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Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for science and research, will give a public lecture on European research, on Tuesday 25 April at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

This event is part of the LSE European Series of lectures, hosted by the European Institute at LSE and supported by LSE's Annual Fund

Janez Potočnik is European Commissioner for science and research, a position he has held since 2004. Prior to this, Commissioner Potočnik was Slovenian minister for European affairs from 2002 to 2004 and acted as head of negotiating team for the accession of Slovenia to the EU from 1998 onwards.

Professor Kevin Featherstone, director of LSE's European Institute, will chair this event.

Back to Basics - Putting Excellence at the Heart of European Research is on Tuesday 25 April 2006 at 2.15pm in the Shaw Library, sixth floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

This event is one in a series of events hosted by the European Institute| at LSE and supported by LSE's Annual Fund  

The next event in the series takes place on Thursday 27 April. Dr Richard Mayne, personal assistant to both Jean Monnet and to the first president of the EEC Commission, Walter Hallstein, will give a lecture on L'Europe de Jean Monnet -Tomorrow's Europe? 

Press cuttings

EurActiv.com, Belgium
Commission supports freedom of science and innovation (26 Apr 06)
Speaking at LSE, the Commissioner for Science and Research, Janez Potočnik, addressed the importance of the future European Research Council.

11 April 2006

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