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01.06.2007 | Minutes and reports | Europe and the Environment

Informal Meeting of Environment Ministers on "Environment - Innovation - Employment", 1 – 3 June, 2007, Essen Presidency Summary

Presidency Summary

The Environment Ministers of the Member States of the European Union, the Environment Ministers of the candidate countries, the EFTA countries and the European Commission, represented by Commissioner for Energy Andris Piebalgs and Director-General of DG Environment Mogens Peter Carl, held an extensive debate on the main challenges and opportunities in the field of environment - innovation - employment during their informal meeting in Essen on 1 - 3 June, 2007. The Ministers’ discussions received valuable contributions from the European Parliament, the European Environment Agency, the European Environmental Bureau and the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner.

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