Schedule of Events from 10 to 16 April

Ljubljana, 9 April - Schedule of events in the week from 10 to 16 April:

MONDAY, 10 April
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - The EU foreign ministers, including Slovenia's Dimitrij Rupel, are to hold a regular monthly session.
        STRASBOURG, France - The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (CoE) is to start its spring session with the focus on the relations with the EU, human rights in the CoE member states, poverty and fight against corruption. A delegation of the Slovenian parliament is also to attend.
        SKOPJE, Macedonia - Agriculture Minister Marija Lukacic is to travel to Skopje on a two-day official visit on the invitation of her Macedonian counterpart Sadula Duraku.
        LJUBLJANA - Social partners are to resume talks on 2006-2009 social agreement after a short break. They are to focus on accelerating technological development, increasing investments in science, achieving a more competitive economy and faster growth.
        MONTANA, Bulgaria - Representatives of Slovenia's Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief are to attend a conference ahead of the EU TACOM-SEE 2006 exercise.
        LJUBLJANA - The government's Development Office is to hold a press conference to talk about the visit of the joint government-trade union delegation to Scandinavian countries. State Secretary at the Development Office Andrej Horvat, the head of the delegation, is also to attend.
        LJUBLJANA - "Partnership for Equality", a programme within the EU's EQUAL project for the prevention of all forms of discrimination in employment, is to be presented.
        PORTOROZ - A three-day international meeting on district energy is to get underway, organised by the Slovenian District Energy Association (SDDE) and the Institute for District Energy. Environment and Spatial Planning Minister Janez Podobnik and Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak are also to attend.
        LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry (KGZS) is to talk to the press about current issues in the field of agriculture.
        LJUBLJANA - The Association Slovenia-Russia is to hold a meeting to mark the association's 10th anniversary.
        BRNIK - The Slovenian Swimming Association is to hold a press conference to talk about the achievements at this year's eighth Swimming World Championships in China's Shanghai.

TUESDAY, 11 April
        LJUBLJANA - French company Transmontagne is to purchase from the state, and the two of Slovenia's largest banks, Nova Kreditna banka Maribor and Abanka Vipa, the debts of ATC Kanin, the company managing the popular northwestern ski centre of Kanin. Transmontagne will thus increase its share in ATC Kanin from 14% to 53%.
        LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) is to present the ETP programme, a one-year post-graduate education programme for economic cooperation with Japan and South Korea.
        MARIBOR - The deputies of ambassadors of EU members states are to visit Maribor within Austria's EU presidency, where they will also be received by Maribor Mayor Boris Sovic.
        DOBRNA - The Public Agency for Entrepreneurship and Foreign Investments is to organise a two-day international conference on innovations and the importance intellectual property.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Council is to hold a consultation meeting on reforms.
        TEPANJE - The council of the coalition New Slovenia (NSi) is to hold a session to discuss the current political events and preparations on local elections.
        PORTOROZ - A press conference is to be held in the seaside resort of Portoroz ahead of the fourth Saltworks Festival which promotes the tradition of salt making.

        LJUBLJANA - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to receive the outgoing Swiss Ambassador to Slovenia Paul Koller.
        LJUBLJANA - A traditional annual two-day meeting of financial experts, "Capital 2006", is to get underway, organised by the financial magazine Kapital.
        PORTOROZ - The 38th two-day symposium on contemporary methods in bookkeeping and finances, organised by the Slovenian Association of Economists, is to start in the seaside resort of Portoroz.
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Tourism Association is to talk to the press about the 20th tourism festival, the events in 2006, and the upcoming conference on global safety and tourism.
        VRTOJBA - The gaming company Hit is to open a new casino "Drive-In".
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Writers' Association is to host a round table on bilingualism in Austria's province of Carinthia.

THURSDAY, 13 April
        LJUBLJANA - The government is to meet for its weekly session.
        LJUBLJANA - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to receive the outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Slovenia Itaru Umezu.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Council, the Slovenian Tourism Association and the Economics Ministry are to hold a conference on global safety and tourism.
        LJUBLJANA - The 2005 Consortium Veritatis awards for journalists are to be conferred by the Slovenian Association of Journalists.

FRIDAY, 14 April
        No major events are scheduled.

SATURDAY, 15 April
        LJUBLJANA - Anniversary of the coalition People's Party (SLS).

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