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09.11.2010 / News - EU Level

ENCORE Ministers meet Mr. Janez Potočnik

Meeting between the European Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Janez Potočnik, and a delegation of ENCORE Ministers in Brussels

Environmental Conference of the Regions of Europe (ENCORE) which took place together with SURF-Nature Launch Conference in Olsztyn in June 2010, mitigation of negative aspects of climate change, protection of biodiversity and promotion of natural food were the subjects of the meeting between representatives of Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship and partners of ENCORE network with Mr. Janez Potočnik – European Commissioner for the Environment. The meeting was held on 29th September in Brussels.

During the conversations Mr. Jarosław Słoma, Member of the Board of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship, presented the details of ENCORE activities and the results of the Olsztyn Conference in June raising current important environmental subjects for the International Year of Biodiversity.

The Commissioner acknowledged the challenges facing environmental policy in the European Union as significant and confirmed the important role of the regions in implementation of political decisions for the sustainable development.

During the meeting Mr. Potočnik received SURF-Nature flyer and was informed about new partners of the project including the Development Agency from his homeland country – Slovenia.