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Schedule of Events for Monday, 23 January

Ljubljana, 22 January - Below is a schedule of events for Monday, 23 January:

LJUBLJANA - European Transport Commissioner Jacques Barrot is to arrive for a two-day working visit at the invitation of Slovenian Transport Minister Janez Bozic. Barrot and Bozic are to hold a joint press conference at 2 PM, hold a working lunch together with FM Dimitrij Rupel at 3 PM, and speak to the joint session of the parliamentary transport and EU affairs committees at 4:40 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - An extraordinary parliamentary session is to continue in the afternoon and is expected to pass the government-sponsored changes to the health insurance act, unless the opposition National Party (SNS) succeeds in presenting their amended referendum request on the issue by noon. The session is to kick off at 4 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Local Government and Regional Policy Minister Ivan Zagar is to present Slovenia's drawing of EU cohesion funds in 2005 at a press conference at 10:30 AM.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - EU agriculture ministers are to hold a meeting, also attended by Slovenia's Marija Lukacic.

LJUBLJANA - Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak is to stage a press conference to present the findings of an interdepartmental working group on the faulty supervision that led to the recent tragic accident in night club Lipa; at 1:30 PM.

METLIKA - A press conference is to be held at 10:30 AM, by representatives of nine Croatian and three Slovenian municipalities, prior to signing a letter of intent on cross-border cooperation.

LJUBLJANA - Plecnik's days, commemorating the greatest Slovenian Architect Joze Plecnik, are to begin with the opening of an exhibition on his work at 7 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The "Fabula" international festival of European short story is to kick off at 6 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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