Liberté-Freiheet – Roy Reding
We are strongly against an EU as a Super-State and favour the independence of Luxembourg in all matters. This liberty and independence made Luxembourg great and we all want to keep Luxembourg’s advantages that make us love this country.
ADR – Fred Keup
Those would include:
- Tax reforms; lowering the “taxe d’abonnement”, abolishing the CO2-taxation, avoiding any new taxes for instance on housing, income, wealth and so on.
- Bringing the state budget in equilibrium and repaying public debt:
- Create an economy-friendly, non-ideological environment for businesses and be responsive to their demands;
- Strengthening social security for the independant;
- Reduce bureaucracy
KPL – Ali Ruckert
The KPL believes that Luxembourg has a strong national economy and sees no reason to increase the attractiveness of Luxembourg as an international business location.
Volt – No designated lead candidate
These would be the following:
- Reform of the tax system – The lack of withholding taxes on interest and royalty payments to low- or zero-tax jurisdictions, or measures with an equivalent effect, are a serious concern to Volt. We shall make sure the Directive on minimum effective taxation is fully implemented and take steps to fully address the non-deductibility of outbound payments of interest and royalties.
- Fostering slow mobility in city centres – investments to improve cycling infrastructure within the major cities need to be increased substantially over current levels, especially to ensure seamless connections.
- Reform of the education system – Volt will initiate a rapid change / overhaul of the Luxembourgish education system. Indeed, we all know how important it is for expatriates to find a suitable school for their children and that the education opportunities on offer in the host country is an essential criterion in the choice of where to work. Yet the current system is characterised by a multitude of school systems, some of which are private and very expensive. Volt will focus on generalising the European School system in the country to eventually becoming the standard program in Luxembourgish schools. An international school model as a standard model for Luxembourg offers clear economic interests for foreigners and can also bind them more strongly and easily to Luxembourg thanks to the flexible system.
- Re-open the discussion on the vote of all residents. Voting rights for foreigners in a country with 47% foreigners and an enormously high number of cross-border commuters is not only a democratic must, but at the same time an incentive to bind foreigners more strongly to one’s country.
- Reform indexation of wage system to restrict indexation to non-energy price inflation.
- Accelerate the implementation of high speed train connections to the bordering capitals cities.
Déi Konservativ – Joé Thein
In economical affairs, we want firstly to decouple our economic system best from the population growth and social model and secure our economic stability. Furthermore, we want to establish an analysis of viability of foreign corporations and investors in regard of their positive value for our country. Our focus is focused on the national economic progress alongside a meaningful and productive philosophy of enterprise and entrepreneurship. This leads us all to a better life worth living as citizen’s in Luxembourg and a better commercial approach – for our workers, the middle-class and the companies!
We also have to consider the fact, that the migration and delocalization of our and businesses, professionals into foreign countries, is a big problem and definitely a loss for our economic evolution. We have to stop this bad development and facing action against this economic problems of our country. We want a middle-class policy worth its name.
In order to do so, we want to promote the digitalization and to rely more on ideas like home-office. For more of our economic concept, we want to refer to our electoral program, as there is still more to say.
Déi Gréng – Sam Tanson
About a year ago, the American Congress passed an $891 billion investment and tax incentive program to transform the United States environmentally and socially. It is the largest public investment program in the USA since Roosevelt’s New Deal 90 years ago. Enormous sums are allocated to expanding renewable energy production, electrifying mobility, improving railways, protecting water bodies, and providing affordable health care to the American people. In Luxembourg, we also need a similar investment package. We need the right fiscal and economic framework to successfully navigate the ecological transition while strengthening social cohesion and ensure a sustainable economy.
My party therefore advocates for a “Green New Deal” for Luxembourg. It includes:
- A multi-billion-euro investment package in sustainable mobility, secure and renewable energy, and affordable housing
Such state investments provide security for businesses. Investments in sustainable mobility, renewable energy, energy-efficient renovations, public housing construction, digitalisation, and R&D for a profound ecological transition must therefore enjoy top budgetary priority. Our investment package will secure businesses, strengthen our economy, and make Luxembourg a hub for sustainable development. It will create high-quality jobs, increase long-term tax revenue, whilst also ensuring social security.
- An ecological tax reform
This includes reducing VAT on repair work, tax incentives for households and businesses, and a socially fair carbon tax. We also aim to introduce tax incentives for households and businesses, such as a tax climate bonus for home savings plans used for energy-efficient renovations or transitioning to eco-friendly heating systems. Furthermore, we propose tax benefits for investments in innovative and sustainable startups, as well as for companies that invest in resource-efficient and eco-friendly production processes.
- Strengthening the crafts sector
A strong crafts sector is essential for a successful ecological transition. To address current challenges, including a shortage of skilled workers and rising material costs, we propose developing a strategy for the craft sector while enhancing the image of craft professions. We plan to launch a training initiative and establish a “Luxembourg Energy Transition School” to make climate-related professions more attractive and to offer training and further education for skilled workers. We want to pre-finance climate subsidies from the state. This does not just have the advantage that it makes climate protection as straightforward as possible, but ensures a steady stream of projects for businesses specializing in energy-efficient renovations or the installation of heat pumps and solar panels etc.
- Supporting innovation
In a constantly evolving economy, we need to actively engage with new technologies such as artificial intelligence. To effectively incorporate new technologies into existing processes, we will create a national competence centre (knowledge-hub) for artificial intelligence to build expertise in this area and advise businesses and state actors. We also intend to proactively promote sustainable innovation through a fund that invests in startups, developing future technologies for addressing the climate crisis in “Deep Tech” and “Climate Tech” fields. With the creation of a “Fab Lab” we will provide small and medium-sized businesses the opportunity to experiment with new technologies before investing, following the “test before invest” principle. Finally, we will support the industrial sector’s transition towards more sustainable production processes through targeted subsidies.