Gibéryen said he didn’t care because his party “was not there to give the CSV a majority.” The ADR would continue its work till the last day of parliament and hopes to get enough votes to become the kingmaker.
While Gibéryen conceded that there were divergences on European policies, he underlined the numerous commonalities between the ADR and the CSV, such as on religious education, family policies and the promotion of the Luxembourgish language.
If the CSV would exclude the ADR, that would mean that the CSV was not really convinced of its own ideas, and that if the CSV was honest, it would do better to work with the ADR to implement its policies, argued the ADR MP.
Stopping population growth
The ADR’s policy focuses on stopping “excessive growth.” Once the population had reached 1 million inhabitants, soon one would have to plan for 2 million. “We need to get out of that system”, Gibéryen said. Growth would bring new problems in terms of housing, mobility, education and even drinking water.
In order to slow down growth, the ADR advocated a detailed analysis of the consequences of every big company relocating or every big investment. The analysis would estimate the costs and benefits for the state and the community, and the consequences on real estate prices and traffic.
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