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Commission Proposes Maribor for European Culture Capital

Ljubljana, 23 April - An international commission assessing candidates for the European Capital of Culture 2012 has recommended that Slovenia's second-largest city Maribor receive the title. The commission's opinion is not binding and the final decision will be made by the government, Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti told the press on Monday.

Ljubljana, Culture Ministry
Chair of the international commission assessing candidates for the European Capital of Culture 2012 Guy Dockendorf presenting the commission's opinion on the candidates.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, Culture Ministry
Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti presenting the opinion of an international commission assessing candidates for the European Capital of Culture 2012.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, Culture Ministry
Chair of the international commission assessing candidates for the European Capital of Culture 2012 Guy Dockendorf (left) and Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti presenting the commission's opinion on the candidates.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, Culture Ministry
Chair of the international commission assessing candidates for the European Capital of Culture 2012 Guy Dockendorf (left) and Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti presenting the commission's opinion on the candidates.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, Culture Ministry
Chair of the international commission assessing candidates for the European Capital of Culture 2012 Guy Dockendorf (left) and Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti (centre) presenting the commission's opinion on the candidates.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, Culture Ministry
Chair of the international commission assessing candidates for the European Capital of Culture 2012 Guy Dockendorf (left) and Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti presenting the commission's opinion on the candidates.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, Culture Ministry
Chair of the international commission assessing candidates for the European Capital of Culture 2012 Guy Dockendorf (left) and Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti presenting the commission's opinion on the candidates.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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