The DP parliamentary group is proud of what it achieved in 2016-2017.
Pictured: Eugène Berger, leader of the parliamentary DP group, at a nation branding event.
Photo: Maison Moderne archives
DP is not done yet
On Monday 10 July, the parliamentary group of the liberal DP reviewed the 2016-2017 activities in parliament.
Prime minister Xavier Bettel said that his party was in favour of the 5-day parental leave proposal, but remained open to discussions in the new parliamentary session starting in October.
The DP planned to tackle issues such as the reform of the Revis (jobseeker's allowance formerly known as RMG) and of fire and rescue services. The DP is against property expropriations and wants to use state-owned land for development.
Reflecting on the year, the goals of the DP had been to improve the lives of people, to give people more perspectives for the future, families should be able to spend more time together; and the party argued it had managed to do a lot.
Eugène Berger said: “It is the way we do politics. We haven’t just talked and promised many things in 2013, but we actually did them. This is what differentiates us from some opposition parties.”
The DP is especially proud of the tax reform and the education reform. Berger said that over the past 10 months, many laws had been approved, but that they’re not done yet.