Political system

The Chamber of Deputies (the Parliament) is composed of 60 members directly elected every five years. The Chamber of Deputies exerts the legislative power jointly with the Grand Duke.

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The Chamber of Deputies on the Marché-aux-Herbes square next to the grand-ducal Palace was built between 1858 and 1859.

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Official portrait of H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri, in dress uniform.

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Recording the 2009 Christmas Address by H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri on the 15th of December 2009 in the grand ducal Palace.

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The Grand Ducal palace is the residence of the Grand Duke and the place where he exerts his functions as head of state.

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Soldier on guard duty in front of the Grand Ducal palace.

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Access gate to the Grand Ducal palace in Luxembourg City

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A jewel of architecture: the Grand Duke’s palace in Luxembourg City, the official town residence of the Grand ducal family.

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Official photo of the government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

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The government in Council

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Bettel-Schneider-Braz Government with HRH the Grand Duke on the day of the assermentation at the Grand Ducal Palace on 4 December 2013

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Assermentation of the new Prime Minister Xavier Bettel by HRH the Grand Duke at the Grand Ducal Palace on 4 December 2013

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Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister, Minister of State

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Since 1975, the Hotel de Bourgogne has hosted the Prime Minister’s office and is the seat of the government.

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Hôtel Saint-Maximin

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The Chamber of Commerce is a public institution representing the interests of all businesses except the agricultural and crafts sector which have their own professional group.

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The Chamber of Trades is a public institution defending the interests of more then 4,000 Luxembourg arts and crafts companies.

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Robert Schuman, “Father of Europe”, grew up in Luxembourg. The “Robert Schuman Itinerary” re-traces his life in Luxembourg.

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The Council of State is at the heart of the old city in Luxembourg. It is an independent institution enshrined in the Constitution and playing the role of a second, moderating legislative assembly, as there is only one elected legislative body in Luxembourg.

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Town council in Esch-sur-Alzette, the second biggest city in Luxembourg.

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The Luxembourg Constitution dates back to 1848. The constitutive foundation of the Luxembourg State, the guarantee of the rights and liberties of the citizens and the organisation of the public powers are enshrined in the Constitution.

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The Court of Justice of the European Union is one of the European institutions established in Luxembourg.

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The European Court of Auditors is one of the European institutions established in Luxembourg. Its role is to check that EU funds, which come from the taxpayers, are properly collected and that they are spent legally, economically and for the intended purpose.

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Luxembourg and European flags on the façade of the Luxembourg City Hall, situated place Guillaume II.

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The Hôtel Saint-Maximin was built in 1751 under Austrian rule.

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Robert Schuman, father of the European construction, was born in Clausen, a suburb of Luxembourg City. His native house is nowadays hosting the “Robert Schuman Centre for European Studies and Research”.

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The bills voted by the Chamber of Deputies only come into effect after their publication in the official bulletin, the “Memorial”.

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The 'Non Violence' sculpture designed by Carl Frederik Reuterswärd and erected in front of the UN-headquarters in New York, is a gift from the people of Luxembourg. It embodies its commitment to peace.

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Since 1 January 2000, the former Gendarmerie and the Police corps have been united into one single body, the Grand Ducal Police.

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The Porte de l’Europe (literally: European Gate) in Luxembourg-Kirchberg, with its twin towers and the Philharmonie Luxembourg.

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The monument evokes the Schengen Agreements signed on the 14 June 1985 in the village of Schengen and representing a milestone in the creation of a borderless European Union.

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  • Updated 05-05-2015