Schedule of Events for Wednesday, 30 November

Ljubljana, 29 November - Below is a schedule of events for Wednesday, 30 November:

LJUBLJANA - The Statistical Office is to present the latest inflation figures and a survey of cargo road and rail transport in 2004 at a news conference scheduled for 10:30 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The supervisors of fuel trader Petrol are expected to appoint a new CEO after Janez Lotric has resigned, effective on 30 November.

LJUBLJANA - The outgoing head of the Government Office for Slovenians Abroad Franc Puksic is to outline the work of his office under his leadership at a news conference scheduled for noon.

LJUBLJANA - The National Council is to meet at 3 PM to possibly veto the recently passed income tax law, challenged as inadequate in several respects by a group of councillors.

LJUBLJANA - The parliament's November session is to conclude with a debate on the establishment of a commission that would probe into transactions of the state-run KAD and SOD funds; begins at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The Court of Audits is to outline at 10:30 AM its reports on the use of budgetary funds for Elan Group and the sell-off of a stake in the defence company Sistemska tehnika in 2003, among others.

MURSKA SOBOTA - Environment Minister Janez Podobnik is to attend a panel on renewable sources of energy at 11 AM and a 3 PM press conference on how to manage natural reserves.

SENTJANZ PRI DRAVOGRAD - The company Lesna TIP is to stage a news conference prior to a panel on industrial use of biomass at 9 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The executive committee of the coalition New Slovenia (NSi) is to meet at 7 PM for the first session after the recent party congress.

LJUBLJANA - Health Minister Andrej Brucan and other representatives of health authorities are to speak to the press on the eve of World Aids Day at 9:30 AM. Later on, HIV and AIDS statistics are to be presented at a press conference at 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Jure Zupan and Defence Minister Karel Erjavec are to speak to the press at 10 AM and 1 PM respectively about their first year in office.

POLJCE - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec is to meet over 80 students of the NATO Defense College from Rome who are visiting the Slovenian Armed Forces training centre in Poljce as part of a tour of NATO members.

LJUBLJANA - The National Council for Culture, an independent body that outlines the national cultural strategy and is chaired by Janez Pipan, is to meet for a session at 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The Book Fair is to host a series of debates, with a panel discussing the book markets in Slovenia and the EU (noon), and another focusing on problems of promoting and distributing Russian books in Slovenia (5 PM).

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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