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Schedule of Events for Monday, 6 March

Ljubljana, 5 March - Below is a schedule of events for Monday, 6 March:

TEL AVIV, Israel - President Janez Drnovsek is to begin his official visit to Israel by meeting his Isreali counterpart Moshe Katsav at 9:50 AM, acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at 11 AM, and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni at 6:30 PM. (STA)

INNSBRUCK, Austria - EU defence ministers, including Slovenia's Karl Erjavec, are to hold a two-day informal meeting to discuss the formation of EU tactical groups (rapidly deployable combat units), and the civil-military cooperation in EU missions.

LJUBLJANA - The parliament is to continue its February session at 10 AM, with the government-sponsored amendments to the act on war veterans and changes to the act on succession issues regarding former Yugoslavia expected to be fast-tracked on Monday. The session finishes on Tuesday. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - A working group of veterinary scientists and food-processing industry representatives is to meet for another session to make a risk analysis of poultry vaccination against bird flu. The group should conclude its work by 8 March.

LJUBLJANA - The state-run Slovenian Restitution Fund (SOD) is to present the results of a new valuation of the country's largest insurance company, Zavarovalnica Triglav, at a press conference scheduled for 10:30 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The social partners - representatives of the trade unions, the employers and the government - are to resume talks on a new social agreement, for the period between 2006 and 2009, finally starting a debate on taxes. A press conference is scheduled for 3:15 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZZZS) is to hold a press conference at 9:30 AM to present its standpoint on a draft national social security programme for the period 2006-2010.

LJUBLJANA - MP Ljubo Germic of the opposition Liberal Democracy (LDS) and Former Health Minister Dusan Keber of the LDS are to talk to the press at 10:30 AM about the current situation in the Slovenian health care sector.

LJUBLJANA - As many as 17 retailers - including the largest, such as Mercator, Spar and Tus - are to ask the Constitutional Court to review parts of the trade act concerning the opening hours of shops.

LJUBLJANA - Shareholders of the investment firm Aktiva Invest are to meet to decide on decreasing the nominal value of one share from SIT 1m (EUR 4,174) to SIT 1,000 (EUR 4.17) in a move that would enable 68,000 small shareholders to remain Aktiva shareholders.

LJUBLJANA - The World Junior Figure Skating Championships is to get underway in the Slovenian capital (to close on 12 March), bringing together a number of the world's best junior figure skaters, including the Japanese "golden girl" Mao Asada.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Education and Sports Minister Milan Zver is continuing a working visit to Argentina until 12 March.

GORIZIA, Italy - A press conference is scheduled for 11 AM ahead of KOMIGO 2006, a festival of comedy theatre in the Slovenian, Italian and Friulan languages.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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