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Description: Janez Potocnik speaks to press on EU hearings Country: Slovenia Position: Environment Commissioner The EU's incoming Environment Commissioner, Janez Potocnik, has pledged to bring a renewed focus on biodiversity to his new job, saying it may have been sidelined in the past. During a 13 January hearing in which MEPs greeted him with repeated bursts of applause, the Prius-driving Slovenian native said, "Doubling the forces in the Commission, which will take care for climate and the environment, is a good sign for all of us. In a way, many issues which were a bit in the shadow today [...] could, by the fact that I am responsible for taking care of environment, be upgraded". He has also promised to turn his hand to implementing existing water and soil rules, but stopped short of agreeing to a moratorium on new legislation as called for by deputy Julie Girling (ECR, UK).For more: www.europolitics.info