Transport appeared to be a common theme among the 25 new petitions that went live on Friday
25 new petitions went live in Luxembourg on Friday calling for changes in the area of transport, health, environment and transport, among other things.
Transport appeared to be a common theme with petition 1364 calling for cycle paths on newly constructed roads, petition 1381 calling for increased controls on people riding bicycles and scooters and petition 1372, asking for greater financial incentives to switch to alternative fuel cars such as electric and hydrogen. The author of petition 1349, meanwhile, wants to see ride-hailing concepts like Uber allowed in Luxembourg.
Housing also featured heavily, with petition 1370 requesting that agency fees be paid by the landlord of a property rather than the tenant. Petition 1343 is also calling for greater clarity and transparency on the management of social housing, and petition 1365 wants the cost of housing to be taken into account in the index calculation.
Concerning the environment, petition 1376 is calling for an end to deforestation in the Amazon, Africa and Asia. At the same time, petition 1379 is asking for greater awareness raising on the impact what we eat has on the climate and global food justice. The petitioner wants a campaign that will help push a transition towards a more sustainable and where possible local approach to food consumption.
Health matters, meanwhile, were the target of petitions 1346, calling for free healthcare for people not working. Petition 1355 wants to see the government introduce a law making it an offence to prevent someone from voluntarily terminating a pregnancy and strengthen the right to abortion in society. And petition 1368 is calling for the cost of sessions with a psychologist to be covered by the CNS.