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The fight agains Covid is on the right way - continue the liberal and social path
The “Luxembourgish way” – the mixture between vaccination and sanitary measures – is the right way in the fight against the pandemic. This was our parliamentary group’s leaders’ message at the concluding press conference of the DP parliamentary group.
read more...
KEP 1.0 - Culture as dialogue and investment
At the end of April, there was a major orientation debate in Parliament on the Cultural Development Plan 1.0. A plan that has occupied the work of the Parliamentary Committee on Culture for several years, and which today - in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic - has a very different meaning than in 2018.
read more...
The DP's parliamentary group on Facebook
What does the work of the DP members of parliament in Chambers look like?
read more...
Portrait of employees
Sebastien Gudenburg and David Wilson
read more...
The DP mourns the loss of Paul Helminger
With Paul Helminger, Luxembourg loses a politician who has strongly shaped the country and the city of Luxembourg. Paul Helminger was a politician who moved things. A man for whom modernization was not a slogan, but a task for which he committed himself wholeheartedly: as a diplomat, as chief of staff, as secretary of state, as deputy, as member of parliament, as mayor of Luxembourg-city, and as entrepreneur.
read more...
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.
read more...
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.
read more...
Public safety in the capital city
"The first role of the state and the municipalities is to guarantee the safety and security of their citizens. There is a huge lack of security at the railway station, in its neighbourhood and in Bonnevoie, but this is not a new phenomenon", said the mayor of the City of Luxembourg, Lydie Polfer, in the Chamber of Deputies during a news hour on public security.
read more...
Promoting Luxembourg's creative industries
In 2015, Luxembourg's creative industries created a value-added of around 400 million euros and employed more than 7,000 people. In an extended question to the Minister of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, our MP André Bauler addressed the evolution of the sector and its future prospects.
read more...
Giving the youth perspectives during the pandemic
Especially now, during the pandemic, young people need perspectives to deal with the psychological strain. In an extended question, DP MP Claude Lamberty wanted to know from the Minister of Education what the effects of the crisis are on the mental health of young people, and what is being done about youth violence prevention.
read more...
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.
read more...
Making mental health a political priority
The pandemic is affecting many people mentally. It's about time to talk more about mental health.
read more...
More political commitment for health professionals
Since the beginning of the pandemic, our health and our health care system have once again moved to the forefront of interest: healthcare professionals in particular. For this reason, the subject was discussed in Parliament in an interpellation.
read more...
Pim Knaff is the new president of the GECT
The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation between France and Luxembourg is an initiative of the European Parliament to strengthen cooperation in the border regions.
read more...
Report about the public funding of hospital Investments
The COVID crisis has shown how important a well-functioning health system — including hospitals – is.
read more...
Climate protection debate: Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage
What is the role of technologies that filter carbon dioxide from the air in the context of climate protection? The Chamber of Deputies addressed this question in a debate.
read more...
Idea of the Month – Flexible working hours
A greater use of flexible working hours! In the first edition of our DP Magazine we talked about teleworking, a concept we’ve been pushing for quite a few years. We want reduce people’s time spend in traffic jams and instead give them more hours to enjoy with their family. Besides the idea of teleworking, offering flexible working hours are one of our top concerns when it comes to improving work-life...
read more...
News parliamentary group - November 2020
Teambuilding In October, the parliamentary group organised a day during which the team analysed projects for the next parliamentary year. At the new Mama Shelter hotel, parliamentary group collaborators worked, laughed and discussed together. With the significant increase in the number of employees in recent months, this was an opportunity to promote team spirit. In the next two pages of the magazine,...
read more...
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.
read more...
Portrait of employees
Anne Glesener
read more...
The vaccine is here!
Vaccinations are the best way to get back to normal. They help us protect our health care system and regain our freedoms.
read more...
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.
read more...
Adapting the constitution to the realities of the 21st century
Together with MP Simone Beissel we talk about the Luxembourgish constitution: its history, its importance for our society and the work that is currently being done to adapt the text to the realities of a 21st century.
read more...
Focusing on professional journalists
A new media law will soon be passed in the Chamber of Deputies. On this occasion, we had a conversation with Guy Arendt, the chairman of the parliamentary commission in charge of the issue.
read more...
Budget 2021: A budget of solidarity and for a sustainable recovery!
“The 2021 budget is an extraordinary budget for extraordinary times”, said Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna during the presentation of the budget in October. Thanks to the forward-looking fiscal policies in recent years, public debt has been gradually re-duced despite record investments. And without the corona crisis, the debt would have even gone down to the level of 2011. Luxembourg was financially...
read more...
Gusty Graas: The Benelux Parliament is an important instrument in the EU
The liberal MP Gusty Graas has been President of the Benelux Parliament for the last two years. The Parliament submits reports and recommendations to the governments of Brussels, The Hague and Luxembourg on issues affecting the three partner countries.
read more...
Triple A - An essential advantage for our financial center
Luxembourg is one of the few countries in the world to enjoy the highest possible Triple A rating. The triple A is awarded by independent rating agencies and relates to a country's creditworthiness. The rating guarantees the good reputation of the Luxembourg financial center.
read more...
News parliamentary group
The Democratic Party held their traditional concluding statements press conference just ahead of the political summer break. Fraction president Gilles Baum said that the fraction started into the legislative period with great eagerness and willingness to put in a lot of hard work. With the increase of the minimum wage, the implementation of an additional holiday and the shortening of the probation...
read more...
The fight agains Covid is on the right way - continue the liberal and social path
The “Luxembourgish way” – the mixture between vaccination and sanitary measures – is the right way in the fight against the pandemic. This was our parliamentary group’s leaders’ message at the concluding press conference of the DP parliamentary group.
read more...
KEP 1.0 - Culture as dialogue and investment
At the end of April, there was a major orientation debate in Parliament on the Cultural Development Plan 1.0. A plan that has occupied the work of the Parliamentary Committee on Culture for several years, and which today - in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic - has a very different meaning than in 2018.
read more...
The DP's parliamentary group on Facebook
What does the work of the DP members of parliament in Chambers look like?
read more...
Portrait of employees
Sebastien Gudenburg and David Wilson
read more...
The DP mourns the loss of Paul Helminger
With Paul Helminger, Luxembourg loses a politician who has strongly shaped the country and the city of Luxembourg. Paul Helminger was a politician who moved things. A man for whom modernization was not a slogan, but a task for which he committed himself wholeheartedly: as a diplomat, as chief of staff, as secretary of state, as deputy, as member of parliament, as mayor of Luxembourg-city, and as entrepreneur.
read more...
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.
read more...
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.
read more...
Public safety in the capital city
"The first role of the state and the municipalities is to guarantee the safety and security of their citizens. There is a huge lack of security at the railway station, in its neighbourhood and in Bonnevoie, but this is not a new phenomenon", said the mayor of the City of Luxembourg, Lydie Polfer, in the Chamber of Deputies during a news hour on public security.
read more...
Promoting Luxembourg's creative industries
In 2015, Luxembourg's creative industries created a value-added of around 400 million euros and employed more than 7,000 people. In an extended question to the Minister of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, our MP André Bauler addressed the evolution of the sector and its future prospects.
read more...
Giving the youth perspectives during the pandemic
Especially now, during the pandemic, young people need perspectives to deal with the psychological strain. In an extended question, DP MP Claude Lamberty wanted to know from the Minister of Education what the effects of the crisis are on the mental health of young people, and what is being done about youth violence prevention.
read more...
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.
read more...
Making mental health a political priority
The pandemic is affecting many people mentally. It's about time to talk more about mental health.
read more...
More political commitment for health professionals
Since the beginning of the pandemic, our health and our health care system have once again moved to the forefront of interest: healthcare professionals in particular. For this reason, the subject was discussed in Parliament in an interpellation.
read more...
Pim Knaff is the new president of the GECT
The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation between France and Luxembourg is an initiative of the European Parliament to strengthen cooperation in the border regions.
read more...
Report about the public funding of hospital Investments
The COVID crisis has shown how important a well-functioning health system — including hospitals – is.
read more...
Climate protection debate: Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage
What is the role of technologies that filter carbon dioxide from the air in the context of climate protection? The Chamber of Deputies addressed this question in a debate.
read more...
Idea of the Month – Flexible working hours
A greater use of flexible working hours! In the first edition of our DP Magazine we talked about teleworking, a concept we’ve been pushing for quite a few years. We want reduce people’s time spend in traffic jams and instead give them more hours to enjoy with their family. Besides the idea of teleworking, offering flexible working hours are one of our top concerns when it comes to improving work-life...
read more...
News parliamentary group - November 2020
Teambuilding In October, the parliamentary group organised a day during which the team analysed projects for the next parliamentary year. At the new Mama Shelter hotel, parliamentary group collaborators worked, laughed and discussed together. With the significant increase in the number of employees in recent months, this was an opportunity to promote team spirit. In the next two pages of the magazine,...
read more...
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.
read more...
Portrait of employees
Anne Glesener
read more...
The vaccine is here!
Vaccinations are the best way to get back to normal. They help us protect our health care system and regain our freedoms.
read more...
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.
read more...
Adapting the constitution to the realities of the 21st century
Together with MP Simone Beissel we talk about the Luxembourgish constitution: its history, its importance for our society and the work that is currently being done to adapt the text to the realities of a 21st century.
read more...
Focusing on professional journalists
A new media law will soon be passed in the Chamber of Deputies. On this occasion, we had a conversation with Guy Arendt, the chairman of the parliamentary commission in charge of the issue.
read more...
Budget 2021: A budget of solidarity and for a sustainable recovery!
“The 2021 budget is an extraordinary budget for extraordinary times”, said Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna during the presentation of the budget in October. Thanks to the forward-looking fiscal policies in recent years, public debt has been gradually re-duced despite record investments. And without the corona crisis, the debt would have even gone down to the level of 2011. Luxembourg was financially...
read more...
Gusty Graas: The Benelux Parliament is an important instrument in the EU
The liberal MP Gusty Graas has been President of the Benelux Parliament for the last two years. The Parliament submits reports and recommendations to the governments of Brussels, The Hague and Luxembourg on issues affecting the three partner countries.
read more...
Triple A - An essential advantage for our financial center
Luxembourg is one of the few countries in the world to enjoy the highest possible Triple A rating. The triple A is awarded by independent rating agencies and relates to a country's creditworthiness. The rating guarantees the good reputation of the Luxembourg financial center.
read more...
News parliamentary group
The Democratic Party held their traditional concluding statements press conference just ahead of the political summer break. Fraction president Gilles Baum said that the fraction started into the legislative period with great eagerness and willingness to put in a lot of hard work. With the increase of the minimum wage, the implementation of an additional holiday and the shortening of the probation...
read more...
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