On 9 October 2019, municipal officials in Contern filed a complaint against a collaborator of the CIGR Syrdall Regional Initiative and Management Centre.

Contern commune officials have voted unanimously to leave the Syrdall Regional Initiative and Management Center, arguing that collaboration with CIGR has become increasingly difficult.

Mayor of Contern, Marion Zovilé-Braquet,who is also a member of the CIGR board, said others had been angry with her. On Wednesday morning, municipal officials from Contern heard the testimony of an ex-collaborator of CIGR Syrdall, who reported instances of abuse.

In October, Contern town hall filed two complaints for financial and personnel-related problems. These included harassment, sexual harassment and nepotism. The town hall will now file a six-month notice, so on 1 September  it will no longer be an official member of the Syrdall Regional Initiative and Management Centre.