Slovenia presents EU presidency programme

Climate package to be debated by EU ministers in March and June but no deal expected

Climate change and energy will top Slovenia's priorities during its six-month rotating presidency of the EU, Slovenian foreign minister Dimitrij Rupel told the press on Thursday in a presentation of his country's work programme.

Other key environmental priorities will include biodiversity and eco-innovation, according to the programme. Slovenia will assume the presidency on 1 January. It will be the first member state from the 2004 eastwards enlargement of the EU to be in charge of the bloc's agenda.

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