Dr Matthias Malzer, CSI President; Credit: CSV International

CSV International (CSI) has announced the election of its new president, Dr Matthias Malzer, for the remainder of the 2023-2025 period.

At a recent CSI Board of Directors meeting, Dr Malzer was elected to take over from Clara Moraru who decided to step down as CSI President in August 2023.

As reported by CSI, Dr Matthias Malzer is a lawyer and a graduate of business administration. He has worked for well-known companies in Germany and Luxembourg in the fields of tax/legal/regulatory consultancy and auditing since 2005. Since 2017, he has been an independent consultant under the label Dr MM, providing advisory services in the roles of general counsel, corporate secretary, independent director and manager Ad Interim in Luxembourg and Germany.

CSI is one of the five sub-organisations of the Christian Social People's Party (Chrëschtlech Sozial Vollekspartei - CSV), alongside the Christian-Social Youth (Chrëschtlech-Sozial Jugend - CSJ), the Christian-Social Women (Chrëschtlech-Sozial Fraen - CSF), the Seniors of the CSV (CSV-Senioren) and the Communal (municipal) Christian-Social Councils (Chrëschtlech-Soziale Gemengeréit - CSG).

Founded in October 2008, CSI aims to bring Luxembourg politics closer to foreigners and "new" Luxembourgers, to develop the concept of integration through politics, to advocate for a language regime adapted to the reality of the country and the strengthening of the use and learning of Luxembourgish. It has about 1,000 members.

According to CSI, Dr Malzer aims, together with CSI's board, to work closely with CSV and other sub-organisations of the party to: continue to strengthen the integration of non-native residents of Luxembourg into the economic, social, cultural and political life of the country; to support the policies of the new coalition government under Prime Minister Luc Frieden (CSV) and in particular those which promote the integration and inclusion of non-native residents; to work closely with CSV in support of its candidates in the European Parliament elections in June 2024.