Media: The May edition of Delano polls the fresh candidates trying to make voters care about the EU again.
The image many have of the European Parliament as being packed with has-been politicians is being challenged in Luxembourg by a slew of fresh faces aiming to win a seat in Strasbourg.
For its May cover story, Delano puts four young candidates from Luxembourg’s strongest political parties in the hot seat: François Benoy of Déi Gréng, Sylvia Camarda of the DP, Cátia Goncalves of the LSAP, and Christophe Hansen of the CSV.
Will voters buy-in to their platforms? Hansen wants the house to be given more powers to initiate legislation, instead of mainly reviewing European Commission proposals.
Goncalves is a fan of the European Youth Forum initiative to get candidates and MEPs to make a pledge to take into account youngsters in their policy making.
Meanwhile Camarda hopes Luxembourg’s EU council presidency in 2015 will “bring discussions about Europe back on track, not just talking about the financial crisis but also other problems such as integration.”
And Benoy reckons that “member states are not giving the EU the means to work properly.”
Surprises, scouts and science-fiction
The May edition, on newsstands now, then sketches out some Design City biennial surprises, audits the impact of impact investment funds, and sets the scene on the major English theatre festival that is back in Luxembourg.
Also in this issue: photos from Telstar scouts’ sale success, banking group ABBL’s big birthday bash and the Morningstar Luxembourg awards; a look at breaking gender moulds, what NGOs can learn from business, the upcoming FIABCI real estate summit, and Luxembourg research discoveries; plus transforming that patch of dirt into a great garden, and five ways to create some memories for the kids.
Then Uruguayan expat Reynaldo Vallarino explains how he learned to love Luxembourg through rock climbing, while English teacher Gerard Kraus helped kick off the country’s first science-fiction festival.
Delano, the English language monthly news magazine for Luxembourg’s international community, is available now for €4 at newsstands across the Grand Duchy and online at www.delano.lu. And don’t forget to download Delano’s Ten Things To Do This Week, our free app for iPhone & iPad.