Only a united Europe will be able to shape political and economic developments in a worldwide context. Upcoming years will be about sustaining our unique European way of life in a globalised world.

I have experienced the old Europe and I do not want its return. I want a Europe with joy for life and with a sense of solidarity in working towards the common good.

The EU has to become a true citizens’ union, and the corner stone of every citizens’ union is a high level of responsiveness to the will of its citizens.



Alojz Peterle, November 2016

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  • A politically more inclusive European Parliament caring for the future of Europe
  • A European Parliament in open and transparent dialogue listening its citizens
  • A European Parliament working hand in hand with other institutions
  • A European Parliament closer to National Parliaments
  • A European Parliament fostering democracy, respect for human rights and freedom of speech in the world
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25 years of the independence of Slovenia: The Art of the Impossible

This is the story about courage and hope. It shows how one country, Slovenia, and its first prime minister invested in Europe’s culture, politics and economy. The leader and his country believed in the European Union as a beacon of hope to those overcoming ideological limitations of history and facing repression and decline. They believe in that future still.

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May 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Women in democracy

I was honoured to take part in the Promoting Women and Youth in Democratic Leadership Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Having served as Chief Observer for the EU Election Observation Mission in 2013, I continue to [...]

Kosovo friendship group

May 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Kosovo friendship group

Today we launched the informal Kosovo Friendship group in the European Parliament. We had an exchange of views with the foreign minister of the republic of Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj, and Ambassador Bernard Nikaj. We had [...]


December 8th, 2016|Comments Off on RESPECT, LISTEN, ENGAGE

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