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Bettel to give 'state of the nation' speech on April 25
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Bettel to give 'state of the nation' speech on April 25

09.03.2017 From our online archive
Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel will give his 'state of the nation' speech in Parliament on April 25. This was confirmed by the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday.

(ml/sth) – Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel will give his 'state of the nation' speech in Parliament on April 25. This was confirmed by the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday.

The two following days will see a debate on the subject by Parliament.

The 'state of the nation' speech was first introduced by liberal Prime Minister Gaston Thorn 40 years ago and has become a fixed date in Luxembourg's political calendar.

The Prime Minister uses the speech to make a statement on the economic, financial and social state of the country.

Many speculations usually emerge ahead of the speech because of the increased media attention. However Prime Minister Bettel has been using the occasion more as a way of reviewing the work done over the last year than to make big announcements.

Last year's speech lasted for around 90 minutes.