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Climate Goals and Energy Top EU Debate

Brussels, 14 March - The legislative package envisaging ambitious climate goals for the EU is undergoing a political litmus test at the meeting of the bloc's leaders in Brussels. The debate on the energy-climate package topped talks on the first day of the summit, with leaders going over measures reaffirming the EU's role as a global leader in the field.

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, Prime Minister Janez Jansa and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (from left to right) speaking to the press after the first day of the spring EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa speaking to the press after the first day of the spring EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa speaking to the press after the first day of the spring EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso speaking to the press after the first day of the spring EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso speaking to the press after the first day of the spring EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Replica of a long-case clock designed by Slovenia's greatest architect Joze Plecnik which the Slovenian government donated
to the headquarters of the Council of the European Union in Brussels to mark its 2008 EU presidency.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (left) and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa.
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

Belgija, Bruselj.
Zasedanje Evropskega sveta, prvo od dveh v času slovenskega predsedovanja EU.
Francoska ministrica za finance Christine Lagarde, slovenski zunanji minister Dimitrij Rupel, francoski predsednik Nicolas Sarkozy, slovenski premier Janez Janša, francoski zunanji minister Bernard Kouchner in slovenski minister za finance Andrej Bajuk.
Foto: 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.
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
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.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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.
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.
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

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