About: Janez Poto?nik

Agrifood 21-04-2016

Potocnik: Farmers and consumers ‘equally responsible’ for agricultural transformation

Every food producer should help make agriculture sustainable, Janez Potočnik told EURACTIV.com.
Janez Potocnik

Poto?nik: ‘Subsidies to energy and water use raise barriers to a circular economy’

SPECIAL REPORT / EU environment commissioner Janez Poto?nik contends that a circular economy model is not just a realistic goal for the EU, but is “inevitable”. Reducing Europe’s waste using “tried and tested” methods is going to be a key issue for the next Parliament's mandate.
Climate change 03-02-2012

Poto?nik: More legislative power, but no money for environment

Compared to other policy areas, environment still remains the Cinderella of the European budget, where allocations amount to just over €2 billion compared to research which gets more than €50 billion for the FP7. Negotiations on the next EU budget 2014-2020 will be crucial, said Commissioner Janez Poto?nik in an interview with EURACTIV Slovakia

Commissioner: EU innovation must pick up speed

The EU needs to improve its "innovation climate" and the speed with which it transforms research into commercial products, EU Science and Research Commissioner Janez Poto?nik told EURACTIV in an interview.

Poto?nik: Europe must lead ‘green revolution’

The EU will invest billions in green technologies using a series of public private partnerships (PPPs), Janez Poto?nik, Commissioner responsible for Science and Research, has said in an interview with EURACTIV Slovakia.

Poto?nik: EU-US comparisons on R&D spending ‘not always helpful’

With 95% of public research carried out at member state level, comparisons with the United States and Japan do not reflect Europe's true R&D capacity, EU Research Commissioner Janez Poto?nik told EURACTIV Turkey in an interview.