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Govt Rejects Opposition Claims on Trieste Gulf Terminals

Ljubljana, 29 May - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel and Environment and Spatial Planning Minister Janez Podobnik have rejected claims by the opposition parties that the government was too "slow and lukewarm" in getting involved in Italy's procedures regarding the planned gas terminals in the Gulf of Trieste.

Ljubljana, National Assembly
Government representatives at an extraordinary session of parliament dedicated to the planned construction of gas terminals in the Gulf of Trieste.
Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel (second from left), Environment Minister Janez Podobnik (behind).
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, National Assembly
LDS lawmaker Pavel Gantar criticising the government's handling of the planned gas terminals in the Gulf of Trieste.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, National Assembly
Environment Minister Janez Podobnik (right) and chair of the parliament's committee on the environment, MP Rudolf Petan, before the extraordinary session of parliament.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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