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Ex-Slovenian EU commissioner says Brexit sad affair

Brussels, 28 April - Slovenia is seen as a stable, constructive and pro-European country which however does not fully use the potential it could to play the role a small country can play in the EU, Slovenia's former European Commissioner Janez Potočnik has told the STA ahead of the 15th anniversary of the country's EU accession.

Brussels, Belgium
Janez Potočnik (right) in 2006 when he presented the European Commission's proposal for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology as science and research commissioner alongside Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (centre) and Education Commissioner Jan Figel.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA
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Ljubljana
Slovenian economist Janez Potočnik, a two-time European commissioner and Slovenia's chief negotiator with the EU before the 2004 Big Bang enlargement.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
File photo

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