From left: Isabel Wiseler, Christophe Hansen, Stefano D'Agostino, Romain Osweiler, Martine Kemp, and Liane Felten.
On 26 May, Luxembourg voters will go to the polls to elect 6 MEPs to the European Parliament. Today, we feature the CSV, of which three current MEPs are members: Christophe Hansen, Frank Engel and Georges Bach. Historically, the CSV has provided the largest number of MEPs for Luxembourg, among them Viviane Reding and Jacques Santer.
When was your party established and who founded it?
The Christian Social People's Party (CSV) was founded on 10. January 1914 as part of a grouping on the right side of the political spectrum, that sought to form an alternative to liberal and socialist forces. It sought a middle ground between marxism and capitalism. Members of that grouping were mostly catholic.
What, if any, are your links to the European blocs?
The CSV is a founding member of the European People’s Party, which was founded in Luxembourg as well.
What do you consider the most important issues facing voters in Luxembourg?