President Barroso meets Mr Pahor, President of Slovenia
Meeting for the first time after Mr Pahor's election in December 2012, the presidents discussed current political and economic developments in Slovenia and in the European Union.
One topic on the agenda was the state of the structural reforms in Slovenia. President Barroso encouraged Slovenia to continue with its efforts in accordance with the Country Specific Recommendations which the European Commission published in May last year. He assured President Pahor that the European Commission's services are available to help Slovenia with their expertise. President Pahor reiterated his strong commitment to the ongoing reform process.
The situation of the euro area in general and prospects for 2013 were also discussed.