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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 22 June

Ljubljana, 21 June - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 22 June:

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Commission is to release a report on practical aspects of Slovenia's introduction of the euro and propose the irreversible tolar/euro exchange rate. (STA)

KOSOVO, Serbia - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec is to visit members of the Slovenian Armed Forces serving in the KFOR mission and meet the KFOR commander, Major General Giuseppe Valotta. There are currently 85 Slovenian soldiers in KFOR. (STA).

GENEVA, Switzerland - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to attend the first session of the UN Human Rights Council which is under way in Geneva between 19 and 30 June. Slovenia did not succeed with its bid for one of the seats reserved for the Eastern European group.

LJUBLJANA - Together with several humanitarian organisations, President Janez Drnovsek is to hold a news conference at 4:30 PM to speak about the "World for Darfur" fund-raising campaign.

LJUBLJANA - MPs are expected to pass a bill on public law and order, one of whose changes bans youths under 16 from entering establishments selling alcohol. Changes to the higher education act are to be passed (shortened procedure). (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The leader of the coalition People's Party (SLS) Janez Podobnik is to speak to the press at 9:30 AM about the White Paper on the Slovenian-Croatian border and other current developments.

LJUBLJANA - Models of cooperation between the state and the church are to be discussed at two panels organised by the Office for Religious Communities and the Justice Ministry. A press conference is scheduled for 12:30 PM.

LJUBLJANA - A 2005 report on drinking water in Slovenia is to be presented to the press by the Public Health Institute at 10 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The government is expected to discuss changes to the act on the Lipica Stud Farm and a new wine bill at its weekly session, with a press conference scheduled for 2 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Preparations for the 2007 euro changeover are to be presented at 5 PM by Brane Bertoncelj of the central bank, the Bank of Slovenia.

KOPER - A march against natural gas terminals in the Gulf of Trieste is to complete at 7:30 PM. The march, which is sponsored by the non-parliamentary party Active Slovenia, started in Ljubljana on Sunday.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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