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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 26 January

Ljubljana, 25 January - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 26 January:

PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro - Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek is to join world leaders in attending the funeral of the late Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova, who died last week aged 61.

LJUBLJANA - Weekly session of the government. The agenda includes an agreement to place police officers training Iraqi officers in Jordan under the protection of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, as well as amendments to the act on births and deaths register and the act on health inspection. A press conference is scheduled for 2 PM. (STA)

MUNICH, Germany - The Slovenia-Bavaria commission is to meet for a session at 9:30 AM, to be attended also by Slovenian FM Dimitrij Rupel, who is to meet Bavarian Prime Minister Edmund Stoiber at 11 AM.

KLAGENFURT, Austria - The head of the Government Office for Slovenians Abroad, Zorko Pelikan, is to meet the leaders of the umbrella minority organisations in Austria's Carinthia, the National Council of Carinthian Slovenians (NSKS) and the Union of Slovenian Organisatons (ZSO), as well as the head of the Unity List, a minority party; talks start at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to host a public debate on the proposed far-reaching changes to the companies act. The debate starts at 3 PM.

LJUBLJANA - A parliamentary inquiry commission investigating suspected irregularities in share transactions carried out by the state-owned funds KAD and SOD is to hold its maiden session. The MPs are to meet behind closed doors at 2 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Former President Milan Kucan's Forum 21 is to host a panel on how the planned structural reforms would affect the values of Slovenians at 5 PM. Reforms Minister Joze P. Damijan is expected to attend.

LJUBLJANA - The trade union of workers in catering and tourism is to stage a press conference at 11 AM to outline the possible adverse effects of a flat tax on the industry.

NOVA GORICA - The future of the gaming industry in the Gorisko region is to be discussed at a panel organised by the Gorisko Society for Quality Living at 6 PM.

KOPER - The Koper District Court is to decided whether Ladjedelnica Izola should go into administration in a move that could save Slovenia's only shipyard from going bankrupt.

ST. GALLEN, Switzerland - Slovenia are to kick off their campaign to defend silver from the 2004 European Handball Championships with a Group A match against the hosts, Switzerland at 8:15 PM. (STA)

ATHENS, Greece - Union Olimpija are to chase their fourth victory in Group A of basketball's Euroleague against Greece's AEK Athens at 7:45 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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