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The Bureau of the EPP-ED Group met in Portorož, Slovenia - currently holding the Presidency of the European Union. EPP-ED Members, Slovenian Ministers and Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth, Jan Figel', discussed EU values and identity and the contribution of Intercultural Dialogue to the EU's main strategic priorities, as well as the EU response to climate change.

Reinforcing European values and identity is a key priority of the EPP-ED Group, as set out in its recently launched Decalogue strategy document. Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski MEP, discussed EU values and their relation to EU foreign policy.

The Group also called for a coherent strategy to combat climate change, and discussed specific options in the context of transport, business, agriculture and rural development sectors. Mihael Brejc MEP, Head of the Slovenian Delegation of the EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament, made introductory remarks to the meeting, which took place on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th April.


The event was transmitted live on the EPP-ED website


EPP-ED Group Bureau Meeting
View of the meeting room
Video: EPP-ED Group meet in Slovenia to discuss European values Flash Video
EPP-ED Group Bureau Meeting
Joseph Daul MEP (France), Chairman of the EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament (2nd from right), Mihael Brejc MEP, Head of the Slovenian Delegation of the EPP-ED Group (2nd from left), Iztok Jarc, Slovenian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food (on the left), and Klemen Žumer, EPP-ED Group Secretariat
Video: EPP-ED Group meet in Slovenia to discuss Climate Change Flash Video


Photos of the meeting deenfr


Press releases:
18/04/2008 EPP-ED Bureau: Fight against inflation should be a major priority for the EU. Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP-ED Group enfr
18/04/2008 EPP-ED Bureau meeting in Portorož - Climate Change - EU Options en
17/04/2008 EPP-ED Bureau: Slovenian EU Presidency both efficient and effective en

Speeches:
17/04/2008 Speech by Joseph Daul, Chairman of the EPP-ED Group docfr
17/04/2008 Speech by Eija Riitta Korhola, Member of the Temporary Committee on Climate Change docen
17/04/2008 Speech by Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Prime Minister of Slovenia docfr
17/04/2008 Speech by Ivan Štuhec, Professor at the University of Theology docsl
18/04/2008 Speech by Iztok Jarc, Slovenian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food docsl
18/04/2008 Speech by Radovan Žerjav, Slovenian Minister of Transport docensl
18/04/2008 Speech by Andrej Vizjak, Slovenian Minister of Economy docsl
18/04/2008 Speech by Janez Podobnik, Slovenian Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning docen
18/04/2008 Speech by Daniel Cloquet, Director of Industrial Affairs Department, Business Europe *.pdfen

Conclusions
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Programme
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Ten Priorities of the EPP-ED Group - A Political Strategy for 2008-2009
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