In Europe, the intertwining of corporate power and politics has a long history, going back to the times of the East India Company in the 17th century. The term ‘lobbyist’ was coined by Americans two centuries later. In modern-day politics, corporate involvement continues to evolve, particularly in Europe.
In Luxembourg, this relationship takes a unique form, with the government openly fostering a pro-business environment. The country’s approach to corporate interests is encapsulated by the government’s own words: “Your success is our success”, making it an attractive corporate hub for global giants. But how does this relationship impact the country’s politics and elections?