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Schedule of Events for Wednesday, 5 April

Ljubljana, 4 April - Below is a schedule of events for Wednesday, 5 April:

LJUBLJANA - The government task force in charge of preparing Slovenia for its stint as EU president in the first half of 2008, headed by PM Janez Jansa, is to meet at 11 AM to assess Slovenian preparations. (STA/PHOTO)

ZAGREB, Croatia - The 2nd international Crans Montana Forum is to get underway in Croatia's capital, to be attended also by Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek as one of the keynote speakers in the evening. Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak to attend on Thursday. (STA)

BUCHAREST, Romania - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec is to wrap up an official visit to Romania with meeting with the Romanina PM Calin Popescu Tariceanu and President Traian Basescu.

LJUBLJANA - Environment Miinster Janez Podobnik is to outline plans to transport Slovenian brown bears to France at a press conference scheduled for 1 PM. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBALJANA - Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk, Finance Ministry State Secretary Andrej Sircelj and acting director of the Tax Administration (DURS) Ivan Simic are to speak to the press at 10 AM about topical tax matters. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary foreign policy committee is to resume at 8:30 AM a session dedicated to debating changes to the Italian citizenship law that would allow Slovenians with Italian parents and members of the Italian minority in Slovenia to acquire Italian citizenship.

LYON, France - Interior Minister Dragutin Mate and Director General of the Slovenian Police Joze Romsek are to pay a visit Interpol headquarters.

GORNJA RADGONA - Transport Minister Janez Bozic is expected to address the press at 4:10 PM after attending a session of the committee for motorway construction in the NE region of Pomurje.

PORTOROZ - The 7th Days of Public Procurement are to get underway at 10 AM. The debate at the conference is to examine the influence of EU directives on public procurement legislation.

MARIBOR - Ombudsman Matjaz Hanzek is to attend a round table on hate speech and tolerance held as part of a forum on tolerance and diversity.

SHANGHAI, China - The 8th Short Course World Swimming Championships is to begin, with both Slovenia's representatives, Peter Mankoc and Miha Koren, slated to swim on the opening day. Mankoc will defend the bronze in 100 m butterfly from the 2004 Indianapolis World Championships, while Koren, in his first-ever appearance at such an event, wants to make it to the semis in 100 metres breast stroke.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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