Interview: Slovenia’s environment minister on EU Council presidency plans

One of EU’s smallest member states faces six months of perhaps the most intense environmental politicking the EU has ever seen when it takes over the rotating Council presidency in July. ENDS spoke to Slovenia’s minister for environment and spatial planning, Andrej Vizjak, about crucial international summits, covid recovery and his own sympathy with the position of the European Parliament in the tortuous debate over CAP reform.

by Robert Hodgson
Vizjak: “I hope that now we are now ready to go into a post-pandemic period, and recover [our economy] in a green way.” Photo: Slovenian government
Vizjak: “I hope that now we are now ready to go into a post-pandemic period, and recover [our economy] in a green way.” Photo: Slovenian government

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