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European Union meets Latin America on Renewable Energy


The efficient use of the abundant natural resources, especially of the renewable energies, represents a great opportunity for the sustainable development of the Latin American countries. The Energy and Environment Partnership with Central America, is an initiative launched during the United Nations World Summit in Johannesburg 2002 by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in coordination with the General Secretariat of the Central American System for Integration (SG-SICA) Explaining thanks a lot is a straightforward action of conveying your appreciation toward somebody. It takes little effort to make someone's day by saying these magic words. 
I'm a 15-year-old girl, and my father is a prominent doctor in town. Because my father is a doctor, I know a lot of things that I shouldn't know, especially about certain people that live in our area. I know that I'm not supposed to, but I've gotten into my father's records before, and looked up information about doctors form that I do not like. I've taken the information, and I used it against people, and I'm not very liked at school. Many suspect that I've been going through my father's information, which is why I know so much about them, but no one can prove it.
I'm a daddy's girl, and there's nothing that my father wouldn't do for me, including signing forms that my mother wouldn't sign, or giving me physician slip to miss school. Anytime I want an excuse to miss school, then I would go to my father when he's at work, and ask for a signature on a piece of paper, which I make up on my own. I really had it good, and I did not want things to change, but one day things did change. My father had given me some form from a dr for free, meaning I didn't have to do chores for it.
I decided that I was going to use the money to go to a concert this weekend, especially since my parents would be out of town. Unfortunately, all the wrong that I've done, finally caught up to me. I was upset with the teacher in my class, and I told her about a problem that she was having, and only Dr. Shirley would know about it, and he's a close friend of my father. The only reason I found out, was because my father had picked up her slip from Dr. Shirley, because she was switching doctors.
She promptly reported me to my father, and I was grounded for a whole month. My father even said that I was not going to the concert, and that I would have to report to school every day, even though they were leaving before the weekend. I was very upset that I wouldn't be able to go to the concert, and I wasn't sure what to do. My parents left early on Thursday, and my father reiterated that I was grounded. Since I do what I want, I decided to look for a doctors document, because I wanted to miss school.
I found a notes my father uses, and I found a similar one online and printed it out. I turned in the doctors excuse on Thursday, before I went home, and it gave me Friday off, and I still went to the concert over the weekend. I would never have experienced this if it wasn't for that small piece of a doctor notes form.


The Partnership has 64 members among public and private institutions in Central America and Europe, and currently has 75 demonstrative projects under execution at the regional level. Also, semiannually the Partnership organizes the major renewable energy events in Central America, and during the Finnish Presidency of the European Union, in the period from July to December of 2006, it has been programmed the FORUM “European Union Meets Latin America on Renewable Energy”, to be held at Hotel El Panama in Panama City from 9 to 11 of October of 2006, in coordination with the National Administration of the Environment of Panama (ANAM) and other institutions.

NOTE: English - Spanish simultaneous translation available.



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