Is the Wagner group a terrorist organisation ?

On May 9th, the French General Assembly requested in a resolution to add the Wagner group to the list of terrorist organizations. How does our Ministry of Foreign Affairs stand on this request? Will Luxembourg follow suit? Our MP Gusty Graas inquired with the relevant ministry.

« Le 9 mai 2023, l’Assemblée nationale a adopté une résolution réclamant que la France et l’Union européenne inscrivent le groupe militaire privé russe Wagner sur la liste des organisations terroristes.

Selon un article paru au « Monde » en date du 11 mai 2023, la ministre des affaires étrangères en France aurait mis en avant l’importance symbolique d’une telle démarche, et l’impact qu’elle pourrait avoir sur des États cherchant à entrer en relation avec le groupe militaire.

Or, suite à la demande du Parlement européen en novembre 2022, seule la Lituanie aurait jusqu’à présent placé le groupe Wagner sur la liste des entités terroristes. 

Dans ce contexte, j’aimerais poser les questions suivantes à Monsieur le Ministre des Affaires étrangères et européennes :

  • Quelle est la position du Ministère des Affaires étrangères en ce qui concerne la demande du Parlement européen ?
  • Monsieur le Ministre envisage-t-il, à l’instar de la Lituanie, également inscrire le groupe Wagner  sur la liste des organisations terroristes?»

Would you like this parliamentary question to be translated into English?



More parliamentary questions

Do rapid diagnostic tests help against antibiotic shortages?

France is considering only allowing antibiotics to be prescribed if a rapid diagnostic test is carried out beforehand. This would make it possible to determine with certainty whether the infection is bacterial or viral.
This could on the one hand counteract the lack of antibiotics and on the other hand reduce antibiotic resistance.
DP MPs Gilles Baum and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Health how many antibiotics have been prescribed in Luxembourg in the last five years and whether doctors should be made more aware of prescribing diagnostic tests.


Is therapeutic housing being commercialised?

Therapeutic housing is currently offered by approved outpatient psychiatric services to people suffering from mental health problems.
Rumours are now circulating that the Ministry of Health is planning to entrust the management of therapeutic housing to a commercial company.
DP MPs Gusty Graas and Gilles Baum asked the Minister for Health whether these rumours were true and, if so, why this course of action was being pursued rather than supporting the existing players in approved outpatient psychiatry.


Is there also abuse of “proton pump inhibitors” in Luxembourg?

According to a recent scientific study, the long-term use of so-called “proton pump inhibitors” (IPP), which are used to treat stomach problems, increases the risk of developing dementia. The DP MP Gusty Graas asked the responsible ministers whether they are aware of this study, what conclusions they draw from it and whether figures on the use of IPPs in Luxembourg are known.