Sven Clement

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Sven Clement
Sven Clement in September 2023
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Assumed office
30 October 2018
Personal details
Born (1989-01-19) 19 January 1989 (age 35)
Political partyPirate Party Luxembourg
OccupationPolitician, entrepreneur

Sven Clement (born 19 January 1989) is a Luxembourgish politician and MP of the Pirate Party Luxembourg of which he is also one of the founders.

He studied business informatics at the Saarbrücken University and has been occupying a seat in the Chamber of Deputies for the Luxembourgish Pirate Party since 2018.

He runs together with his party colleague, Jerry Weyer, a consulting company for digital communication, Clement & Weyer Consulting sàrl, which is also involved in other companies.[1]

Political career[edit]

Sven Clement was already involved in the LSAP during his studies. However, he left the party after the parliamentary elections in 2009[2] and began searching on Google to find another political party to join.[3] In 2010 he was elected together with 3 other candidates from the Pirate Party[4] and the student parliament (AStA) of the Saarland University[5] and was responsible for the University of the "Grande Région“(UGR), for public transport and for international cooperation.[6] Sven Clement was President of the AStA in Saarbrücken from July 2012 to July 2014.[7]

In 2009 he was a founding member and the first president of the Pirate Party of Luxembourg. Most recently, he was confirmed at the National Congress on 10 December 2017.[8] In the parliamentary elections on 14th October 2018, he was the lead candidate for the Pirate Party in the center constituency and was elected to the Chamber of Deputies as one of the party's two MPs.[9] Today he is honorary chairman of the party.[10]

Medicoleak affair[edit]

After a complaint by the then Justice Minister François Biltgen about data theft, a search was carried out at Sven Clement’s in April 2012 as part of the so-called Medicoleak [lb] affair case,[11] in which two Macbooks, two iPhones and an iPad were confiscated.[12][13] On 16 October 2014, he was sentenced to a fine of 500 euros for theft of internal data and hacking.[14]

"Arrêt Clement"[edit]

When it became known at the end of 2019 that the RTL group would relocate part of its activities from Luxembourg to Germany, the MP, Sven Clement, asked the Prime Minister and Media Minister, Xavier Bettel, to be permitted to read the agreement between RTL and the Luxembourg state. On 12 November 2019, the Prime Minister stated that he could not grant access to the contract due to a confidentiality clause, following which Sven Clement went to court. In the first instance, the administrative court declared that it had no jurisdiction and the case was referred to the higher administrative court.[15][16] It was decided on 26 January 2021 (No. 44997C), that as part of their role to scrutinise the government, MPs must have the right to read all contracts between the state and third parties.[17][18] This ruling caused a great stir in the media[19] and in parliament.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Sven Clement is married and has a daughter.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Site Chambre des Députés (2021-10-21). "DÉCLARATION DES INTÉRÊTS FINANCIERS Sven Clement" (PDF). Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  2. ^ Luc Laboulle: "Habemus Gibérien." d'Lëtzebuerger Land Nr.31, 6. August 2021, S.6.
  3. ^ "STREAMING NOW ON RTL PLAY: Sven Clement on Conversations With Christos". Retrieved 2023-02-21.
  4. ^ "SOL | Piraten entern den Asta der Saar-Uni". 2011-07-28. Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2021-09-09.
  5. ^ "Piraten entern das Stupa der UdS | piraten hochschulgruppe". 2011-07-19. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2021-09-09.
  6. ^ [dead link]
  7. ^ Zeitung, Saarbrücker (2012-07-23). "Vier Hochschulgruppen, drei Chefs, ein Asta". Saarbrücker Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 2021-09-09.
  8. ^ "Piratepartei: Sven Clement als President confirméiert". (in Luxembourgish). Retrieved 2021-09-09.
  9. ^ "Official elections website of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg". Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  10. ^ "Clement confirmed as Piratepartei president". Luxembourg Times. 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  11. ^ "Médicoleaks enters next round - ministers respond to criticism". Luxembourg Times. 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  12. ^ "House searches conducted in association with Médicoleaks scandal". Luxembourg Times. 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  13. ^ "Pirate Party chief on trial for data leak". Luxembourg Times. 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  14. ^ "Data protection campaigner fined for accessing database". Luxembourg Times. 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  15. ^ "Communiqué de la Cour administrative concernant la communication de contrats conclus en 2017 entre l'Etat et RTL Group à un député". (in French). 27 January 2021. Retrieved 2021-09-09.
  16. ^ "Court will not look at spat over RTL deal with government". Luxembourg Times. 2021-01-27. Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  17. ^ "Lawmakers can review secret RTL agreement in Bettel's ministry". Luxembourg Times. 2021-02-08. Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  18. ^ "Court rules lawmakers get to see secret RTL contract". Luxembourg Times. 2021-01-28. Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  19. ^ ""Les juges redistribuent les cartes du jeu politique"". Luxemburger Wort - Edition francophone (in French). 2021-02-01. Retrieved 2021-09-09.
  20. ^ Alex, Parachini; ra. "RTL-État : chaos total à la Chambre des députés | Le Quotidien" (in French). Retrieved 2021-09-09.

External links[edit]

• New MP: Sven Clement from the "Pirates" report on on 24 October 2018
The official website of the Pirate Party
Portrait on
His blog