The Roadblocks Facing Bettel’s Ambitious Second-Term Agenda in Luxembourg

Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel, arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Dec. 14, 2018 (AP photo by Alastair Grant).
Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel, arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Dec. 14, 2018 (AP photo by Alastair Grant).
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The leader of Luxembourg’s coalition government, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, was sworn in for a second term last week after a surprise election victory in October. He will now seek to further implement an ambitious policy agenda that includes free public transportation and an emissions-free economy by 2030, even as doubts persist about how these projects will be financed. In an interview, Anna-Lena Högenauer, a political scientist at the University of Luxembourg, discusses the election results, what we might expect from Bettel’s second term, and Luxembourg’s shifting position within the European Union. World Politics Review: What are the primary factors […]

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