Entries by Jasna Gerbec

Committee with recommendations for better EU preparedness in the field of health

The Parliament’s Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, of which MEP Irena Joveva is a member, has adopted recommendations to improve the European Union’s crisis management and preparedness for possible future health emergencies. MEPs analysed the impact of the pandemic, assessed the effectiveness of EU and national measures, and made specific recommendations to address gaps […]

“I want young people to influence the decisions we take.”

On Thursday, 1 June 2023, MEP Irena Joveva welcomed to the European Parliament in Brussels representatives and students of the Celje School Centre, who are implementing a Jean-Monnet Action run under the Erasmus+ programme that aims to support teaching, learning, research and debates on various aspects of the European Union. On the occasion, she was […]

“Attempts to rewrite history are unacceptable”

“European history must be defended against all attempts at denial and revisionism, which run counter to fundamental European values. Monuments should reflect the values we strive for and on which a peaceful and prosperous Europe is based,” MEP Irena Joveva declared during the Between Memory and Oblivion debate on 24 May 2023. She warned that […]

“By exerting pressure, we shall bring about change.”

On Tuesday, 23 May 2023, MEP Irena Joveva joined the round table on The role and position of national languages in Europe hosted by the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana. The participants discussed both the legal and political aspects of the (non-)use of languages in the EU internal market and in the context of international […]

”The situation is anything but in perfect order”

As part of a delegation from the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education, Irena MEP Joveva took part in a working mission to Poland from 15 to 17 May 2023, where she learned about the current state of play in the field of media freedom, culture and education. Despite the attempts of the Polish […]

“People must always come first.”

On Saturday, 20 May 2023, MEP Irena Joveva spoke to the daily Dnevnik’s Objektiv magazine about the issues surrounding the provision of services or products in Slovenian by multinationals present in Slovenia. She stressed that the most important thing is that their users always come first, and that legislation explicitly prevents language discrimination, not least […]


”We are not here to make lives easier for certain individuals, thereby seeking our own personal gain.”

On Wednesday, 10 May 2023, MEP Irena Joveva discussed an update of the EU’s anti-corruption legislative framework at the plenary session in Strasbourg. She underscored that those elected to the European Parliament are there to act for the common good of all people, not to make lives easier for “individuals with deep pockets”, thereby seeking […]

”Only by working together can we accomplish more.”

On Friday and Saturday, 5 and 6 May 2023, MEP Irena Joveva hosted a two-day meeting on behalf of the ”Renew Europe Goes Local – Slovenija: osrednji del evropske zgodbe” (”Renew Europe Goes Local – Slovenia: a central part of the European story”), where she presented the work of her political group at the European […]