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Schedule of Events from 28 August to 3 September

Ljubljana, 27 August - Schedule of events in the week from 28 August to 3 September:

MONDAY, 28 August
        BLED - The two-day "Caspian Outlook 2008" conference is to end with panels discussing political dynamics and economic trends in the Caspian region, political reform and development sustainability in the South Caucasus and EU neighbourhood policy.
        BRDO PRI KRANJU/LJUBLJANA - Azeri President Ilham Aliyev will be on an official visit to Slovenia, meeting his host, Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek, and PM Janez Jansa. The visit concludes on Tuesday.
        BLED - The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohammed El Baradei will be on a visit to Slovenia upon the invitation of PM Janez Jansa.
        NOVA GORICA - The Interior Ministry is to speak to the press as biometric passports start being issued in Slovenia. STA is to release a feature about the new passports.
        PORTOROZ - Shareholders of the holding group Istrabenz are to meet for an AGM, with the management to speak to speak to the press afterwards.
        SLOVENJ GRADEC - Shareholders of Prevent Global, a car seat coverings manufacturer, are to decide on a proposal of the management to leave profit undistributed in order to use it for development and streamlining in what is the first time that the company's profit would remain unallocated.
        KRANJ- The supervisory board of electric metres maker Iskraemeco, which is still awaiting to get the recently approved EUR 11.43m capital injection, is to meet after some of its members were replaced 1 August.
        KRSKO - Vipap Videm Krsko is expected to phase out its cellulose pulp production, with some 350 workers losing their jobs. The company intends to speak to the press about the move during the course of the week.
        LJUBLJANA - The management of the Slovenian Tourist Board is expected to appoint a new director general after Barbara Guncar stepped down in May and Dimitrij Picigo was appointed acting director.

TUESDAY, 29 August
        LJUBLJANA - Japanese Minister for Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kazuo Kitagawa is to discuss opportunities in tourism with his Slovenian host, Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak, during his two-day visit here.
        CELJE - The 39th International Trade Fair in Celje (6 to 13 September) is to be presented to the press by Celjski sejem, the company running the fairgrounds.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Electoral Commission is to meet for one of its sessions before the October local elections.
        LJUBLJANA - A news conference ahead of the 21st Vilenica International Literary Festival, which is to take place between 6 and 10 September.
        CELJE - The city of Celje is to confer the Veronika Prize 2006 for the 10th year on best collection of poetry, to be presented to the press on 28 August.

WEDNESDAY, 30 August
        LJUBLJANA - Chinese state councillor for foreign relations Tang Jiaxuan is to visit Slovenia upon the invitation of PM Janez Jansa; through 1 September.
        LJUBLJANA - The architects bureau Sadar Vuga Arhitekti are to speak to the press about their project which is to present Slovenia at the 10th International Architecture Exhibition of Venice.
        LJUBLJANA - A news conference prior to the last event at the Festival Ljubljana 2006. As part of the festival, theatre director Tomaz Pandur is to showcase his latest project "Tesla Electric Company", dedicated to the great inventor Nikola Tesla.

THURSDAY, 31 August
        KRSKO - The fund for the financing of the Krsko Nuclear Power Plant (NEK) is to present its operations in 2005 and the first half of 2006 as well as other topical issues to the press.
        ZIRI - New owners of the footwear manufacturer Alpina - over 56% was bought by financial group Infond Holding 2 in June - are to elect a new supervisory board. CEO Andraz Kopac announced to tender his resignation the same day.
        LJUBLJANA - Weekly government session.
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenian musicologist Monika Kartin is to receive an Austrian cross of honour for art and science.

FRIDAY, 1 September
        LAPPEENRANTA, Finland - Slovenian FM Dimitrij Rupel is to attend a two-day informal meeting of EU foreign ministers.

No major events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

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