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Schedule of Events for Wednesday, 11 January

Ljubljana, 10 January - Below is a schedule of events for Wednesday, 11 January:

LJUBLJANA - The EBRD president Jean Lemierre is to meet PM Janez Jansa and Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk to discuss Slovenia's preparations for the euro changeover and the EBRD's participation in the privatisation of Slovenian companies. Bajuk and Lemierre are to make a statement to the press at 3 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The new Government Office for the Coordination and Implementation of Slovenia's Development Strategy is to present its team and key areas of work at a press conference scheduled for 11 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - PM Janez Jansa convened his economic affairs college for 10 AM to discuss the energy supply of the country and several issues regarding the pension system. At 2:30 PM, his political affairs college is to discuss a report on inspection services and on security at public events.

LJUBLJANA - At a joint session of the parliamentary foreign policy and European affairs committees at 9 AM, Austria's Ambassador to Slovenia Valentin Inzko is to present his country's priorities during its six-month stint as EU president.

LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly is expected to resume its extraordinary session at 10 AM to appoint 21 members of the new 29-strong RTV Slovenija Programming Council. MPs are also to take a vote on the recently vetoed changes to the trade act and the wine act. (STA)

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Slovenian MEP Mihael Brejc (EPP/SDS) is to host the launch of a new website with comprehensive info about Slovenia. "Slovenia - Your Partner" is to be presented at 6 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's electricity distributer Elektro Slovenije is to outline its plans for 2006 at a news conference scheduled for 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Poultry breeder Perutnina Ptuj is to present its 2005 results at a press conference scheduled for 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The work of Slovenia's Housing Fund in 2005 and its plans for 2006 are to be presented to the press at 1 PM by Spatial Planning Minister Janez Podobnik and representatives of the fund.

LJUBLJANA - A book about Slovenians during WWI is to be launched at 11 AM. "The Turning Point: 1914-1918. Slovenians and the World in WWI" (Prelom: 1914-1918. Slovenci in svet v prvi svetovni vojni) was written by historians Dusan Necak and Bozo Repe.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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