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Are additional measures being taken to cope with the many cases of bronchiolitis?
The high numbers of bronchiolitis are leading to an overload of pediatric units. In France, the "White Plan" has been announced at national level, a sanitary emergency and crisis plan to improve the functioning of hospitals in the event of an epidemic. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gilles Baum wanted to know from the Minister of Health whether additional measures are being taken in our country to continue...
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AMMD resigns from the board of the agency eSanté
The members of the AMMD have resigned from the board of the agency eSanté. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas wanted to know from the responsible ministers how they react to this resignation, what effects this would have on the functioning of the board and whether dialogue with the AMMD was sought.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Away from a hospital- centred health system
The closure of the Ettelbrück maternity hospital has shown us that the shortage of doctors is already having serious consequences for citizens.
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National congress 2022
At the first national congress since the Covid pandemic where physcial presence was again possible, our party elected a new leadership.
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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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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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The fight for women's rights must continue
Speaking on RTL’s Tribune Libre, our Eastern MP Carole Hartmann talked about the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to repeal the right to abortion in the U.S.. As stated by our secretary-general, this is terrible news regarding women's self-determination over their bodies. And a warning that women must continue to fight for their rights.
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Environment and health go hand in hand
Our environment has a direct impact on our health in many ways. The Covid pandemic has clearly shown this. Therefore, the DP wants to strengthen the role of environmental medicine and the health policy.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Spotlight: Carole Hartmann
After the last legislative elections, the president of the eastern electoral district has made her entrance to the Chamber of Deputies and is now one of the youngest MPs. We spoke with the attorney about her political priorities, her concerns about local enterprises, and the challenges of her native town Echternach.
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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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Helping the most vulnerable
The Corona pandemic with its more or less severe lockdowns has slowed down our economy and made it difficult to restart its activities. The government has therefore adopted a series of financial aids and measures to counteract the economic uncertainty and secure jobs.
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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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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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The interests of working people should be at the centre of attention
The DP is convinced that every employee knows how to work best. Both employees and employers want more flexibility - for a better work-life balance or to be able to better adapt work to the economic environment.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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The State does not leave any business out in the rain
The Minister for the Middle Classes Lex Delles has launched three additional aids, which are particularly helpful to those sectors most affected by the Corona crisis: hospitality, tourism, culture and events.
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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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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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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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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 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 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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Are additional measures being taken to cope with the many cases of bronchiolitis?
The high numbers of bronchiolitis are leading to an overload of pediatric units. In France, the "White Plan" has been announced at national level, a sanitary emergency and crisis plan to improve the functioning of hospitals in the event of an epidemic. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gilles Baum wanted to know from the Minister of Health whether additional measures are being taken in our country to continue...
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AMMD resigns from the board of the agency eSanté
The members of the AMMD have resigned from the board of the agency eSanté. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas wanted to know from the responsible ministers how they react to this resignation, what effects this would have on the functioning of the board and whether dialogue with the AMMD was sought.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Away from a hospital- centred health system
The closure of the Ettelbrück maternity hospital has shown us that the shortage of doctors is already having serious consequences for citizens.
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National congress 2022
At the first national congress since the Covid pandemic where physcial presence was again possible, our party elected a new leadership.
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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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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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The fight for women's rights must continue
Speaking on RTL’s Tribune Libre, our Eastern MP Carole Hartmann talked about the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to repeal the right to abortion in the U.S.. As stated by our secretary-general, this is terrible news regarding women's self-determination over their bodies. And a warning that women must continue to fight for their rights.
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Environment and health go hand in hand
Our environment has a direct impact on our health in many ways. The Covid pandemic has clearly shown this. Therefore, the DP wants to strengthen the role of environmental medicine and the health policy.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Spotlight: Carole Hartmann
After the last legislative elections, the president of the eastern electoral district has made her entrance to the Chamber of Deputies and is now one of the youngest MPs. We spoke with the attorney about her political priorities, her concerns about local enterprises, and the challenges of her native town Echternach.
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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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Helping the most vulnerable
The Corona pandemic with its more or less severe lockdowns has slowed down our economy and made it difficult to restart its activities. The government has therefore adopted a series of financial aids and measures to counteract the economic uncertainty and secure jobs.
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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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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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The interests of working people should be at the centre of attention
The DP is convinced that every employee knows how to work best. Both employees and employers want more flexibility - for a better work-life balance or to be able to better adapt work to the economic environment.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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The State does not leave any business out in the rain
The Minister for the Middle Classes Lex Delles has launched three additional aids, which are particularly helpful to those sectors most affected by the Corona crisis: hospitality, tourism, culture and events.
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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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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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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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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 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 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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