has also sharply increased. In this context, our deputy André Bauler has asked the responsible ministers about the average value-added generated by the real estate industry and the number of insolvencies declared in recent years.
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What is the purpose of the new camera along the road between Bissen and Vichten?
Along the road between Bissen and Vichten a new camera has been installed, that is why the DP MP André Bauler enquired what its use and purpose is.
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Will the LESC be extended?
The DP MP André Bauler has heard that the LESC's capacities have reached their limit with classes taking place in the hallway or the library. Therefore he asked the responsible minister when it will be extended and what is being done until then to solve the current situation.
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How to attract more tourists to the western part of Luxembourg ?
Over the past few years, the government has implemented a series of measures and projects to strengthen local tourism. Our deputy André Bauler has asked the responsible minister for details about the promotion of leisure and tourism activities in the western part of the country.
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Securization of a dangerous crossroads in Stegen?
Time and again severe accidents occur at a crossroads in Stegen, therefore DP MP André Bauler asked what is planned to secure this place.
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Has the presence of the stink bug already been confirmed in Luxembourg?
The stink bug is an invasive insect native to Asia that causes many headaches for winegrowers, fruit and vegetable producers. These bugs can indeed cause very serious damage in vines, orchards or vegetable gardens. DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the ministers concerned whether these insects had already spread in Luxembourg and whether damage had already been detected in crops.
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Troisvierges - Another closure of a post office branch ?
Over the past five years, many post offices have been closed and replaced by alternative distribution channels, such as ATMs and online services. In this context, our deputy André Bauler asked the Minister of the Economy about the future of the post office in Troisvierges.
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Does the new agriculture school need more parking places?
DP MP André Bauler has heard that because of the lack of parking spots, many students of the agriculture school in Gilsdorf park their car along the N14, which leads to many dangerous situations. That is why he has asked what is being done to remedy this situation.
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Are there problems with the busses at the LESC?
It has come to the attention of DP MP André Bauler that there are some issues with the school busses and parking at the LESC. Therefore he asked the responsible minister what's the exact matter and how the minister plans to solve the issue.
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When will the barrier at the Diekirch train station disappear?
One year ago, the Minister for Mobility announced that the area in front of the Diekirch railway station be completely redeveloped, including the disappearance of the train barrier and the creation of an multimodal hub. DP MP André Bauler therefore asked how far the studies are and when work can start.
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What about the validity of the Covid-19 vaccination?
Some countries restrict the validity of the Covid-19 vaccination for entry into their country. For people who were vaccinated at the beginning of the year, the validity of the vaccination will therefore expire soon. The DP MPs Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann asked the responsible ministers whether Luxembourg also plans to introduce such a validity limit and what can be done at EU level.
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A "repair bonus" to boost the circular economy?
With a bonus, the Ministry of the Environment in Thuringia wants to encourage people to have their electrical appliances repaired instead of throwing them away. DP MP Max Hahn therefore asked if this would not be a way to strengthen the circular economy also here in Luxembourg.
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How many farms are private companies?
A number of agricultural companies have decided to establish themselves as a private company under Luxembourg law in recent years. DP member André Bauler asked the minister concerned how many companies are involved and what legal forms are used for these companies.
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To what extent do archaeological assessments contribute to the long procedures of housing projects?
Again and again we hear that the mandatory archaeological assessment requires a lot of time and that the procedures thus contribute to the long waiting times for construction projects. DP Members of Parliament Max Hahn and André Bauler have therefore asked whether this is the case and what can be done to change that situation.
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Asphalting with loose chippings: are there no alternatives?
DP Member of Parliament André Bauler has heard that a considerable amount of vehicles in the vicinity of Koetschette have been damaged after the renewal of a road. He therefore asked the minister in charge whether there were no alternatives to loose chippings on the occasion of a road renewal by the P&Ch in order to prevent any resulting damage.
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Should the Troisvierges bypass construction start earlier?
DP MP André Bauler wanted to know from the competent minister how traffic in Troisvierges has evolved in recent years and whether it would be reasonable to advance the construction of the Troisvierges bypass.
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Restoration of the Erpeldange castle?
DP MP André Bauler has heard that the state-owned castle of Erpeldange has been classified as a national monument and will soon be restored. In this context, he requested further information from the relevant ministers.
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RGTR reform: What is the ministry doing to make the bus lines 110 and 111 more attractive again?
The new bus lines 110 and 111, as modified by the RGTR reform, are for many people no longer interesting enough to leave their car. DP MP Carole Hartmann therefore asked the minister responsible for the plans to make these lines more attractive.
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Why do fewer municipalities take part in the European Mobility Week from year to year?
The European Mobility Week aims to raise awareness for more sustainable forms of mobility than cars. As fewer and fewer municipalities are taking part in this initiative from year to year, DP MP Gusty Graas has asked the minister responsible what this entails and how to reverse the trend.
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A new sign on the A7 to advertise the Ösling?
DP MP André Bauler asked if it would be possible to put up a new sign on the A7 to promote the Ösling, its landscapes and castles.
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Danger from tree trunks in the Attert?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas point out to the Ministry of the Environment that there are still tree trunks in the Attert river that pose a threat to the SEBES bridge. They are therefore asking the Minister what is being done to counter this risk and whether there are other places along the Attert where fallen trees could lead to jams during floods?
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How do you get the traffic in Saeul under control?
DP MP André Bauler asked the responsible minister how traffic in Saeul has developed since 2017 and what measures he is planning to improve the situation.
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Is Luxembourg prepared for the spread of dengue fever?
Dengue is spreading more and more in our so-called temperate regions. In this regard, the Democratic Party deputies André Bauler and Gilles Baum put some questions to the Minister of Health, asking, among other things, about the preparation of our hospitals, the monitoring of the spread of the virus in our country and the perspectives established by the WHO.
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More pharmacies in Luxembourg in the future?
Population growth is increasing demands in a number of different areas. The supply of medicines and related products is one of these. Against this background, our MPs Gilles Baum and André Bauler have asked the Minister of Health, among other questions, if an increase in the pharmacy quota is planned for this decade.
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Do growth projections need to be lowered?
According to market economists, Germany has already passed the peak of its economic recovery, so that a slight reduction in its growth rate can be expected in the coming months. Our deputy André Bauler therefore asked the Minister of the Economy whether the growth forecasts in Luxembourg would need to be revised and what consequences the recent supply shortages would have on our gross domestic product.
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How much have farmers' crops suffered due to the weather in recent weeks?
In parts of Europe, cereal and potato harvests appear to have suffered from the rainy weather in recent weeks. What information have the ministry's services already been able to obtain and what consequences will there be for future harvests. Our MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas made inquiries with the Ministry.
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CNS affiliation after a vacation job
Students who are still living with their parents have to re-affiliate with a parent at the CNS after a vacation job. Deputy Gilles Baum has heard that many people are not aware of this. In order to avoid nasty surprises in the event of illness, the leader of the DP group asks if, in the context of co-insurance, an automation could not be introduced to reassure children about their parents without further...
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“Veterinarians for all” here in Luxembourg as well?
In France, the “Vétérinaires pour tous” initiative, which is promoted by the French recovery plan, helps those people who are unable to support their pets’ checkups and treatments at the veterinarian . This way, both are helped – the pets and their owners as well. What opportunities are there in Luxembourg for people with fewer financial means, and are similar initiatives planned in Luxembourg? Our...
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Reclassification of Rindschleiden into a green zone?
According to a recent newspaper article, the Ministry of the Environment has proposed to reclassify the entire village of Rindschleiden into a green zone. DP MP André Bauler asked what the reasons were for this and what impact such decisions could have, in particular on possible claims for damages.
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Suppression of a railway tunnel in Rumelange: what is the environmental impact?
In Rumelange, the CFL wants to destroy a historic railway tunnel, i.e. remove the ground above the tunnel, to modernize the track. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked what environmental impact these works had.
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How is the function of a notary clerk regulated?
The notary clerks act as the right hand of the notaries and support them in their work: preparing documents, keeping records, meeting clients - these are all tasks that can be taken over by a notary clerk. But how exactly is this function regulated? Are there enough notary clerks and what kind of profile is required to do the job? Our MPs André Bauler and Guy Arendt asked the respective ministries...
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Fluorescent markings on the motorways for better traffic safety?
In the Netherlands, a pilot project was launched a few years ago, in which the markings on the motorway were applied using fluorescent colors to improve road safety. What is the conclusion of this project? Would this also be an idea for implementation in Luxembourg? DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn have asked the minister for information.
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Solar pannels along the highways?
The coalition agreement provides that vacant areas along the motorways and railway tracks could be used to install solar pannels. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn have asked what concrete projects there are so far.
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What does the new Danish immigration law mean for Europe?
The Danish Parliament passed a new immigration law in June of this year, which aims to reject not only those people who have been refused asylum, but also those who are eligible to enter Europe. "Zero asylum seekers" is the aim of the new policy. What does this mean for Europe? Will other countries follow? What is the future of immigration policy in the European Union? MP Gusty Graas asked these questions...
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Lycée Edward Steichen: development and forecasts
The number of pupils enrolled at the "Lycée Edward Steichen" has risen steadily since the opening of the new school in 2018. As part of the preparations for the new school year 2021/2022, our deputy André Bauler asked the Minister of Education, Children and Youth, about the occupancy rate of the new classrooms and the geographical origin of the pupils.
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Secondary schools: do their names need an adaptation?
Since the reform of secondary education in 2017, the former regime called "Enseignement technique" now bears the name of "Enseignement général". Our deputy André Bauler has noticed however, that there are still a few secondary schools in Luxembourg that carry the name "Lycée technique de...". He therefore asked the Minister of Education, Children and Youth whether the names of the relevant schools...
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Fewer observers at the parliamentary elections in Russia?
On September 19, 2021, parliamentary elections will be held in the Russian Federation to appoint members of the “Duma”. Following a decision by Russian authorities, based on the current COVID-19 health crisis, and despite the initial decision to send 450 observers, only a delegation of 10 OSCE observers will be allowed to monitor the elections. What is the position of the Luxembourg government on this...
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Are municipalities allowed to withhold letters from the municipality council?
Citizens, clubs or associations often send invitations, concerns or information requests to the Aldermen and the local council of their community. They usually use the official e-mail or postal address of the municipality. DP MPs Guy Arendt and Claude Lamberty have now learned that some letters never reached the members of the municipality council, even though they were considered the recipients of...
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What effects does the flood have on fish stocks?
Due to the recent floods, many fish have not been able to swim back into their stream or river. DP MP Gusty Graas asked the concerned minister whether she was already aware of the effects of the recent floods on the national fish stocks and whether the “plan de repeuplement” needed to be adjusted now.
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What will be the future of the former buildings of the "Athénée de Luxembourg"?
Following the relocation of the National Library to Kirchberg, the former buildings of the "Athénée de Luxembourg" are empty. Initially, it was planned to open a national gallery there, but in the meantime, it seems to be a known fact that some offices of the Cité judiciaire will be housed there. Our MP André Bauler has asked the ministries in charge for clarification.
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What could be done with our Roman roads?
There are many remains of the Roman period in Luxembourg, including villas, tombs and roads. Already in ancient times, Luxembourg was located at the crossroads of several Gallo-Roman roads. It is in the context of these roadways that our deputy André Bauler put some questions to the Minister of Culture and the Minister of Tourism.
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How soon can flood-affected businesses expect to receive assistance?
Many businesses, hotels, restaurants, cafes and campsites, which have already suffered greatly from the containment, have now suffered enormous damage from the flooding. DP MP Carole Hartmann asked Minister for the Middle Class Lex Delles if these companies can receive advances and when they can expect to receive the requested assistance.
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Has there recently been a pollution of the Our near Lieler?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas have heard that there has been a recent pollution of the Our river near Lieler. They therefore wanted to know from the relevant minister if she had any further information on this incident.
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Less flood risk due to additional retention measures along rivers?
Could the installation of polders that capture water masses during floods reduce the risk of flooding in rivers? DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked the responsible minister.
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What is the situation in Luxembourg with regard to the exposure to heavy metals of the population?
According to a study by the French public health, children who eat a lot of organic vegetables have been found to have a higher concentration of copper in their bodies. DP MP Gusty Graas asked what the situation was in Luxembourg.
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How strongly are the sewage treatment plants affected by the recent floods?
The floods apparently also damaged a number of sewage treatment plants, so that there is a risk of contaminated water flowing into the rivers. DP MP Gusty Graas asked the ministre responsible if this was the case, which sewage treatment plants were affected and what the impact was on the rivers.
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Exchange of information between the old and new hunting syndicates
DP MPs André Bauler and Guy Arendt have heard that the secretaries of the former hunting syndicates are not allowed to give out the account numbers of forest, meadow and field owners to the new secretaries for data protection reasons. Therefore, they asked the Minister responsible how this problem could be solved.
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What is the current situation in Myanmar?
Following the military coup in February this year, the army continues to advance with increasing force against the protesters in Myanmar. A political crisis has turned into a human rights catastrophe. Even communications are now being monitored and intercepted on. In the French Senate and in the General Assembly, resolutions have called for recognition of the November election results and to end the...
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Current political situation on Cyprus
Geopolitical tensions in Cyprus have recently taken a new dimension. Turkey plans to bring the inhabitants of Famagusta back under Turkish Cypriot administration by encouraging them to claim their land at the Property Commission, where their property will be contested. As this occupation violates international agreements, including some EU decisions, our MP Gusty Graas has addressed some questions...
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Additional sound protection measures on the N7 between Diekirch and Ettelbruck?
During the redevelopment of the N7 between Diekirch and Ettelbruck, it was proposed to put additional sound protection measures in place at the height of the Cité Longchamps, e.g. in the form of hedges. DP MP André Bauler therefore asked if it was still planned to implement these measures and if so, until when.
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A radar on the tracks for more safety at track crossings?
Would radars at track crossings be an idea to be able to avoid accidents like the one that recently happened in Bertrange? In Germany, there are already such devices in various places that warn the train when something is on the tracks. The DP MP Max Hahn has asked the responsible minister about this idea and also wanted to know how the CFL is progressing with the replacement of the railway barriers...
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Risk of a 4th wave of Covid-19 infections
The delta variant of Covid-19 is spreading more and more in Europe. This raises concerns that a fourth wave of infections could hit us in the autumn. DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health how she assesses the risk of a 4th wave here in the country and whether preparations are already being made for this eventuality.
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Are poisonous flowers in the hay deadly to our animals?
The Jacob's crucifer, which is currently in bloom, and the autumnal lilies that bloom in autumn, land more and more often in hay, which is fed to farmers' beasts but also to horses. These flowers contain toxins that attack the livers of the animals and can end in death. DP MP Gusty Graas asked the ministers concerned if the hay was regularly checked, if there had been any deaths yet and how to tackle...
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Is Luxembourg still attractive to European institutions?
Many European institutions are established in Luxembourg and the country is proud to play an important role in European politics. Due to the price increase and the rise in property prices, life is becoming more expensive for everyone. Compared to Brussels, Luxembourg is becoming less and less attractive to European civil servants. Is the country at risk of European institutions relocating in the future?...
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Agroforestry: a solution to better resist climate change?
Global warming and increasingly frequent droughts have negative consequences for Luxembourg's agricultural land. Agroforestry could be a solution to protect our soils against drought. In this context, DP-MP André Bauler asked the Minister of Agriculture for more information on Agroforestry.
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Mandatory defibrillators in public buildings?
Defibrillators and first aid kits can save lives, as the recent case of Danish footballer Christian Eriksen has shown once again. DP MPs Carole Hartmann, Claude Lamberty, and Max Hahn wanted to know from the respective Ministries what is the plan to install more defibrillators in public areas.
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How to react when you see an animal suffering in a car?
During hot weather, the heat can have tragic consequences for our pets. Under the Animal Welfare Law, everyone has a duty to provide assistance to an animal in danger. But what are the consequences of breaking a stranger's car window? DP-MP Gusty Grass asked the ministers concerned.
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Will the Moselle Valley become a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
The association "Weltkulturerbe Moselle Valley" is about to submit a candidacy for the inclusion of the Moselle valley as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The winegrowers from Germany are not enthusiastic, however, because the plan is that they will only be allowed to cultivate their terraced vineyards according to the traditional "Einzelpfahlerziehung". DP member Gusty Grass asked the minister responsible...
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Better signaling and more controls to avoid dangerous situations around the roadworks in Diekirch?
DP MP André Bauler pointed out to the ministers in charge the dangerous traffic situation in Diekirch and wanted to know what was planned to ease the situation.
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Will there be delays in the delivery for the new trains for the CFL?
DP MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn asked the minister responsible if there will be delays in the delivery of the new trains for the CFL due to the pandemic.
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Use of serological tests in Luxembourg
Serological tests can be used to determine whether a person has been infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus in the past and whether he or she has formed antibodies against this infection. However, a negative serological test a few months after a positive PCR test raises the question of whether the PCR test was false positive. On this issue, DP MP Gusty Graas wanted to know from the Minister of Health,...
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Carbon capture and stockage in the industry?
A new EU regulation allows Member States to use carbon capture, use and storage technologies to meet their climate goals, particularly in industrial processes where emissions are difficult to avoid. In concrete terms this means that companies can capture their emissions and e.g. storage them geologically. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked what was the position of Luxembourg, which Member States...
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Discrimination against homosexuals when donating blood
Currently, homosexual men are not allowed to have sexual relations for 12 months if they want to give blood in Luxembourg. In other countries, such as the UK, the principle of individual risk is applied to sexual behaviour, so homosexuals are not discriminated against. Democratic Party MPs Carole Hartmann and Gilles Baum wanted to know from the minister responsible whether discrimination against homosexuals...
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To what extent does the state control the quality and prices of face masks?
After the state had distributed free masks to each inhabitant, the pharmacies and shops started selling different types of face masks. However, besides their selling price, the quality of these goods was also very variable. In this context, our deputy André Bauler asked the Minister of the Economy whether these masks are subject to quality controls and whether their selling prices are regularly checked...
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More and more noise nuisances from cars?
Facing daily stress, everyone needs a minimum of peace and quiet. This is particularly true for hospital patients, residents in retirement homes, but also for every citizen in his or her own home, whether in a residential area, a tourist region or on a main road. This peace and quiet, to which every citizen is entitled, is increasingly disturbed by certain traffic trends, such as tampering with exhaust...
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How are the negotiations progressing in view of COP26?
In preparation for the COP26 at the end of this year in Glasgow, negotiations are currently ongoing at the international level to prepare a possible agreement. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn wanted to know more about the content and progress of these negotiations from the responsible ministre.
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Combination of different vaccines against Covid-19
A recent study by the University of Saarland indicates that a combination of vaccines from AstraZeneca and Biontech/Pfizer leads to a higher immunisation. The DP MPs Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann have asked the Minister of Health, among other things, whether such a combination, once the results are confirmed, will also be considered in Luxembourg?
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The use of long range acoustic devices (LRAD) at the Greek-turkish border
According to media reports, sound cannons are being used on the Greek-Turkish border to stop illegal immigration into these areas. In general, a complete range of new technologies is being employed here to protect the borders and to prevent illegal immigration. How much is invested here and who decides on the resources used? What are the health consequences for refugees who are confronted with this...
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How is rural areas supported financially?
The state can support rural development in a number of ways. On the one hand there is the Fonds d’orientation économique et sociale pour l’agriculture (FOESA) and on the other hand the LEADER projects. DP MP André Bauler noted that only a few projects are supported by the fund, with LEADER projects receiving more financial support. The North MP asked the responsible minister why this was the case and...
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More heatwaves because of climate change: what is the impact in Luxembourg?
Due to climate change, heat waves are becoming more frequent. This also increases the risk of dehydration and heat deaths, especially among the elderly and sick. DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health a series of questions on this issue, including how many heat deaths and dehydrations there have been in this country in recent years.
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What's the pandemic's impact on youth criminality?
Youth criminality took a new dimension since the beginning of this year. There have been more cases with serious consequences nationwide. In particular, these terrible cases led to nationwide discussions and a very high media coverage. In this context, our MPs André Bauler and Claude Lamberty asked the responsible minister, among other things, if juvenile delinquency had changed with the pandemic.
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Large roadworks in the centre of Diekirch
Recently, large roadworks have been started in the center of Diekirch, which are expected to last until the end of the year. Given the major traffic disruptions, DP member André Bauler has asked the minister responsible what he intends to do to finish the roadworks as soon as possible and to minimize the negative impact.
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Authorization of gigaliner in Luxembourg for less CO2 emissions in the transport sector?
According to the director of the Luxembourg logistics cluster, 25-meter trucks would be an option to reduce the sector's emissions. In general, however, the transport sector risks not reaching its climate goals. DP MPs Max Hahn and Gusty Graas have asked the relevant ministers if Gigaliner could be allowed in Luxembourg in the future and what considerations are there to help the sector in the climate...
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A P&R on the Poteau de Harlange?
Currently there are discussions about creating a P&R on the Poteau de Harlange. DP MP André Bauler asked the minister responsible if he could say more about it.
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A right to be forgotten for certain diseases?
The right to be forgotten in the context of outstanding balance insurance has been in place since January 2020. A monitoring and re-evaluation committee was set up to ensure that the provisions of the agreement are properly applied and that the parties' commitments are respected. It is in this context that our Member of Parliament Gusty Graas has put a series of questions to the Minister of Health.
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Shortage of nurses in hospitals?
The shortage of staff in hospitals has been an important topic in health policy in recent months. However, it seems that every now and then young nurses cannot find a place in a Luxembourg hospital. The DP MPs Gilles Baum and Gusty Graas wanted to know from the Minister of Health, among other things, how many nurses work in hospitals in this country, whether there is a reserve list and how the difficulties...
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Vaccination against the coronavirus also for animals?
A vaccine has been developed in Russia to vaccinate animals against the coronavirus. Gusty Graas, member of Parliament for the DP, asks the Minister of Agriculture what he thinks about the vaccination of animals and if he would recommend it to Luxembourg.
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How did the prices of agricultural land develop?
The land is an important means of production for farmers, vegetable gardeners and winegrowers. DP member of Parliament André Bauler asks the Minister of Agriculture how the prices of agricultural land have developed in recent years.
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No permission for a sculpture in Echternach?
On Whit Tuesday, a bronze sculpture will be inaugurated in front of the Basilica as a tribute to the Dancing Procession. As the site is classified as a national monument, the Ministry of Culture must have authorised this sculpture. In this context, our MPs Carole Hartmann and André Bauler have submitted an urgent parliamentary question.
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“Stealthing” - Does the definition of rape in criminal law need to be readjusted?
If the sexual partner takes off the condom during intercourse without telling the partner about it, this is known as 'stealthing'. Not only is this a serious breach of trust, it can also have health consequences for both partners. How is this phenomenon dealt with here in Luxembourg? What does criminal law foreseefor such cases? Does the criminal law need to be adapted to take this practice into account?...
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How many people have changed their name so far?
In December, the new law was passed that should simplify the process of changing the name or first name. How many people have used this opportunity so far, how long does the process take and are all applications successful? Our deputy Carole Hartmann asked the Ministry of Justice.
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Introduction of a third gender
Recent discussions have revived the issue of gender and its significance in a society. Legislative texts should be more inclusive in the future and adapt to a changing society. The 2018-2023 coalition agreement plans for a third gender, ie a third option in the civil status. How is the work on this project coming and what exactly is planned? Our Member of Parliament Carole Hartmann asked these questions...
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Towards an international ban on geo-engineering?
Large mirrors in space, the scattering of particles in the atmosphere or the creation of artificial clouds to reflect the sun: these are just a few examples of the so-called "geo-engineering" that some scientists want to focus on in order to stop global warming. However, as the consequences of such far-reaching interventions in nature can be unpredictable and even potentially dramatic, DP MPs Gusty...
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Work incapacity certificates during the Covid pandemic
The National Health Fund seized more than 1.1 million certificates of incapacity for work in 2020, a significant increase compared to 2019. Democratic Party MP Carole Hartmann wanted to know from the Minister for Social Security, among other things, which sectors were most affected, how long the certificates of incapacity for work lasted on average and how often they were extended.
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Where is the procedure of the planned windmill in Burden?
DP MP André Bauler asked the ministers concerned what has happened in the case of the controversial windmill at Burden in the past months and where the procedure is currently underway.
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Closure of post offices in Boulaide and Rambrouch
After the initial reduction of their opening hours, the post offices in Boulaide and Rambrouch had to close their doors completely at the beginning of 2021. Our deputy André Bauler asked the Minister of the Economy about the reasons for this closure and the consequences for the residents and companies.
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Tularemia also in Luxembourg ?
In Germany, tularemia is still spreading. This infectious disease can also be transmitted to humans. Are there any cases of sick animals in Luxembourg at the moment? Where are the risks and for whom? Are hunters and farmers informed about the situation? What measures are in place to prevent a spread in the Grand Duchy? Deputies Claude Lamberty and Max Hahn have asked the ministry about the matter.
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Is agriculture also affected by the rise in prices of various materials?
Currently there is a solid growth in the prices of various materials. DP member André Bauler asks the Minister of Agriculture if our farmers, marketgardeners and assimilated businesses are also affected. He also asks if there have been delivery shortages for some products and what kind of products they are.
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Rainwater systems in public buildings to save drinking water?
The installation of a rainwater system to use rainwater for various purposes is an opportunity to save drinking water, just as drought and heat put groundwater levels under stress. DP MPs Max Hahn and André Bauler asked the minister responsible how many public buildings are already equipped with such a system and what the plans for the future look like.
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A solution for the police museum?
The historic police collection was housed in the former Gendarmerie garage, a building worthy of protection in Verlorenkost, where construction work on the future government garage is expected to start in 2022. Therefore, a permanent or at least a temporary solution for the collection should be found by the end of this year. In this perspective, our MP André Bauler has submitted some questions to the...
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Extension of short-time work in the construction sector
Due to the shortage of raw materials and other materials, the government has decided to extend short-time work in the construction sector until June. In this context, DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann have asked the responsible ministers, among other things, how many companies are affected by this and which conditions have to be fulfilled in order to apply for short-time work.
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What happens if joint custody agreements are breached or if children are kidnapped by a partner?
In case of a divorce, shared custody is often a compromise used to help determine who has custody of the children, when and for how long. However, what is agreed upon is not always respected by the ex-partners. More and more frequently, cases become known where partners keep the children with them for longer than agreed or doesn’t allow them to return to the other partner. It also happens that children...
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Have organ transplants gone down due to the pandemic?
Due to the Covid crisis, many other medical procedures and treatments had to be cancelled or postponed. This also applies to organ transplants, especially kidney transplants. DP MP Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health, among other things, how many kidney transplants had to be cancelled during the pandemic, how many patients are waiting for a kidney in this country and what conditions have to...
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What are the CFL's plans for the historical locomotive 5519?
Locomotive 5519 is the last Luxembourgish steam locomotive still in operation. However, it will not be allowed to run on the Luxembourg rail network because it is not equipped with the ETCS safety system. Neither are its four "Wegmann" wagons allowed any longer on the rail network for safety reasons. DP member Gusty Graas asked therefore the ministers concerned what the plans are for the locomotive,...
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Adaptation of the quarantine regulations in Switzerland
Switzerland has announced an adaptation of the quarantine regulations. In case of contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, fully vaccinated persons will be exempted from quarantine for a period of six months, starting 14 days after the administration of the second dose of vaccine.
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International security on football events
On 19 March 2021, the Benelux Interparliamentary Assembly adopted a motion for a recommendation on international security on football events and the fight against racism. Our MP, Gusty Graas, asked the ministers in charge, among other things, how the Benelux countries could optimize the exchange of information and whether it would be appropriate to prevent hooligans from travelling to another country....
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Canton Wiltz: future prospects for the local labour market
In line with the national decentralization policy, several new activity zones will be created in Luxembourg. Also the north of the country offers great potential for the development of new economic sites. On this note, our deputy André Bauler wanted to know the next steps towards creating a diverse local industry in the Canton of Wiltz.
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Postpartum depression
The birth of a child is one of the most beautiful moments in the life of every parent. In some cases, however, it happens that the mother or father develops a "postnatal depression". Constant fatigue, deep sadness and increased irritability are common symptoms. In this context, our deputy Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health about the existing treatment options in Luxembourg.
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What is the situation of sexually transmitted diseases in Luxembourg?
Sexually transmitted diseases are still a real threat to our health. Antibiotic resistance is also contributing to certain diseases becoming more dangerous again. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Claude Lamberty asked the ministers responsible how many cases of sexually transmitted diseases there are in Luxembourg and what measures are being taken to curb their spread.
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How is the construction industry responding to the global surge in wood prices?
The extended delivery times for wood and fiberboard, as well as the global price increase of the raw material, are causing many headaches for certain businesses and consumers. In this context, our deputy André Bauler asked the Minister of the Economy how the construction industry is dealing with the current situation.
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What does the future of the steelworks in Dudelange look like?
Following the recent revelations by the Financial Times that Liberty Steel's parent group was involved in dubious financial practices, which could potentially deter new investors, DP member of Parliament Gusty Graas is asking the minister responsible how this could have an effect on the Dudelange steelworks and whether he shares the opinion of the unions that the state should intervene financially.
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How much have the grapevines in Luxembourg suffered from the recent frost?
After the severe frostbite that had an considerable impact all over France, the DP MPs André Bauler, Gilles Baum and Carole Hartmann asked the minister responsible what the situation looks like in Luxembourg.
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What do the UK's nuclear build-up plans mean?
Speculation is high following the announcement by the British Prime Minister to increase his nuclear arsenal. Our MP Gusty Graas wants to know, among other points, from the minister in charge whether these plans are in line with the efforts under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?
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The creation of the Istanbul Canal
The plans for the creation of a new shipping canal linking the Mediterranean and the Black Sea have attracted strong national and international criticism. According to a recent open letter signed by 104 former Turkish admirals, the construction of this canal would violate the Montreux Convention. In this context, our MP Gusty Graas put a number of questions to the responsible ministers. Among other...
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National capacities of waste disposal: Where do we stand?
The constant growth of our population goes hand in hand with an increase of waste that local authorities need to dispose of. In this context, the DP deputies Carole Hartmann and Gilles Baum asked the Minister of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development if the capacity of the incinerator in Leudelingen and the landfill Muertendall are to be expanded any time soon.
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Operations on intersex children – will they also be banned in Luxembourg?
Operations on intersex children are not uncommon. Intersexuality is often seen as a medical problem that needs to be addressed. Regardless of whether these children are healthy, they are being refused a choice that they should have been able to make a later date. In Germany, a law is currently being discussed prohibiting this practice and aiming to strengthen intersex children in their self-determination....
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A special leave in case of a miscarriage?
A miscarriage is a horrible moment for any parent. An end to a new life, before it even began. In New Zealand, a law has been passed to allow parents to take extra leave in this case. They should be given time to mourn their loss. Deputies Carole Hartmann and Max Hahn asked if such an extra leave is also planned in Luxembourg.
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Public service administrations in the 'Nordstad'
In an interview, the Minister for Spatial Planning expressed the wish that a number of administrations should settle in the 'Nordstad'. As a city close to the river and close to nature, the 'Nordstad' has immense prospect which the government would like to develop in cooperation and in dialogue with the communes. What kind of administrations are they and where are they going to be set up? Member of...
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How many diseases have been detected in foxes?
It is known that foxes often transmit diseases. Now the ministry has warned of distemper detected in foxes. This disease can also be transmitted to dogs. Guy Arendt, member of the DP, asks the ministers concerned how many diseases have been detected in recent years in foxes and how to prevent the spread of these viruses.
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A repetition of the "Vëlosummer" this year?
After last year's success, DP MP Max Hahn wanted to know from the concerned ministers, what is the plan for this year.
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"Klibberen" as immaterial cultural heritage?
Ringing the rattle "Klibberen" is an old tradition in Luxembourg. The altar servers have launched an initiative to have this tradition included in the national list of intangible cultural heritage. Our MP André Bauler welcomes their initiative and asked the Minister of Culture whether she would be willing to support the altar servers in this process, or even to register the tradition of "Klibberen"...
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What happens to the movable cultural heritage of desacralized churches?
Recently, many churches in Luxembourg have been desacralized. According to the law of the "Kierchefong", the management fund for religious buildings and other property belonging to the Catholic religion, the fund can remain in possession of the furniture, even after the desacralisation. However, it seems that all the useless furniture, which the municipalities do not want, is sold at auction. In this...
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Pollution of the Syr river by the Findel airport
Especially in winter, there are frequent pollutions of the Syr, due to the defrosting of aircraft at Findel. DP MP Gusty Graas asked if there was an analysis of how much the Syr is affected by this and what action is being taken to improve the situation.
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Use of rapid tests in hospitals
Although hospitals follow strict hygiene measures, patients can still get infected with Covid-19 in a hospital. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and André Bauler asked the Minister of Health for statistics and how often rapid tests are used in hospitals to protect patients.
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How can we protect young people in particular from hate speech on the Internet?
The phenomenon of 'hate speech' is becoming more and more widespread in society. Not only, but especially children and young people are exposed to these comments with all their consequences. How has this problem evolved over the years, what can be done to counteract it, and how can young people in particular protect themselves from, and take action against hate speech online? MPs Carole Hartmann and...
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How many controls were there in the Horeca sector during the crisis?
During the crisis, the ITM also carried out inspections in the area of catering. Of course, these controls are important, but some companies now need to do major work in a short period of time. They are afraid that because of the pandemic they will not hiccup in the imposed time and in some cases even lack the liquidity. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Guy Arendt ask the minister how many inspections were...
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How to optimize hunting in Luxembourg?
The Mouvement écologique has recently criticized the fact that wildlife damage in Luxembourg is too high and that more hunting needs to be done. DP MP Guy Arendt has some ideas on how to improve the efficiency of hunting and asks the Environment Minister what measures they intend to implement to optimize hunting.
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Adaptation of forests to climate change
Forests play an important role in the fight against climate change. At the same time, the dry spells and the high temperatures take an important toll on them. DP MPs Gilles Baum and Max Hahn wanted to know from the concerned minister about the number of applications for subsidies under the "Climate Bonus" program, the extent of the work on the reform of the Aid Catalog and several other measures that...
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Turkey's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention - a setback for women and women's rights
On the night of March 20, Turkey withdrew from the Istanbul Convention. What does this mean for the girls and women in the country? What is the Luxembourgish government’s stand on this matter? What will the European Union do in this situation? Can the United Nations use their influence to reverse this decision? MP Gusty Graas asked the Foreign Minister and the Minister for Gender Equality on these...
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Midwives without an invitation for the Covid-19 vaccination
It has come to our attention that some liberal midwives have not yet received an invitation to the Covid-19 vaccination. DP MP Carole Hartmann has asked the Minister of Health whether this problem is known and whether other health professionals are affected.
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Excessive speed on the N7 between Diekirch and Hosingen
The N7 national road has always been known for its speeding offences. Recently, there were many vans that exceeded the speed limit between the Fridhaff roundabout and the Hosingen roundabout. Most of them were on their way to Belgium in the early evening hours. In this context, our MP André Bauler asked the ministers in charge how many accidents have occurred on this road during the last few years...
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Solar collectors on the ground
In a recent statement, the Ecological Movement and the Luxembourg young farmers and rural youth demand that PV plants be installed as a priority on buildings or other already used areas, and as little as possible on the ground, so as to limit further soil sealing. DP members Max Hahn and André Bauler asked the relevant ministers how they feel about this and how big the area is in Luxembourg that is...
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The ringing of bells
Bells are undeniably part of Luxembourg's cultural heritage. In France, there is even an initiative to protect the ringing of church bells as intangible cultural heritage. In this context, our deputy André Bauler has submitted some questions to the Minister of Culture. In his parliamentary question, he wants to know, among other details, whether the Minister intends to have church bell ringing protected...
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Vaccination center in Ettelbruck
The DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann were informed that there were no more free appointments at the vaccination center in Ettelbruck for some elderly people from the northern tip of the country who were invited to the Covid-19 vaccination. They were told by phone that they had to make an appointment in Mondorf. The MPs asked the Minister of Health whether these were individual cases and what...
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How common is the Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in horses in Luxembourg?
The Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) broke out during an international equestrian tournament in Valencia. Hundreds of horses are infected. A Europe-wide pandemic is feared. DP member Gusty Graas asks the responsible ministers whether the virus is present in Luxembourg and what is being done in Luxembourg to prevent the virus from spreading.
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Are there any changes planned to the law on archiving?
It is only since 2018 that there is a real legal basis for the archiving of documents in Luxembourg. However, the limitation of the reporting period to 100 years has not changed so far. On this subject, our deputy André Bauler asks some questions to the minister in charge, in particular on the possible adaptation of these periods to those in force in Belgium.
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New cycling path between Walferdange and Dommeldange: why not over the whole distance?
Between Walferdange and Dommeldange, a cycle path separate from road traffic will be built by next year. Unfortunately, it is only a kilometer long. Cyclists must continue on the road on the dangerous section of the "Kromm Längten". DP MP Guy Arendt asked the minister what the reasons are for this and whether it was not planned to secure the rest of the way to Walferdange as well.
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A scientific committee to consult the Minister of the Economy?
Statistical analysis, together with other scientific methods, can help the government to find the right solutions to many different problems. In Germany, for example, it is common practice that the Minister of the Economy is advised by a scientific committee. In this context, our MP André Bauler wondered whether Luxembourg could also benefit from the creation of such an advisory panel.
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What will happen to the former National Archives building?
The premises of the former barracks are becoming vacant due to the move of the National Archives to Belval. Our Member of Parliament André Bauler has asked the responsible ministers whether there is already a new project for the building and when the work could start.
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What plans for the Max Goergen house?
André Bauler, deputy of the DP, has learned that the house of the writer Max Goergen, which belongs to the State and is listed by Sites and monuments, is currently unoccupied. This is why he wanted to know from the responsible ministers what the plans were for the house and why nothing has happened so far.
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Additional noise abatement measures along motorways?
The action plan against noise on major highways does not a priori provide for strengthening protection against noise along the A1. However, it has come to the DP MP Carole Hartmann's attention that many people living near the motorway would like additional measures. Therefore, Carole Hartmann asked the responsible minister if other measures were possible.
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Where are the works on the future Moselle Center in Ehnen?
On September 26, 2018, the foundation stone for the renovation of the Ehnen Wine Museum was laid. Not much has happened since. Carole Hartmann, member of the DP, asks the responsible ministers in what phase the construction is and when the new museum will open.
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When can family doctors start vaccinating against Covid-19?
In addition to the vaccination centers, it should also be possible in future to vaccinate against Covid-19 in family doctors' practices. The Democratic Party MPs Carole Hartmann and André Bauler have asked the Minister of Health, among other things, when this will be possible and whether everyone will be able to be vaccinated by their general practitioner.
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Modification of the Code de la route makes cyclists less visible
Many cyclists have a flashing light on their bikes in order to be more visible on the road and to feel safer. The Minister of Mobility wishing to ban such lights, the deputies of the DP Max Hahn and André Bauler asked on the basis of what data the decision had been taken and whether the cycling interest groups had been consulted.
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Rising of oil prices: an index adaptation for this year?
Just like diesel and gasoline, other natural resources have seen their prices soar in the past few months. Our Deputy André Bauler asked the Minister of Economy about the reasons for this price evolution and the consequences for the next wage indexation.
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Freedom of press in the EU
In Hungary, a radio station was forced to shut its activities on 14 February 2021. In July 2020, the Hungarian government has already interfered in the media world with the dismissal of the editor-in-chief of "Index", the first news website in Hungary. In Poland, more than 40 media institutions went on strike in February to protest against a proposed "advertising tax", which was seen as an attack on...
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Vaccinations in Ettelbruck, the northern tip and the north-west of the country?
For health professionals living in the north, it is a big waste of time to go all the way to Limpertsberg for their 2nd vaccination against Covid-19. André Bauler, a member of the DP, asked the Minister of Health, among other things, whether these people could not be vaccinated for the second time at the new vaccination centre in Ettelbruck.
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Invasive aquatic species: Are the proposed measures successful?
The spinycheek crayfish and the signal crayfish are two invasive species that have been spreading throughout Europe for many years - with a devastating impact on local ecosystems. DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas wanted to know from the concerned minister whether the measures proposed in the action plan had so far been successful, how many of these animals have been caught or fished in recent years...
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Road safety during prisoner transport
The safety of detainees during transport is not guaranteed in Luxembourg, because they do not wear seat belts, criticizes the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) in a 2015 report. The Luxembourgish association "Eran, eraus… an elo?" meanwhile, criticizes the government for still not respecting international standards in this area....
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Protected cultural heritage in the PAG
The municipalities may and should register their cultural heritage worthy of protection in the general development plan. The Service of Sites and Monuments has submitted its proposals to all municipalities, but some municipalities ignore a large part of these recommendations. Now a ranking has been published, which the Minister of Home Affairs mentioned in a recent RTL interview. On this subject, our...
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Soon a new variant of swine fever in Luxembourg?
Australian authorities have warned of a new variant of swine flu. The members of the DP, Gusty Graas and André Bauler, asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the risk of this variant reaching Europe.
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Several questions regarding the lake of the Haute-Sûre
What has been the evolution of the lake's water levels in recent years? What is the condition of the dam wall? The deputy of the DP André Bauler addressed several questions to the competent ministers.
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Promotion of Luxembourgish products by state-owned companies?
As it was reported to the DP MPs Gilles Baum and Carole Hartmann, Luxair would no longer serve Luxembourgish crémant, but French champagne on their flights. For this reason, the two Eastern MPs wanted to know from the responsible ministers what the reasons are and whether it would not be appropriate to promote Luxembourgish products through Luxembourg state-owned companies.
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Nosocomial infections in Luxembourg
Even in hospitals, patients can develop an infection. DP members Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Health, among other things, about the current figures and how many specialised staff are working in this field in Luxembourg.
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Bypass Ettelbruck: What's the state of progress?
Since the plans for the Ettelbruck bypass apparently are not progressing, among other reasons due to a too small budget for studies, the deputy of the DP André Bauler wanted to know from the competent minister what the state of progress in this matter was.
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Vaccination of certain professional categories as a priority?
At the beginning of February, the Minister of Health unveiled the details of the second phase of the vaccination campaign in Luxembourg. In their parliamentary question, the deputies Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann asked whether it would not be appropriate to also give people from other socio-professional categories the benefit of a vaccination priority.
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Drone rescue of fawns from combine harvesters
The government announced a pilot project last summer to support the drone rescue of fawns from combine harvesters. DP MPs Max Hahn and Gusty Graas wanted more information on this pilot project.
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The resiliency of transportation routes for vaccines and medical equipment
In a document published by a global logistics firm, the point was raised that it could become difficult to deliver vaccines and medical equipment to remote areas during the pandemic in countries that are not as technologically advanced. MP Gusty Graas has raised his concerns with the Ministry for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and asked if such problems have come to be known so far...
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Evaluation of the CGDIS' First Responder
The First Responder plays a key role in supporting people in a life-threatening emergency and ensuring the transmission of important information to the fire station until the emergency services arrive at the scene of the accident. In his parliamentary question, Max Hahn asked how the First Responder has developed within the CGDIS over the past two years.
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Integration of the train timetables in municipal apps?
Recently, many municipalities across the country have launched a mobile application that allows you to consult the public transport timetables in the respective municipalities, as well as the waste and events calendar. In their parliamentary question, the deputies Max Hahn and Claude Lamberty asked the responsible minister why train timetables cannot be integrated currently into these applications.
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Accommodations in train stations?
There are already housing projects in CFL passenger buildings. But what is the potential across the country? Are there other projects planned? DP MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn requested further information from the relevant minister.
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Stop Maulusmühle: An idea to promote tourism during summer?
As work on the PC1 is scheduled to start soon, DP deputy André Bauler wanted to know from the Minister of Mobility whether the old Maulusmühle stop could not be served again in summer to support tourism in the region.
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The MMUST project: better organization of cross-border mobility
The "multimodal model and cross-border mobility scenarios" project analyzes traffic flows to improve the organization of mobility in the Greater Region. The deputy of the DP Max Hahn inquired with the competent minister on the state of progress of the project and on the possible first results.
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A boarding school for Clervaux high school?
In his answer to a parliamentary question from the deputy of the DP André Bauler from 2019, the Minister of Public Works replied that there was no request for a boarding school in Clervaux. André Bauler wanted to know if the situation has changed in the meantime.
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When will autonomous driving be allowed in Luxembourg?
Germany is considering permitting autonomous driving on certain roads in the midst of normal traffic in the near future. The deputy of the DP Max Hahn wanted to know from the competent minister how far Luxembourg is in this regard?
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Reimbursement for lipedema surgery from the earliest stage
In Luxembourg, surgical procedures for lipedema are reimbursed from the 3rd stage onwards by the national health insurance fund. Democratic Party deputy Carole Hartmann asked the minister in charge why surgical procedures are not reimbursed from the first stage.
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What is the reaction of the Minister of the Environment to the resignation of the president of the FSHCL?
The president of the hunter's federation motivated his resignation by the lack of constructive collaboration and a "contempt" ("Missachten") on the part of the Minister of the Environment vis-à-vis hunters. DP MPs Guy Arendt and Gusty Graas wanted to know the minister's reaction to these allegations and how the current situation is planned to be resolved.
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Can a bailiff simply attach a sticker regarding their order onto a post box?
Is it allowed for a bailiff to attach a sticker onto the post box to inform the residents about an enforced seizure at their home? How are private individuals contacted by the bailiff if they are not at home? How is the residents’ privacy safeguarded in such instances? MP Guy Arendt asked these questions to the Ministry of Justice.
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What is the average participation rate in the "Large Scale Testing" screening programme?
As the second phase of the large-scale screening programme expires on March 24, 2021, the government has just announced that a third phase will be launched by March 15, 2021 and will end on July 15, 2021. In this context, MNA Carole Hartmann would like to know from the Minister of Health, what is the average response rate to invitations sent out as part of the "Large Scale Testing" screening programme?
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Protecting Candlemas as intangible cultural heritage?
Ancient traditions and customs are increasingly neglected. They require protection as intangible cultural heritage. On Candlemas Day, our MP André Bauler asked some questions to the Minister of Culture.
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Too high a phosphate concentration in the water of the Haute-Sûre lake?
In a recent interview, the President of the Chamber of Agriculture regrets that no follow-up has been given to an analysis on the high concentration of phosphate in the water of the Haute-Sûre dam lake submitted to the Minister of the environment. This is why the deputy of the DP Gusty Graas asked for explanations on this subject from the minister in question.
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Oppression of the media in Burkina Faso
In June 2019, the criminal law was changed in Burkina Faso in such a way that it no longer allows for objective reporting in the news. Ever since, the media are facing an increasing resistance and they are becoming more and more exposed to the risk of consequences due to penal prosecution by the authorities. What is Luxembourg’s stance on this subject and what implications does this have on Luxembourg’s...
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What is the impact of the Myanmar coup on Luxembourg’s cooperation activities in the country?
After Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won the elections by a landslide, Myanmar’s army has taken control over the country via a coup in February. The leader of the Burmese civil government and members of her party were arrested and put under house arrest. What is Luxembourg’s position toward these events? How are the Luxembourgish agents currently working and helping in the area? Will these developments have...
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Is NATO getting its own bank?
An American ‘Think tank’ proposed to create a bank specifically for NATO to guarantee the financing of its member states’ defense materials. How would this system work and who would profit from it? MP Gusty Graas asked the responsible minister for answers.
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More freight transport by road because of the pandemic?
It has come to the attention of the DP's MP Max Hahn that apparently CFL Cargo lost at least one major customer during the pandemic, since freight transport by road is currently more interesting than rail transport. This is why he wanted to know from the competent minister if this is the case and what measures the government intends to take to curb this trend.
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Modernisation of the CITA?
The coalition agreement provides for the modernisation of the CITA and the development of an IT strategy for the road administration in order to better manage traffic flows and improve information for drivers. The deputy of the DP Max Hahn inquired with the competent minister on the progress of the related work.
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Mobile phone radars for better road safety?
Distraction through the use of mobile phones while driving is increasingly a risk factor in road traffic. In other countries, radars or even drones are used to fight against the use of mobile phones while driving. DP MP Max Hahn inquired of the competent ministers about Luxembourg's plans in this regard.
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Nuclear waste repository in Bure: regular exchanges between France and Luxembourg?
The French environmental authority raised many criticisms in its opinion from January 13th on the proposed nuclear waste storage center in Bure. DP MPs Max Hahn and Gusty Graas wanted to know from the competent ministers, whether they were aware of what action the French authorities intend to take on this opinion, and whether there are regular exchanges between France and Luxembourg on this topic.
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Transgenic pigs from the United States for human consumption?
In the United States, the Food Safety Authority (FDA) has recently approved genetically modified pigs for human consumption. DP members Gusty Graas and André Bauler ask the Minister for Health and the Minister for Agriculture what they think about the use of these pigs in Europe for pharmaceutical or food production.
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Photovoltaic installations on large parking lots?
In a recent press article, the Minister of Energy raised the enormous energy potential that the some 100 hectares of parking areas in Luxembourg would represent if they were covered with structures and solar panels were installed on top. This is why the deputy of the DP Max Hahn wanted to know from the minister how he intends to mobilize this potential.
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What is the impact of the golden jackal on native fauna?
A possible first presence of the golden jackal in Luxembourg was detected recently. This is why the deputies of the DP André Bauler and Max Hahn wanted to know from the competent minister what will be the impact of this new species on the native fauna and what is the general state in the fight against invasive alien species.
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Pneumococcal vaccine
In an agreement from 2018, between the State of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the national health insurance fund, it was agreed that the pneumococcal vaccine will not be fully reimbursed to people over 85 years of age. Democratic Party deputy Carole Hartmann asked the Minister for Social Security for the reasons for this age limit.
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What is the status of the development of a national park & ride strategy?
The coalition agreement provides for the development of a “national parking and park-and-ride strategy (P&R)”. The deputy of the DP Max Hahn inquired with the competent minister on the state of the development of this document.
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How are the municipal coat of arms handled for fused communes?
Several communes that have merged in the past have given themselves a new municipal coat of arms after their fusion. Other communes rely on a municipal logo to showcase their identity. The heraldic commission of the Ministry of State supports the communes in this procedure. MP André Bauler asked the Ministry of State which communes have changed their coat of arms or logo over the past years and what...
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Do I have to deregister if I refuse an invitation for vaccination against Covid-19?
The Ministry of Health sends out invitations for the Covid-19 vaccination. But do I have to deregister if I refuse the vaccination? Democratic Party MPs Gilles Baum and André Bauler have asked the Minister of Health.
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Two new health centres in the north and east of the country
The south and the centre of the country will receive two new health centres. The Ministry of Health is also investigating where new health centres could be built in the north and east of the country. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and André Bauler have asked the Minister of Health which cantons are being considered as locations.
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What is going to happen to Alexej Nawalny after his arrest?
On Sunday Alexej Nawalny flew back from Germany to Moskow and he was arrested at his arrival. A strong international reaction came quickly. What will become of Kremlin’s critic and which consequences will the arrest have for Russia? MP Gusty Graas asked the respective minister in charge.
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What are the reasons for the long delays in the payment of the premium for sustainable mobility?
It has come to attention of the deputies of the DP Carole Hartmann and Max Hahn that many people wait several months for the payment of the premium for sustainable mobility. This is why they have inquired with the competent minister to find out what are the reasons for this and what is being done to speed up the procedure.
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The organ of Notre-Dame de Luxembourg Cathedral
The organ of Notre-Dame de Luxembourg Cathedral was dismantled last year to be restored and modernised. In his parliamentary question, MP André Bauler asks in particular about the financing of this work.
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What about the new road connecting the Grand-Duc Jean barracks and the Fridhaff?
The construction should in principle have started at the end of 2020, which is why the deputy of the DP André Bauler inquired with the competent minister on the progress of the matter.
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What is going to happen to the refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
The refugees in the Lipa camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina have been without access to clean water, electricity, heating and tents for months. And this even though alternative options for more winterproof accommodations exist. Those refugees that try to make their way across the border, are retained by Croatian police by force and subjected to violence before being sent back. MPs Gilles Baum and Gusty...
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New adaptations for the bus line 555?
After the introduction of the new bus timetables on December 13, certain problems arose, in particular with regard to school transport. It has come to the attention of the deputy of the DP André Bauler that the line 555 was also concerned, hence his question to the competent minister, if it is planned to adapt the schedule of this line as well.
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Is the CHAFEA relocating to Brussels?
At the beginning of 2020 discussions regarding a relocalisation of the CHAFEA caused some commotion. On the grounds of efficiency, a number of job positions and activities are to be relocated to Brussels. MP Gusty Graas asked the minister in charge what is currently the plan for CHAFEA
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International recognition of ecocide as a crime: what efforts has Luxembourg undertaken so far?
The government has decided in its current coalition agreement that it will support the recognition of ecocide as a crime. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn wanted to know from the competent ministers what Luxembourg's efforts have been so far in this direction.
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Water from the Moselle river to water young vines?
The possibility of using water from the Moselle to irrigate young vines in times of extreme heat and drought already exists in Luxembourg, one only needs an authorization. However, few winegrowers take advantage of it, while the president of independent winegrowers is arguing for more use. What are the reasons for this? Should more information be provided on this possibility, or should the administrative...
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Donation funds in India
In India, the regulations for donations from abroad were changed in November. This has implications for the work of Luxembourgish NGOs. Gusty Graas, a DP MP, asked the minister in charge.
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Recent informations about the "Fonds de compensation" (FDC)
At the end of September 2017, the government presented a pilot project in which the "Fonds de compensation (FDC)" was encouraged to increase its commitment to the creation of affordable rental housing. The DP MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn asked the minister in question about the progress of the project in Grevenmacher and about the efforts made by the FDC since autumn 2017 to create affordable rental...
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Why has the driven hunt been prohibited?
The Ministry of Environment considers hunting as a "recreational activity" and therefore bans driven hunting until the 15th December. DP MP Guy Arendt asked the Minister which legislative text she was referring to in order to classify hunting accordingly. According to the MP, the hunt is not explicitly covered by the new Covid law and one should still be able to hunt with the necessary distance and...
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100% renewable energy: What does the national strategy for energy storage look like?
Due to the volatility of solar and wind energy energy storage is a central element of the energy transition towards 100% renewable energy. Max Hahn, DP MP, has therefore asked the responsible minister what Luxembourg's strategy is in this regard in order to guarantee security of supply in the future.
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How many PAP's are being realised at the moment?
The "Plans d'aménagement particulier (PAP)" play an important role when it comes to creating housing. Accordingly, DP MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn asked how many PAPs are currently being realised and how many newly built (affordable) housing units can be expected.
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Is it possible that CBD products will be prohibited in the EU
The European Commission announced this November that cannabidiol (CBD) could be classified as a narcotic. As a consequence, products containing natural CBD would be banned within the EU. The DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas have asked the Minister of Health some questions about this topic.
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What about price transparency in the real estate market?
At the moment it is common practice for most real estate constructors to show prices calculated on the basis of the reduced VAT rate of 3%. However, this poses a risk to consumers. In 2019, the Minister for Consumer Protection and the Minister for Housing announced that they would consider standardising the listed prices. DP MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn asked what conclusions had been drawn in this...
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Changements in the bus timetables: Problems with school transport
It has come to the attention of DP MP André Bauler that there will be difficulties with school transport under the new timetables, especially with regards to the line 545 Heiderscheid-Ettelbruck. In fact, according to the new timetable, students arrive at school either much too early or too late. André Bauler has asked the responsible minister about this.
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A new rapid PCR test for Luxemourg?
A medical technology start-up has developed a new rapid PCR test. This test can be used in hospitals and doctors' surgeries. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Health if this test will also be available in Luxembourg.
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Will our agriculture need more water?
Water is a vital resource, also for our agriculture. After the many warm summers, DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler asked the responsible ministers how much agriculture, horticulture and viticulture currently need and will need in the future.
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The worrying situation in the El Guergarat passage
Morocco has launched an operation in the narrows of el Guergarat to guarantee the free circulation of people and goods. The "Polisario" and its militias have blocked the border crossing and threatened the ceasefire that has existed in this zone for about 30 years. In the context of these events, our MP Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Foreign Affairs some questions.
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A shuttle bus between the border parking in Stepernich and the railway station of Kleinbettingen?
In order to improve commuter traffic between Belgium and Luxembourg, two Walloon MPs have recently proposed organising a shuttle bus between the Stepernich border car park and the Kleinbettingen railway station. Gusty Graas, a DP MP, asked the minister responsible what he thought of this idea.
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Is there currently any legal uncertainty regarding various dismissals?
The law of 20th June 2020 suspended the 26-week period of protection against dismissal in the event of incapacity for work during the period of the state of crisis and modified the legal framework. DP MP Carole Hartmann has asked the Minister of Labour whether legal uncertainty has arisen for employers in the event of dismissals after the 26-week period.
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What are the challenges with the Covid 19 vaccine?
The possibility of an effective vaccine against Covid-19 is growing. Still, questions remain, including about the storage and transport of the vaccine. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health some questions in this regard.
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What is the current status of the Echternach bypass road?
A bypass near Echternach has been planned since 2013 to divert transit traffic. According to the coalition agreement, the works should have started before the end of 2020. Carole Hartmann, a DP MP, asked the minister in charge about the state of play of this project and when the works are expected to start. She also wanted to know how far another project to calm the traffic situation around Echternach...
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What is the status of compliance with the mask requirement in public transport?
Since April, masks have been compulsory in public transport. The DP MP Max Hahn wanted to know from the responsible minister whether compliance with this rule is controlled and what is the result of these controls.
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Free schoolbooks: How much does a household save per child?
For two years now, the state has been covering the costs of textbooks for secondary school students. The DP MPs Claude Lamberty and Max Hahn asked the Minister of Education how much the financial relief for the households was.
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New place for the National Gallery?
The National Gallery is not to move into the old National Library building as planned, but instead to Dudelange in the new "Neischmelz" district. In this context, DP MP André Bauler asked the Minister of Culture a few questions.
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What financial aid for the sports sector?
Despite the new sanitary measures introduced at the end of October, no part-time unemployment benefit can be requested in the sports sector. In this context, DP MPs Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann have asked the Minister of Labour and the Minister of Sports whether other financial aid is foreseen for the sports sector.
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More information about the new Nordstad youth hostel
As part of the redevelopment of the Ettelbruck railway station, a new youth hostel is also to be built. DP MP André Bauler has asked the responsible ministry for more information.
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SNHBM: Why have certain plots of land and buildings not yet been valued?
DP MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn asked the responsible minister under which criteria the SNHBM buys real estate and why various plots of land and buildings have not yet been valorised.
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Mobile speed cameras in the North of Luxembourg
Over the last few months, mobile speed cameras have been installed on two routes in the north, between Micheleau and Erpeldingen on the Sûre, as well as between Ettelbrück and Feulen and between Bidscht and Schumannseck. Our MP André Bauler asked the Minister for Internal Security a few questions about the speed cameras
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When will the PC35 cycle path be completed?
Apparently, only a small part would be missing, then the PC35 bike path could be completed. This would create a continuous bicycle connection from the Sanem and Bascharage area, over the communes of Dippach and Bertrange to Mamer and Luxembourg city. DP MPs Max Hahn and Frank Colabianchi asked the minister responsible for when these works could be completed.
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Domestic violence - how can we help the victims?
Domestic violence is also a widespread problem in Luxembourg. Over 30% of people in this country have already experienced violence. Campaigns should draw attention to the subject and provide prevention. But where can victims find help? What means are available to them? And what is being done to stop the perpetrators from using violence? Our MP Carole Hartmann has asked the ministries in charge.
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What are the consequences of the resignation of six cardiologists from the North Hospital?
Six cardiologists from the North Hospital want to resign. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gilles Baum asked the responsible ministers what impact these resignations will have on patient healthcare and whether unpaid on-call duties might have played a role in the doctors' decision.
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Are grain exports from Ukraine affecting the European internal market?
The European solidarity corridors facilitate the export of grains from Ukraine. However, the logistics remain quite difficult, and further transport to the final destination is not always ensured. What is the impact on the European single market? Our MP Gusty Grass has inquired to receive further information.
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When will the bridge in Ell be renovated?
Due to the bad condition of the bridge in Ell, it has been planned for a long time to renovate or completely renew this bridge. Since the matter does not seem to be progressing properly, the DP MP André Bauler asked what the current status of the planification is.
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How can patient service be improved in the future regarding mammography tests?
The European Commission has issued a recommendation to do the mammography for women between the ages of 45 and 74. Currently, in Luxembourg, the obligatory screening is only done for women over the age of 50. It often takes too long to get an appointment for an ad-hoc check-up. Our MP Carole Hartmann asked the Ministry of Health whether this will change in the future.
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Will Putin use the referendums to resort to stronger weapons?
In his televised speech, the Russian President named Russia's territorial integrity as the top priority. What if the referendums in the Donestk region are in favor of the Russian Federation? Will Putin see this as an impetus to use sharper weapons? Our MP Gusty Graas raised the question with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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When will there be a uniform digital solution in Luxembourg’s health care system?
With the GesondheetsApp, the Digital Health Network in cooperation with the AMMD has developed an application that would allow the patients to carry out all their medical operations digitally. Despite a political agreement, the app is currently being used conditionally and in a limited way? Why is the app not being used to its full extent, and when will there be uniform solutions in this regard? Our...
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Why have quite some trains on line 10 been cancelled recently?
Since recently some trains have been cancelled on line 10, DP MP André Bauler wanted to know what the reason was.
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Delays in tuberculosis tests for Ukrainian refugees
People who have fled Ukraine and want to work or go to school in Luxembourg, must first undergo a medical check-up and a tuberculosis test to complete their file. Due to delays in the appointments, many of these people are currently blocked in the process. When are these people allowed to start looking for a job, and are these children not allowed to go to school? Our MP Carole Hartmann has queried...
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Why do trains run less frequently on the line 10 between Kautenbach and Luxembourg city?
Contrary to the official schedule, a train runs between Kautenbach and Luxembourg city at the moment only every hour, instead of every half hour. Since this causes difficulties for people from the area to get to school and to work, the DP MP André Bauler asked what is the reason for this and what is planned to improve the situation .
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When will the old N7 between Këppenhaff and Fridhaff be renewed?
Since the old N7 between Këppenhaff and Fridhaff is currently in a bad state, DP MP André Bauler asked when this road will be renewed.
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Equality between women and men in Luxembourg sport
In the last decades, gender equality policy in Luxembourg has continuously improved. Sport in particular can play an important role in this issue. The DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Claude Lamberty asked the responsible ministers about the situation regarding gender equality in Luxembourg sports.
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How many ATMs from the Post are left in the country?
Many people use the Post's ATMs. DP MP André Bauler asks the responsible minister how many Post-ATMs are left and how many have been closed since 2015.
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Can a vet keep a pet due to an unpaid bill?
Pet owners should generally be able to look after their animal. In the case of unexpected bills or unforeseen veterinary care, it can sometimes happen that a pet owner cannot pay them immediately. Can a veterinarian keep the animal in such a case? Our MP Gusty Gras asked the ministry to find out.
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No agreement between CNS and FAPSYLUX – now what?
For years, attempts have been made to find an agreement to reimburse the psychotherapeutic treatment. Again and again the negotiations are broken off because both parties can’t come to an agreement. The patient remain without help. Until when should a solution be found? Our MP Carole Hartmann asked the minister in charge.
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A discount for people who live next to a wind farm?
In Ireland, people who live next to wind turbines will receive compensation, and a similar system is planned in France. In this way, the resistance to such projects should be reduced and the development of renewable energies should be promoted. The DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked if such a model would not also be an idea in Luxembourg.
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What happens to animals in a house fire?
When a private house or apartment catches fire, it is often not just people who are at risk. Many people also have pets. Not every animal is good at making itself heard. Is the fire brigade informed about pets? What methods are there and how are animals helped in an emergency? Our MP Claude Lamberty asked for further details.
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Closed train tunnel on the northern line: what is being done to minimize the impact on passengers?
After the Kautebach tunnel collapsed, the passengers who rely on the train to go to work are faced with certain difficulties. DP MP André Bauler asked what was planned to keep the impact of this incident on mobility in the north as small as possible.
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Will vaccination against shingles be included in the national vaccination schedule?
People over 50 have the greatest risk of getting shingles. Vaccines can help with treatment and prevention. DP MPs Gilles Baum, Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas have asked the relevant ministers whether the vaccine Shingrix, which is used against shingles, can be included in the national vaccination plan.
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How many men suffer from breast cancer in Luxembourg?
Men can also get breast cancer. DP MPs Gilles Baum, Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas wanted to know from the Minister of Health how many men are affected in Luxembourg and whether mammograms are performed on men.
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How often are candidacies for a state concession for a pharmacy rejected?
To obtain a state licence for a pharmacy, certain criteria must be met in the application process. Democratic Party MPs Gilles Baum, Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Health how many candidacies were rejected and how many times a rejection was successfully appealed.
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Missing persons in Luxembourg
Every now and then, the news comes that a person, often a minor, is missing. With the latter, it felt like that number had increased recently. How many people have gone missing in recent years? How quickly are these people found generally ? When is an AMBER Alert started? Can public transport help in the search for missing people? Our MPs Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann have asked the respective...
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Increased risk of skin cancer - how can we protect ourselves in the future?
The sun reaches the earth's surface ever stronger and longer. With climate change, the risk of skin cancer is also increasing. More and more people spend more time outside, and people whose jobs are on the outside are more and more exposed to the sun. How should we counter this danger in the future? Our MPs Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann have inquired with the responsible ministries.
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Large offshore wind farms at the cost of Groenland to cover Europe's energy needs?
According to studies by the University of Liège, large offshore wind farms in front of Greenland could cover a large part of European energy consumption. The DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked whether there are already concrete projects and whether Luxembourg intends to invest in them.
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Does the Cypriot gas help in becoming more independent from Russian Gas?
Recently, further gas reserves have been found off the Cypriot coast. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn wanted to know from the relevant minister whether these reserves could contribute to becoming more independent of Russian imports.
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Deportation of Ukrainian minors to Russia.
According to information from the Russian Ministry of Defense, 307,000 Ukrainian minors have been forcibly moved to Russia since the invasion of Ukraine in order to eradicate Ukrainian identity. The minors concerned risk being adopted by Russian families, especially since decrees recently signed by President Putin facilitate such adoption. Our MP Gusty Graas inquired to find out how these children...
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When will the N25 between Kautenbach and Wiltz be renewed?
DP MP André Bauler asked when the N25 between Kautenbach and Wiltz, which is currently in a bad condition, will be renovated.
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How often are the emergency phones used on the motorways?
The emergency telephones make it possible to contact the necessary services and request help in the event of an accident on the motorway. Today, however, more and more people are using their own mobile phones. How much are these emergency call stations still used and how much does it cost to maintain them? Our MPs Claude Lamberty and Max Hahn have asked the responsible ministry.
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Municipality of Rambrouch: Concerns after the restructuring of the RGTR
Why do certain villages of the municipality of Rammerech no longer have a direct connection to Rambrouch to guarantee correspondence to Wiltz, Ettelbruck and Luxembourg city, and this since the introduction of a new timetable on 17 July 2022? And why does line 141 no longer drive through Holtz and Perlé? Our MP André Bauler has posed these questions to the Minister for Mobility and Public Works.
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Café rooms
Several ‘café rooms’ have recently had to close due to a lack of hygiene and safety observed in those facilities. How many units of housing of that type have been lost in the northern canton and what measures are being taken to improve the situation? These and other questions were asked by our MP André Bauler to the Minister of Housing.
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No more vaccination bus for the North?
A vaccination bus in Ettelbruck had to spontaneously replace a vaccination bus in the centre. This despite the fact that citizens were queuing for their vaccination in Ettelbrück. DP MP André Bauler asked the Minister of Health how the vaccination bus service is organised in this country, why the vaccination bus from Ettelbrück had to stand in at the centre and whether it is true that vaccination buses...
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Transport interruptions on the Rhine
Until when will ships no longer be able to sail on the Moselle and is there a risk of a bottleneck or even a stop in the delivery of petroleum products or other merchandise? Our MP André Bauler asked these and other questions to the Minister of the Economy and the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development.
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Consumption and distribution of gas in the context of the Ukrainian war
How much gas did the individual categories of consumers expend over the last few years in Luxembourg? How does the Minister for Energy intend to determine the distribution of gas in the event of a gas bottleneck? Our MPs Carole Hartmann and Max Hahn asked the Minister for Energy these questions.
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o the delays in pricing have an impact on patients' access to new medicines?
It has come to the attention of DP MPs Gusty Graas, Carole Hartmann and Gilles Baum that the Ministry of Social Security has changed the procedure for setting prices for new medicines. This can lead to delays before a new drug is available to patients. Why has the procedure been changed and how often has the 90-day time limit for pricing been exceeded?
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Can the Swiss Lex Koller law also be applied in Luxembourg?
Is the Lex Koller law compatible with the Luxembourg constitution and with the principle of free circulation of capital in the European internal market? DP MP André Bauler addressed these and other questions to the Minister of Justice Sam Tanson.
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Is the Animal Welfare Law adequately implemented?
Is the current animal welfare law not adequately implemented and what is the situation in the animal shelters? The DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Grass put these and other questions to the responsible Minister of Agriculture.
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What are the conclusions of the latest biodiversity report of the IPBES for Luxembourg?
The latest report of the IPBES showed how strongly humanity is dependent on wild animals and plants. Before the COP15 in Canada on biodiversity, DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked what conclusions the government draws from that report for Luxembourg.
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How is the project of the "Innovation Campus" in Bissen progressing?
The DP MPs Claude Lamberty and André Bauler asked how the project of the "Innovation Campus" in Bissen is progressing, and what the possible reasons would be, why the project did not have the expected success.
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How are things going with different road works in Mullerthal?
For months there have been two road works in Mullerthal, which do not seem to be progressing. DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked how these are progressing and when they will be finished.
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Problems with the correspondences between bus and train in the North
Since the DP MP André Bauler heard that there are problems with the correspondence between different buses and trains in the North, he asked the responsible minister how the situation could be improved.
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What is being done so that doctors from third countries get a work permit in Luxembourg faster?
Doctors from third countries must first have their diplomas recognized in another member state before they are allowed to work in Luxembourg. Since this brings difficulties in practice, especially in the case of Ukrainian refugees, the DP MP Carole Hartmann asked how the procedure could be simplified.
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When will the N10 between Reisdorf and Hoesdorf will be resurfaced?
For years, the N10's surface between Reisdorf and Hoesdorf has been in a bad condition. DP MP André Bauler asked, when the road will be resurfaced.
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Can you install small wind turbines at home?
In addition to solar panels, small wind turbines are a good way to produce your own electricity at home. The DP MPs Max Hahn and Claude Lamberty have therefore asked whether this is allowed and whether the state also provides subsidies for smaller wind turbines.
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How does the government plan to accelerate the development of wind energy?
The government announced last autumn that it would simplify the procedures to speed up the development of renewable energy, and especially wind turbines. The DP MPs Max Hahn and Claude Lamberty therefore asked how this should happen.
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What is the impact of the extreme heat on transport infrastructure?
Due to the heat this summer, trains could no longer run on various routes in England, among other places, because the tracks had deformed. DP MPs Max Hahn and Claude Lamberty asked if this had already happened in Luxembourg and what was being done to avoid this.
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What is the provisional balance of the sectoral climate targets for 2021?
DP MPs Max Hahn and Claude Lamberty asked the Environment Minister what the provisional balance of the sectoral climate targets for 2021 is.
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What is the government's position on the biomass plans of the EU Commission?
By 2050, the EU wants to use 20% of the agricultural land for biomass and quadruple the import of timber to produce energy. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked what the government's position on these plans was.
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One year after the floods of July 14th and 15th, 2021: What is the current state of affairs in the municipalities?
A year after the floods of July 14 and 15, DP Member of Parliament Carole Hartmann asked the Interior Minister, among other things, how high the total damage was at municipal level and how much money had already been paid to the respective municipalities.
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What are the plans to improve road safety Op der Léier?
Op der Léier between Hierheck and Grosbous, dangerous situations happen frequently. DP MP André Bauler asked what was planned to improve road safety at this place.
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How is the project of a new police station in Wiltz progressing?
For nearly ten years, there have been discussions of a new police station in Wiltz. DP MP André Bauler asked an update on the project.
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Which municipalities have not yet introduced the B6?
The MP André Bauler asked the Ministry of the Interior about the B6, the property tax on building land.
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How has undeclared work developed in recent years?
With rising prices, the risk of undeclared work increases, which inevitably has consequences on tax revenues. DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann wanted to know from the responsible ministers, among other things, whether the Statec has estimates on the development of undeclared work and tax losses and how many controls the ITM has carried out in recent years?
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When will the CR319 between Wiltz and Winseler be repaired?
A year ago, heavy rain caused a slip of road on the CR319 between Wiltz and Winseler. Since no action has been taken since then, DP MP André Bauler has asked when the road works will start.
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How protected are prison guards from attacks?
The situation of prison guards isn’t an easy one. Verbal attacks are part of their everyday life, and physical attacks and serious threats are also becoming more common. How are prison staff protected? How many attacks have there been in recent years? And how can the guards protect themselves from threats? Our MPs Claude Lamberty and Max Hahn have asked the responsible ministers.
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Are fewer organic products sold in Luxembourg?
Is the consumption of organic products decreasing in Luxembourg? And if so, why? The DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler addressed these and other questions about organic farming to the Ministers for Economy and Agriculture.
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How many forest fires have there been over the last years in Luxembourg?
One of the consequences of climate change is that the risk of forest fires increases due to higher temperatures and prolonged periods of drought. DP MP André Bauler has therefore asked how many forest fires there have been in the last years and how the CGDIS is preparing for a possible increase in this phenomenon.
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Who is the main cause of phosphorus pollution in our waters?
A recent German study concludes that sewage treatment plants, not agriculture, are responsible for phosphorus pollution in water bodies. The DP MP Gusty Graas asks the Minister of Environment if this conclusion can also be applied to Luxembourg and how high the phosphate concentration is in our waters.
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How often are the various special leaves used in this country?
In Luxembourg, workers are entitled to a whole range of leaves. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Max Hahn wanted to know from the Minister of Labour for how many days on average the different leaves were applied for in the last five years and whether women and men apply for the leaves differently.
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What will the ministry's announced taxi platform look like?
The mobility minister recently announced the creation of a platform similar to Uber's. DP MP Max Hahn asked what the platform should look like and when it should be operational.
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A new paving on the N15 in Heiderscheidergrund?
As the road surface of the N15 in Heiderscheidergrund is in a bad state, DP MP André Bauler asked if it was not planned to renew it.
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Follow-up of the work in the Echternach Park
A sign in the Echternach park indicates that a historical study is being conducted by the Ministry of Culture and that as long as it is not completed, no flood damage of July 2022 can be repaired. Our MP Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Culture in a parliamentary question for some details.
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How safe is swimming in open waters in Luxembourg?
With the arrival of summer comes the season of excursions to the lakes. Unfortunately, with each swimming season, there is also the news regarding accidents in- and outside of the water. How safe are the local lakes for the guests? Are there enough safety guards and pool attendents in the country? How are people being protected in and around the local waters? Our MPs Claude Lamberty and Max Hahn have...
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Where is the "accelerated reimbursement" at?
In October 2021, the then Minister of Social Security announced an "accelerated reimbursement" for medical bills. DP MP Carole Hartmann asked how many doctors offer this faster reimbursement, how long the delays are for these reimbursements and what steps are being taken to get more doctors to implement the "accelerated reimbursement".
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What is being done against noise pollution from motorcycles?
The nuisance caused by the noise of tuned motorcycles is a recurring theme, especially during the good season. DP MP André Bauler wanted to know what the police is doing against this.
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Artist residencies in Luxembourg
On June 16th, an artists' residence was inaugurated in the "Bridderhaus" in Esch/Alzette. The former hospital in Rue Léon Metz has been completely renovated and restructured and will house a total of 17 artists. In this context, our MP André Bauler asked the Minister of Culture some general questions about artist residencies.
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Have there already been incidents of ‘needle spiking’ in Luxembourg?
"Needle Spiking" involves secretly injecting a substance to render people defenseless at parties. For some time there have been increasing reports of people in clubs, at concerts or at festivals becoming victims of this phenomenon. Have there already been cases in Luxembourg and how should one react? What do the police do in such a case? Our MP Gusty Graas asked the relevant ministries.
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What are the reasons for the sick trees along the Sûre?
Along the Alzette and the Sûre rivers many trees seem to be sick. DP MP André Bauler asked what the reasons were.
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What is the travel behaviour of Luxembourgers?
It is well known that Luxembourgers like to travel and spend a good part of their annual income on it. The DP MP André Bauler asked the Minister of Economy for details on the travel behaviour of Luxembourgers.
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When will the paint job on the Red Bridge be finished?
The paint job on the Red Bridge should have been completed in the spring of last year, after it had been interrupted because the company had gone bankrupt. DP MPs Max Hahn and Claude Lamberty have therefore asked where the works are and when they should be completed.
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Why is the municipality of Parc Hosingen not classified as a regional center in national planning?
Although the municipality of Parc Hosingen has developed well in recent years, it is not classified as a CDA (Center de développement et d'attraction) in national planning. DP MP André Bauler asked the minister in charge what the reasons were and whether there were any plans to change it.
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What does agriculture mean without cows?What does agriculture mean without cows?
What does agriculture mean without cows? Will the emissions of greenhouse gases decrease? Does this have other consequences on food security. American scientists have done a study on this. DP MP Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture if he was aware of this study and if the same conclusions could be drawn for Luxembourg.
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Will the ATM at the Post Office in Echternach be closed?
DP MP Carole Hartmann has heard that the ATM at the post office in Echternach is set to close. In this context, she wanted to know from the Minister responsible whether this would be the case and whether the office is also planned be closed.
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When will the track radars be installed in the tunnels of the A7 motorway?
After the Minister of Mobility announced at a press conference that track radars will be installed in all the tunnels of the A7 motorway, DP MP Max Hahn wanted to know when this is planned to happen and what the cost would be.
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How much flu vaccine has Luxembourg pre-ordered for the next flu season?
We will probably have to prepare for a more severe flu wave again in autumn and winter. Pre-orders for the flu vaccine had to be submitted in some countries by the end of March. DP MP Gusty Graas wanted to know from the Minister of Health how much flu vaccine Luxembourg has ordered and whether it will be enough to provide the vaccine to all vulnerable people and health professionals.
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What are the consequences of the rise in the price of dairy products?
A rise in prices for dairy products is expected this summer. The DP MPs Gilles Baum and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture what the causes of this increase are and whether the farmers will benefit from it at all.
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Should the use of medical cannabis be expanded?
Since 2018, the use of medicinal cannabis is allowed in Luxembourg and helps, among others, patients with chronic pain. The DP MPs Max Hahn and Carole Hartmann asked the responsible ministers whether medical cannabis should also be used to treat other diseases and whether medical cannabis could also be sold in pharmacies outside the hospital in the future.
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How has home office affected traffic in the last two years?
Csn the impact of home office on traffic be measured? DP MP André Bauler asked the minister responsible for the matter.
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How big is the problem of " puffs " in Luxembourg?
In France, puffs, disposable electronic cigarettes, are becoming increasingly popular among young people. The French Ministry of Health is concerned about the emergence of a new generation of smokers. The DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Claude Lamberty wanted to know from the Minister of Health whether "puffs" were a problem in Luxembourg and whether it would be useful to inform the population about the...
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How is the strawberries production doing in Luxembourg?
The DP MP André Bauler asked the Minister of Agriculture how many farms in this country grow strawberries, what kind of varieties they have and how the distribution of strawberries is organised.
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Drinking water from the Moselle river?
Studies are currently being carried out to possibly prepare water from the Moselle for human consumption in the future. DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas have asked when these studies will be completed and what the water quality of the Moselle is like.
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What impact has the drought had on our waterbodies?
As in 2018 and 2019, this year will be exceptionally dry. DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas have therefore asked the Environment Minister some questions.
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What are the consequences of the climate on this year’s harvest?
Currently, temperatures are quite high. The DP MP Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture how the current climate would affect this year's harvest. He also asked if there would be any specific support to help farmers adapt to climate change.
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Extension of the death penalty in Belarus
On 18 March this year, Belarus by decree extended the possibility to be condemned to the death penalty, so that now not only people who took part in a terrorist act, but also those who attempted such an act can be punished with the death penalty. The opposition sees in this decision an attempt to suppress the free expression of opinion and the opponents of the government. How to assess this situation?...
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Mobile phone radars in Luxembourg as well?
In Trier and Mainz, police have launched a pilot project of a mobile phone radar. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked if this radar could not be used in Luxembourg as well.
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The army recruiting office is going to close soon?
DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler asked the minister responsible what was behind the rumors that the army recruiting office would be closed in the near future.
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Relocation of professional firefighters from the north?
Deputy André Bauler asked the Ministry of the Interior if it was right that professional firefighters from the CGDIS centers in the north of the country will be transferred to other regions of the country.
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How can the attractiveness of the Centre Hospitalier du Nord be improved?
At its two sites in Wiltz and Ettelbruck, the ChdN ensures healthcare for the north and partly for the east of the country. What will be done to make the two sites also attractive in the future? DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health, among other things, whether cooperation with the University of Luxembourg was planned, whether specialisation in a medical field was envisaged...
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Shortage of personnel in Ettelbrück to ensure the ambulance service?
MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn have been informed that there are currently difficulties in Ettelbrück with the staff to provide the ambulance service. In this context, the two politicians asked the Ministry of the Interior, among other things, about the availability of volunteers.
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How often do cosmetic operations in Luxembourg cause undesirable side effects?
Interest in cosmetic medicine is growing. Unfortunately, it also happens time and again that procedures are performed by people without the appropriate training. The consequences are real dangers for the patients. The DP MP Gusty Graas wanted to know from the responsible ministers whether there are figures on cosmetic surgery in Luxembourg and how often patients had to be treated for undesirable side...
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Use of assistants for partially automated driving on our roads?
In Germany, a car manufacturer was recently given permission to use its system of automated driving in road traffic under specific conditions. DP MP Max Hahn asked if this system was also authorised in Luxembourg and how the government wants to deal with these technological developments.
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What is the real danger of new tick species?
The tick season is starting again and new tick species are finding their way to Luxembourg. Gusty Graas, DP MP, asked the Minister of Health which diseases have been detected in tick bites in Luxembourg so far and whether awareness should not be raised again in a more visible way.
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How have passenger numbers in public transport evolved over the last year?
What effect does the current price increase have on the number of passengers on public transport? DP MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn asked the minister responsible for the matter.
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What measures will be taken to reduce the congestion of the tram during peak hours?
DP MP Max Hahn heard that the tram was completely overcrowded during rush hour. In this context, he wanted to know what is planned to improve the situation.
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How is the population of raccoons in Luxembourg evolving?
the raccoon is an invasive species that seems to be spreading more and more in Luxembourg. Contacts with people seem to multiply as of recently. DP MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn therefore asked how the population was developing and whether measures to regulate the population were effective.
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When will the Supreme Council for Health and Safety at Work be reconvened?
The CSSST, which reports to the Directorate of Health, has not met since 2018. DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health why no more meetings have taken place and whether the Minister will convene a meeting in the near future.
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A suspension bridge over the Upper Sûre lake?
The project of a suspension bridge over the Upper Sûre lake would be another great tourist attraction for the north. DP MP André Bauler asked the Minister for the Environment what her position in this regard is.
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How is the PC22 cycle path between Diekirch and Vianden progressing?
The extension of the PC22 cycle path seems to be stuck, largely due to terrains that the state doesn't possess yet. DP MP André Bauler therefore asked how the project was advancing.
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What is the government's position on the planned geological storage of nuclear waste in Belgium?
In Belgium, the debate over the disposal of nuclear waste is entering a new phase. The geological storage seems to be decided thing. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked the minister responsible what the position of the Luxembourg government was and how it was involved in the decision-making process.
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What are the requirements for a conditional release?
Since the application of the new law on the enforcement of sentences in 2018, conditional liberties have been regularly issued only under certain conditions, such as the payment of the civil action. These conditions can vary from case to case. Are there any guidelines in this regard? Our MP Pim Knaff has inquired at the relevant ministry.
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Relocation of the Vianden pharmacy to the commune of Tandel?
It seems to be the case that the pharmacy will be transferred from Vianden to the commune of Tandel. DP MP André Bauler has asked the Minister of Health whether there is a concrete wish for this transfer and whether there have already been discussions with the relevant municipal authorities.
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Which doctors are missing in the country?
There is a shortage of doctors in Luxembourg. This provokes long waiting times and long journeys for patients. André Bauler and Gilles Baum, DP MPs, asked the Minister of Health if she knew how many doctors of all specialities work in Luxembourg and how many doctors have joined or retired in the last five years.
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Poor condition of the CR346 between Schieren and Schrondweiler
DP MP André Bauler has learned that the CR346 between Schieren and Schrondweiler is in a bad state. For this reason, he asked the Minister responsible if there were no plans to renovate this road.
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Why is the project of the Cité militaire in Diekirch not progressing?
A new housing project is to be set up on the site of the Cité militaire in Diekirch, but even though the PAP has been voted for some time, not much seems to be happening on the ground. DP MP André Bauler asked what the reasons were.
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Criticism of the current wolf policy
The DP MP Gusty Graas asked the responsible minister about the current wolf prevention policy after a shepherd had recently expressed his dissatisfaction with Luxembourg's wolf policy in a newspaper article.
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Shouldn't midwives play a more important role in childbirth in the future?
Following the closure of the maternity clinic at the Ettelbruck site of the Centre Hospitalier du Nord, DP MP Carole Hartmann will put an extended parliamentary question to the Minister of Health in the Chamber. How does the Minister see the promotion of home births, the establishment of a birth centre, as they have existed in Germany for a long time, or the establishment of a midwife ambulance?
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Why is the French hunting exam no longer recognised?
How long has it been known that the French hunting test does not meet our standards? Why was it only now that the decision was made not to recognize the French hunting examination? DP MP Guy Arendt asked the competent minister.
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How is the tree alleys' health around the country?
DP MP André Bauler asked the concerned ministre several questions about the tree alleys around the country.
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Are patients rejected in the emergency room of the Kirchberg hospital?
The DP MPs Max Hahn and Gusty Graas have heard that the hospital in Kirchberg sometimes rejected patients brought to the emergency room by ambulance during the "small watch". In a parliamentary question, they therefore wanted to know from the responsible ministers whether this was true and if so, what was being done to prevent such cases.
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What is the risk that the maternity clinic in Ettelbruck will have to close in the next few days?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gilles Baum have learned that the Ettelbruck site of the Centre hospitalier du Nord will no longer have any paediatricians available in the next few days and that the maternity hospital therefore risks having to close. For this reason, they asked the Minister of Health if this was true and, if so, what the reasons were for this circumstance.
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Wouldn't it be an idea to house refugees in the former police service housing in Colmar?
Most of the police service housing in Colmar-Berg is currently uninhabited. DP MP André Bauler therefore asked the competent minister if they could not accommodate refugees.
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Stop of the work on the Ettelbruck railway station: How could it come to this?
How is it possible that the Administration of the environment only stopped work on the Ettelbruck railway station after it had already started? Why were the swallow nests only then discovered? DP MP André Bauler asked the competent minister some questions.
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How are things going with the P&R in Wasserbillig near the station?
DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Max Hahn have heard that the project of the new P&R in Wasserbillig near the CFL train station, due to, among others, the price explosion of the material, has temporarily been stopped, and will be re-planned. For this reason, they asked the Minister responsible for further details.
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How are the projects of two bidirectional bus lanes progressing?
The Ministry of Mobility announced the creation of a bi-directional bus lane in two parts of the country, on which the bus can travel in the morning in one direction and in the evening in the other direction. DP MP Max Hahn asked how the two projects are progressing.
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Will the dirt road between Warken and Burden be transformed into a parking for walkers?
The old road, next to the CR348 between Warken and Burden, is in a bad state, but could still be used as a parking strip for people going for a walk there. DP MP André Bauler asked the minister responsible for the matter if this was an option.
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How many cases where people simply dispose of their waste in nature have there been in recent years?
Again and again one sees places in nature where people have disposed of their trash. DP MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn have asked how many cases there have been in recent years.
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How many paediatricians are currently working in Luxembourg?
There are already not enough paediatricians working in this country. With the population growth, waiting times will continue to increase. DP MPs André Bauler and Gilles Baum asked the responsible ministers how many paediatricians are currently working in Luxembourg, how many Luxembourgers are studying paediatrics and how many paediatricians will be needed by 2025.
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How are Ukrainian refugees protected from human trafficking ?
According to Europol, women and children in particular are targeted by criminal organisations. What is Luxembourg doing to protect Ukrainian refugees from this violence?
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When will outpatient radiology receive nomenclature tariffs?
Up to now, there are no tariffs in the nomenclature for out-of-hospital radiology. This means that, for example, an MRI scan is only fully covered by health insurance if it is performed in hospital. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gilles Baum asked the ministers concerned when the subject will be discussed again in the nomenclature commission and whether they do not think that the absence of such tariffs...
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How many Luxembourgers are fighting in Ukraine?
Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Foreign Affairs whether he knew whether any Luxembourg nationals or residents had joined the Ukrainian Foreign Legion.
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Renovation of the N15 in Niederfeulen
The N15 in Niederfeulen is planned to be renovated. DP MP André Bauler wanted to know further details about these roadworks from the competent minister.
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What is the development of meat prices?
The price of many types of meat has risen sharply in recent weeks. The DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas want to know from the Minister of Agriculture how this development has been concretely, who is benefiting from these increases and what role the Ukraine crisis is playing.
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What is being done about endometriosis in Luxembourg ?
In France, a national strategy to fight endometriosis was announced this month. A disease that affects 180 million women worldwide. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Carole Hartmann wanted to know from the ministers responsible how many women suffer from this disease in this country and what is being done about endometriosis.
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What work is planned on the boarding school of the agricultural school and the hotel school?
The state budget provides 10 million euros for work on the boarding school of the agricultural school and the hotel school. DP MP André Bauler asked what work was planned and when it should be completed.
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Why is there no longer a freight train between Bettembourg and Chengdu?
Apart from a first test train, apparently no other train has run between Bettembourg and the Chinese city of Chengdu. DP MP Gusty Graas asked why this is so and what the government intends to do.
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Is it true that the Wiltz Clinic will be converted into a day clinic?
DP MP André Bauler has heard that the clinic in Wiltz is to be converted into a day clinic. In a parliamentary question, the Northern MP therefore wanted to know from the Minister of Health what the concept of this day clinic will be, what this means for the emergency room of the Wiltz clinic and whether this will have an impact on the Ettelbrück site of the Centre Hospitalier du Nord.
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How are our farmers, gardeners and winegrowers doing?
A few years ago, the service "En oppent Ouer fir de Bauer, Wënzer a Gärtner" was launched. The liberal MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture how this service is doing and whether if there was made more use of the service due to the pandemic?
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How is the asparagus production doing in Luxembourg ?
Asparagus has been grown in Luxembourg for several years. The DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture how the production of asparagus is doing in Luxembourg?
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Making organic fertilizer with worms?
In Switzerland, a farmer has found a new way to make biological fertilizer with worms. The DP MP Gusty Graas asked the relevant ministers whether such a bio-fertilizer with worms is already being produced in Luxembourg and what approval procedures apply to setting up a worm farm?
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How much grain does Luxembourg import from the East?
The current situation in Ukraine has an influence on the grain market. The DP MP André Bauler asked the minister responsible for details about the import and export of cereals.
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Sanctions also against journalists from Russian state media - what does the ministry say?
In an interview, Dr. Florian Töpfl pointed out that journalists and moderators of Russian state media have a huge influence on the attitudes of the people towards the Russian war in Ukraine. Like oligarchs and big business, they too should be sanctioned. What is the position of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in this regard? Our MP Gusty Graas wanted to find out …
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How many people have taken parental leave since the reform?
MP Carole Hartmann and MP Max Hahn asked the Minister for Family and Integration about the different types of parental leave.
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Will there be a European supply chain law?
The EU Commission has presented a project for a European supply chain law. DP MP André Bauler asked the Economics Minister how Luxembourg felt about the project and whether we are striving for a harmonization with European planning in this context.
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How can we guarantee that EU agricultural funds are not misused?
In a resolution, the Budget Control Commission of the European Parliament warns against the misuse of EU agricultural funds. DP MP Gusty Graas has asked the Minister of Agriculture what he thinks of this warning and what can be done to prevent this abuse.
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Why do so few people ask for the rent subsidy?
Only 16% of the eligible households make a demand for the rent subsidy. Why is that? DP MP Max Hahn asked the competent minister.
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Renting building land to build temporary housing? What is being done, what is planned to promote such models?
Modular constructions on rented building land could quickly create additional housing. DP MP Max Hahn asked how this model is currently being implemented and how it could be further promoted.
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How much building land is within the perimeter that can be built on directly?
In Luxembourg there are 5018 hectares of undeveloped land within the perimeter, of which 3750 hectares are in a residential or mixed zone. How many of these plots could be developed directly? And for how many a PAP needs to be voted first? DP MP Max Hahn asked the responsible minister some questions.
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How is the renovation of the LTA's old buildings going?
After the LTA moved into its new buildings in Gilsdorf, the old buidlings are planned to be renovated for the Ettelbruck Lycée. DP MP André Bauler wanted to know how far these works are progressing and wether the ASTA's laboratories shouldn't be renovated as well.
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Larger greenhouses for growing fruit and vegetables?
It has been claimed in an interview that the government does not support the construction of larger greenhouses for growing fruits and vegetables. DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the Minister for Agriculture how he feels about building larger greenhouses and what he thinks of vertical farming.
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How many people declare their trip to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs?
When traveling or staying outside the country for longer, there may always be issues for which it may be helpful to have an on-site contact. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides assistance for emergencies and crisis situations. But how many people report their stay at the ministry at all. Our MP Gusty Graas has inquired with the ministry to find out.
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A medical centre at the northern tip of the country?
At night and on weekends, people in the far north of the country often have to travel a long way to the nearest doctor in case of illness. DP MPs André Bauler and Gilles Baum wanted to know from the Minister of Health whether it would not be appropriate to install another medical centre in the north of the country, and what can be done to improve the situation in the short term?
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Pollution of the Moselle river by the Cattenom nuclear plant?
It seems that a pollution of the Moselle has occurred near the Cattenom nuclear plant. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn wanted to know further details on this incident from the competent minister.
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What will be the consequences following the destruction of Armenian cultural heritage?
On December 7, 2021, the International Court of Justice ordered Azerbaijan to protect Armenian cultural and religious heritage. However, the destruction of cultural property continues to occur in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. Do the responsible ministries plan to react and how? Our MP Gusty Graas asked the respective ministries.
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Big riots in Kazakhstan in January - and now what?
Earlier this year, there were major riots in Kazakhstan. Protesters have been brutalized and imprisoned, many have disappeared. An independent inquiry was initially not approved by the president. How is it going now, and what is the plan? Our MPs Gilles Baum and Gusty Graas have asked for details.
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How many people in Luxembourg have changed their name ?
The law of December 2020 made it easier to request a change of name or surname. How many people have changed their names in 2021 and what are general reasons for these requests? Our MPs Max Hahn and Carole Hartmann inquired at the ministry.
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What is the impact of the « Farm to Fork” strategy on our agriculture?
With the "farm to fork" strategy, the European Commission has defined goals to make agriculture more sustainable by 2050. The voices after a global impact study on the objectives are getting louder and louder. The DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler asked the Minister of Agriculture how Luxembourg is dealing with the lack of such a study and whether it will demand one from the Commission. Then the...
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Problems with some RGTR bus lines in the North
Due to the abolition and reorganization of several bus lines in the North, there seems to have been difficulties in student transport. DP MP André Bauler asked what the minister wanted to do about it.
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Why have several bus lines in the North, that students use as well, been abolished?
DP MP André Bauler has learned that since December 2021, a number of bus lines in the North have been abolished, affecting many students. He therefore asked what the reason was and what the Minister wanted to do to improve the situation.
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How are the roadworks on the Hosingen bypass progressing?
After the financing law for the Hosingen bypass has been passed in parliament last summer, DP MP André Bauler wanted to know how the roadworks are progressing.
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What is the situation regarding the rule of law in Poland?
The Polish government's attacks on the rule of law and the LGBTIQ community are increasing. What is the Foreign and European Affairs Minister doing about it?
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How many people in Luxembourg suffer from scleroderma, and where can they get help?
Local or systemic - scleroderma is a relatively unknown autoimmune disease with various pathologies. Individual variants of this disease cause symptoms that can range from ‘mild’ to fatal symptoms. Who is affected in Luxembourg, who are the specialists and where can you get help? Our MP Gusty Graas inquired with the respective ministries.
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The shaken baby syndrome - a brief moment with great risk.
A shaking trauma in infants can lead to bleeding in the head, in the worst case to a broken neck with fatal consequences. How are new parents informed in Luxembourg and what is being done to protect babies? Our MPs Gilles Baum and Gusty Graas have asked the responsible ministry.
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Why is there a Patiente Vertriedung form on vaccination side effects?
Since 26 January 2022, a form has been available on the website of the Patients' Association (Patiente Vertriedung asbl), which allows people to report adverse reactions to vaccinations. The MPs Gusty Graas and Carole Hartmann wonder why such a form exists and whether it complies with the legislation.
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How can people in Afghanistan, who are selling a kidney in order to survive, be helped?
The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is escalating. Many people are selling one of their kidneys, in order to support their families. Some people think about selling their own children. Is the situation known and what is being done to help these people. Our MP Gusty Graas has inquired at the relevant ministry.
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How are shooting ranges regulated in Luxembourg?
Who is allowed to take part in shooting range courses in Luxembourg? What kind of courses are offered to businesses as well as to individuals? What background checks and other checks are done? Our MPs Claude Lamberty and Max Hahn have inquired with the Ministry in charge.
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What are the expected results of lowering housing agencies' commission?
After the Minister of economy's recent announcements on housing agencies' commissions, DP MP André Bauler wanted to know further details.
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Revalorisation of the Schinker Parking?
As the car park at the Schinker roundabout is currently in a bad state, DP MP André Bauler has asked what is being planned to redevelop the site.
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Where does the work on a compensation fund for "aléa thérapeutique" stand?
The coalition agreement provides for the introduction of a compensation fund for "aléa thérapeutique". If accidents occur during treatment without any fault on the part of the healthcare provider, this fund is to compensate patients. The DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas asked the responsible ministers where the work stands and whether this fund will be introduced during this legislative period?
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What is the participation rate in the early detection programme "Bilan 30"?
The audiophonological service provides early detection of language deficits in children aged 30 months. DP MPs Max Hahn, Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health questions about participation and current problems in making appointments.
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Has the drinking water sources's quality improved?
DP MP André Bauler wanted to know how the drinking water sources's quality is and if the new protection zones have already had an impact.
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How to reduce digitalisation's impact on climate change?
In France, a number of laws have recently come into force to help reduce the impact of digitalisation on climate change. DP MP Gusty Graas asked what was planned in Luxembourg in this regard.
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How many applications for subsidies for flood protection measures have already been processed?
Following the floods of last July, many people and municipalities have decided to invest in flood protection measures, which are also financially supported by the Water fund. DP MPs Max Hahn and Carole Hartmann asked, among other things, how many applications had already been received and how many of them had already been processed.
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What's next for the animal transport dossier?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture how to follow up the debate with young farmers on the subject of animal transport, how the new EU recommendations will be implemented in practice and whether there will be a further debate on this subject?
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On what criteria is the national representativeness of Patiente Vertriedung asbl. based?
The Patiente Vertriedung asbl. (PV) is supported by the state and is represented in various national bodies. DP MP Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Health what criteria are used to recognise the PV's representativeness and how much it has been subsidised in recent years.
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Does type 2 diabetes occur more frequently in children and adolescents?
Since the pandemic, cases of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents seem to be increasing in Germany. DP MPs Gilles Baum and Gusty Graas asked the responsible ministers whether there is also an increase in Luxembourg and how often treatment by a nutritionist was reimbursed.
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How dilapidated is the tower of the old brewery in Diekirch?
According to an expert opinion, the tower at the old brewery in Diekirch is said to be dilapidated and to be demolished in order to create space for the planned real estate project. In this context, our MP André Bauler asked a few questions to the Minister of Culture.
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Non authorised clipping of hedges along a highway
DP MP Gusty Graas wanted to know, how it is possible that the state clips hedges on a municipality's grounds without even asking.
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Questions about the fishing lots in Luxembourg
How many fishing lots and syndicates are there in Luxembourg? What is the lots' average length? How many have been removed from lease during the last years? DP MP Gusty Graas asked the competent minister several questions.
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How many people are granted solidarity benefits from their municipality ?
MP Max Hahn asked the Minister of Interior, among other things, about the calculation of the social aid.
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Pediatrics in Luxembourg
If the child is sick but the pediatrician is not available at the moment, parents can take their child to the children's clinic, the Bohler Clinic or the children's outpatient clinic in the North Hospital. In addition to long waiting times, parents from the north and east of the country in particular often have to travel long distances. DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann therefore wanted to know...
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When does the CGDIS - Psychological Support Group intervene?
As part of the CGDIS, the Psychological Support Group steps in when there are accidents, disasters or other incidents. Where have the volunteer teams been deployed recently, how many volunteers are currently committed in the teams and has the Covid crisis aggravated the situation for the teams over the past years? Our MPs Claude Lamberty and Max Hahn have asked the responsible ministry for clarifications.
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Is the prohibition of gigaliners a competitive disadvantage for Luxembourg's economy?
Ecocombis or gigaliner, long trucks with a length of up to 25 meters, are allowed in many countries, but not in Luxembourg. DP MPs Gilles Baum and André Bauler asked if this was not a competitive disadvantage for our economy.
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Will the authorization of glyphosate in the EU be extended?
In their preliminary report, the four Member States that are evaluating the extension of the authorization of glyphosate in the EU, conclude that there is no reason to ban the controversial plant protection product. However, the expertise of this preliminary report is being questioned by several parties. DP MP Gusty Graas asked how the Luxembourg government sees things and what it intends to do to...
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Are further roadworks necessary on the N12 in Préizerdaul after its recent renewal?
After the renewal of the N12 in Préizerdaul in recent years, it turns out that in some places the road is still in a bad state. DP MP André Bauler therefore asked if it was planned to carry out additional repair work on these sites.
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What is the Minister doing about the long delays in the orders for a PCR test or for isolation?
DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas have asked what the reasons are for the delays in issuing the isolation, quarantine and PCR test orders and what is being done to solve these problems.
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Construction : more bankruptcies during the pandemic?
MP André Bauler asked the responsible ministers about the reasons for the recent insolvencies in the construction sector.
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Allowance for doctors in the process of specialisation
The law of 31 July 2020 has adapted the allowances for doctors in the process of specialisation. The DP MPs Carole Hartmann and André Bauler asked the Minister of Health whether doctors in the process of specialisation already receive this adapted allowance and, if not, whether a retroactive reimbursement of the difference is planned.
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Street lights as charging station for electric vehicles?
Work is underway in Dortmund, among others, on a system for charging electric cars at streetlights. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked if this was not an idea to implement in Luxembourg as well.
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Further help for the swine sector?
The swine sector is still doing very badly. Many producers will have to stop their production. DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler asked the ministers in charge if there could be further aid to the sector and what swine porducers could do with their buildings in the future if they had to stop.
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Minister's reaction to the call for the Covid demonstration in front of Robert Schuman hospital next week?
Deputies Claude LAMBERTY and Carole HARTMANN want to know how the responsible minister responds to the call to demonstrate in front of the Robert-Schuman hospital next week, especially in view of the development of demonstrations in recent weeks.
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What are the results of the public consultation regarding the third management plan?
As provided for in the water framework directive, a public consultation was organized regarding the third management plan, in which both private individuals and municipalities could submit their comments and opinions. DP MP Gusty Graas asked what the outcome of this consultation was.
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Noise radars in France: an idea for Luxembourg as well?
Recently, a noise radar has been installed in France to counteract the excessive noise of tuned motorcycles; others are already planned. DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler have asked if such radars were also planned in Luxembourg.
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What is the state of progress with regards to the planned dike in Clervaux?
Years ago, the project of a dike in Clervaux was presented to improve flood protection at the entrance of the town. Since the dossier does not really seem to be progressing, DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas have asked if the project is still being realised and if so, what the state of progress is.
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how many farm shops are there in Luxembourg?
The pandemic has led many people to re-evaluate the benefits of regional products. In particular the purchase of meat products, vegetables and fruits, eggs and even milk directly on the farm seems to have increased in recent months. DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas have asked the Minister of Agriculture how the number of farm shops has changed in recent years.
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Why were several pregnant women denied the booster vaccination ?
Despite being invited for a booster vaccination, several pregnant women were refused the vaccination at the vaccination centre. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Claude Lamberty asked the Minister of Health why this is the case and what is being done to enable these women to access their booster vaccination.
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How is the economic blockade between China and Lithuania affecting other EU member states?
Since the opening of the Taiwanese embassy in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, China has been blocking exports from Lithuania, but also from other European member states. Many different industries are affected. Our MP Gusty Graas has asked the responsible ministries whether Luxembourg companies are also affected by the blockade.
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Overview over the government's investments in infrastructure projects in the Nordstad
How much money has the government invested in recent years in what infrastructure projects in the Nordstad and what is planned for the coming years? DP MP André Bauler asked the competent minister.
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Flood damage in Echternach : why are the repairs in the park still on hold ?
Flood damages in the park of Echternach have still not been repaired. The MPs Carole Hartmann and André Bauler therefore asked the Minister of Culture about the reasons for the delay and the expected finalization of the repair work.
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The police in the north of the country
The personnel shortage in the police force is not new, and yet the situation seems to be particularly worrying in the north. In this context, MP André Bauler has submitted some specific questions to the Minister of Internal Security.
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What is the condition of the brickwork at Vianden Castle?
Our castles and palaces must be maintained. Especially the brickwork must be checked regularly to avoid situations like the one in Beaufort. Recently, some stones have also tumbled down at Vianden Castle. In this context, our MP has submitted some questions to the Minister of Culture.
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Why are excavations no longer being carried out at the main excavation site of the Roman villa in Schieren?
For about a year now, no excavations have been carried out at the main excavation site of the Roman villa in Schieren. Our MP André Bauler asked the Minister of Culture if there is a concrete reason for this and what the situation is regarding further projects and analyses.
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How much vandalism is there in Luxembourg, and what is the cost for repairs?
Intentional damage often results in unnecessary costs, and money needs to be used which could also have been used for positive purposes. In Luxembourg, too, we are not free from vandalism - but where does it occur most, and what costs does it entail? Our MPs Max Hahn and Claude Lamberty inquired at the Ministry.
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Benelux - Together against illegal drug crime and organised crime
On December 11th, the Benelux Interparliamentary Assembly unanimously adopted a recommendation regarding the illegal drug industry and organised crime. How should this cooperation work and how does the Government see future cooperation on this topic? Our MP Gusty Graas has inquired with the ministries in charge.
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New P&R in the Remich Canton?
According to the minister, no new P&R are planned in the Remich Canton. DP MP Carole Hartmann wanted to know the reasons for this.
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Exhaustion of health workers due to Covid 19 pandemic
Due to the pandemic, we risk losing health workers because they quit their jobs or take early retirement. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Gilles Baum wanted to know from the responsible ministers if there are figures for Luxembourg and what can be done to prevent a loss of health workers.
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What about the maintenance of state bike lanes, especially in winter?
Leaves, mud or other debris on the bike paths pose a safety risk for cyclists in winter. DP MP Max Hahn therefore asked about the maintenance of the state bike lanes.
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Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to four years in prison – how is the situation in Myanmar?
On December 6th , Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced in Myanmar to 4 years in prison for inciting public outrage and for failing to comply with sanitary measures. Other party leaders have been accused of corruption and electoral fraud. This despite the fact that they won the parliamentary elections. What is the current situation in Myanmar and how will it continue. Our MP Gusty Graas inquired at the relevant...
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St. Laurent church in Diekirch
The former church of St. Laurent in Diekirch is a classified national monument, but the interior of the church is in need of renovation. Expert analyses in 2019 have already reported some damage. There is also a risk that parts of the vault might collapse. In addition, the statics of the building raise some questions. In this context, our MP André Bauler asked some questions to the Minister of Culture.
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The Covid helpline does not always work optimally
DP MP Gusty Graas has asked the Minister of Health, among other things, why the helpline does not inform you about your position in the queue.
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Use of government logo for own purposes legal?
Recently, three associations ran an ad where they used the logo of the Ministry of Agriculture for their purposes, so that the reader could think it was an official announcement from the government. The DP MP Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture if this is legal and what he intends to do about it.
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Pollution of the Nothomb stream: what are the reasons and what will be the consequences?
It appears around 100.000 litres of liquid manure ended up in the Nothomb stream around Holtz. DP MP Gusty Graas wanted to know what the origins are and what the consequences are.
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When will the bypass road in Echternach be realised?
The works on the Echternach bypass road could start at the end of 2021, according to a statement from the ministre from 2020. Therefore the DP MP Carole Hartmann asked what the current status of the project is and when the works will be able to start.
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Why aren't the roadworks at Maulusmühle advancing?
For some time already the roadworks at Maulusmühle don't seem to progress. That is why DP MP André Bauler asked what the reasons for this are.
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How is the maintenance of our rivers being managed?
After the July floodings there is still a lot of rubbish in our rivers, including trash that people dispose of there. DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler wanted to know how the river's maintenance is being coordinated and when the rubbish will be cleaned.
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How are the porc producers doing?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture how the porc producers are doing at the moment and how the state can help them.
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Why is there no awareness raising campaign on road safety and visibility this year?
During the winter months visibility is most important for pedestrians and cyclists to avoid accidents. While the government organised a awareness raising campaign the last years in this regard, there seems to be none this year, which is why the DP MPs Max Hahn and André Bauler wanted to know what are the reasons for this.
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Concrete information on financial support for the affected communities in the context of the flood in mid-July
After the floods in mid-July, the government provided a financial support of 100 million for affected households, businesses and municipalities. DP member Carole Hartmann asked the Interior Minister for concrete information on the financial support for the concerned municipalities.
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How is the primary sector?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the ministers concerned about the primary sector. They asked, among other things, what the added value of this sector was and what professional profiles were most in demand.
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When will the mobile home taken out of the Sûre?
In the wake of the inondations from last July a couple of mobile homes ended up in the Sûre, where they have remained until now. DP MP André Bauler wanted to know from the responsible minister when they will be taken away.
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Will youth protection staff be strengthened?
We are increasingly hearing about cases of abuse and mistreatment of children and young people. As Luxembourg is certainly not an isolated country and the figures tend to increase, our MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked some questions to the ministers in charge.
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The danger of the Japanese beetle?
Two of our MPs, André Bauler and Gusty Graas, have asked the Minister of Agriculture about the current situation regarding the Japanese beetle in Luxembourg: which crops are the most at risk? How can the spread of the Japanese beetle be prevented and where can the discovery of such a beetle be reported?
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How high is the damage caused by foxes?
DP MP Guy Arendt asked the ministers how many animals the fox has killed in recent years and how much economic damage has been caused. He also inquired as to the current state of the diseases detected in the tested foxes, and also raised the question whether one should not regulate the fox population again.
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What impact does the 4th wave of infections have on hospitals?
Infection figures are rising again and more people are being hospitalised with Covid-19. DP MPs Gilles Baum and André Bauler asked the Minister of Health if medical treatments have already had to be postponed or cancelled and which hospitals are most affected.
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What is the Minister of Labour's assessment of the training offered in the context of short-time work?
As a means to prevent redundancies during the economic slowdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the government of Luxembourg introduced a short-time working scheme. Additionally, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy offered vouchers for training. The members of parliament André Bauler and Carole Hartmann are enquiring about the Minister of Labour’s assessment of...
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Why is the road between Bäerdref an Vugelsmillen still closed?
The floodings of July 2021 gravely damaged the road between Bäerdref and Vugelsmillen. Member of parliament Carole Hartmann requests further information from the Minister for Mobility and Public Works regarding the rehabilitation of the road.
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Rehabilitation after a stroke
Neurological rehabilitation is essential to limit the long-term consequences of a stroke. However, an article published in the "Luxemburger Wort" on 29 October 2021 pointed to possible inconsistencies in the treatment of rehabilitation in Luxembourg. In this context, our MP Gusty Graas submitted some questions to the ministers in charge of this matter.
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What are the plans to make the crossing in Flatzbour safer?
At a crossing in Flatzbour, accidents occur rather frequently. Therefore DP MP André Bauler wanted to know from the minister responsible, what are the plans to make the crossing safer.
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Spotlight on property business professionals
Along with the growing demand on the housing market, the number of real estate agencies in Luxembourg has also sharply increased. In this context, our deputy André Bauler has asked the responsible ministers about the average value-added generated by the real estate industry and the number of insolvencies declared in recent years.
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What is the purpose of the new camera along the road between Bissen and Vichten?
Along the road between Bissen and Vichten a new camera has been installed, that is why the DP MP André Bauler enquired what its use and purpose is.
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Will the LESC be extended?
The DP MP André Bauler has heard that the LESC's capacities have reached their limit with classes taking place in the hallway or the library. Therefore he asked the responsible minister when it will be extended and what is being done until then to solve the current situation.
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How to attract more tourists to the western part of Luxembourg ?
Over the past few years, the government has implemented a series of measures and projects to strengthen local tourism. Our deputy André Bauler has asked the responsible minister for details about the promotion of leisure and tourism activities in the western part of the country.
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Securization of a dangerous crossroads in Stegen?
Time and again severe accidents occur at a crossroads in Stegen, therefore DP MP André Bauler asked what is planned to secure this place.
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Has the presence of the stink bug already been confirmed in Luxembourg?
The stink bug is an invasive insect native to Asia that causes many headaches for winegrowers, fruit and vegetable producers. These bugs can indeed cause very serious damage in vines, orchards or vegetable gardens. DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the ministers concerned whether these insects had already spread in Luxembourg and whether damage had already been detected in crops.
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Troisvierges - Another closure of a post office branch ?
Over the past five years, many post offices have been closed and replaced by alternative distribution channels, such as ATMs and online services. In this context, our deputy André Bauler asked the Minister of the Economy about the future of the post office in Troisvierges.
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Does the new agriculture school need more parking places?
DP MP André Bauler has heard that because of the lack of parking spots, many students of the agriculture school in Gilsdorf park their car along the N14, which leads to many dangerous situations. That is why he has asked what is being done to remedy this situation.
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Are there problems with the busses at the LESC?
It has come to the attention of DP MP André Bauler that there are some issues with the school busses and parking at the LESC. Therefore he asked the responsible minister what's the exact matter and how the minister plans to solve the issue.
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When will the barrier at the Diekirch train station disappear?
One year ago, the Minister for Mobility announced that the area in front of the Diekirch railway station be completely redeveloped, including the disappearance of the train barrier and the creation of an multimodal hub. DP MP André Bauler therefore asked how far the studies are and when work can start.
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What about the validity of the Covid-19 vaccination?
Some countries restrict the validity of the Covid-19 vaccination for entry into their country. For people who were vaccinated at the beginning of the year, the validity of the vaccination will therefore expire soon. The DP MPs Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann asked the responsible ministers whether Luxembourg also plans to introduce such a validity limit and what can be done at EU level.
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A "repair bonus" to boost the circular economy?
With a bonus, the Ministry of the Environment in Thuringia wants to encourage people to have their electrical appliances repaired instead of throwing them away. DP MP Max Hahn therefore asked if this would not be a way to strengthen the circular economy also here in Luxembourg.
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How many farms are private companies?
A number of agricultural companies have decided to establish themselves as a private company under Luxembourg law in recent years. DP member André Bauler asked the minister concerned how many companies are involved and what legal forms are used for these companies.
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To what extent do archaeological assessments contribute to the long procedures of housing projects?
Again and again we hear that the mandatory archaeological assessment requires a lot of time and that the procedures thus contribute to the long waiting times for construction projects. DP Members of Parliament Max Hahn and André Bauler have therefore asked whether this is the case and what can be done to change that situation.
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Asphalting with loose chippings: are there no alternatives?
DP Member of Parliament André Bauler has heard that a considerable amount of vehicles in the vicinity of Koetschette have been damaged after the renewal of a road. He therefore asked the minister in charge whether there were no alternatives to loose chippings on the occasion of a road renewal by the P&Ch in order to prevent any resulting damage.
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Should the Troisvierges bypass construction start earlier?
DP MP André Bauler wanted to know from the competent minister how traffic in Troisvierges has evolved in recent years and whether it would be reasonable to advance the construction of the Troisvierges bypass.
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Restoration of the Erpeldange castle?
DP MP André Bauler has heard that the state-owned castle of Erpeldange has been classified as a national monument and will soon be restored. In this context, he requested further information from the relevant ministers.
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RGTR reform: What is the ministry doing to make the bus lines 110 and 111 more attractive again?
The new bus lines 110 and 111, as modified by the RGTR reform, are for many people no longer interesting enough to leave their car. DP MP Carole Hartmann therefore asked the minister responsible for the plans to make these lines more attractive.
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Why do fewer municipalities take part in the European Mobility Week from year to year?
The European Mobility Week aims to raise awareness for more sustainable forms of mobility than cars. As fewer and fewer municipalities are taking part in this initiative from year to year, DP MP Gusty Graas has asked the minister responsible what this entails and how to reverse the trend.
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A new sign on the A7 to advertise the Ösling?
DP MP André Bauler asked if it would be possible to put up a new sign on the A7 to promote the Ösling, its landscapes and castles.
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Danger from tree trunks in the Attert?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas point out to the Ministry of the Environment that there are still tree trunks in the Attert river that pose a threat to the SEBES bridge. They are therefore asking the Minister what is being done to counter this risk and whether there are other places along the Attert where fallen trees could lead to jams during floods?
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How do you get the traffic in Saeul under control?
DP MP André Bauler asked the responsible minister how traffic in Saeul has developed since 2017 and what measures he is planning to improve the situation.
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Is Luxembourg prepared for the spread of dengue fever?
Dengue is spreading more and more in our so-called temperate regions. In this regard, the Democratic Party deputies André Bauler and Gilles Baum put some questions to the Minister of Health, asking, among other things, about the preparation of our hospitals, the monitoring of the spread of the virus in our country and the perspectives established by the WHO.
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More pharmacies in Luxembourg in the future?
Population growth is increasing demands in a number of different areas. The supply of medicines and related products is one of these. Against this background, our MPs Gilles Baum and André Bauler have asked the Minister of Health, among other questions, if an increase in the pharmacy quota is planned for this decade.
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Do growth projections need to be lowered?
According to market economists, Germany has already passed the peak of its economic recovery, so that a slight reduction in its growth rate can be expected in the coming months. Our deputy André Bauler therefore asked the Minister of the Economy whether the growth forecasts in Luxembourg would need to be revised and what consequences the recent supply shortages would have on our gross domestic product.
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How much have farmers' crops suffered due to the weather in recent weeks?
In parts of Europe, cereal and potato harvests appear to have suffered from the rainy weather in recent weeks. What information have the ministry's services already been able to obtain and what consequences will there be for future harvests. Our MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas made inquiries with the Ministry.
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CNS affiliation after a vacation job
Students who are still living with their parents have to re-affiliate with a parent at the CNS after a vacation job. Deputy Gilles Baum has heard that many people are not aware of this. In order to avoid nasty surprises in the event of illness, the leader of the DP group asks if, in the context of co-insurance, an automation could not be introduced to reassure children about their parents without further...
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“Veterinarians for all” here in Luxembourg as well?
In France, the “Vétérinaires pour tous” initiative, which is promoted by the French recovery plan, helps those people who are unable to support their pets’ checkups and treatments at the veterinarian . This way, both are helped – the pets and their owners as well. What opportunities are there in Luxembourg for people with fewer financial means, and are similar initiatives planned in Luxembourg? Our...
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Reclassification of Rindschleiden into a green zone?
According to a recent newspaper article, the Ministry of the Environment has proposed to reclassify the entire village of Rindschleiden into a green zone. DP MP André Bauler asked what the reasons were for this and what impact such decisions could have, in particular on possible claims for damages.
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Suppression of a railway tunnel in Rumelange: what is the environmental impact?
In Rumelange, the CFL wants to destroy a historic railway tunnel, i.e. remove the ground above the tunnel, to modernize the track. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked what environmental impact these works had.
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How is the function of a notary clerk regulated?
The notary clerks act as the right hand of the notaries and support them in their work: preparing documents, keeping records, meeting clients - these are all tasks that can be taken over by a notary clerk. But how exactly is this function regulated? Are there enough notary clerks and what kind of profile is required to do the job? Our MPs André Bauler and Guy Arendt asked the respective ministries...
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Fluorescent markings on the motorways for better traffic safety?
In the Netherlands, a pilot project was launched a few years ago, in which the markings on the motorway were applied using fluorescent colors to improve road safety. What is the conclusion of this project? Would this also be an idea for implementation in Luxembourg? DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn have asked the minister for information.
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Solar pannels along the highways?
The coalition agreement provides that vacant areas along the motorways and railway tracks could be used to install solar pannels. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn have asked what concrete projects there are so far.
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What does the new Danish immigration law mean for Europe?
The Danish Parliament passed a new immigration law in June of this year, which aims to reject not only those people who have been refused asylum, but also those who are eligible to enter Europe. "Zero asylum seekers" is the aim of the new policy. What does this mean for Europe? Will other countries follow? What is the future of immigration policy in the European Union? MP Gusty Graas asked these questions...
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Lycée Edward Steichen: development and forecasts
The number of pupils enrolled at the "Lycée Edward Steichen" has risen steadily since the opening of the new school in 2018. As part of the preparations for the new school year 2021/2022, our deputy André Bauler asked the Minister of Education, Children and Youth, about the occupancy rate of the new classrooms and the geographical origin of the pupils.
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Secondary schools: do their names need an adaptation?
Since the reform of secondary education in 2017, the former regime called "Enseignement technique" now bears the name of "Enseignement général". Our deputy André Bauler has noticed however, that there are still a few secondary schools in Luxembourg that carry the name "Lycée technique de...". He therefore asked the Minister of Education, Children and Youth whether the names of the relevant schools...
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Fewer observers at the parliamentary elections in Russia?
On September 19, 2021, parliamentary elections will be held in the Russian Federation to appoint members of the “Duma”. Following a decision by Russian authorities, based on the current COVID-19 health crisis, and despite the initial decision to send 450 observers, only a delegation of 10 OSCE observers will be allowed to monitor the elections. What is the position of the Luxembourg government on this...
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Are municipalities allowed to withhold letters from the municipality council?
Citizens, clubs or associations often send invitations, concerns or information requests to the Aldermen and the local council of their community. They usually use the official e-mail or postal address of the municipality. DP MPs Guy Arendt and Claude Lamberty have now learned that some letters never reached the members of the municipality council, even though they were considered the recipients of...
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What effects does the flood have on fish stocks?
Due to the recent floods, many fish have not been able to swim back into their stream or river. DP MP Gusty Graas asked the concerned minister whether she was already aware of the effects of the recent floods on the national fish stocks and whether the “plan de repeuplement” needed to be adjusted now.
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What will be the future of the former buildings of the "Athénée de Luxembourg"?
Following the relocation of the National Library to Kirchberg, the former buildings of the "Athénée de Luxembourg" are empty. Initially, it was planned to open a national gallery there, but in the meantime, it seems to be a known fact that some offices of the Cité judiciaire will be housed there. Our MP André Bauler has asked the ministries in charge for clarification.
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What could be done with our Roman roads?
There are many remains of the Roman period in Luxembourg, including villas, tombs and roads. Already in ancient times, Luxembourg was located at the crossroads of several Gallo-Roman roads. It is in the context of these roadways that our deputy André Bauler put some questions to the Minister of Culture and the Minister of Tourism.
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How soon can flood-affected businesses expect to receive assistance?
Many businesses, hotels, restaurants, cafes and campsites, which have already suffered greatly from the containment, have now suffered enormous damage from the flooding. DP MP Carole Hartmann asked Minister for the Middle Class Lex Delles if these companies can receive advances and when they can expect to receive the requested assistance.
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Has there recently been a pollution of the Our near Lieler?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas have heard that there has been a recent pollution of the Our river near Lieler. They therefore wanted to know from the relevant minister if she had any further information on this incident.
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Less flood risk due to additional retention measures along rivers?
Could the installation of polders that capture water masses during floods reduce the risk of flooding in rivers? DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked the responsible minister.
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What is the situation in Luxembourg with regard to the exposure to heavy metals of the population?
According to a study by the French public health, children who eat a lot of organic vegetables have been found to have a higher concentration of copper in their bodies. DP MP Gusty Graas asked what the situation was in Luxembourg.
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How strongly are the sewage treatment plants affected by the recent floods?
The floods apparently also damaged a number of sewage treatment plants, so that there is a risk of contaminated water flowing into the rivers. DP MP Gusty Graas asked the ministre responsible if this was the case, which sewage treatment plants were affected and what the impact was on the rivers.
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Exchange of information between the old and new hunting syndicates
DP MPs André Bauler and Guy Arendt have heard that the secretaries of the former hunting syndicates are not allowed to give out the account numbers of forest, meadow and field owners to the new secretaries for data protection reasons. Therefore, they asked the Minister responsible how this problem could be solved.
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What is the current situation in Myanmar?
Following the military coup in February this year, the army continues to advance with increasing force against the protesters in Myanmar. A political crisis has turned into a human rights catastrophe. Even communications are now being monitored and intercepted on. In the French Senate and in the General Assembly, resolutions have called for recognition of the November election results and to end the...
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Current political situation on Cyprus
Geopolitical tensions in Cyprus have recently taken a new dimension. Turkey plans to bring the inhabitants of Famagusta back under Turkish Cypriot administration by encouraging them to claim their land at the Property Commission, where their property will be contested. As this occupation violates international agreements, including some EU decisions, our MP Gusty Graas has addressed some questions...
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Additional sound protection measures on the N7 between Diekirch and Ettelbruck?
During the redevelopment of the N7 between Diekirch and Ettelbruck, it was proposed to put additional sound protection measures in place at the height of the Cité Longchamps, e.g. in the form of hedges. DP MP André Bauler therefore asked if it was still planned to implement these measures and if so, until when.
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A radar on the tracks for more safety at track crossings?
Would radars at track crossings be an idea to be able to avoid accidents like the one that recently happened in Bertrange? In Germany, there are already such devices in various places that warn the train when something is on the tracks. The DP MP Max Hahn has asked the responsible minister about this idea and also wanted to know how the CFL is progressing with the replacement of the railway barriers...
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Risk of a 4th wave of Covid-19 infections
The delta variant of Covid-19 is spreading more and more in Europe. This raises concerns that a fourth wave of infections could hit us in the autumn. DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health how she assesses the risk of a 4th wave here in the country and whether preparations are already being made for this eventuality.
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Are poisonous flowers in the hay deadly to our animals?
The Jacob's crucifer, which is currently in bloom, and the autumnal lilies that bloom in autumn, land more and more often in hay, which is fed to farmers' beasts but also to horses. These flowers contain toxins that attack the livers of the animals and can end in death. DP MP Gusty Graas asked the ministers concerned if the hay was regularly checked, if there had been any deaths yet and how to tackle...
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Is Luxembourg still attractive to European institutions?
Many European institutions are established in Luxembourg and the country is proud to play an important role in European politics. Due to the price increase and the rise in property prices, life is becoming more expensive for everyone. Compared to Brussels, Luxembourg is becoming less and less attractive to European civil servants. Is the country at risk of European institutions relocating in the future?...
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Agroforestry: a solution to better resist climate change?
Global warming and increasingly frequent droughts have negative consequences for Luxembourg's agricultural land. Agroforestry could be a solution to protect our soils against drought. In this context, DP-MP André Bauler asked the Minister of Agriculture for more information on Agroforestry.
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Mandatory defibrillators in public buildings?
Defibrillators and first aid kits can save lives, as the recent case of Danish footballer Christian Eriksen has shown once again. DP MPs Carole Hartmann, Claude Lamberty, and Max Hahn wanted to know from the respective Ministries what is the plan to install more defibrillators in public areas.
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How to react when you see an animal suffering in a car?
During hot weather, the heat can have tragic consequences for our pets. Under the Animal Welfare Law, everyone has a duty to provide assistance to an animal in danger. But what are the consequences of breaking a stranger's car window? DP-MP Gusty Grass asked the ministers concerned.
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Will the Moselle Valley become a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
The association "Weltkulturerbe Moselle Valley" is about to submit a candidacy for the inclusion of the Moselle valley as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The winegrowers from Germany are not enthusiastic, however, because the plan is that they will only be allowed to cultivate their terraced vineyards according to the traditional "Einzelpfahlerziehung". DP member Gusty Grass asked the minister responsible...
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Better signaling and more controls to avoid dangerous situations around the roadworks in Diekirch?
DP MP André Bauler pointed out to the ministers in charge the dangerous traffic situation in Diekirch and wanted to know what was planned to ease the situation.
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Will there be delays in the delivery for the new trains for the CFL?
DP MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn asked the minister responsible if there will be delays in the delivery of the new trains for the CFL due to the pandemic.
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Use of serological tests in Luxembourg
Serological tests can be used to determine whether a person has been infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus in the past and whether he or she has formed antibodies against this infection. However, a negative serological test a few months after a positive PCR test raises the question of whether the PCR test was false positive. On this issue, DP MP Gusty Graas wanted to know from the Minister of Health,...
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Carbon capture and stockage in the industry?
A new EU regulation allows Member States to use carbon capture, use and storage technologies to meet their climate goals, particularly in industrial processes where emissions are difficult to avoid. In concrete terms this means that companies can capture their emissions and e.g. storage them geologically. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn asked what was the position of Luxembourg, which Member States...
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Discrimination against homosexuals when donating blood
Currently, homosexual men are not allowed to have sexual relations for 12 months if they want to give blood in Luxembourg. In other countries, such as the UK, the principle of individual risk is applied to sexual behaviour, so homosexuals are not discriminated against. Democratic Party MPs Carole Hartmann and Gilles Baum wanted to know from the minister responsible whether discrimination against homosexuals...
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To what extent does the state control the quality and prices of face masks?
After the state had distributed free masks to each inhabitant, the pharmacies and shops started selling different types of face masks. However, besides their selling price, the quality of these goods was also very variable. In this context, our deputy André Bauler asked the Minister of the Economy whether these masks are subject to quality controls and whether their selling prices are regularly checked...
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More and more noise nuisances from cars?
Facing daily stress, everyone needs a minimum of peace and quiet. This is particularly true for hospital patients, residents in retirement homes, but also for every citizen in his or her own home, whether in a residential area, a tourist region or on a main road. This peace and quiet, to which every citizen is entitled, is increasingly disturbed by certain traffic trends, such as tampering with exhaust...
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How are the negotiations progressing in view of COP26?
In preparation for the COP26 at the end of this year in Glasgow, negotiations are currently ongoing at the international level to prepare a possible agreement. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Max Hahn wanted to know more about the content and progress of these negotiations from the responsible ministre.
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Combination of different vaccines against Covid-19
A recent study by the University of Saarland indicates that a combination of vaccines from AstraZeneca and Biontech/Pfizer leads to a higher immunisation. The DP MPs Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann have asked the Minister of Health, among other things, whether such a combination, once the results are confirmed, will also be considered in Luxembourg?
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The use of long range acoustic devices (LRAD) at the Greek-turkish border
According to media reports, sound cannons are being used on the Greek-Turkish border to stop illegal immigration into these areas. In general, a complete range of new technologies is being employed here to protect the borders and to prevent illegal immigration. How much is invested here and who decides on the resources used? What are the health consequences for refugees who are confronted with this...
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How is rural areas supported financially?
The state can support rural development in a number of ways. On the one hand there is the Fonds d’orientation économique et sociale pour l’agriculture (FOESA) and on the other hand the LEADER projects. DP MP André Bauler noted that only a few projects are supported by the fund, with LEADER projects receiving more financial support. The North MP asked the responsible minister why this was the case and...
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More heatwaves because of climate change: what is the impact in Luxembourg?
Due to climate change, heat waves are becoming more frequent. This also increases the risk of dehydration and heat deaths, especially among the elderly and sick. DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health a series of questions on this issue, including how many heat deaths and dehydrations there have been in this country in recent years.
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What's the pandemic's impact on youth criminality?
Youth criminality took a new dimension since the beginning of this year. There have been more cases with serious consequences nationwide. In particular, these terrible cases led to nationwide discussions and a very high media coverage. In this context, our MPs André Bauler and Claude Lamberty asked the responsible minister, among other things, if juvenile delinquency had changed with the pandemic.
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Large roadworks in the centre of Diekirch
Recently, large roadworks have been started in the center of Diekirch, which are expected to last until the end of the year. Given the major traffic disruptions, DP member André Bauler has asked the minister responsible what he intends to do to finish the roadworks as soon as possible and to minimize the negative impact.
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Authorization of gigaliner in Luxembourg for less CO2 emissions in the transport sector?
According to the director of the Luxembourg logistics cluster, 25-meter trucks would be an option to reduce the sector's emissions. In general, however, the transport sector risks not reaching its climate goals. DP MPs Max Hahn and Gusty Graas have asked the relevant ministers if Gigaliner could be allowed in Luxembourg in the future and what considerations are there to help the sector in the climate...
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A P&R on the Poteau de Harlange?
Currently there are discussions about creating a P&R on the Poteau de Harlange. DP MP André Bauler asked the minister responsible if he could say more about it.
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A right to be forgotten for certain diseases?
The right to be forgotten in the context of outstanding balance insurance has been in place since January 2020. A monitoring and re-evaluation committee was set up to ensure that the provisions of the agreement are properly applied and that the parties' commitments are respected. It is in this context that our Member of Parliament Gusty Graas has put a series of questions to the Minister of Health.
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Shortage of nurses in hospitals?
The shortage of staff in hospitals has been an important topic in health policy in recent months. However, it seems that every now and then young nurses cannot find a place in a Luxembourg hospital. The DP MPs Gilles Baum and Gusty Graas wanted to know from the Minister of Health, among other things, how many nurses work in hospitals in this country, whether there is a reserve list and how the difficulties...
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Vaccination against the coronavirus also for animals?
A vaccine has been developed in Russia to vaccinate animals against the coronavirus. Gusty Graas, member of Parliament for the DP, asks the Minister of Agriculture what he thinks about the vaccination of animals and if he would recommend it to Luxembourg.
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How did the prices of agricultural land develop?
The land is an important means of production for farmers, vegetable gardeners and winegrowers. DP member of Parliament André Bauler asks the Minister of Agriculture how the prices of agricultural land have developed in recent years.
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No permission for a sculpture in Echternach?
On Whit Tuesday, a bronze sculpture will be inaugurated in front of the Basilica as a tribute to the Dancing Procession. As the site is classified as a national monument, the Ministry of Culture must have authorised this sculpture. In this context, our MPs Carole Hartmann and André Bauler have submitted an urgent parliamentary question.
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“Stealthing” - Does the definition of rape in criminal law need to be readjusted?
If the sexual partner takes off the condom during intercourse without telling the partner about it, this is known as 'stealthing'. Not only is this a serious breach of trust, it can also have health consequences for both partners. How is this phenomenon dealt with here in Luxembourg? What does criminal law foreseefor such cases? Does the criminal law need to be adapted to take this practice into account?...
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How many people have changed their name so far?
In December, the new law was passed that should simplify the process of changing the name or first name. How many people have used this opportunity so far, how long does the process take and are all applications successful? Our deputy Carole Hartmann asked the Ministry of Justice.
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Introduction of a third gender
Recent discussions have revived the issue of gender and its significance in a society. Legislative texts should be more inclusive in the future and adapt to a changing society. The 2018-2023 coalition agreement plans for a third gender, ie a third option in the civil status. How is the work on this project coming and what exactly is planned? Our Member of Parliament Carole Hartmann asked these questions...
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Towards an international ban on geo-engineering?
Large mirrors in space, the scattering of particles in the atmosphere or the creation of artificial clouds to reflect the sun: these are just a few examples of the so-called "geo-engineering" that some scientists want to focus on in order to stop global warming. However, as the consequences of such far-reaching interventions in nature can be unpredictable and even potentially dramatic, DP MPs Gusty...
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Work incapacity certificates during the Covid pandemic
The National Health Fund seized more than 1.1 million certificates of incapacity for work in 2020, a significant increase compared to 2019. Democratic Party MP Carole Hartmann wanted to know from the Minister for Social Security, among other things, which sectors were most affected, how long the certificates of incapacity for work lasted on average and how often they were extended.
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Where is the procedure of the planned windmill in Burden?
DP MP André Bauler asked the ministers concerned what has happened in the case of the controversial windmill at Burden in the past months and where the procedure is currently underway.
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Closure of post offices in Boulaide and Rambrouch
After the initial reduction of their opening hours, the post offices in Boulaide and Rambrouch had to close their doors completely at the beginning of 2021. Our deputy André Bauler asked the Minister of the Economy about the reasons for this closure and the consequences for the residents and companies.
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Tularemia also in Luxembourg ?
In Germany, tularemia is still spreading. This infectious disease can also be transmitted to humans. Are there any cases of sick animals in Luxembourg at the moment? Where are the risks and for whom? Are hunters and farmers informed about the situation? What measures are in place to prevent a spread in the Grand Duchy? Deputies Claude Lamberty and Max Hahn have asked the ministry about the matter.
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Is agriculture also affected by the rise in prices of various materials?
Currently there is a solid growth in the prices of various materials. DP member André Bauler asks the Minister of Agriculture if our farmers, marketgardeners and assimilated businesses are also affected. He also asks if there have been delivery shortages for some products and what kind of products they are.
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Rainwater systems in public buildings to save drinking water?
The installation of a rainwater system to use rainwater for various purposes is an opportunity to save drinking water, just as drought and heat put groundwater levels under stress. DP MPs Max Hahn and André Bauler asked the minister responsible how many public buildings are already equipped with such a system and what the plans for the future look like.
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A solution for the police museum?
The historic police collection was housed in the former Gendarmerie garage, a building worthy of protection in Verlorenkost, where construction work on the future government garage is expected to start in 2022. Therefore, a permanent or at least a temporary solution for the collection should be found by the end of this year. In this perspective, our MP André Bauler has submitted some questions to the...
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Extension of short-time work in the construction sector
Due to the shortage of raw materials and other materials, the government has decided to extend short-time work in the construction sector until June. In this context, DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann have asked the responsible ministers, among other things, how many companies are affected by this and which conditions have to be fulfilled in order to apply for short-time work.
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What happens if joint custody agreements are breached or if children are kidnapped by a partner?
In case of a divorce, shared custody is often a compromise used to help determine who has custody of the children, when and for how long. However, what is agreed upon is not always respected by the ex-partners. More and more frequently, cases become known where partners keep the children with them for longer than agreed or doesn’t allow them to return to the other partner. It also happens that children...
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Have organ transplants gone down due to the pandemic?
Due to the Covid crisis, many other medical procedures and treatments had to be cancelled or postponed. This also applies to organ transplants, especially kidney transplants. DP MP Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health, among other things, how many kidney transplants had to be cancelled during the pandemic, how many patients are waiting for a kidney in this country and what conditions have to...
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What are the CFL's plans for the historical locomotive 5519?
Locomotive 5519 is the last Luxembourgish steam locomotive still in operation. However, it will not be allowed to run on the Luxembourg rail network because it is not equipped with the ETCS safety system. Neither are its four "Wegmann" wagons allowed any longer on the rail network for safety reasons. DP member Gusty Graas asked therefore the ministers concerned what the plans are for the locomotive,...
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Adaptation of the quarantine regulations in Switzerland
Switzerland has announced an adaptation of the quarantine regulations. In case of contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, fully vaccinated persons will be exempted from quarantine for a period of six months, starting 14 days after the administration of the second dose of vaccine.
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International security on football events
On 19 March 2021, the Benelux Interparliamentary Assembly adopted a motion for a recommendation on international security on football events and the fight against racism. Our MP, Gusty Graas, asked the ministers in charge, among other things, how the Benelux countries could optimize the exchange of information and whether it would be appropriate to prevent hooligans from travelling to another country....
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Canton Wiltz: future prospects for the local labour market
In line with the national decentralization policy, several new activity zones will be created in Luxembourg. Also the north of the country offers great potential for the development of new economic sites. On this note, our deputy André Bauler wanted to know the next steps towards creating a diverse local industry in the Canton of Wiltz.
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Postpartum depression
The birth of a child is one of the most beautiful moments in the life of every parent. In some cases, however, it happens that the mother or father develops a "postnatal depression". Constant fatigue, deep sadness and increased irritability are common symptoms. In this context, our deputy Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health about the existing treatment options in Luxembourg.
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What is the situation of sexually transmitted diseases in Luxembourg?
Sexually transmitted diseases are still a real threat to our health. Antibiotic resistance is also contributing to certain diseases becoming more dangerous again. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Claude Lamberty asked the ministers responsible how many cases of sexually transmitted diseases there are in Luxembourg and what measures are being taken to curb their spread.
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How is the construction industry responding to the global surge in wood prices?
The extended delivery times for wood and fiberboard, as well as the global price increase of the raw material, are causing many headaches for certain businesses and consumers. In this context, our deputy André Bauler asked the Minister of the Economy how the construction industry is dealing with the current situation.
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What does the future of the steelworks in Dudelange look like?
Following the recent revelations by the Financial Times that Liberty Steel's parent group was involved in dubious financial practices, which could potentially deter new investors, DP member of Parliament Gusty Graas is asking the minister responsible how this could have an effect on the Dudelange steelworks and whether he shares the opinion of the unions that the state should intervene financially.
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How much have the grapevines in Luxembourg suffered from the recent frost?
After the severe frostbite that had an considerable impact all over France, the DP MPs André Bauler, Gilles Baum and Carole Hartmann asked the minister responsible what the situation looks like in Luxembourg.
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What do the UK's nuclear build-up plans mean?
Speculation is high following the announcement by the British Prime Minister to increase his nuclear arsenal. Our MP Gusty Graas wants to know, among other points, from the minister in charge whether these plans are in line with the efforts under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?
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The creation of the Istanbul Canal
The plans for the creation of a new shipping canal linking the Mediterranean and the Black Sea have attracted strong national and international criticism. According to a recent open letter signed by 104 former Turkish admirals, the construction of this canal would violate the Montreux Convention. In this context, our MP Gusty Graas put a number of questions to the responsible ministers. Among other...
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National capacities of waste disposal: Where do we stand?
The constant growth of our population goes hand in hand with an increase of waste that local authorities need to dispose of. In this context, the DP deputies Carole Hartmann and Gilles Baum asked the Minister of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development if the capacity of the incinerator in Leudelingen and the landfill Muertendall are to be expanded any time soon.
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Operations on intersex children – will they also be banned in Luxembourg?
Operations on intersex children are not uncommon. Intersexuality is often seen as a medical problem that needs to be addressed. Regardless of whether these children are healthy, they are being refused a choice that they should have been able to make a later date. In Germany, a law is currently being discussed prohibiting this practice and aiming to strengthen intersex children in their self-determination....
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A special leave in case of a miscarriage?
A miscarriage is a horrible moment for any parent. An end to a new life, before it even began. In New Zealand, a law has been passed to allow parents to take extra leave in this case. They should be given time to mourn their loss. Deputies Carole Hartmann and Max Hahn asked if such an extra leave is also planned in Luxembourg.
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Public service administrations in the 'Nordstad'
In an interview, the Minister for Spatial Planning expressed the wish that a number of administrations should settle in the 'Nordstad'. As a city close to the river and close to nature, the 'Nordstad' has immense prospect which the government would like to develop in cooperation and in dialogue with the communes. What kind of administrations are they and where are they going to be set up? Member of...
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How many diseases have been detected in foxes?
It is known that foxes often transmit diseases. Now the ministry has warned of distemper detected in foxes. This disease can also be transmitted to dogs. Guy Arendt, member of the DP, asks the ministers concerned how many diseases have been detected in recent years in foxes and how to prevent the spread of these viruses.
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A repetition of the "Vëlosummer" this year?
After last year's success, DP MP Max Hahn wanted to know from the concerned ministers, what is the plan for this year.
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"Klibberen" as immaterial cultural heritage?
Ringing the rattle "Klibberen" is an old tradition in Luxembourg. The altar servers have launched an initiative to have this tradition included in the national list of intangible cultural heritage. Our MP André Bauler welcomes their initiative and asked the Minister of Culture whether she would be willing to support the altar servers in this process, or even to register the tradition of "Klibberen"...
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What happens to the movable cultural heritage of desacralized churches?
Recently, many churches in Luxembourg have been desacralized. According to the law of the "Kierchefong", the management fund for religious buildings and other property belonging to the Catholic religion, the fund can remain in possession of the furniture, even after the desacralisation. However, it seems that all the useless furniture, which the municipalities do not want, is sold at auction. In this...
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Pollution of the Syr river by the Findel airport
Especially in winter, there are frequent pollutions of the Syr, due to the defrosting of aircraft at Findel. DP MP Gusty Graas asked if there was an analysis of how much the Syr is affected by this and what action is being taken to improve the situation.
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Use of rapid tests in hospitals
Although hospitals follow strict hygiene measures, patients can still get infected with Covid-19 in a hospital. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and André Bauler asked the Minister of Health for statistics and how often rapid tests are used in hospitals to protect patients.
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