Marijana Petir Launches Campaign for Another Term in European Parliament

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ZAGREB, April 25, 2019 – Marijana Petir, who is running in elections for the European Parliament, on Thursday presented her slate, saying that mattered who represented Croatia in the European Parliament, which was why she has decided to run for another term with people who understood ordinary people.

“Seventy percent of the legislation adopted at EU level must also be implemented by Croatia,” Petir said while presenting other candidates on her slate – Domagoj Stjepan Krnjak, Mato Brlošić, Klementina Karanović, Neda Aberle, Zvonimir Kalić, Melita Vrbanek, Tvrtko Krpina, Ana Volarić-Mršić, Anka Musa, Ana Lazeta and Petar Jurčević.

Speaking about her work as a member of the European Parliament on defining policies concerning agriculture, rural development, environmental protection, sustainable development, human rights and the status of rural women, Petir said that she had been awarded as the best female member of the European Parliament in agriculture, rural development and fisheries.

She said that Croatian citizens had benefited directly from her work. “It was owing to my work that the EU approved subsidies for healthy milk, fruit and vegetable meals in schools and that food is bought from Croatian family farms. That has opened a new market for Croatian farmers, the first legal exception concerning the amount of the financial envelope for demining has been won, and I also worked on the adoption of the Directive on Unfair Trading Practices,” she said.

She said that as the EP rapporteur on rural women she advocated a better status for rural women, adding that the EP had adopted her 100 amendments to the reform of the common agricultural policy.

Brlošić said that the common agricultural policy was exceptionally important for Croatian farmers who were allocated around 5 billion euro from the joint budget.

More news about the European elections can be found in the Politics section.


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