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Mr Janez POTOCNIK in Slovenia (18-19)

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date March 17, 2010
city Slovenia
attending J. (Janez) Potočnik i, B. (Borut) Pahor i et al.
organisation European Commission (EC) i

meets with the Mr Danilo TÜRK, President of the Republic, Mr Borut PAHOR, Prime Minister and Mr Roko ˇARNIC, Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning (18). Participates in the discussion "How to contribute to sustainable vision for the future of Slovenia" in the National Assembly; meets with Mr Pavel GANTAR, President of the National Assembly; with representatives of environment NGOs in Slovenia (19)


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