The deadline for applications expired on Monday by which time, according to Luxembourg public station Radio 100,7, Étienne Schneider (LSAP) had not applied for the position.
Schneider was approached at the end of January for the position. He left the government in early February, announcing that he might be interested under certain conditions.
The former deputy prime minister explained that he had set up a consulting firm and would now focus on developing it. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors of the Russian holding company Sistema and the Luxembourg steel group ArcelorMittal.