Luxembourg has a well-developed welfare
system. Spending per person is the highest in the EU.
Thanks to the high wealth, social costs still
constitute a low proportion of GDP compared with
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Official statistics for population in Luxembourg, including population growth, density, and estimation in next 50 years.
Health care and care for the elderly are largely run
by the Catholic Church and have long covered the needs
well. However, rising costs meant that in the early
2000s, care was deficit and changes in funding were
therefore high on the political agenda.
Abortion rights have long been limited, but since
2014, women have been entitled to abortions even up to
the twelfth week of pregnancy. Thereafter, medical
advice is required that the health of the woman or fetus
is in danger.
FACTS - SOCIAL CONDITIONS
2 per 1000 births (2018)
Percentage of HIV infected
0.3 percent (2018)
Proportion of HIV infected among young women
0.1 percent (2018)
Proportion of HIV infected among young men
0.1 percent (2018)
Proportion of population with access to clean
100.0 percent (2015)
Proportion of the population having access to
97.6 percent (2017)
Public expenditure on health care as a
percentage of GDP
6.0 percent (2015)
Public expenditure on health care per person
US $ 6,271 (2016)
Proportion of women in parliament
28 percent (2018)
Relief in quarantine rules
Some reliefs occur in the coronary restrictions when cafes and restaurants
are allowed to open and marriages and burials are resumed. However, restrictions
still apply with requirements for oral protection and physical distance between
participants. Almost 4,000 cases of covid-19 have been registered in Luxembourg
and 110 people have died.
Stimulus packages are presented
Prime Minister Xavier Bettel launches a stimulus package for the economy
worth € 8.8 billion, to curb the effects of the corona crisis. The package
consists of loans, subsidies, deferred tax payments, unemployment benefits and
other things. The number of infected people is high in Luxembourg in relation to
the population, compared with the rest of Europe, but this may be partly because
many are tested for the virus.
An emergency permit to deal with the pandemic
Prime Minister Xavier Bettel announces a state of emergency, which gives the
government the opportunity to make quick decisions without Parliament's support.
People are ordered to stay home and just go out to do the necessary tasks.
Outdoors, people have to stay two meters away from each other, otherwise they
risk fines. Closed borders in the tracks of the corona virus, not least in
Germany, cause concern in Luxembourg that is dependent on border commuters. Two
thirds of doctors and nurses working in Luxembourg live in a neighboring
country. So far, such staff with documentation may cross the border.
Corona causes shutdowns
the 12th of March
All schools in the country are closed and all visits are prohibited on
elderly homes. The purpose of the measures is to prevent the spread of the
coronavirus causing covid-19. A few days later all restaurants and bars are also
ordered to close. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel urges people to go out only to
carry out the necessary tasks.
All public transport is free
Luxembourg will be the first in the world to introduce free public transport
throughout the country. The reform is expected to reduce congestion in traffic,
but has also been called an "important social measure", which mainly low-income
citizens are expected to benefit from.