A joint business chamber event is being held in advance of the two elections this year, the local elections on 11 June and the national elections on 8 October; the event takes the form of a debate and takes place on Tuesday 18 April 2023 at 19:00 at ING Luxembourg (26 Place de la Gare, L-1616 Luxembourg-Gare).

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.

A moderator will query politicians of the four main political parties about this uniquely Luxembourgish conundrum, in a panel discussion. The participants are Luxembourg mayor Lydie Polfer (DP), Chief Alderman Serge Wilmes (CSV), Councillor Gabriel Boisante (LSAP) and Councillor François Benoy (Greens).

The event was instigated by the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Luxembourg and is being held in collaboration with the Lux Times, the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) in Luxembourg, the Romanian Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg (RomLux) and ING Luxembourg.

The discussion will conclude after one hour, after which there is a chance to enjoy drinks and canapes with the other guests.

This is a Members-only event. As places are limited bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis so you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. To go on the stand-by list, email: daniel@amcham.lu