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EU Summit Underway

Brussels, 13 March - EU heads of state and government began in Brussels on Thursday their spring summit. The agenda of the first of two summits under Slovenia's presidency is dominated by economic and development issues.

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel (left) and Prime Minister Janez Jansa prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left) and Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
From left to right: French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and Slovenian Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
From left to right: Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa and Slovenian Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (left) and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer (left) and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa prior to the start of the EU summit.
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Brussels, Belgium
From left to right: Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
From left to right: Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (left) and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa prior to the start of the EU summit.
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Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left) and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
From left to right: Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (left) and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
From left to right: British Foreign Affairs State Secretary David Miliband, Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Slovenian Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left) and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left) and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left) and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
From left to right: Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel (left), German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa and Swedish Prime Minister Mirek Fredrik Reinfeldt prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa prior to the start of the EU summit.
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Brussels, Belgium
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
From left to right: Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa and Slovenian Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
From left to right: Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, Italian Finance Minister Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa and Slovenian Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
From left to right: Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, Prime Minister Janez Jansa and Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left) welcoming his Czech counterpart Mirek Topolanek prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (right) and his Italian counterpart Romano Prodi prior to the start of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Belgija, Bruselj.
Sestanek voditeljev iz vrst Evropske ljudske stranke pred vrhom EU.
Nemška kanclerka Angela Merkel.
Foto: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon (left) talks with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, the president of the European Council, prior to an EPP meeting (Conservatives), ahead of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, the president of the European Council, talks to media prior to an EPP meeting (Conservatives), ahead of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon (left) talks with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, the president of the European Council, prior to an EPP meeting (Conservatives), ahead of the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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