The ALDE Party and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Europe welcomed the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, on Monday 14 September in the Press Club in Brussels. After some welcome words by the Director of FNF Europe, Hans H. Stein, the President of the ALDE Party, Sir Graham Watson, offered some introductory remarks. Sir Graham praised Luxembourg’s strive to advance European integration. Bettel reflected on his country’s priorities for the presidency of the EU. Luxembourg assumed the Council presidency on 1 July with a distinctively liberal programme. Among the country’s priorities for the presidency are stimulating investment to boost growth, countering inequalities through social investment and advancing the digital single market, competitiveness and fair competition.