State of the Nation: Simplifying procedures is good, but politics must do more!

In his first speech on the state of the nation, the Prime Minister emphasized that the central responsibility of politics is to make decisions today to shape the future.

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Outcome of the EU elections: ‘New Parliament – Same Planet’

The Mouvement Ecologique has been approached several times about its analysis of the results of the European elections.

 

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Alarming EU-wide water pollution by PFAS uncovered – Luxembourg’s waters are also contaminated

A study presented on Monday by the Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) and the environmental organisation Global 2000 has revealed an alarming contamination of groundwater and rivers by the little-known and largely unregulated “perennial chemical” trifluoroacetic acid (TFA). The Mouvement Ecologique contributed water samples from Luxembourg to this study, which unfortunately are also part of the alarming statistics: All ground and surface waters tested in the study from ten EU countries (6 and 23 respectively) show house-high TFA levels.

 

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Informative survey of political parties by the Mouvement Ecologique: EU elections 2024: A choice of direction, also from the perspective of climate, nature and the environment

As the level of detail in the election programmes of the various political parties varies greatly in the run-up to the EU elections, the Mouvement Ecologique decided not to carry out a general analysis of the programmes. Instead, specific questions were addressed to the parties in order to recognise different attitudes.

 

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Renaturation of the Mamer and the Uelzecht – Progress is being made, but with small steps

At the end of April, the Mouvement Ecologique and its regional sections in Mersch & surroundings and the Alzette valley invited people to the presentation of the renaturation project of the Mamer and the Uelzecht at the former school in Beringen.

 

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Regressive energy policy: Government questions key measures of the energy and climate plan!

The preliminary draft of the national energy and climate plan (PNEC) is currently being revised and discussed in the relevant parliamentary committee. The government has unexpectedly changed its mind, which could have significant consequences for achieving Luxembourg’s climate targets.

 

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Activity report 2023: Commitment to quality of life and sustainable development

On 68 richly illustrated pages, you will see an impressive variety of initiatives and projects undertaken by a whole range of volunteers, supported by a small group of staff.

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What is the European Right to Repair being implemented in Luxembourg?

Recently, the European Parliament adopted the so-called ‘right to repair’. The aim of this directive is to remove obstacles that make repairs more difficult. Luxembourg must also implement this directive in the next few years.

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What future prospects for agriculture – How to bring agriculture and nature conservation together a first round of talks with minister Martine Hansen

The Mouvement Ecologique recently had a stimulating two-hour exchange with Agriculture Minister Martine Hansen and her officials.

 

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“Tax the Rich” – for a Wealth Tax: to Protect the Climate and for a Fairer World”

” To Change Direction towards Social Justice How unfairly wealth is distributed and what should be done about it ” was the title of an online event organised by Mouvement Ecologique with Action Solidarité Tiers Monde on 15 May 2024. The guest speaker was Manuel Schmitt, social inequality officer at Oxfam Germany (*).

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Aktioun Hues: Early mowing of the meadows is fateful for the young hares and other animals as well

‘Bunny in the pit sat and slept, sat and slept’… . Unfortunately, even when the mower was so close to him that it was too late to escape.

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Objection by the Mouvement Ecologique in the context of the Creos 2024 – 2034 network development plan

As required by EU law, the grid operator Creos published a draft grid development plan for Luxembourg in mid-April. The Mouvement Ecologique submitted its comments in a public consultation.

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