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Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel, arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Dec. 14, 2018 (AP photo by Alastair Grant).

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

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

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.

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