Luxembourg’s Chamber of Deputies and EU Affairs
Luxembourg’s international cooperation, most notably with Belgium and the Netherlands, has a long tradition and is based on its historical roots and experience as a small state.1,2 Luxembourg is a founding member of many international organizations, such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the World Trade Organization. The Benelux Union, which was established in 1944, is often seen as the model for European integration. Luxembourg hosted the European Community for Coal and Steel on a provisional basis when it commenced its work in 1952, and the city later became one of the three official seats of the European institutions.3 Hence, while Luxembourg is an active European Union (EU) member state in many areas, its major stances within the EU are on the maintenance of Luxembourg as a seat for the EU institutions, the influence of small countries on the EU decision-making process, EU policies on the financial markets, and — perhaps more surprisingly — the accession of Turkey to the EU.
KeywordsEuropean Union European Parliament National Parliament European Union Level Lisbon Treaty
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