Exactly two years after the European elections … I did more than just grow a belly. 🙂 I am a member of four parliamentary committees and four delegations, I am a member of the working group on the reform of the functioning of the European Parliament, set up by President Sassoli. I was also a shadow rapporteur for more than 15 reports or opinions on reports, including one as rapporteur-general. I have (co-)signed a massive number of amendments that have improved the texts of the documents we have adopted in one way or another; we have written many letters, initiatives and appeals, answered many questions, comments and ideas. I listen to people, I keep my promises, I do not deviate from my principles, I have participated in many events, organized several round tables … I have a great team, without whom I can’t imagine working successfully at all. It is not scarce, whatever the epidemiological situation, but that is just the way it is. So, I sincerely hope that you see and feel our efforts to justify your trust and your support.

But as the lady and I are already close to the finish line, I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that I will be a little less active on social media in the coming weeks. That doesn’t mean that work will suffer — just because of the great team already mentioned — but it also doesn’t mean that I’ll go on maternity leave for a year and be gone. I will keep you up to date on what is happening, on everything important, especially on all significant substantive developments, as much as I can, and today I will toast (with a non-alcoholic beer!) to three more years of this mandate. I have even more willpower (also because of this ‘pumpkin’ I am carrying), more plans, more goals, more reasons — because of you. Thank you!

Irena Joveva

Photo: Marko Delbello Ocepek

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