Reshuffle expected in Luxembourg’s government this autumn

A young politician from Grevenmacher could well assume the role of Luxembourg Employment Minister, following Nicolas Schmitt’s announcement to step down.

Schmitt wants to take up the presidency of Luxembourg’s national bank, the BCEE.

It looks likely his successor will be Tess Burton, LSAP leader Claude Haagen said on Tuesday.

MP Alex Body said in an interview with the Wort the party wanted a reshuffle to rejuvenate its politicians. While no final decision has been made, Burton is currently the favourite for the ministerial poést.

Elected for the first time in 2013, when the current government coalition was formed, the 31-year-old also serves on the Grevenmacher council.

She may face competition from current Sports Minister Roman Schneider. He recently confided to Le Quotidien that he was ready to take on the role of Employment Minister.

Burton was discreet about her intentions when she recently gave an interview to radio station 100.7. “When it comes to being a member of the government, one must also be ready to accept a government post,” she said.

Other MPs with ministerial ambitions include Yves Cruchten and Franz Fayot. In any event, no changes will be made until the autumn.

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