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Schedule of Events for Friday, 24 March

Ljubljana, 23 March - Below is a schedule of events for Friday, 24 March:

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The final day of the EU summit. Slovenian PM Janez Jansa, who is taking part together with FM Dimitrij Rupel and Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk, is to talk to the press after the conclusion of the summit at 1 PM. (STA)

VATICAN - Pope Benedict XVI is to confer the title of cardinal on 15 church dignitaries at his first consistory, among them on Slovenian Archbishop Franc Rode. (STA/PHOTO)

MARIBOR - Transport Minister Janez Bozic, chief executive of the Slovenian Railways Joze Jurkovic and the chairman of port operator Luka Koper are to present plans for the development of the Slovenian railway system at a press conference scheduled for 9 AM. (STA)

MARRAKESH, Morocco - Slovenian Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak will be attending a trade conference of commerce ministers from Mediterranean countries in the European-Mediterranean region (Euromed) and representatives of the European Commission.

SKOPJE, Macedonia - Environment Minister Janez Podobnik is to hold talks with his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Sapuric at 10 AM, to be followed by a news conference at 12:30 PM, as part of his two-day visit to Macedonia.

LJUBLJANA - A delegation of 65 mayors and other officials of the Austrian People's Party is to hold talks at 4 PM with the Slovenian mayors and MPs whose parties are members of the European People's Party (EPP-ED).

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary EU affairs committee is to examine the supplemented draft guidelines of Slovenia's EU policies for 2006. Committee chair Anton Kokalj is to speak to the press at 3 PM.

BERLIN, Germany - State Secretary at the Office for Local Government and Regional Policy, Franci Rokavec, is to conclude a multi-day visit to Berlin where he is holding talks with top city officials.

LJUBLJANA - The results of the latest Politbarometer public opinion survey are to be presented at noon. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - The Student Organisation of Slovenia is to stage a rally in front of the French Embassy at noon as a show of support for French students who are protesting against new labour legislation.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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