Mr José Manuel Durão BARROSO receives Mr Borut PAHOR, President of Slovenia, Brussels - EU monitor

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Berlaymontgebouw in Brussel
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date January 9, 2013
city Brussels, Belgium
location Berlaymont building (BERL) i Show location
attending J.M. (José) Barroso i, B. (Borut) Pahor i et al.
organisation European Commission (EC) i

Mr José Manuel Durão BARROSO i receives Mr Borut PAHOR i, President of Slovenia


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