Member of the European Parliament
Irena Joveva is a Slovenian Member of the European parliament and a member of the RENEW |Europe group. She graduated international relations in Ljubljana. Her master degree was in global studies, in which she wrote thesis focusing on European Union’s relationship with the North Macedonian name question; she completed her master’s degree in global studies.
She has been working as a journalist for the Slovenian Press Agency for four years. In 2011, a set of circumstances made it possible for her to agree to the internal political editorial office. It mainly covered the fields of internal politics and the public sector. In 2014, she received the prize of the Slovenian Watchdog Association of Journalists of Slovenia for the debutant of the year. In February 2015, she started working on POP TV. She was reporting on the refugee and migrant crisis, often reporting on the ground, in addition to the already mentioned migration issues, she has also covered the protests during the political crisis in North Macedonia, Palestine and, last December’s protests of the yellow vests in Paris. As MEP, Ms Joveva will work on youth-related issues and will be a member in the Committee on Culture and education and the Committee on Environment public health and food safety. She will also cover the Western Balkans region in the upcoming years in the EP.