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Félix Braz of the Green party has been deputy prime minister since 5 December 2018 and justice minister since 4 December 2013. He previously served as an MP for the South constituency and on the Esch-sur-Alzette city council. Pictured: Félix Braz speaks during a government coalition press conference, 29 November 2018. Photo credit: Matic Zorman
Félix Braz, the Green party deputy prime minister and justice minister, reflects on the LBGTI law, October’s parliamentary elections and public transport.
Aaron Grunwald: From your perspective, what was the most important piece of legislation passed by the Chamber of Deputies, or what piece of legislation were you most happy to see passed, in 2018?
Félix Braz: The so-called LGBTI law regulating the procedure of legal sex changes. All it requires from an adult person it to submit an application to the Ministry of Justice to change the legal sex. No surgery, sterilisation or other medical treatment is required. Minors can apply for a sex change through their legal guardians. This law might only be relevant for a small group of people, but for them it is essential.
AG: What was your personal highlight of the year?
FB: The overwhelming electoral success of the Green Party at the parliamentary elections on the 14th of October 2018.
AG: Did any cultural or social event in Luxembourg stand out for you?
FB: Esch-sur-Alzette will be the European Capital of Culture 2022. After a difficult start, the project--which is important not only for Esch and the Minette region but for Luxembourg as a country and the greater region--is now on the right track.
AG: Where did you enjoy your best meal of 2018?
FB: 2018 isn’t over yet.
AG: The new coalition has an ambitious agenda; what would you like the international community know about your 2019 priorities?
FB: The international press has already widely spread the news that Luxembourg will be the first country in the world to offer a free public transportation system.