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Schedule of Events for Monday, 12 December

Ljubljana, 11 December - Below is a schedule of events for Monday, 12 December:

BRUSSELS, Belgium - EU foreign ministers are to continue talks on the EU 2007-2013 spending plan, discuss further EU enlargement and the situation in the Balkans. Slovenia will be represented by FM Dimitrij Rupel and European Affairs State Secretary Marcel Koprol. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The parliament is to conclude its extraordinary session with votes on the 2006 and 2007 budget bills; begins at 10 AM. (STA)

HONG KONG, China - A four-day WTO parliamentary conference, organised by the European Parliament and the Interparliamentary Union, is to begin as part of a WTO ministerial conference, due from 13 to 19 Dec. A Slovenian delegation to take part.

VIENNA, Austria - At an invitation of Austrian Interior Minister Liese Prokop, Interior Minister Dragutin Mate is to attend the opening of an intervention and crisis coordination centre at the Austrian Interior Ministry.

LJUBLJANA - The four largest trade unions are to organise talks on the 2006-2009 social agreement. Representatives of the Employers' Association and the Chamber of Commerce said they will take part, while Labour Minister Janez Drobnic will probably not attend. At noon.

LJUBLJANA - Justice Minister Lovro Sturm is to receive at 10 AM Franjo Lukenda, who complained about the lengthy proceedings in Slovenia to the European Court of Human Rights, which ruled in his favour. Later on, Sturm and State Secretary Robert Marolt are to present to the press a plan to deal with court backlog by the end of 2010 at 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The opposition Liberal Democrats' (LDS) head Jelko Kacin and deputy Matej Lahovnik are to present to the press at 10 AM the LDS standpoint on the amended 2006 and 2007 budget bills. (STA)

POSTOJNA - PM Janez Jansa is to take part in a meeting of Slovenian mayors, scheduled for 9 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The UN Association for Slovenia is to stage a ceremony, marking the World Human Rights Day, celebrated on 10 December. President Janez Drnovsek is to deliver the keynote address at 6 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - President Janez Drnovsek is to receive credentials of the new Luxembourg Ambassador to Slovenia, Christian Braun. At 5 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The government's spokesperson Valentin Hajdinjak is to present to the press the work of the prime minister's office after the first year since elections. At noon.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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