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Schedule of Events for Monday, 13 March

Ljubljana, 12 March - Below is a schedule of events for Monday, 13 March:

MONDAY, 13 March

LJUBLJANA - The social partners - representatives of the trade unions, the employers and the government - will continue the debate on taxes as part of talks on a new social agreement for the 2006-2009 period. The head of the government negotiating team Dusan Krajnik is scheduled to give a press statement at 3:15 PM.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - A meeting of the EU's competitiveness council will be attended by Slovenia's Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak. The ministers are expected to discuss the implementation of the Lisbon Strategy and the measures to increase the competitiveness of SMEs as well as the services directive.

LJUBLJANA - The newly appointed non-residential Icelandic Ambassador Kristinn F. Arnason will present a copy of his credentials to State Secretary at the Foreign Ministry Bozo Cerar; at 3:30 PM.

RIMSKE TOPLICE - A partnership and shareholder's contract for the dilapidated spa Rimske Toplice will be signed by Local Government and Regional Policy Minister Ivan Zagar and the spa's lessee the Medical and Rehabilitation Centre; at noon. (STA/photo)

LJUBLJANA - A news conference of the Transport Ministry will detail a new and unified way of informing the public on the traffic situation on the country's state roads network; at 1 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti and the head of the Slovenian Film Fund Irena Ostrouska will hold a news conference on the development and the programme policy of the Fund; at 2 PM. (STA/photo)

LJUBLJANA - The 8th International Festival of Documentary Film will be opened at 6 PM by the "March of the Penguins", which won the 2006 best documentary Oscar award.

SAO PAULO, Brazil - A delegation of the parliamentary commission for Slovenians abroad will begin its ten-day visit to South America.

LJUBLJANA - The KNS trade union confederation will stage a press conference on the cancellation of labour contracts for the union's representatives in the Lama Dekani company, which was recently acquired by UK's Titus International. The conference is scheduled for 11 AM.

KRANJ - The Kranj Faculty of Organisational Sciences will stage a news conference at 1 PM, detailing the forthcoming international conference on the development of organisational sciences.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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