Schedule of Events for Thursday, 1 December

Ljubljana, 30 November - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 1 December:

LJUBLJANA - PM Janez Jansa is scheduled to meet the presidents of coalition parties and heads of deputy groups of coalition parties at 4 PM to discuss current political issues. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The government is to pass bills on the valuation and registration of real estate, and amendments to the acts on public sector wages and agriculture at its weekly session. A press conference is scheduled for 2 PM. (STA)

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Interior Minister Dragutin Mate is set to attend the first day of a meeting of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council, which will focus on anti-terrorism measures and migrations.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council is to debate the internal market on energy and natural gas, climate change and information society. Slovenia will be represented by Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak.

LJUBLJANA - Presidents of the four trade union federations that staged mass protests against government reforms on Saturday are to speak to the press at 11 AM to comment on the reactions to the protests.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Parliament Speaker France Cukjati and National Council President Janez Susnik are to attend a meeting of parliament speakers from Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA - The head of the security and protection bureau at the general police directorate, Saso Korenjak, is to present security measures for the OSCE ministerial, which is taking place on 5 and 6 December; at 1 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The Ljubljana Stock Exchange (LJSE) is to present plans for next year at a press conference scheduled for 1 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Iskra Avtoelektrika, a maker of electronic components for the car industry, is to stage a press conference at 10 AM to present an offer for the takeover of its erstwhile parent company, Iskra Ljubljana. (STA)

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Retailer Mercator is to open a new shopping centre in the Bosnian capital at noon. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Center Evropa is to host a debate on Islam in Europe in cooperation with the Government PR and Media Office, the Institute of Strategic Studies and the Turkish Embassy. Turkish Ambassador Balkan Kizildeli will be one of the speakers at the debate which starts at 3 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Faruk Sen, the head of the Essen-based Centre for Turkish Studies, is to deliver a lecture at the Ljubljana Faculty of Law entitled "The Turks in Europe - Turkey in the EU; The economic foundations of the membership negotiations"; at 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts is to host a symposium on ethical standards in biotechnological research. The event starts at 4 PM.

MARIBOR - The Faculty of Civil Engineering is to host the 2nd international congress of railway infrastructure managers (RIMC). The congress officially opens on Friday.

PORTOROZ/PIRAN - The 8th Festival of Slovenian Film is set to start at 7:30 PM with the conferring of the Badjura Award for lifetime achievements in cinematography to director Joze Pogacnik.

LJUBLJANA - Union Olimpija is to take on Greece's AEK Athens in the 4th round of the Euroleague. The game starts at 8:45 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Condoms, red ribbons and information leaflets are to be distributed around the country as Slovenia joins the global efforts to raise awareness about AIDS on World AIDS Day.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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