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Schedule of Events for Monday, 3 July

Ljubljana, 2 July - Below is a schedule of events for Monday, 3 July:

LJUBLJANA - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to meet Finnish Ambassador to Slovenia Birgitte Stenius-Mladenov at 10 AM upon Finland taking over as EU president. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - Two-day international conference SLOBIOM 2006 on renewable energy and Kyoto protocol for SE Europe is to kick off with a round table at 11:30 AM. Environment Minister Janez Podobnik, Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak, Agriculture Minister Marija Lukacic and Local Self-Government and Regional Policy Ivan Zagar will be taking part.

OPATIJA, Croatia - The Slovenian-Croatian-Italian commission for the protection of the Adriatic and coastal areas is to convene its regular two-day session. A Slovenian delegation headed by Mitja Bricelj, the coordinator of the Mediterranean Action Plan for Slovenia, is to be taking part.

LJUBLJANA - Environment Minister Janez Podobnik, and Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Jure Zupan are to address at 9 AM an international conference of the European Network for Housing Research, which is taking place in Ljubljana between 2 and 5 July.

LJUBLJANA - The Environment and Spatial Planning Ministry is to hold at 10 AM a public presentation of a proposal on distribution of emission coupons between 2008 and 2012.

LJUBLJANA - The leader of the opposition Liberal Democracy (LDS) Jelko Kacin is to speak to the press at 10:30 AM about topical foreign policy issues, focusing on Slovenia's relations with Austria.

LJUBLJANA - The deputy group of the opposition Social Democrats (SD) is to talk to the press at 11 AM about the recent amendments to the job-seeker and insurance against unemployment act as well as changes to the social security act.

LJUBLJANA - The Foundation for the Financing of Organisations for the Disabled and Humanitarian Organisations (FIHO) is hold a press conference at 10 AM, also to talk about naming the organisation's director.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Tourism Association is to speak to the press at 11 AM ahead of this year's main tourism season.

LJUBLJANA - The US Embassy in Slovenia is to hold a reception to mark 4 July, the US Independence Day.

LJUBLJANA - The international summer university Brave New Europe 2006, organised by the Young European Federalists and the Faculty of Social Sciences, is to open at 10:30 AM.

GORNJA RADGONA - A march along the border with Austria is to start at 7 PM, marking 15 years since Slovenia's war for independence.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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