On July 6th 2021, Corinne Cahen, Minister for Family Affairs, Integration and the Greater Region, discussed by phone with Clément Beaune, Secretary of State of the French Republic in charge of European Affairs, the preparation of the 6th meeting of the French-Luxembourgish Intergovernmental Commission for the Strengthening of Cross-border Cooperation (CIG).
While reaffirming their attachment to this intergovernmental framework, the two ministers welcomed the intense cooperation throughout the crisis and affirmed their desire to move forward to deepen cross-border cooperation. In their capacity as co-presidents of the CIG, they assessed the progress of the work in view of the 6th meeting of the French-Luxembourgish Intergovernmental Commission initially scheduled for 12 July. Insofar as work in certain areas of cooperation has not progressed at the expected pace, notably because of the pandemic, the two ministers decided to postpone the CIG session to 18 October. This postponement will allow experts on both sides to finalise a series of new projects for the benefit of citizens on both sides of the border, while maintaining the momentum of the preparations already underway.
Press release by the Ministry of Family Affairs, Integration and the Greater Region