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2014

Avril

07/04/2014: Visit to Hannover (Germany)
Participation at the opening of the 16th Forum on Eco-Innovation Participation at the opening of the 16th Forum on Eco-Innovation Visiting Hannover Messe 2014 Fair Visiting Hannover Messe 2014 Fair Visiting Hannover Messe 2014 Fair
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04/04/2014: Visit of 1st International fair on sustainable technologies and green lifestyle and participation in the discussion “More Europe – more Slovenia: Green Economy in the EU and Slovenia – Can we afford it or not?” - Gornja Radgona (Slovenia)
Visit of 1st International fair on sustainable technologies and green lifestyle Visit of 1st International fair on sustainable technologies and green lifestyle Visit of 1st International fair on sustainable technologies and green lifestyle participation in the discussion “More Europe – more Slovenia: Green Economy in the EU and Slovenia – Can we afford it or not?” participation in the discussion “More Europe – more Slovenia: Green Economy in the EU and Slovenia – Can we afford it or not?”
Copyright: Dejan Delakorda
04/04/2014: Participation at the conference "Political participation and youth"- Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Participation at the conference: Political participation and youth Participation at the conference: Political participation and youth Participation at the conference: Political participation and youth Participation at the conference: Political participation and youth
Copyright: Ales Rosa
01/04/2014: Participation in the "Feeding the 5000" event (event against food waste) (Brussels)
Participation in the "Feeding the 5000" event Participation in the "Feeding the 5000" event Participation in the "Feeding the 5000" event Participation in the "Feeding the 5000" event

Mars

31/03/2014: Participation at the plenary meeting of the European Resource Efficiency Platform
Participation of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, at the plenary meeting of the European Resource Efficiency Platform
John Bruton, Janez Potočnik and Alan Seatter, Deputy Director General ...
Participation of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, at the plenary meeting of the European Resource Efficiency Platform
John Bruton, Janez Potočnik and Alan Seatter, Deputy Director General ...
Participation of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, at the plenary meeting of the European Resource Efficiency Platform
General view of the plenary meeting of the European Resource ...
Participation of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, at the plenary meeting of the European Resource Efficiency Platform Group photo of the Members of the European Resource Efficiency ...
24/03/2014: Participation in the European Mobility Week Award Ceremony
Participation in the European Mobility Week Award Ceremony Participation in the European Mobility Week Award Ceremony Participation in the European Mobility Week Award Ceremony Participation in the European Mobility Week Award Ceremony
21/03/2014: Commissioner Potočnik at the ACER (Catalan Association of Research Centres) Award Ceremony, La Pedrera, Spain
Catalan Association of Research Centres, Receiving ACER award from the Minister of Economy and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia Hble. Andreu Mas-Colell
Receiving ACER award from the Minister of Economy and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia Hble. Andreu Mas-Colell
Catalan Association of Research Centres, From left to right: Dr. Torner, Dr. Kafatos, Dr. Mayor Zaragoza, Dr. Potočnik and Hble. Mas-Colell
From left to right: Dr. Torner, Dr. Kafatos, Dr. Mayor Zaragoza, Dr. Potočnik and Hble. Mas-Colell
Catalan Association of Research Centres, Speech at the ACER Award Ceremony
Speech at the ACER Award Ceremony
Copyrights: ACER / R. Josa
21/03/2014: Meeting with the Advisory Council for the Sustainable Development of Catalonia (CADS), Barcelona, Spain
Advisory Council for the Sustainable Development of Catalonia
20/03/2014: "New environmentalism" seminar, organised by Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm University and the European Commission, Stockholm, Sweden
New environmentalism
20/03/2014: Participation at the Economist Group's second annual World Forests Summit, Stockholm, Sweden
World Forests Summit World Forests Summit
06/03/2014: Participation in a panel discussion with young Europeans on New Environmentalism "How many planets do we need?", Berlin
How many planets do we need? How many planets do we need? How many planets do we need? How many planets do we need? How many planets do we need?
06/03/2014: Participation at the Panel discussion on the 7th EAP (Environment Action Programme) together with the Federal Environment Minister Dr Barbara Hendricks during the visit to Berlin
Participation at the Panel discussion on the 7th EAP (Environment Action Programme) together with the Federal Environment Minister Dr Barbara Hendricks during the visit to Berlin Participation at the Panel discussion on the 7th EAP (Environment Action Programme) together with the Federal Environment Minister Dr Barbara Hendricks during the visit to Berlin Participation at the Panel discussion on the 7th EAP (Environment Action Programme) together with the Federal Environment Minister Dr Barbara Hendricks during the visit to Berlin Participation at the Panel discussion on the 7th EAP (Environment Action Programme) together with the Federal Environment Minister Dr Barbara Hendricks during the visit to Berlin
Copyright information: BMUB, Thomas Imo, photothek.net
03/03/2014: At the opening of Healthy Oceans - Productive Ecosystems (HOPE): a European conference for the marine environment, Brussels
At the opening of Healthy Oceans - Productive Ecosystems (HOPE): a European conference for the marine environment, Brussels At the opening of Healthy Oceans - Productive Ecosystems (HOPE): a European conference for the marine environment, Brussels At the opening of Healthy Oceans - Productive Ecosystems (HOPE): a European conference for the marine environment, Brussels At the opening of Healthy Oceans - Productive Ecosystems (HOPE): a European conference for the marine environment, Brussels

Janvier

16/01/2014: Commissioner Janez Potočnik receives Stella Wittmann to hand over a petition against the use of plastic bags
Stella Wittmann (left) meets Commissioner Janez  Potočnik (right) Commissioner Janez Potočnik receives Stella Wittmann to hand  over a petition against the use of plastic bags Commissioner Janez Potočnik receives Stella Wittmann to hand  over a petition against the use of plastic bags Commissioner Janez Potočnik receives Stella Wittmann to hand  over a petition against the use of plastic bags Stella Wittmann and her team hand over a petition against the  use of plastic bags </strong><strong>to  Commissioner Janez Potočnik (second from the right)
15/01/2014: Visit of Aleqa Hammond, Prime Minister of Greenland, to the EC
Handshake between Aleqa Hammond, on the right, and Janez Potočnik Discussion between Aleqa Hammond, on the right, and Janez Potočnik Aleqa Hammond, on the left, and Janez Potočnik Discussion between Aleqa Hammond, on the right, and Janez Potočnik, on the left
10/01/2014: Presentation of New Year's greetings of the Barroso II Commission to Philippe, King of the Belgians
Handshake between Philippe, King of the Belgians, 2nd from the left, and Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, on the right, in the presence of Mathilde, Queen of the Belgians

2013

December

18/12/2013: At the European Green Capital Award Handover Ceremony 2013 in Brussels
Janez Potočnik, EU Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik, EU Commissioner for the Environment (from left to right) Gilles Retière, President of Nantes Metropole, Patrick Rimbert, Mayor of Nantes, Janez Potočnik, EU Commissioner for the Environment and Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen (from left to right) Luis Andrés Orive, Environment Director of Vitoria-Gasteiz (EGC 2012), Klaus de Buhr, EU Affairs Director at Urban Development & Environment administration of Hamburg (EGC 2011), Gilles Retière, President of Nantes Metropole (EGC 2013), Patrick Rimbert, Mayor of Nantes (EGC 2013), Janez Potočnik, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen (EGC 2014) and Gus Hoyt,  Assistant Mayor for Environment of Bristol (EGC 2015)

November

15/11/2013: Opening of the exhibition "Nice to Sea?" by the Surfrider Foundation Europe in partnership with Y&R Paris, Brussels

Opening of the exhibition Nice to Sea? by the Surfrider Foundation Europe in partnership with Y&R Paris, Brussels
Commissioner Janez Potočnik (left) and Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner responsible for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (right)

Opening of the exhibition Nice to Sea? by the Surfrider Foundation Europe in partnership with Y&R Paris, Brussels
From left to right: Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Commissioner Maria Damanaki, Raphaël Filippi, Paul Meilhat and Grégory Penne (all three Surfrider's Ambassadors) and Jacques Beall, SFE Vice president.

Opening of the exhibition Nice to Sea? by the Surfrider Foundation Europe in partnership with Y&R Paris, Brussels
Stephane Latxague, Surfrider Foundation Europe's CEO (right) with Commissioner Janez Potočnik and Commissioner Maria Damanaki.

Opening of the exhibition Nice to Sea? by the Surfrider Foundation Europe in partnership with Y&R Paris, Brussels
Commissioner Potočnik receives the petition in favour of a European ban of single-use plastic bags with 22.583 collected signatures from Surfrider's Ambassadors - Raphaël Filippi, Paul Meilhat and Grégory Penne.

Opening of the exhibition Nice to Sea? by the Surfrider Foundation Europe in partnership with Y&R Paris, Brussels Opening of the exhibition Nice to Sea? by the surfrider foundation europe in partnership with y&r paris, brussels Opening of the exhibition Nice to Sea? by the surfrider foundation europe in partnership with y&r paris, brussels Opening of the exhibition Nice to Sea? by the Surfrider Foundation Europe in partnership with Y&R Paris, Brussels Opening of the exhibition Nice to Sea? by the Surfrider Foundation Europe in partnership with Y&R Paris, Brussels
04/11/2013: At the press conference announcing Commission proposal to reduce the use of plastic bags, Brussels
At the press conference announcing Commission proposal to reduce the use of plastic bags, Brussels At the press conference announcing Commission proposal to reduce the use of plastic bags, Brussels

October

15/10/2013: At the presentation of the European Environment Agency (EEA) annual report on Air Quality in Europe, Brussels
At the presentation of the European Environment Agency (EEA) annual report on Air Quality in Europe, Brussels At the presentation of the European Environment Agency (EEA) annual report on Air Quality in Europe, Brussels At the presentation of the European Environment Agency (EEA) annual report on Air Quality in Europe, Brussels At the presentation of the European Environment Agency (EEA) annual report on Air Quality in Europe, Brussels
08-10/10/2013: Visit to Japan – Participation at the Diplomatic Conference for the Minamata Convention on Mercury, Minamata and Kumamoto
Visit to Japan – Participation at the Diplomatic Conference for the Minamata Convention on Mercury, Minamata and Kumamoto Visit to Japan – Participation at the Diplomatic Conference for the Minamata Convention on Mercury, Minamata and Kumamoto Visit to Japan – Participation at the Diplomatic Conference for the Minamata Convention on Mercury, Minamata and Kumamoto Visit to Japan – Participation at the Diplomatic Conference for the Minamata Convention on Mercury, Minamata and Kumamoto Visit to Japan – Participation at the Diplomatic Conference for the Minamata Convention on Mercury, Minamata and Kumamoto

September

30/09/2013: At the signature of a Volunary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between the EU and Indonesia on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade in Timber Products (FLEGT) to the European Union, Brussels
At the signature of a Volunary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between the EU and Indonesia on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade in Timber Products (FLEGT) to the European Union, Brussels
(from left to right: Zulkifli Hasan, Indonesian Minister for Forestry, Valentinas Mazuronis, Lithuanian Minister for Environment, Commissioner Potočnik)
At the signature of a Volunary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between the EU and Indonesia on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade in Timber Products (FLEGT) to the European Union, Brussels At the signature of a Volunary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between the EU and Indonesia on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade in Timber Products (FLEGT) to the European Union, Brussels
26/09/2013: At the ceremony celebrating 10 years of Health and Environment Alliance 2003 – 2013, Brussels
10 years of Health and Environment Alliance 2003 – 2013
Peter van den Hazel, President of HEAL (on the left) and Genon K. Jensen, HEAL Executive Director (on the right)
10 years of Health and Environment Alliance 2003 – 2013 10 years of Health and Environment Alliance 2003 – 2013
Copyright: François de Ribaucourt (De Ribaucourt photography)
19/09/2013: At the meeting of the High Level Group of Independent Stakeholders on Administrative Burdens, Brussels
At the meeting of the High Level Group of Independent Stakeholders on Administrative Burdens, Brussels At the meeting of the High Level Group of Independent Stakeholders on Administrative Burdens, Brussels
15/09/2013: Visiting the sewer system during the official visit to Vienna
Visiting the sewer system during the official visit to Vienna
With Ulli Sima, Executive City Councillor for Environment of the City of Vienna
Visiting the sewer system during the official visit to Vienna Visiting the sewer system during the official visit to Vienna Visiting the sewer system during the official visit to Vienna
09/09/2013: Participation in the kick-off event on combating illegal export of waste and materials in Europe, Antwerp
kick-off event on combating illegal export of waste and materials in Europe kick-off event on combating illegal export of waste and materials in Europe kick-off event on combating illegal export of waste and materials in Europe kick-off event on combating illegal export of waste and materials in Europe

July

19/07/2013: Official visit to China
Visit to China Visit to China Visit to China Visit to China Visit to China
Meeting with Minister Zhou SHENGXIAN, Minister for Environmental Protection, and the 5th China-EU Ministerial dialogue on Environmental Policy
Visit to China
Meeting with Chen LEI, Minister for Water Resources
Visit to China
Joint press conference together with VP Tajani
18/07/2013: Official visit to China
Visit to China Visit to China
"Doing Business in China" seminar
Visit to China Visit to China
Meeting with Zhang Jianlong, Deputy State Forestry Administrator, and signing of a cooperation arrangement between European Commission DG Environment and State Forestry Administration of China on CITES related matters
Visit to China Visit to China
Roundtable on Green business opportunities in China
05/07/2013: Participation of the College at the opening of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Vilnius
With Dalia Grybauskaité, President of Lithuania and José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
With Dalia Grybauskaité, President of Lithuania and José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
With Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council
With Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council
© European Union, 2013

June

28/06/2013: At the Pregl Award ceremony and the opening of the Pregl Research Centre, National institute for Chemistry, Ljubljana
At the Pregl Award ceremony and the opening of the Pregl Research Centre
With Prof. Dr. Gregor Anderluh, the winner of Pregl Award (left) and Prof. Dr Janko Jamnik, Director of the Institute for Chemistry (right)
At the Pregl Award ceremony and the opening of the Pregl Research Centre At the Pregl Award ceremony and the opening of the Pregl Research Centre
Opening the centre together with Prof. Dr. Janko Jamnik, Director of the Institute for Chemistry
At the Pregl Award ceremony and the opening of the Pregl Research Centre
Copyright: Damjan Makuc
14/06/2013: Participation in the European Green Capital Award Ceremony
Participation in the European Green Capital Award Ceremony Participation in the European Green Capital Award Ceremony Participation in the European Green Capital Award Ceremony Participation in the European Green Capital Award Ceremony Participation in the European Green Capital Award Ceremony Participation in the European Green Capital Award Ceremony Participation in the European Green Capital Award Ceremony Participation in the European Green Capital Award Ceremony Participation in the European Green Capital Award Ceremony
Source: European Green Capital Award
07/06/2013: Green Week 2013: Visiting the GW 2013 exhibition (Brussels)
Visiting the GW 2013 exhibition Visiting the GW 2013 exhibition Visiting the GW 2013 exhibition Visiting the GW 2013 exhibition Visiting the GW 2013 exhibition Visiting the GW 2013 exhibition Visiting the GW 2013 exhibition Visiting the GW 2013 exhibition Visiting the GW 2013 exhibition Visiting the GW 2013 exhibition Visiting the GW 2013 exhibition Visiting the GW 2013 exhibition
07/06/2013: Green Week 2013: Participating at the closing session of GW 2013 (Brussels)
Participating at the closing session of GW 2013 Participating at the closing session of GW 2013 Participating at the closing session of GW 2013 Participating at the closing session of GW 2013
06/06/2013: Green Week 2013: Launching of the European Citizen Science Association (Brussels)
European Citizen Science Association European Citizen Science Association European Citizen Science Association European Citizen Science Association
05/06/2013: Participation in the "European Tree of the Year" Award ceremony in the European Parliament (Brussels)
04/06/2013: Launch of the Green Week 2013

Green Week 2013 - Delivering a speech in the opening session of the Green Week 2013 "Cleaner Air for All: Policies for Europe and Beyond"
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Green Week 2013 - Participation in "Innovating for Cleaner Air" event (with Vice-President Tajani) with the Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst (AECC)
Launch of the Green Week 2013 Launch of the Green Week 2013

May

10/05/2013: Visit to Slovenia – Participation in the environmental forum of Green Slovenia "Sustainable development is the path towards Green Slovenia (2014 – 2020)", Ljubljana
Visit to Slovenia - Sustainable development is the path towards Green Slovenia (2014 – 2020) Visit to Slovenia - Sustainable development is the path towards Green Slovenia (2014 – 2020) Visit to Slovenia - Sustainable development is the path towards Green Slovenia (2014 – 2020) Visit to Slovenia - Sustainable development is the path towards Green Slovenia (2014 – 2020) Visit to Slovenia - Sustainable development is the path towards Green Slovenia (2014 – 2020)
Photo: Boštjan Čadej
Copyright: Fit media d.o.o.
09-10/05/2013: Visit to Slovenia – Working lunch with the Minister of Agriculture and Environment, Dejan Židan followed by a press conference, Ljubljana
Visit to Slovenia - Working lunch with the Minister of Agriculture and Environment, Dejan Židan followed by a press conference, Ljubljana Visit to Slovenia - Working lunch with the Minister of Agriculture and Environment, Dejan Židan followed by a press conference, Ljubljana Visit to Slovenia - Working lunch with the Minister of Agriculture and Environment, Dejan Židan followed by a press conference, Ljubljana Visit to Slovenia - Working lunch with the Minister of Agriculture and Environment, Dejan Židan followed by a press conference, Ljubljana
09-10/05/2013: Visit to Slovenia – Meeting with the Prime Minister, Alenka Bratušek, Ljubljana
Visit to Slovenia - Meeting with the Prime Minister, Alenka Bratušek, Ljubljana

Photo: Nebojša Tejić/Slovenian Press Agency
09/05/2013: Visit to Slovenia – Participation in citizen's dialogue "EU is you" ("EU si ti"), Ljubljana
Visit to Slovenia - Participation in Citizen's Dialogue EU is you, Ljubljana Visit to Slovenia - Participation in Citizen's Dialogue EU is you, Ljubljana Visit to Slovenia - Participation in Citizen's Dialogue EU is you, Ljubljana Visit to Slovenia - Participation in Citizen's Dialogue EU is you, Ljubljana Visit to Slovenia - Participation in Citizen's Dialogue EU is you, Ljubljana Visit to Slovenia - Participation in Citizen's Dialogue EU is you, Ljubljana Visit to Slovenia - Participation in Citizen's Dialogue EU is you, Ljubljana Visit to Slovenia - Participation in Citizen's Dialogue EU is you, Ljubljana Visit to Slovenia - Participation in Citizen's Dialogue EU is you, Ljubljana Visit to Slovenia - Participation in Citizen's Dialogue EU is you, Ljubljana Visit to Slovenia - Participation in Citizen's Dialogue EU is you, Ljubljana Visit to Slovenia - Participation in Citizen's Dialogue EU is you, Ljubljana Visit to Slovenia - Participation in Citizen's Dialogue EU is you, Ljubljana Visit to Slovenia - Participation in Citizen's Dialogue EU is you, Ljubljana

April

17/04/2013: Visit of Janez Potočnik to Geneva
Visit of Janez Potočnik to Geneva Visit of Janez Potočnik to Geneva Visit of Janez Potočnik to Geneva Visit of Janez Potočnik to Geneva Visit of Janez Potočnik to Geneva Visit of Janez Potočnik to Geneva
© Permanent Delegation of the European Union to the UN Office and other international organisations in Geneva
09/04/2013: Commissioner Potočnik received Nicolas Hulot, Founder and Chairman of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Nature and Man
Commissioner Potočnik received Nicolas Hulot, Founder and Chairman of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Nature and Man Commissioner Potočnik received Nicolas Hulot, Founder and Chairman of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Nature and Man

March

15/03/2013: Meeting with Ivica Dačić, Serbian Prime Minister and Minister for the Interior during his visit to the Commission, Brussels
Meeting with Ivica Dačić Meeting with Ivica Dačić
07/03/2013: Joint press conference with Jeremy Irons on the Green Paper on plastic waste, Brussels
Joint press conference with Jeremy Irons on the Green Paper on plastic waste, Brussels Joint press conference with Jeremy Irons on the Green Paper on plastic waste, Brussels Joint press conference with Jeremy Irons on the Green Paper on plastic waste, Brussels Joint press conference with Jeremy Irons on the Green Paper on plastic waste, Brussels
06/03/2013: At the European Mobility Week Award Ceremony, Brussels

2012 European Mobility Week Award Ceremony

2012 European Mobility Week Award Ceremony
With the representatives of the city of Zagreb, winner of the 2012 European Mobility Week Award

2012 European Mobility Week Award Ceremony
With the respresentative of the Swedish city of Gävle, finalist of the 2012 European Mobility Week Award

2012 European Mobility Week Award Ceremony
With the respresentative of the Swedish city of Gävle, finalist of the 2012 European Mobility Week Award

2012 European Mobility Week Award Ceremony
With Commissioner Kallas and the representatives of the city of Toulouse, finalist of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans Award

01/03/2013: Meeting with Oleg Proskuryakov, Ukrainian Minister for Ecology and Natural Resources, Brussels

February

27/02/2013: Joint press conference with Commissioner Andris Piebalgs on the communication "A Decent Life for All: Ending Poverty and Giving the World a Sustainable Future", Brussels
25/02/2013: Meeting with Dr Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, Brussels

Meeting with Dr Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, Brussels

20/02/2013: "Green Growth and the role of business": luncheon debate organised by the Spanish Official Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg

Green Growth and the role of business Green Growth and the role of business Green Growth and the role of business Green Growth and the role of business

January

08/01/2013: Participation of Janez Potočnik at the "Clean Air Everywhere" conference organised by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB)

Clean Air Everywhere
Jeremy Wates, Secretary General of the EBB, on the right, and Janez Potočnik

Clean Air Everywhere
Jeremy Wates, Secretary General of the EBB and Janez Potočnik

Clean Air Everywhere

2012

Décembre

18/12/2012: The 2nd meeting of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Steering Group on water, Brussels

2nd meeting of the EIP Steering Group on water 2nd meeting of the EIP Steering Group on water 2nd meeting of the EIP Steering Group on water 2nd meeting of the EIP Steering Group on water

Novembre

10/11/2012: Visit to Spain


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© Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente 2012

Octobre

26/10/2012: Meeting with Michael Wadleigh, co-Founder of the Homo Sapiens Foundation, Brussels

Meeting with Michael Wadleigh Meeting with Michael Wadleigh Meeting with Michael Wadleigh

22/10/2012: Visit to Genk

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16-19/10/2012: Visit to India – Participation at the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Hyderabad


Visit to India

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Visit to India

09/10/2012: Inter-institutional working session on the Rio+20 follow-up at EU-level hosted by the EESC President Staffan Nilsson, Brussels

Inter-institutional working session on the Rio+20 follow-up at EU-level hosted by the EESC President Staffan Nilsson, Brussels Inter-institutional working session on the Rio+20 follow-up at EU-level hosted by the EESC President Staffan Nilsson, Brussels
Inter-institutional working session on the Rio+20 follow-up at EU-level hosted by the EESC President Staffan Nilsson, Brussels

First row (from left to right): Mercedes Bresso (First Vice-President, CoR), Commissioner Janez Potočnik, EESC President Staffan Nilsson, Jaroslaw Pietras (Director-General, Council of Ministers)
Second row (from left to right): Klaus Rudischhauser(Deputy Director-General, DG DEVCO), Mathias Groote ( Chair of the EP Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety), Hans-Joachim Wilms (Chair of the Sustainable Development Observatory, EESC)
Inter-institutional working session on the Rio+20 follow-up at EU-level hosted by the EESC President Staffan Nilsson, Brussels
Commissioner Potočnik with EESC President Staffan Nilsson
© EESC

Juillet

20/07/2012: Celebration of the 20th anniversary of Habitats Directive, Natura 2000 and LIFE Regulation, Kozjanski Park, Slovenia

With Croatian Minister of Environment and Nature Protection Mihael Zmajlović (on the left) and Slovenian Minister of Agriculture and Environment Franc Bogovič (in the centre)

Celebration of the 20th anniversary of Habitats Directive, Natura 2000 and LIFE Regulation, Kozjanski Park, Slovenia
Copyright: Imelda Ogilvy Slovenia


Discussing with children together with Minister Zmajlović (on the left), Minister Bogović (on the right) and Director of Kozjanski Park Teo Hrvoje Oršanič (the last on the right)

Celebration of the 20th anniversary of Habitats Directive, Natura 2000 and LIFE Regulation, Kozjanski Park, Slovenia
Celebration of the 20th anniversary of Habitats Directive, Natura 2000 and LIFE Regulation, Kozjanski Park, Slovenia
Celebration of the 20th anniversary of Habitats Directive, Natura 2000 and LIFE Regulation, Kozjanski Park, SloveniaCelebration of the 20th anniversary of Habitats Directive, Natura 2000 and LIFE Regulation, Kozjanski Park, Slovenia
Copyright: Imelda Ogilvy Slovenia


Awarding the children who won the Natura 2000 Treasure Hunt

Celebration of the 20th anniversary of Habitats Directive, Natura 2000 and LIFE Regulation, Kozjanski Park, Slovenia Celebration of the 20th anniversary of Habitats Directive, Natura 2000 and LIFE Regulation, Kozjanski Park, Slovenia Celebration of the 20th anniversary of Habitats Directive, Natura 2000 and LIFE Regulation, Kozjanski Park, Slovenia
Copyright: Imelda Ogilvy Slovenia


Visit of 1st LIFE project in Slovenia - dry meadow Veternik
Celebration of the 20th anniversary of Habitats Directive, Natura 2000 and LIFE Regulation, Kozjanski Park, Slovenia Celebration of the 20th anniversary of Habitats Directive, Natura 2000 and LIFE Regulation, Kozjanski Park, Slovenia
Copyright: Imelda Ogilvy Slovenia

19/07/2012: Meeting with Eduard A. Stavitsky, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Brussels

Meeting with Eduard A. Stavitsky Meeting with Eduard A. Stavitsky Meeting with Eduard A. Stavitsky

Juin

29/06/2012: "Award Ceremony, European Green Capital 2014", Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)

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28/06/2012: European Steel Day 2012

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Copyright:Vivian Hertz

20/06/2012: Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

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05/06/2012: Launch of the European Resource Efficiency Platform

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Mai

25/05/2012: Greenweek 2012 - Closing session

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25/05/2012: Greenweek 2012 - Visiting the exhibition

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22/05/2012: Greenweek 2012 - Opening session

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21/05/2012: Visit to Denmark and attendance at the LIFE20 Celebration Event in Lille Vildmose (Denmark)
10-11/05/2012: Participating at the Conference "Soil remediation and Soil sealing", Brussels

Participating at the Conference Soil remediation and Soil sealing, Brussels Participating at the Conference Soil remediation and Soil sealing, Brussels Participating at the Conference Soil remediation and Soil sealing, Brussels Participating at the Conference Soil remediation and Soil sealing, Brussels Participating at the Conference Soil remediation and Soil sealing, Brussels Participating at the Conference Soil remediation and Soil sealing, Brussels

08/05/2012, Brussels: Participation in meetings with Ministers from AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States), LDCs (Least Developed Countries) and Latin American countries for a discussion on Rio+20

Participation in meetings with Ministers from AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States), LDCs (Least Developed Countries) and Latin American countries for a discussion on Rio+20 Participation in meetings with Ministers from AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States), LDCs (Least Developed Countries) and Latin American countries for a discussion on Rio+20 Participation in meetings with Ministers from AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States), LDCs (Least Developed Countries) and Latin American countries for a discussion on Rio+20 Participation in meetings with Ministers from AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States), LDCs (Least Developed Countries) and Latin American countries for a discussion on Rio+20 Participation in meetings with Ministers from AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States), LDCs (Least Developed Countries) and Latin American countries for a discussion on Rio+20

03/05/2012: Receiving a delegation from the Prince of Wales' EU Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (together with José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC and Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action), Brussels

Receiving a delegation from the Prince of Wales' EU Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (together with José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC and Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action) Receiving a delegation from the Prince of Wales' EU Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (together with José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC and Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action) Receiving a delegation from the Prince of Wales' EU Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (together with José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC and Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action) Receiving a delegation from the Prince of Wales' EU Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (together with José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC and Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action)

02/05/2012: Celebration of the 2000th EC College meeting, since the entry into force in 1967 of the Merger Treaty which combined the EEC, ECSC and Euratom executive bodies, Brussels

Celebration of the 2000th EC College meeting, since the entry into force in 1967 of the Merger Treaty which combined the EEC, ECSC and Euratom executive bodies Celebration of the 2000th EC College meeting, since the entry into force in 1967 of the Merger Treaty which combined the EEC, ECSC and Euratom executive bodies

Avril

27/04/2012: Meeting with José Trinidad Suazo Bulnes, Minister-Director of the National Forest Conservation and Development, Protected Areas and Wildlife Institute (ICF) of Honduras

Meeting with José Trinidad Suazo Bulnes Meeting with José Trinidad Suazo Bulnes

12-13/04/2012: Official visit to Slovenia

Official visit to Slovenia
With Slovenian prime minister Janez Janša
Official visit to Slovenia
With Mayor of Kamnik Marjan Šarec (left), Minister of agriculture and the environment Franc Bogovič (1st right) and CEO of Elektro Ljubljana Andrej Ribič (2nd right) at Inauguration of the station for charging electric cars in Kamnik (Slovenia)
Official visit to Slovenia
Official visit to Slovenia
With the President of the Slovenian National Assembly Gregor Virant
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Official visit to Slovenia
With the President of the Slovenian National Assembly Gregor Virant
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Official visit to Slovenia
Presenting the Commission Work Programme for 2012 in the National Assembly
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Official visit to Slovenia
Presenting the Commission Work Programme for 2012 in the National Assembly
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Mars

22/03/2012: European Parliament Intergroup on water

European Parliament Intergroup on water European Parliament Intergroup on water European Parliament Intergroup on water European Parliament Intergroup on water European Parliament Intergroup on water

20/03/2012: Meeting with Franc Bogovič, Slovenian Minister for Agriculture and the Environment

Meeting with Franc Bogovič

Meeting with Franc Bogovič

14-16/03/2012: Visit to Brazil

Visit to Brazil Visit to Brazil Visit to Brazil Visit to Brazil Visit to Brazil Visit to Brazil Visit to Brazil Visit to Brazil Visit to Brazil

12-17/03/2012: 6th World Water Forum, Marseille, France

6th World Water Forum 6th World Water Forum 6th World Water Forum 6th World Water Forum 6th World Water Forum 6th World Water Forum 6th World Water Forum 6th World Water Forum 6th World Water Forum

05/03/2012: Participation at the European Mobility Week Award Ceremony

Participation at the European Mobility Week Award Ceremony Participation at the European Mobility Week Award Ceremony Participation at the European Mobility Week Award Ceremony Participation at the European Mobility Week Award Ceremony

Février

16/02/2012: Meeting with Henk Bleker, Dutch Minister for Agriculture and Foreign Trade

Meeting with Henk Bleker, Dutch Minister for Agriculture and Foreign Trade
Meeting with Henk Bleker, Dutch Minister for Agriculture and Foreign Trade

08/02/2012: Speech at the seminar on Sustainable Consumption and Production as a Vehicle for Green Growth, Brussels

Speech at the seminar on Sustainable Consumption and Production as a Vehicle for Green Growth

08/02/2012: 4th EU-China Dialogue on Environmental Policy

4th EU-China Dialogue on Environmental Policy
Commissioner Potočnik shaking hands with Minister for Environmental Protection Zhou Shengxian
4th EU-China Dialogue on Environmental Policy
4th EU-China Dialogue on Environmental Policy
Commissioner Potočnik and Minister Zhou signing minutes of the meeting
4th EU-China Dialogue on Environmental Policy

07/02/2012: High level event "Go sustainable, be responsible! European society on the road to Rio+20", organised by European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels

High level event Go sustainable, be responsible! European society on the road to Rio+20
High level event Go sustainable, be responsible! European society on the road to Rio+20
With Brice Lalonde and Staffan Nilsson
High level event Go sustainable, be responsible! European society on the road to Rio+20
With Staffan Nilsson
High level event Go sustainable, be responsible! European society on the road to Rio+20
High level event Go sustainable, be responsible! European society on the road to Rio+20
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Janvier

25/1/2012: Meeting with Corrado Clini, Italian Minister of Environment and Protection of Land and Sea

Meeting with Corrado Clini, Italian Minister of Environment and Protection of Land and Sea Meeting with Corrado Clini, Italian Minister of Environment and Protection of Land and Sea Meeting with Corrado Clini, Italian Minister of Environment and Protection of Land and Sea Meeting with Corrado Clini, Italian Minister of Environment and Protection of Land and Sea

19-20/01/2012: Visit to Slovakia

Visit to Slovakia Visit to Slovakia Visit to Slovakia Visit to Slovakia Visit to Slovakia Visit to Slovakia Visit to Slovakia Visit to Slovakia

14/01/2012: Participation at the opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture 2012, Maribor

Participation at the opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture 2012, Maribor Participation at the opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture 2012, Maribor Participation at the opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture 2012, Maribor
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11-12/01/2012: First meeting between the EC College and the Danish Presidency

Speech at the CoR plenary session on Rio+20Speech at the CoR plenary session on Rio+20

2011

Decembre

15/12/2011: Speech at the CoR plenary session on Rio+20

Speech at the CoR plenary session on Rio+20 Speech at the CoR plenary session on Rio+20
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15/12/2011: European Green Capital Handover Ceremony from Hamburg (EGC 2011) to Vitoria-Gasteiz (EGC 2012)

European Green Capital Handover Ceremony European Green Capital Handover Ceremony European Green Capital Handover Ceremony
European Green Capital Handover Ceremony

12/12/2011: Participation in the Aldersgate Group parliamentary debate "Green policy in the midst of the debt crisis. What is the way forward for Europe?", UK Parliament

Participation in the Aldersgate Group parliamentary debate Participation in the Aldersgate Group parliamentary debate Participation in the Aldersgate Group parliamentary debate
Participation in the Aldersgate Group parliamentary debate
copyright© Nina Raingold/Aldersgate Group

07/12/2011: Meeting with Jean-Yves Le Drian, President of the Regional Council of Brittany and Michel Cadot, Prefect of the Brittany region, Brussels

Meeting with Jean-Yves Le Drian Meeting with Jean-Yves Le Drian

02/12/2011: CARS 21 High level meeting

CARS 21 High level meeting CARS 21 High level meeting

Novembre

29/11/2011: Covenant of Mayors Ceremony

Covenant of Mayors CeremonyCovenant of Mayors Ceremony
copyright© Committee of the Regions

24/11/2011: Participation in the European Water Stewardship (EWS) launch event, Brussels

European Water Stewardship
Janez Potočnik with Tom Vereijken and Fritz Barth, Chairmen and Vice-Chairman of European Water Partnership (EWP)
copyright© Dieter Telemans

Octobre

20-21/10/2011: Visit to Czech Republic

Visit to Czech Republic
Meeting with Martin Kocourek, Czech Minister for Industry and Trade

Visit to Czech Republic
Janez Potočnik and Jan Michal, Head of of the EC Representation in the Czech Republic in a "Generation Awake" tricycle

Visit to Czech Republic
Janez Potočnik and Robert Konrad, Head of the Communication Unit of the EC's DG ENV

Visit to Czech Republic
Janez Potocnik with Petr Baranek of ArcelorMittal at the new dust suction plant at ArcelorMittal

Visit to Czech Republic
Janez Potočnik at the new dust suction plant at Arcelor Mittal

Visit to Czech Republic
Janez Potocnik visits the "Walk around Moravka Nautura 2000" site with Czech Minister of Environment Tomas Chalupa. PHOTO/RADEK MICA

17/10/2011: Generation Awake Launch, Warsaw, Poland

Generation Launch Generation Launch Generation Launch Generation Launch Generation Launch Generation Launch

12/10/2011: With fellow Commissioners at the Annual meeting between College and the EP Conference of Committee Chairs


With fellow Commissioners at the Annual meeting between College and the EP Conference of Committee Chairs

With fellow Commissioners at the Annual meeting between College and the EP Conference of Committee Chairs

With fellow Commissioners at the Annual meeting between College and the EP Conference of Committee Chairs

11/10/2011: Meeting with the with a delegation of the ENCORE network (Environmental Conference of the Regions in Europe), Brussels


Meeting with the with a delegation of the ENCORE network (Environmental Conference of the Regions in Europe), Brussels

Meeting with the with a delegation of the ENCORE network (Environmental Conference of the Regions in Europe), Brussels

03/10/2011: Visit to India, New Delhi


At the EESC plenary session discussion on EU preparations for RIO+20
Delhi Ministerial Dialogue on Green Economy and Inclusive growth - family picture
From left to right: Ernesto Carlos Alvarez (Chair G77 and China), Dr Ashok Khosla (IUCN President), Sha Zukang (Secretary General for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development), Jayanthi Natarajan (Minister of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India), Maurice Strong, Janez Potočnik, Dr T. Chatterjee (Secretary at the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests)

At the EESC plenary session discussion on EU preparations for RIO+20

At the EESC plenary session discussion on EU preparations for RIO+20
With Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of State for Environment and Forests

At the EESC plenary session discussion on EU preparations for RIO+20
With Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister of Water Resources

Septembre

22/09/2011: At the EESC plenary session discussion on EU preparations for RIO+20


At the EESC plenary session discussion on EU preparations for RIO+20

At the EESC plenary session discussion on EU preparations for RIO+20

At the EESC plenary session discussion on EU preparations for RIO+20

20/09/2011: Press conference on on the Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe, Brussels


Press conference on on the Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe, Brussels

Press conference on on the Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe, Brussels

Visit to Malta, 15-16 September 2011


Visit to Malta
Meeting with the Prime Minister Dr Lawrence Gonzi
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Visit to Malta
Meeting with the Minister for Tourism, the Environment and Culture Mario de Marco
copyright© Jeremy Wonnacott/Department of Information, Malta

Visit to Malta Visit to Malta
Meeting with the representatives of the Maltese NGOs
copyright© Marthese Fenech/EC Representation, Malta

Visit to Malta
Meeting with the representatives of Federation For Hunting and Conservation
copyright© Marthese Fenech/EC Representation, Malta

Visit to Malta Visit to Malta
Visit to the Sewage Treatment Plant of Mgarr ix-Xini at the island of Gozo
copyright© George Scerri/Department of Information, Malta

Visit to Malta Visit to Malta
Visit to Simar nature reserve

At the official opening of the "Train of Ideas - Visions for Future Cities" in Brussels, 7 September 2011


Train of Ideas - Visions for Future Cities Train of Ideas - Visions for Future Cities Train of Ideas - Visions for Future Cities Train of Ideas - Visions for Future CitiesTrain of Ideas - Visions for Future Cities Train of Ideas - Visions for Future Cities

Credit photo : Vivian Hertz

Juin

Meeting with Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of European Environmental Agency (EEA), Copenhagen (23/06/2011)


Mai

Green Week conference, Brussels (24-27/05/2011)


Avril

Inauguration of the Train of Ideas, Hamburg (15/04/2011)


Visit to Greece (07-08/04/2011)



Commissioner Potočnik with Tina Birbili, Greek Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change, in a discussion with the NGO representatives at the Bafi refuge on Mount Parnitha


Commissioner Potočnik observing the model of the wastewater treatment plant of Psyttalia

Commissioner Potočnik and Philippos Petsalnikos, President of the Greek Parliament at the General Assembly of the European Youth Parliament

Commissioner Potočnik shaking hands with George Papandreou, Greek Prime Minister

Mars

Tree planting event to mark 20 years of independance of Slovenia (20/03/2011)


Meeting with group of Slovenian students from University of Maribor, Brussels (16/03/2011)


Commissioner Potočnik receives the Future Book from the representatives of global project Challenge:Future, which connects young people from around the world to help create solutions for challenges of sustainability, Ljubljana (04/03/2011)




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Commissioner Potočnik at the opening of the Agency for Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), Ljubljana (03/03/2011)


Commissioner Potočnik with Alberto Potoschnig, Director of ACER

Commisioner Janez Potočnik, Director of ACER Alberto Potoschnig, Prime Minister Borut Pahor and Commissioner Günter Oettinger

Copyright European Commision, author: Stanko Gruden

Janvier

Commissioner Potočnik at the site of one of the worlds largest and most advanced waste recovery and recycling plants in Hoboken, Belgium (19-01-2011)


2010

Novembre

Commissioners Potočnik and Damanaki at the Conference on the Common Fisheries Policy Reform, Brussels (16-11-2010)

Octobre

European Green Capital Conference 2010 and the award ceremony, Stockholm (21-10-2010)




Commissioner Potočnik with Mayor of Stockholm Sten Nordin (right) and the representatives of the City of Stockholm



Winning city Vitoria-Gasteiz, European Green Capital 2012



Winning city Nantes, European Green Capital 2013



Representatives from the finalist cities for European Green Capital award 2012 and 2013



Copyright: the City of Stockholm

Septembre

Commissioner Potočnik receives Dejan Židan, Slovenian Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Food  (17-09-2010)

Juillet

Handover of the declaration on biodiversity conservation of the European Youth Perspective Conference (YouPEC) (15-07-2010)

At the meeting with the representatives from petrol and gas companies, Brussel  (14-07-2010)


From left to right, Commissioners Janez Potocnik, Maria Damanaki and Günther Oettinger

Commissioner Potocnik with Commissioner Maria Damanaki

Press Conference with Commissioner Oettinger after the Second safety talks with industry on Oil platforms with Commissioners Damanaki, Georgieva and Oettinger (14-07-2010)

Juin

Commissioner Janez Potočnik shaking hands with Jim Higgins (22-06-2010)

Commissioner Janez Potocnik shaking hands with Jim Higgins, Member of the EP, Brussels

Group photo: Commissioner Janez Potočnik and Jim Higgins, Member of the EP with the Representatives of County Leitrim, Republic of Ireland

Commissioner Potočnik receives a petition against whaling from the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (UK), Brussels (22-06-2010)

Commissioner Potocnik gives a speech at the Smith School World Forum 2010 on Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford (06-06-2010)

Commissioner Potocnik with Steven Chu, Mikhail Gorbachev and David King



Panel Discussion (from the left) Prof. Michael Grub, Prof. Dan Bodansky, Dr Lavanya Rajamani, Commissioner Potocnik and Mikhail Gorbachev

Scribbing of the Commissioners speech

Commissioner Janez Potočnik opens the Green Week 2010, Brussels (01-06-2010)

Opening of Green Week
Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of the Environment opens Green Week, the Commission's annual four-day conference on environmental policy held in the Charlemagne building in Brussels. This year's theme is biodiversity.


Janez Potočnik Janez Potočnik Green Week 2010 Janez Potočnik Janez Potočnik
At the Green week exhibition, Brussels  (01-06-2010)

Opening of Green Week
Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of the Environment opens Green Week, the Commission's annual four-day conference on environmental policy held in the Charlemagne building in Brussels. This year's theme is biodiversity.


Tour of the Green Week exhibition by Janez Potocnik

Mai

European Maritime Day, Gijon, Spain  (19-05-2010)

3rd European Maritime Day
Participation of Janez Potocnik, (19/05) Member of the EC in charge of the Environment and Maria Damanaki, (20/05) Member of the EC in charge of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries at the European Maritime Day Stakeholder Conference


Water: our hope (05-05-2010)

Opening of the Exhibition "Voda: naše upanje." ("Water: our hope."/ "L'Eau, notre espérance"), prepared by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia to Belgium and Wallonie-Bruxelles International at Espace International Wallonie-Bruxelles, Brussels

Commissioner Potočnik with H.E. Anita Pipan and Mr Philippe Suinen

Commissioner Potočnik with H.E. Anita Pipan, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Belgium and Mr Philippe Suinen, Director General of Wallonie-Bruxelles International

Avril

Participation in Let's Clean Slovenia in One Day (17-04-2010)

Visit to Natura 2000 sites in Slovenia - Natural Reserve Iški morost (16-04-2010)

Visit to Natura 2000 sites in Slovenia (16-04-2010)

Natural Reserve Škocjanski zatok


Mars

The electric bike ride (24-03-2010)

Electric bike race
Electric bike ride in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week with the participation of Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of the Environment, Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy and Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy


Commissioner Potočnik together with Commissioners Günther Oettinger and Johannes Hahn participating at the electric bike ride in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, Brussels

Lisbon Council (23-03-2010)

Commissioner Potočnik at the 2010 Jean Jacques Rousseau Lecture, The Lisbon Council, Brussels


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International Fund for Animal Welfare (23-03-2010)

Commissioner Potočnik with Eve Abe, elephant expert of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) at the handover of elephant campaign postcards, Brussels


Commissioner Potočnik with Eve Abe

Copyright: IFAW

European Mobility Week in Brussels (23-03-2010)

European Mobility Week
Participation of Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of the Environment at European Mobility Week


(From left to right: Commissioner Potočnik, Roger Persson, Municipal Commissioner, Municipality of Gävle, Sweden, José Antonion Diez, Town Councillor for Mobility&Security, Leon, Spain, Boris Kovacic, Mayor, Ivanic-Grad, Croatia)

Février

Janez Potočnik and Maria Damanaki  (22-02-2010)

Janez Potočnik and Jacqueline McGlade (08-02-2010)

Jacqueline McGlade at the EC
Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of Science and Research, receives Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency (EEA)


Jacqueline McGlade, on the right, and Janez Potocnik

Janvier

Hearing of Janez Potočnik (13-01-2010)

Hearing of Janez Potocnik
Hearing of Janez Potocnik, Slovenian Commissioner designate for Environment, before the EP Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee