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MPs Pass Law on Coexistence of GMOs and Traditional Crops

Ljubljana, 21 May - The National Assembly passed a bill regulating the production of genetically modified crops in Slovenia, focusing on coexistence of GMOs and traditional crops. The bill was rushed through parliament in emergency procedure and was endorsed by members of all deputy factions in a 45:8 vote.

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Opposition Democrats (SDS) deputy Vinko Gorenak speaking at the regular May session of the National Assembly.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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The National Assembly holding its regular May session.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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National Assembly secretary general. Mojca Prelesnik (left), Speaker Pavel Gantar (centre) and Deputy Speaker Miran Potrc at the regular May session of the National Assembly.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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The National Assembly holding its regular May session.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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The National Assembly holding its regular May session.
Coalition Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) deputies Josko Godec (left), Anton Urh (centre) and Franc Znidarsic.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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The National Assembly holding its regular May session.
Opposition Democrats (SDS) deputies Branjko Grims (left), Jozef Jerovsek (centre) and Vinko Gorenak.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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The National Assembly holding its regular May session.
Opposition People's Party (SLS) deputies Janez Ribic (left) and Radovan Zerjav.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The National Assembly holding its regular May session.
Opposition Democrats (SDS) deputies Alenka Jeraj (right) and Rudolf Petan (centre) and opposition People's Party (SLS) deputy Jakob Presecnik.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The National Assembly holding its regular May session.
Coalition Social Democrats (SD) deputies Miran Potrc and Bojan Kontic.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The National Assembly holding its regular May session.
Opposition Democrats (SDS) deputies Joze Tanko, Vinko Gorenak and Rudolf Petan.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Interior Minister Katarina Kresal at the regular May session of the National Assembly.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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