Schedule of Events from 24 to 30 April

Ljubljana, 23 April - Schedule of events in the week from 24 to 30 April

MONDAY, 24 April
        JAKARTA, Indonesia - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to pay an official visit to Indonesia, where he is also to meet his Indonesian counterpart Hassan Wirayuda. The pair plan to sign a protocol on cooperation between both foreign ministries.
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Steel Group is to present the 2005 audited business results for the group as a whole and two of its companies, Acroni and Metal Ravne.
        LJUBLJANA - A panel on the role of ethnic Slovenians from the Austrian province of Carinthia in Slovenian-Austrian relations is to draw the curtain on the third Carinthian Days of Culture in Slovenia.
        LJUBLJANA - Labour Minister Janez Drobnic is to outline the activities organised in Slovenia as part of European Year of Workers' Mobility 2006 and the findings of a study on the mobility of Slovenian workers to at a news conference.
        LJUBLJANA - The Justice Ministry is to mark the launch of a twining/TMIS project between Slovenia and France on a judicial educational centre. A press conference is planned as part of the event.
        LJUBLJANA - Talks on the 2006-2009 social agreement are to continue, this time focusing on labour market and employment.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliament is to continue its April session with a debate of changes to the general practitioners act.
        IDRIJA - One of the leading global manufacturers of commutators, the Idrija-based Kolektor Group, is to hold a press conference to present its Q1 results and the details about its recent takeover of Postojna-based plastics maker Liv.
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovensko mladinsko gledalisce theatre house is to hold a news conference to present its recent guest appearance at the Iberoamerican Theatre Festival in Bogota, Columbia.
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian PEN is to meet for an assembly.

TUESDAY, 25 April
        BANGKOK, Thailand - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to visit Thailand to take part in an OSCE conference with Asian partners. On the margins of the conference, Rupel is to meet his Thai counterpart Kantathi Suphamongkho.
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Slovenia's Agriculture Minister Marija Lukacic is to attend a meeting of EU agriculture ministers.
        VIENNA, Austria - Health Minister Andrej Brucan is to take part in an informal meeting of EU health ministers, which concludes on Wednesday.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliament is to continue its April session.
        LJUBLJANA - The transport section at the Chamber of Craft Industries is to talk to the press about restrictions to freight transport on Slovenian roads and open issues regarding amendments of the road transport act.
        LJUBLJANA - Representatives of the association of Slovenian publishers and book-shop owners are to speak to the press about the impact a potential introduction of a flat tax rate or a higher VAT on books in Slovenia.

        LJUBLJANA - The parliament is to continue its April session to pass a bill aimed at safeguarding the right to trial in a reasonable time.
        LJUBLJANA - The government is to meet for its regular weekly session.

THURSDAY, 27 April
        SOFIA, Bulgaria - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to begin his attendance at a two-day informal meeting of foreign ministers from NATO member states.
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Beginning of a two-day meeting of EU justice and interior affairs ministers with Justice Ministry State Secretary Robert Marolt representing Slovenia.
        RAZDRTO - A national ceremony marking the 27 April Resistance Day, a bank holiday, is to take place on Mount Nanos in the southwest, with Speaker of the National Assembly France Cukjati as honorary speaker.

FRIDAY, 28 April
        LENDAVA - The opening of an exhibition marking 15 years since Slovenia's war for independence, with Major General Ladislav Lipic, the chief-of-staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces, as honorary speaker.

SATURDAY, 29 April
        LJUBLJANA - Janez Stanovnik, the head of the Association of WWII Veterans, is to deliver the key-note speech at an all-Slovenian meeting marking 65 years since Slovenia launched its resistance against the occupying forces of WWII.

SUNDAY, 30 April
        NOVA GORICA - The municipalities of Italy's Gorizia and Slovenia's Nova Gorica are to organise a ceremony marking the second anniversary of Slovenia's EU accession.

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