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National Congress 2021
Last year, we all wrote history together. As the first party in Luxembourg, the DP has set up a democratic, innovative and interactive digital congress.
read more...
The DP now has a section in the commune of Lintgen
Since October 2020, the last commune of the Alzette valley also has a DP section. In 2023, the municipal council will be elected according to the proportional representation system for the first time in Lintgen. It is therefore important for the DP to position itself well now.
read more...
Luxembourg City: more space for people
Promoting soft mobility, giving people more space in public areas, making the city more attractive. Even before the pandemic, a lot of work had been done at the Knuedler, but the crisis certainly helped to speed up the process.
read more...
Spotlight: Daliah Scholl
This time in the Spotlight: Daliah Scholl, the newly elected president of the DP South. With the learned flutist, a woman stands for the first time at the head of the district south of the DP. Since 2011 President of the Esch Section, Daliah Scholl has also been a member of the City Council for the DP since the last election.
read more...
Two new DP Councilors
Dali Zhu, 32, is a trained statistician and econometrician. He worked as a risk manager in the banking industry for 4 years. Last year, he took over the family business at home. He is a member of the Cercle Amicale des Oeuvres du Rotary, Vice-President of the International Association of Story-Telling and Story-Singing Arts, an organisation that organises cultural exchanges an events between China...
read more...
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...
Civil servant, syndicalist and a politician by conviction
Jos. Schaack’s vest matches the color of the sky - light blue: we have reached the end of April, the sun is shining, and Luxembourg is hoping for a spring like last year, when the country was in strict confinement.
read more...
DP national congress: taking responsibility in times of crisis
For the second time since the start of the Corona Pandemic, the Democratic Party launched its national congress in digital form on Monday, April 26th. This year again, it was a great success: more than 600 members attended and participated in the congress.
read more...
For the country and its people, during and after the Corona Crisis
In the Tribune Libre on radio this week, our Secretary General Claude Lamberty spoke about the light at the end of the Corona Tunnel and the political future of the country after the crisis.
read more...
The DP mourns the loss of Paul Helminger
With Paul Helminger, Luxembourg loses a politician who has strongly shaped the country and the city of Luxembourg. Paul Helminger was a politician who moved things. A man for whom modernization was not a slogan, but a task for which he committed himself wholeheartedly: as a diplomat, as chief of staff, as secretary of state, as deputy, as member of parliament, as mayor of Luxembourg-city, and as entrepreneur.
read more...
A strong DP-Team for the Forge du Sud
Improving the quality of life for all the inhabitants of Dudelange - that is the aim of DP Dudelange. The still young section presents 5 of their priorities here.
read more...
Spotlight: Eric Thill
The first ‘Spotlight’ of the DP Magazine features the youngest mayor of the country, Eric Thill.  The 26-year old economist is not only in charge of local matters in his home commune ‘Schieren’, he is also the youngest district president in the history of the Democratic Party. We caught up with Eric to chat about his commune, the northern district and his political priorities. DP: Eric, despite...
read more...
DP Digital Congress
On the 15th of June, the DP held the first digital political congress in Luxembourg. #INNOVATIVE There were continuously over 600 members following us via ‘Zoom’, the Facebook live streams, on Youtube and via our party’s website dp.lu. #INTERACTIVE 76 questions were raised to our ministers during the Live Q&A, 12 party members spoke live. #DEMOCRATIC 131 candidates participated in the elections...
read more...
Colette Flesch - No political regrets
Colette Flesch is the grande dame of the Democratic Party. During her career, she was, among others, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Economy, Mayor of Luxembourg City, MP and MEP. Colette Flesch has represented Luxembourg three times as a fencer at the Olympic Games.
read more...
Free public transport: A DP idea becomes reality
As the first country in the world, Luxembourg made the decision to make all public transport free of charge. Since march 1rst, taking the train, the bus or the tramway is free of cost. This idea comes originally from the DP’s 2018 electoral programme. We ensured that this idea made its way into the coalition agreement and is now being implemented. Public transport as a real alternative to the car Of...
read more...
Jean Hamilius - An upright chestnut tree on the ‘Eecherfeld’
Jean Hamilius is one of two members still alive of the government Thorn-Vouel (DP-LSAP/1974-1979). In his life, Jean Hamilius was a minister, MP, city councilor, MEP and a successful banker and athlete. Jean Hamilius was, among other things, President and founding member of Crédit Européen (now ING Bank).
read more...
Spotlight: Barbara Agostino
“Politics is important to me because I want to get involved. Above all, I want to help young people find their own way in life”, says Barbara Agostino. As a trained educator and teacher, high-quality childcare and a good education for the children are particularly important to the director of 14 childcare facilities. The first captain of the Luxembourg women’s soccer national team is still passionate...
read more...
Live Q&A with Prime Minister
An d'Blot gefrot Exactly one week following his State of the Nation speech, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel took the time to answer questions from the citizens in the context or a virtual question round. With over 250 participants that joining via Zoom, Facebook and Youtube, it became an interesting round with good discussions. Here you can watch the replay of the live stream: https://youtu.be/FblZFYLikvE
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...
A strong Program for the municipality of Junglinster
In the 2017 elections, the DP won around a third of the votes in the municipality of Junglinster. The leader of the parliamentary group of the DP, Gilles Baum, was recently replaced by Ben Ries in the Alderman’s college. The second elected on the PD list will now ensure that the investment program will benefit all citizens of the municipality.
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...
DP Rumelange: A blue team in the city of red soil
Founded in 2017, the local section DP Rumelange lined up to turn the political landscape of the city of the red soil upside down.
read more...
Meet and Greet - Interesting first conversations
Under normal circumstances we like to meet the new members of our DP-family in person. Never-theless, we didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to have a digital exchange. Over the course of two virtual Meet and Greet sessions, the party president Corinne Cahen, secre-tary general Claude Lamberty, and EU MP Monica Semedo held interesting conversations with the new members. Even Prime Minister...
read more...
Spotlight: Michael Agostini
In the spotlight of the third edition of the DP magazine is the president of the "Young Democrats", Michael Agostini. We talked to the 31-year-old civil engineer about the JDL, his new home in Esch and his political priorities.
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...
More support for municipalities
The Federation of Liberal Community Representatives FCCD is also working on coherent and innovative solutions to the important municipal dossiers during the Covid crisis, according to its President Martine Dieschburg-Nickels.
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...
The merger of Groussbus and Wahl: Together we are stronger, together everything is easier
Before the summer, the inhabitants of Grosbous and Wahl will decide on the merger of the two municipalities. For the mayor of Grosbous, Paul Engel, a merger allows many things that would not be possible on their own.
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...
Charel Goerens: “I’d have preferred the British had stayed in the EU”
For Charles Goerens, the deal between the EU and Great Britain concluded in December is better than no deal at all. However, the liberal MEP would have preferred the Brits to remain in the EU.
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...
Two new DP aldermend
Josy Popov and Marc Schramer talk about their political motivation and priorities.
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...
Vacations at home: On the way to the north with Anne Daems
What was launched last year by the Minister of Tourism Lex Delles as a campaign to strengthen the attractiveness of the Grand Duchy as a holiday destination, was a year later more relevant than ever. Out of necessity, we suddenly rediscovered our country. To advertise our beautiful north, the local DP sections and I, using the hashtag #vakanzdoheem, drove from Vianden, across the Nordstad, through...
read more...
Well-being and future prospects
For the start of the new school year, a delicate equilibrium has to be found between protecting the health of teachers and pupils on the one hand, and guaranteeing the fundamental missions of our school system on the other hand. Furthermore, 2020/2021 will be placed under the sign of digital transformation with the introduction of Coding.
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...
Mathis Ast - New mayor of Wormeldange
On 4th of November, Mathis Ast, aged 36, was sworn in as the new mayor of the municipality of Wormeldange. Below, you can find out more about his political priorities.
read more...
National Congress 2021
Last year, we all wrote history together. As the first party in Luxembourg, the DP has set up a democratic, innovative and interactive digital congress.
read more...
The DP now has a section in the commune of Lintgen
Since October 2020, the last commune of the Alzette valley also has a DP section. In 2023, the municipal council will be elected according to the proportional representation system for the first time in Lintgen. It is therefore important for the DP to position itself well now.
read more...
Luxembourg City: more space for people
Promoting soft mobility, giving people more space in public areas, making the city more attractive. Even before the pandemic, a lot of work had been done at the Knuedler, but the crisis certainly helped to speed up the process.
read more...
Spotlight: Daliah Scholl
This time in the Spotlight: Daliah Scholl, the newly elected president of the DP South. With the learned flutist, a woman stands for the first time at the head of the district south of the DP. Since 2011 President of the Esch Section, Daliah Scholl has also been a member of the City Council for the DP since the last election.
read more...
Two new DP Councilors
Dali Zhu, 32, is a trained statistician and econometrician. He worked as a risk manager in the banking industry for 4 years. Last year, he took over the family business at home. He is a member of the Cercle Amicale des Oeuvres du Rotary, Vice-President of the International Association of Story-Telling and Story-Singing Arts, an organisation that organises cultural exchanges an events between China...
read more...
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...
Civil servant, syndicalist and a politician by conviction
Jos. Schaack’s vest matches the color of the sky - light blue: we have reached the end of April, the sun is shining, and Luxembourg is hoping for a spring like last year, when the country was in strict confinement.
read more...
DP national congress: taking responsibility in times of crisis
For the second time since the start of the Corona Pandemic, the Democratic Party launched its national congress in digital form on Monday, April 26th. This year again, it was a great success: more than 600 members attended and participated in the congress.
read more...
For the country and its people, during and after the Corona Crisis
In the Tribune Libre on radio this week, our Secretary General Claude Lamberty spoke about the light at the end of the Corona Tunnel and the political future of the country after the crisis.
read more...
The DP mourns the loss of Paul Helminger
With Paul Helminger, Luxembourg loses a politician who has strongly shaped the country and the city of Luxembourg. Paul Helminger was a politician who moved things. A man for whom modernization was not a slogan, but a task for which he committed himself wholeheartedly: as a diplomat, as chief of staff, as secretary of state, as deputy, as member of parliament, as mayor of Luxembourg-city, and as entrepreneur.
read more...
A strong DP-Team for the Forge du Sud
Improving the quality of life for all the inhabitants of Dudelange - that is the aim of DP Dudelange. The still young section presents 5 of their priorities here.
read more...
Spotlight: Eric Thill
The first ‘Spotlight’ of the DP Magazine features the youngest mayor of the country, Eric Thill.  The 26-year old economist is not only in charge of local matters in his home commune ‘Schieren’, he is also the youngest district president in the history of the Democratic Party. We caught up with Eric to chat about his commune, the northern district and his political priorities. DP: Eric, despite...
read more...
DP Digital Congress
On the 15th of June, the DP held the first digital political congress in Luxembourg. #INNOVATIVE There were continuously over 600 members following us via ‘Zoom’, the Facebook live streams, on Youtube and via our party’s website dp.lu. #INTERACTIVE 76 questions were raised to our ministers during the Live Q&A, 12 party members spoke live. #DEMOCRATIC 131 candidates participated in the elections...
read more...
Colette Flesch - No political regrets
Colette Flesch is the grande dame of the Democratic Party. During her career, she was, among others, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Economy, Mayor of Luxembourg City, MP and MEP. Colette Flesch has represented Luxembourg three times as a fencer at the Olympic Games.
read more...
Free public transport: A DP idea becomes reality
As the first country in the world, Luxembourg made the decision to make all public transport free of charge. Since march 1rst, taking the train, the bus or the tramway is free of cost. This idea comes originally from the DP’s 2018 electoral programme. We ensured that this idea made its way into the coalition agreement and is now being implemented. Public transport as a real alternative to the car Of...
read more...
Jean Hamilius - An upright chestnut tree on the ‘Eecherfeld’
Jean Hamilius is one of two members still alive of the government Thorn-Vouel (DP-LSAP/1974-1979). In his life, Jean Hamilius was a minister, MP, city councilor, MEP and a successful banker and athlete. Jean Hamilius was, among other things, President and founding member of Crédit Européen (now ING Bank).
read more...
Spotlight: Barbara Agostino
“Politics is important to me because I want to get involved. Above all, I want to help young people find their own way in life”, says Barbara Agostino. As a trained educator and teacher, high-quality childcare and a good education for the children are particularly important to the director of 14 childcare facilities. The first captain of the Luxembourg women’s soccer national team is still passionate...
read more...
Live Q&A with Prime Minister
An d'Blot gefrot Exactly one week following his State of the Nation speech, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel took the time to answer questions from the citizens in the context or a virtual question round. With over 250 participants that joining via Zoom, Facebook and Youtube, it became an interesting round with good discussions. Here you can watch the replay of the live stream: https://youtu.be/FblZFYLikvE
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...
A strong Program for the municipality of Junglinster
In the 2017 elections, the DP won around a third of the votes in the municipality of Junglinster. The leader of the parliamentary group of the DP, Gilles Baum, was recently replaced by Ben Ries in the Alderman’s college. The second elected on the PD list will now ensure that the investment program will benefit all citizens of the municipality.
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...
DP Rumelange: A blue team in the city of red soil
Founded in 2017, the local section DP Rumelange lined up to turn the political landscape of the city of the red soil upside down.
read more...
Meet and Greet - Interesting first conversations
Under normal circumstances we like to meet the new members of our DP-family in person. Never-theless, we didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to have a digital exchange. Over the course of two virtual Meet and Greet sessions, the party president Corinne Cahen, secre-tary general Claude Lamberty, and EU MP Monica Semedo held interesting conversations with the new members. Even Prime Minister...
read more...
Spotlight: Michael Agostini
In the spotlight of the third edition of the DP magazine is the president of the "Young Democrats", Michael Agostini. We talked to the 31-year-old civil engineer about the JDL, his new home in Esch and his political priorities.
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...
More support for municipalities
The Federation of Liberal Community Representatives FCCD is also working on coherent and innovative solutions to the important municipal dossiers during the Covid crisis, according to its President Martine Dieschburg-Nickels.
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...
The merger of Groussbus and Wahl: Together we are stronger, together everything is easier
Before the summer, the inhabitants of Grosbous and Wahl will decide on the merger of the two municipalities. For the mayor of Grosbous, Paul Engel, a merger allows many things that would not be possible on their own.
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...
Charel Goerens: “I’d have preferred the British had stayed in the EU”
For Charles Goerens, the deal between the EU and Great Britain concluded in December is better than no deal at all. However, the liberal MEP would have preferred the Brits to remain in the EU.
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...
Two new DP aldermend
Josy Popov and Marc Schramer talk about their political motivation and priorities.
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...
Vacations at home: On the way to the north with Anne Daems
What was launched last year by the Minister of Tourism Lex Delles as a campaign to strengthen the attractiveness of the Grand Duchy as a holiday destination, was a year later more relevant than ever. Out of necessity, we suddenly rediscovered our country. To advertise our beautiful north, the local DP sections and I, using the hashtag #vakanzdoheem, drove from Vianden, across the Nordstad, through...
read more...
Well-being and future prospects
For the start of the new school year, a delicate equilibrium has to be found between protecting the health of teachers and pupils on the one hand, and guaranteeing the fundamental missions of our school system on the other hand. Furthermore, 2020/2021 will be placed under the sign of digital transformation with the introduction of Coding.
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...
Mathis Ast - New mayor of Wormeldange
On 4th of November, Mathis Ast, aged 36, was sworn in as the new mayor of the municipality of Wormeldange. Below, you can find out more about his political priorities.
read more...
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