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Luxembourg's secret service archives to be made public
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Luxembourg's secret service archives to be made public

18.09.2013 From our online archive
Documents from the archives of Luxembourg's secret service (SREL) are to be made public when they are handed over to the country's national archives, it emerged on Wednesday.

Documents from the archives of Luxembourg's secret service (SREL) are to be made public when they are handed over to the country's national archives, it emerged on Wednesday.

During the latest meeting of the SREL inquiry, it was decided to lift the lid on the archives making them accessible to the public with some exceptions.

The decision means that both the archives stored in a building on the route d'Esch and at Senningen castle will be transferred to the National Archives once judicial authorities complete their work. Until the documents are made public, some legal issues remain to be clarified such as protection of privacy.

Inquiry committee chairman Alex Body said that the rights of individuals had to be protected.

According to the politician, 500 people have requested information about dossiers relating to them. The SREL fact-finding committee will continue its work until October 7 when parliament is dissolved. It is not considered likely that the new Parliament will set up a successor to the inquiry commission.

The illicit actions of Luxembourg's secret service were among the key issues which led to Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker's decision to call for fresh elections this October.