Foreign Investment Needed for EU Environmental Harmonisation

Ljubljana, 12 April - In the past year Slovenia has progressed well and is on the right path concerning EU integration in the environmental field, however, there is a lot of work to go, agreed outgoing Minister for the Environment and Physical Planning Pavel Gantar and deputy director general of the European Commission's general directorate for the environment, Jean-Francois Verstrynge at Wednesday's public meeting. Verstrynge, who was on a one day visit to Slovenia, and Gantar also stressed that for the final harmonisation in the field, own resources will have to be acquired (Slovenia estimates 2.7 billion euros) as the EU assistance and resources will not cover the whole amount.

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