After Bali, what next? (The Parliament Magazine)


Eija-Riitta Korhola MEP explains her long-term passion to see genuine market mechanisms as the driver to reduce harmful emissions. Geographically, it's not so far from Kyoto to Bali but in climate terms it has been a long, bumpy road with arguably an ill-chosen vehicle carrying passengers with too many wildly contrary opinions. Plus the journey […]

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Caring for our environment, remaining competitive in our industry and commerce and avoiding dependency on Russian gas? (MEUC-seminar, British Major Energy Users´Council)


Gentlemen and ladies, ……well as an elected politician, I am bound to address first the gender with the most votes… So, gentlemen and ladies, thank you so much for inviting me to speak at your dinner. I see from the programme that you were expecting the Portuguese Energy Minister so I must be the nearest […]

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Culture and the European Union


Culture in urban governance EUROCULT21 Final Event Barcelona, March 17-18, 2005 MEP Eija-Riitta Korhola One could easily question the relationship between culture and the European Union. Does culture need the EU? Or vice versa, does the EU need culture? One of the reasons why we have the Union of 25 Member States today is that […]

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An Agency for change?(The Parliament Magazine)


Global warming is a cold fact that cannot be ignored. The man made climate change will bring about enormous societal, political and economic consequences. A change in the nature can be rapid as the slow changes accumulate and combined pass a threshold. Now, politician's social context includes the basic approach of being able to negotiate […]

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