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Schedule of Events from 27 March to 2 April

Ljubljana, 26 March - Schedule of events in the week from 27 March to 2 April:

MONDAY, 27 March
        NICOSIA, Cyprus - President Janez Drnovsek is to start a two-day official visit to Cyprus to meet his Cypriot counterpart Tassos Papadopoulos and Parliament Speaker Demetris Christofias.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - EU transport ministers, including Slovenia's Janez Bozic, are to discuss the introduction of a uniform European driver's licence and the amendments to the legislation on road traffic tolls for lorries on so-called eurovinjets.
        LJUBLJANA - Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Jure Zupan and Vice-Chairman of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) Jean-Pierre Le Roux are to sign an agreement on cooperation between the Slovenian ministry and the CEA.
        LJUBLJANA - Macedonian Local Government Minister Rizvan Sulejmani is to arrive for a three-day visit on the invitation of Local Government and Regional Policy Minister Ivan Zagar.
        LJUBLJANA - Prime Minister Janez Jansa is to receive the president of the Lions Club International, Ashok Mehta, and representatives of Slovenian Lions Clubs.
        VIENNA, Austria - Heads of the EU parliamentary foreign affairs committees, including Slovenia's Jozef Jerovsek, are to meet.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - A Slovenian parliamentary delegation is to attend a Euro-Mediterranean parliamentary assembly.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly is to begin its regular March session with a Q&A session.
        LJUBLJANA - Talks on social agreement are to resume with social partners focusing on the unresolved chapter of social dialogue, and public finance.
        LJUBLJANA - A press conference is to be held ahead of the 38th International PEN meeting in Bled, which is to take place between 29 March and 2 April, organised by the Slovenian PEN centre.

TUESDAY, 28 March
        LJUBLJANA - Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk, Juan Jose Fernandez Ansola of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Bozo Jasovic of the Bank of Slovenia are to hold a press conference upon the conclusion of the IMF's 14-day mission to Slovenia.
        LJUBLJANA - Macedonian Local Government Minister Rizvan Sulejmani and his host Local Government and Regional Policy Minister Ivan Zagar are to make a statements to the press.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - The coordinating body of Slovenian minorities, SLOMAK, is to start a two-day visit to Brussels.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Slovenian MEPs Mojca Drcar Murko and Jelko Kacin (both LDS/ALDE) are to open an exhibition on Slovenian minorities in Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia.
        LJUBLJANA - Bank Austria Creditanstalt Ljubljana is to present to the press the bank's 2005 business results and plans for 2006.
        LJUBLJANA - SRC.SI, the largest Slovenian company specialising in system integration, is to hold a press conference to present its business results for 2005.
        LJUBLJANA - Forum 21, a leftist political interest group, is to host a meeting with Reisu-l-ulema Mustafa Ceric, the leader of Bosnia's Islamic community.

        BRUSSELS, Belgium - The coordinating body of Slovenian minorities, SLOMAK, is to hold an all-Slovenian meeting to be attended by Slovenian MEPs, representatives of the Slovenian Embassy and other Slovenian institutions in Brussels, and representatives of Slovenian parliament and government.
        KRSKO - The cabinet is to travel to the southeastern region of Posavje for a working visit.
        BAD ISCHL, Austria - EU ministers responsible for youth are to hold an informal session. Slovenia will be represented by State Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Sports Alenka Sverc.
        LJUBLJANA - The Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZZZS) is to host a consultation dubbed "The Trade Unions and the Public".
        PORTOROZ - The 15th Slovenian Advertising Festival SOF is to get underway in the seaside resort of Porotoroz.
        LJUBLJANA - The Stele Awards, conferred by the Slovenian Association of Conservators for protecting cultural heritage, are to be presented.

THURSDAY, 30 March
        OHRID, Macedonia - Interior Minister Dragutin Mate is to begin a six-day visit to Macedonia, where he will meet his Macedonian counterpart Ljubomir Mihajlovski.
        LJUBLJANA - The government is to hold its weekly session.
        LJUBLJANA - The Defence Ministry and the Institute for Strategic Studies are to hold a conference on global safety. Defence Minister Karl Erjavec is to deliver the opening speech.
        LJUBLJANA - The Defence Ministry is to hold a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the birth of General Rudolf Maister, who in 1918 took control of Maribor and in effect secured the country's northern border. Defence Minister Karl Erjavec is to be the keynote speaker.
        MARIBOR - The beginning of a two-day international conference on business, innovation and management (PODIM), organised by the Slovenian Public Agency for Business and Foreign Investments, Maribor University, and the business daily Finance.
        LJUBLJANA - A group of NGOs is to hold a round table on a new bill on patients' rights. Health Minister Andrej Brucan to attend.
        PORTOROZ - GV Izobrazevanje, a publishing and education establishment, is to hold a two-day conference on management in health service. Opening speech is to be delivered by State Secretary at the Health Ministry Dorjan Marusic.
        KRANJ - An award-winning ceremony is to conclude the annual festival "The Week of Slovenian Drama", with the Slavko Grum Award for best Slovenian theatre text and the Rudi Seligo Award for best production to be conferred.

FRIDAY, 31 March
        MARIBOR/CELJE - The European Commissioner for Regional Policy Danuta Huebner is to visit Slovenia.
        ISTANBUL, Turkey - The World Health Organisation (WHO) is to hold a meeting on health insurance, the financing of health system, and reforms in health services. Slovenia to be represented by State Secretary at the Health Ministry Dorjan Marusic.
        ROME, Italy - A concert is to honour the newly-appointed Cardinal Franc Rode, the former archbishop of Ljubljana and Slovenian metropolitan. Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel to attend.
        TREBNJE - The World Roma Day is to be marked with a ceremony organised by the Slovenian Roma Association. Keynote speaker will be the head of the government's Office for Nationalities Janez Obreza.

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