Election Time first edition

Dear Amcham members,


Luxembourg goes to the polls twice this year. The housing crisis, the country’s ability to attract talent from abroad, language barriers and hurdles for trailing spouses:

the outcome of the vote will determine how the country – and communes – deal with such issues.

Half of Luxembourg’s population is from abroad, and an even higher share of workers. So it is an important year for Luxembourgers, as well as for foreign residents.

Yet preciously few of us will use our chance to go to the voting booth on 11 June, the day of the communal elections.

Luxembourg Times Editor-in-Chief Douwe Miedema had asked politicians of the four main political parties about this uniquely Luxembourgish conundrum, in a panel

discussion on 18 April. The participants were Luxembourg mayor Lydie Polfer (DP), Chief Alderman Serge Wilmes (CSV), Councillor Gabriel Boisante (LSAP) and Councillor François Benoy (Greens).

The Luxembourg Times, the American Chamber of Commerce and the British Chamber of Commerce had the pleasure of inviting to attend this debate.

The evening started at 7 pm at the headquarters of ING Luxembourg, at 26, Place de la Gare. The discussion conclude after one hour, followed to enjoy drinks and canapes

with the other guests. We were very pleased to see so many of you at the event.

Please enjoy the pictures hereunder for those who were not able to attend.