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Commissioner Potočnik Will Not Stand for MEP

recasts, adds reaction by two coalition parties

Ljubljana, 12 March - Slovenia's European Commissioner Janez Potočnik said on Wednesday that he would not stand in the upcoming elections to the European Parliament, in a move that is seen as severely affecting the chances of Slovenian liberal parties to jointly run for seats in the European Parliament.

European Commissioner Janez Potočnik, a doctor of economics and former Slovenian European affairs minister, decides not to stand in the May elections to the European Parliament.
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