Thursday, January 28, 2016

Henri Celebrates Anniversary of Economic and Social Council

Photo: Christophe Olinger / Luxemburger Wort /
This evening, Grand Duke Henri attended an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Conseil économique et social (CES). For the occasion he was joined by Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, the President of Parliament, Mars di Bartolomeo, and an array of other politicians. They were all welcomed at Kirchberg by the president of the CES Pascale Toussing, the lady in red.

The Grand Duchy's Economic and Social Council (ESC) was established by law on March 21, 1966. It's "the government's permanent consultative body in the area of economic and social policy. It is a forum for national tripartite discussion on economic, social and financial issues for which consensus-based solutions are needed. Its general mandate is the study of economic, social and financial issues concerning either several economic sectors or the entire national economy. The Council operates either on referral from the government or on its own initiative", or so my Google skills tell me.

Pictures of the evening at Wort.

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