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Govt Optimistic about Future of Podravje

Maribor/Lenart, 11 April - The government visited the NE region of Podravje on Wednesday in the second round of visits to the 12 Slovenian statistical regions, with Prime Minister Janez Jansa assessing that the region around Maribor could advance from being the 7th to become the fourth or even third most developed Slovenian region.

Maribor, Habakuk hotel
Cabinet members at a meeting with mayors, business executives, lawmakers and state councillors after their visit to the NE region of Podravje.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Maribor, Habakuk hotel
Cabinet members at a meeting with mayors, business executives, lawmakers and state councillors after their visit to the NE region of Podravje.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Maribor, hotel Habakuk.
Predstavniki vlade so se v okviru delovnega obiska v Podravju srečali s tamkajšnjimi župani, gospodarstveniki, poslanci in državnimi svetniki.
Mariborski župan Franc Kangler in predsednik vlade Janez Janša.
Foto: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Lenart, municipality.
Local Self-Government and Regional Development Minister Ivan Zagar (left), Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak (centre) and Education and Sport Minister Milan Zver at a news conference during the cabinet's visit to the NE region of Podravje.
Photo Daniel Novakovic/STA

Lenart, municipality.
Local Self-Government and Regional Development Minister Ivan Zagar (left), Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak (centre) and Education and Sport Minister Milan Zver at a news conference during the cabinet's visit to the NE region of Podravje.
Photo Daniel Novakovic/STA

Lenart, municipality.
Prime Minister Janez Jansa at a news conference during the cabinet's visit to the NE region of Podravje.
Photo Daniel Novakovic/STA

Lenart, municipality.
Prime Minister Janez Jansa at a news conference during the cabinet's visit to the NE region of Podravje.
Photo Daniel Novakovic/STA

Lenart, municipality.
Prime Minister Janez Jansa at a news conference during the cabinet's visit to the NE region of Podravje.
Photo Daniel Novakovic/STA

Lenart, municipality.
Prime Minister Janez Jansa at a news conference during the cabinet's visit to the NE region of Podravje.
Photo Daniel Novakovic/STA

Maribor, Mariborska livarna Maribor (MLM) foundry
Prime Minister Janez Jansa (centre) and MLM chairman Branko Zerdoner (left) during Jansa's visit to MLM.
Photo Daniel Novakovic/STA

Maribor, Mariborska livarna Maribor (MLM) foundry
Left to right: Prime Minister Janez Jansa, MLM chairman Branko Zerdoner and Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak during the cabinet's visit to the NE region of Podravje.
Photo Daniel Novakovic/STA

Maribor, Mariborska livarna Maribor (MLM) foundry
Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak and MLM chairman Branko Zerdoner (left) during the visit to Maribor's largest industrial company.
Photo Daniel Novakovic/STA

Maribor, Mariborska livarna Maribor (MLM) foundry
Prime Minister Janez Jansa (centre) visiting the largest industrial company in Maribor. Jansa is accompanied by MLM chairman Branko Zerdoner (left).
Photo Daniel Novakovic/STA

Maribor, Dravske elektrarne Maribor
Dravske elektrarne Maribor director Damijan Koletnik, power producer Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE) director general Joze Zagozen, Development Minister Ziga Turk and Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak (from left to right) opening management centres of HSE and its subsidiary Dravske elektrarne Maribor.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Maribor, Dravske elektrarne Maribor
Power producer Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE) director general Joze Zagozen, Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak and Dravske elektrarne Maribor director Damijan Koletnik (from left to right) opening management centres of HSE and its subsidiary Dravske elektrarne Maribor.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Maribor, Dravske elektrarne Maribor
Power producer Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE) director general Joze Zagozen, Dravske elektrarne Maribor director Damijan Koletnik and Igor Salamun, the head of the Economy Ministry's directorate for energy, (from left to right) opening management centres of HSE and its subsidiary Dravske elektrarne Maribor.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Maribor, Hotel Bellevue
Environment Minister Janez Podobnik (left) and Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk (right) coming out of a working meeting of the government.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Maribor, Hotel Bellevue
The cabinet poses for a group photo after a working meeting in Maribor.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Maribor, Hotel Bellevue
The cabinet poses for a group photo after a working meeting in Maribor.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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