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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 6 April

Ljubljana, 5 April - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 6 April:

LJUBLJANA - The cabinet is expected to meet at its regular weekly session. The agenda includes a bill designed to speed up court proceedings and reduce court backlogs, and the spring economic forecast of the government's Institute for Macroeconomic Analysis and Development (IMAD). A press conference is scheduled for 2 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Altima Global Special Situations Master Fund (AGSS), a fund managed by the London-based Altima Partners LLP, it expected to publish an offer for the acquisition of up to 24.99% of the largest Slovenian retailer, Mercator. (STA)

ZAGREB, Croatia - Attending the Crans Montana Forum, Slovenian Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak is to take part in a panel on tourism as a common good of SE Europe, and meet his Croatian counterpart Branko Vukelic.

PORTOROZ - Positioning on the global market is to be discussed at a Manager Association-organised meeting, which will be attended by Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk and Governor of Italy's Friuli-Venezia Giulia Riccardo Illy at 3:30 PM. The Young Manager of the Year and the Women Manager-Friendly Company awards to be given out at 8 PM. (STA/PHOTO)

BLED - Ways of simplifying the country's tax code are to be discussed at a panel at noon, to be followed by a news conference at the outset of the 13th Days of Association of Tax Consultants. The event organised by the namesake association closes on Saturday.

MARIBOR - Henkel Slovenija, a subsidiary of the Henkel consumer goods group, is to present its business results for 2005 and plans for the future at a news conference at 10 AM.

MURSKA SOBOTA - A panel on various aspects of housing is to be organised by the Housing Chamber of Slovenia at 10 AM as part of the Gornja Radgona Building and Building Materials Fair.

CELJE - PM Janez Jansa is to attend a 2 PM ceremony held a day prior to the opening of the 23th Car Show Slovenia. A series of news conferences by car importers to be held.

LJUBLJANA - The bureau of the signatories of the Barcelona Convention is to start a two-day meeting at 9:15 AM. The implementation of the Mediterranean Strategy of Sustainable Development, adopted in Portoroz last year, is to top the agenda.

LJUBLJANA - The Motorway Company (DARS) is to stage a roadshow to present the progress in the construction of the motorway section around Novo mesto.

LJUBLJANA - The 12th international festival of performing arts "Exodos", to run from 18 May to 1 June, is to be presented to the press at 11 AM.

SHANGHAI, China - Peter Mankoc is to swim in the finals of the 100 m butterfly at the Short Course World Swimming Championships.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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