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Schedule of Events for Wednesday, 8 March

Ljubljana, 7 March - Below is a schedule of events for Wednesday, 8 March:

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories - President Janez Drnovsek is to visit the Palestinian territories for a meeting with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas (at 11:30 AM). The two presidents are to speak to the press at 1:15 PM. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to host two public debates: on the changes to the media act (starting at noon) and on the draft resolution on the national transport policy (starts at 3 PM). (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - Prime Minister Janez Jansa is to chair a session of his economic affairs college for a debate on the allocation of EU funds for the 2007-2013 Development Programme. A press release is expected to be circulated after the meeting, which starts at 10 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to meet members of NGOs ahead of a session of the UN Human Rights Commission in Switzerland's Geneva. Rupel is scheduled to address the press after the meeting, expectedly at 4:45 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Slovenian aid organisations are to hold a press conference at noon to outline the latest developments in Darfur and their campaign to collect funds for Darfur.

BERLIN, Germany - Slovenian providers of tourist services are to be promoted at an international tourism market in Berlin.

VRHNIKA - Honorary medals are to be conferred on members of the Slovenian Armed Forces who participated in ISAF's first three rotations in Afghanistan at a ceremony scheduled for 2:30 PM, which is to be attended by Slovenian officials and Canadian diplomats in Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA - International Women's Day is to be marked in Slovenia with numerous events. Among others, a debate on the partnership between women and men on the labour market is to be hosted by the Government Office for Equal Opportunities at 10 AM, while the Atlantic Council of Slovenia is to host a round table on the role of women in international relations at 6 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Association for Fight Against Cancer is to hold a special session to mark the week dedicated to the fight against the disease.

POKLJUKA - The Biathlon World Cup arrives in Slovenia for a five-day competition at the Pokljuka plateau, with around 250 athletes from 37 countries, including all medal-winners from the 2006 Turin Olympics, expected to compete. The first day of competition is to see the men's 10km sprint at 2:15 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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