The new Luxembourg parliament was recently established, following the elections last month. Seat changes have been minimal and the only real new development when it comes to the parliament is the entering of the Pirate Party with two MPs.
Next May, voters in the European Union member states will vote for a new European Parliament. What sounds like local politics will be indicative of a larger trend.
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Cet article avait été proposé pour publication au magazine luxembourgeois Paperjam, qui n’a pas accepté sa publication. Viviane Reding, est candidate pour les élections législatives en octobre. Après trente ans d’activité politique au niveau européen, quelle serait la politique nationale de l’ancienne commissaire et figure du CSV? Trois grands problèmes dérivent de sa philosophie politique.
Together with a handful of countries including Belgium and Brazil, Luxembourg has laws on the books that make participating in parliamentary elections mandatory. Luxembourgish citizens, before they vote on 14 October, will receive a convocation de vote, or a ‘call to vote’, which explains to them that all citizens who did not already vote via […]
You’ve seen them by now: large posters filling the cities and countryside of the Grand Duchy, proudly presenting the numerous faces running for parliament. And, as with every election cycle, the political parties are bragging about the presence of ‘young’ candidates (less than 35 years of age) on their ballots. Media outlets then calculate the […]
I was quoted by the American news outlet CNS News on the topic of Nazi protests in Chemnitz, Germany. You can read the full article here.
Ten parties are running in Luxembourg’s parliamentary elections on 14 October. Eight are running in all four of the country’s electoral districts, while two of them – Demokratie and Déi Konservativ (the Conservatives) – are only on the ballot in one or two districts.
On October 14, Luxembourgers will take to the polls to elect a new parliament. To those newly arrived in the Grand Duchy, the myriad political posters with unfamiliar faces might look confusing. Here are the five things you need to know about Luxembourg’s election.
In recent piece for Politico Europe, Italian Jean Monnet professor Alberto Alemanno backs down on the (already dead) idea of transnational lists for European elections. According to him, current problems of European democracy can be solved through more internationalised elections. He’s very wrong.