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EU Ministers Debate Benefits, Downsides of Biofuels

Brdo pri Kranju, 12 April - Concerns that increasing use of biofuels is harming the environment and biodiversity are likely to dominate proceedings at an informal meeting of EU environment ministers in Slovenia on Saturday. "There are a lot of concerns about the social and environmental impact of biofuels," European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said on arrival.

Brdo pri Kranju.
Neformalno srečanje ministrov članic EU za okolje.
Foto:Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Neformalno srečanje ministrov članic EU za okolje.
Minister za okolje in prostor ter predsedujoči Svetu EU za okolje Janez Podobnik.
Foto:Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Neformalno srečanje ministrov članic EU za okolje.
Evropski komisar za okolje Stavros Dimas in švicarski minister za okolje Moritz Leuenberger.
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French State Secretary for Ecology Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (left) and Portuguese Environment Minister Francisco Nunes Correia at an informal meeting of EU environment ministers.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenian Environment Minister Janez Podobnik (left) and French State Secretary for Ecology Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet at an informal meeting of EU environment ministers.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenian Environment Minister Janez Podobnik chairing an informal meeting of EU environment ministers.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Informal meeting of EU environment ministers - family photo.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Informal meeting of EU environment ministers - family photo.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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French State Secretary for Ecology Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (left) and European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas at an informal meeting of EU environment ministers.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas at an informal meeting of EU environment ministers.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Neformalno srečanje ministrov članic EU za okolje.
Evropski komisar za okolje Stavros Dimas.
Foto:Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Neformalno srečanje ministrov članic EU za okolje.
Minister za okolje in prostor ter predsedujoči Svetu EU za okolje Janez Podobnik.
Foto:Stanko Gruden/STA

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German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel at an informal meeting of EU environment ministers.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas arriving at an informal meeting of EU environment ministers.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Neformalno srečanje ministrov članic EU za okolje.
Francoska državna sekretarka pri državnem ministru za ekologijo ter trajnostni in prostorski razvoj, zadolžena za ekologijo Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet in evropski komisar za okolje Stavros Dimas.
Foto:Stanko Gruden/STA

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Informal meeting of EU environment ministers - family photo.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenian Environment Minister Janez Podobnik chairing an informal meeting of EU environment ministers.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas (right) and the head of the European Environment Agency Jacqueline McGlade at an informal meeting of EU environment ministers.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Neformalno srečanje ministrov članic EU za okolje.
Švedski okoljski minister Andreas Carlgren, francoska državna sekretarka pri državnem ministru za ekologijo ter trajnostni in prostorski razvoj, zadolžena za ekologijo Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet in češki okoljski minister Martin Bursik.
Foto:Stanko Gruden/STA

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European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas arriving at an informal meeting of EU environment ministers.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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