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EU Leaders: Bloc Faces Big Challenges, but Ready to Deal with Them

Ljubljana, 8 May - The leaders of the main EU institutions see the fight against climate change, the Lisbon Treaty and intercultural dialogue as the EU's main achievements over the past year, but they told the WDR Europa Forum on Thursday that these were also areas where the 27-member bloc faces the biggest challenges.

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Director General of German WDR broadcaster Monika Piel at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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From left to right: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, European Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (far right) at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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President Danilo Tuerk at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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President Danilo Tuerk at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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From left to right: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, European Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (far right) at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (left) and European Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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From left to right: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, European Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (far right) at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
From left to right: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, European Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (far right) at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (left) and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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European Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering (left) at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
From left to right: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, European Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (far right) at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at the start of the WDR Europa Forum.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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