• IRENA
    JOVEVA

Environment and health

In my mandate, I am actively focusing on the environment, health and food safety topics, which are addressed, as its name suggests, in Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) where I act as a substitute member. Those topics are of great significance in the lives of individuals, so I will actively focus on them. In the short time since the start of my term in office, I have already joined several emerging groups seeking to improve the situation in the fields mentioned above. I am a member of MEPs against cancer, the Disability Group, the Climate Change and Biodiversity and Sustainable Development Group. They are essential preconditions for acting in the interests of all people living in the European Union, as they serve as a medium for active debate, through which we seek opportunities to improve the current situation. More specifically, the MEPs are looking for possible solutions to accelerate the advancement of medicine to improve patients’ conditions, the possibility of using the data collected for cancer research and the interstate sharing of the data collected. In the context of the Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, we are pursuing the ambitious goals of the Green deal introduced by Ursula von der Leyen. Discussing various options for reducing carbon footprint, protecting biota in all parts of the world, and ascertaining means for sustainable development without drastic environmental impacts are high on my priority. Protecting the environment should not be a choice; protecting our planet should be a must.