Date of Birth: 17 September 1959

Citizenship: Slovene

Education: Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana


1985-1990 – doctor at the ambulance stations in Cerkno and Idrija

1990-1992 – mayor of Idrija

1992-1996 – member of the first National Assembly of the Republic o Slovenia

1994 -1998 – mayor of Cerkno

1996-2000 – President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia

2000-2004 – member of the third National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia

2000-2004 – Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe

2002-2004 – Observer in the European Parliament for the Republic of Slovenia

2004 – Member of the European Parliament

2004-2008 – Minister for Environment and Spatial Planning in the Government of the Republic of Slovenia

First half of 2008 – President of the European Council of European environment ministers during Slovenia's presidency of the European Council

April 2009 to present – Director of the ECPD International Institute for Sustainable Development, Urban Planning and Environmental Studies in Ljubljana

March 2012 to present - Acting Director General of the International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE)

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