Janez PotoÄnik, Commissioner for Environment, has confirmed his attendance as a keynote speaker at the 2013 European Business Summit.
"The objective of the Directorate-General is to protect, preserve and improve the environment for present and future generations. To achieve this it proposes policies that ensure a high level of environmental protection in the European Union and that preserve the quality of life of EU citizens.
The DG makes sure that Member States correctly apply EU environmental law. In doing so it investigates complaints made by citizens and non-governmental organisations and can take legal action if it is deems that EU law has been infringed. In certain cases DG Environment represents the European Union in environmental matters at international meetings such as the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity."
For more information on DG Environment, please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/potocnik/index_en.htm