National Council for Foreigners (CNE)



In a country with more than 200 nationalities, the National Council for Foreigners (CNE) is the government's advisory body on all matters relating to foreigners and their integration.

The CNE's tasks

According to the law of 16 December 2008, the National Council for Foreigners is responsible for 'studying, either on its own initiative or at the request of the Government, problems concerning foreigners and their integration'.


There are therefore two possibilities:

  • either the Government submits a project (e.g. a draft law) to the CNE and asks for its opinion;
  • or the CNE itself decides to submit to the Government a proposal that it considered useful for improving the situation of foreigners and their families.

The CNE must submit an annual report to the Government on the integration of foreigners in Luxembourg.

Members of the CNE

The National Council for Foreigners is composed of 34 full members, including

  • 22 representatives of foreigners;
  • 12 members representing employers' organisations (4), trade unions (4), SYVICOL (1), civil society (2) and refugees (1).

The composition of the CNE was renewed in January 2018.

CNE opinions and activity report

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