Xavier Bettel receives Medal of Honour from Paris Bar


Luxembourg’s Prime Minister was awarded the Medal of Honour of the Paris Bar on Monday.

Xavier Bettel received the honour from President of the Paris Bar Frédéric Sicard, for his commitment to European cohesion.

In a speech given during Monday’s awards ceremony, Bettel said that the European Union was primarily a peace project, based on “common values of peace, freedom, democracy, human dignity, non-discrimination and solidarity.”

He further told his audience that one of the lessons he has learned as European leader of the new generation is that “the changes in the world call for our adaptability and innovation, but without condemning a system that has proven itself.”