About the speaker
Irena Majcen is a specialist on the environment and spatial planning. Prior to becoming Minister, she was Head of the Department of the Environment, Spatial Planning, Transport and Communications at the Administrative Unit Slovenska Bistrica, which boasts the best statistics on obtaining construction and operating permits. In the last four years, she worked in the field of issuing building permits, development approvals, managed some procedures for the Ministry, expropriations, etc., which is how she knows the Ministry’s areas of work also from the viewpoint of the user. Between 2005 and 2010, she was Mayor of the Municipality of Slovenska Bistrica.