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A political agreement with Japan should be reached by the end of 2015

A political agreement with Japan should be reached by the end of 2015

During the 35th inter-parliamentary meeting of the EU-Japan delegation in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Alojz Peterle MEP (EPP/Slovenia) assessed the state of negotiations of the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) between the EU and Japan, for which he considers "deal with the most comprehensive, ambitious and far reaching agreement in the history of EU-Japan relations". Regarding the possible conclusion of negotiations, he urged that "a political agreement with Japan should be reached by the end ...

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Strong EU involvement in intercultural dialogue would lead to more peace in the world

Strong EU involvement in intercultural dialogue would lead to more peace in the world

Following the visit of spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to the European Parliament on 21 April, Alojz Peterle MEP, co-host of the event, said: “Sri Sri has helped to transform the lives of many, without changing their spiritual identity. He has been teaching how to live in peace through applying yoga techniques that enhance the quality of one's mind and life. I consider his efforts as an authentic contribution towards achieving more peace in ...

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The Launch of European Red List of Bees

The Launch of European Red List of Bees

I am an amateur beekeeper myself, a cancer survivor and Member of the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament. We used to say that beekeeping is a poetics of agriculture. Forty years ago when I began beekeeping, it was a romantic business. Today it is quite frustrating undertaking. For years already we have been losing from 30 to 50 % of bee colonies in the Member States of the EU. The bees have been ...

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Peterle becomes the best MEP on health area for the third time

Peterle becomes the best MEP on health area for the third time

Alojz Peterle (NSi/EPP) has won an award for his work in the European Parliament. He has been honoured by The Parliament Magazine at their MEP Awards 2015 for his work on health area, receiving the award for the third time since 2008.  "Let's keep working for more health in Europe - more Europe means more health. I dedicate this award to all those who work for more health in Europe. Health first!" said Peterle in his acceptance speech.  

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Starting 2015 with a positive attitude

Starting 2015 with a positive attitude

I would like to express my gratitude to Latvia for giving me an excellent opportunity to launch my  English website with a positive attitude. Latvia is not only a case, it is an example. A few years ago, it was facing deep crisis. I remember that moment in the European parliament, when my colleague Valdis Dombrovskis decided to take the leadership in order to serve his homeland in a very difficult situation. He and ...

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