Latest Janez Potočnik Stories

2011-05-17 05:55:00

Hundreds of species across Europe are under threat of extinction in a 'crisis of biodiversity', according to European Union Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik. Animals such as the Iberian lynx of southern Spain, the Mediterranean monk seal off the coast of Greece and Turkey, and the Bavarian pine vole of the Alps could soon be gone, Potocnik said. According to the warning issued this month, up to one-quarter of Europe's native species are now threatened with extinction....

2008-10-08 09:00:15

EU official congratulate winners of Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine BRUSSELS, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- European Union (EU) commissioner for science and research, Janez Potocnik, on Tuesday congratulated the three laureates of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, all of whom are EU citizens. "I am particularly happy and proud, that so far this year, three European researchers have been awarded the Nobel Prize," said Potocnik in a statement. The laureates are German...

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