The purpose of life

By Pascal SteinwachsLex Kleren Switch to German for original article

Those who knew him in the past sometimes don't recognise him today: Luc Frieden has definitely become cooler – at least by his standards – and possibly more accessible. But we are surprised that the romantic comedy Notting Hill is supposed to be his favourite film.

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Actually, our original plan was just to take a leisurely stroll with Luc Frieden across the Kirchberg and talk about God and the world, which in these times, so close to the elections, naturally means that all we talk about is politics.

Croissants and tea

Instead of walking past the Deutsche Bank and the Chamber of Commerce, with which Luc Frieden has been professionally associated in the past, we barely make it around the Philharmonie with an umbrella. Afterwards, we go straight to an adjacent bakery with an adjoining café, where Luc Frieden orders a croissant and a cup of tea.

By the way, we meet on the same day that the election brochure is in the mailboxes, in which the 60-year-old hopeful of the CSV shows his more private side for the first time. It shows not only photos of Luc Frieden together with the Grand Duke or Gorbachev, which are of course also on display here, but also pictures with his wife and two children.

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