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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 7 September

Ljubljana, 6 September - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 7 September:

LJUBLJANA - The cabinet is to hold its weekly session. The agenda includes the proposal for Slovenia's participation in the UN's mission in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and amendments to the 2006-2007 budget implementation act. A press conference is scheduled for after the session, expectedly at 2 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary defence committee is to hold a session at 9 AM to debate claims of a case of sexual harassment of two female soldiers in the Slovenian Armed Forces, as well Slovenia's presence in Iraq and progress in the acquisition of 8X8 armoured personnel carriers. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - The Institute for Strategic Studies, a Ljubljana-based think-tank, is to stage a workshop examining international terrorism. The event is to get underway at 3:50 PM with an address by FM Dimitrij Rupel.

LJUBLJANA - The Ljubljana Faculty of Economics is to stage an international business conference focusing on the public sector. Among the highlights of the first day of the two-day conference is a panel on the government's plan to withdraw from the telecommunications sector, which will feature a number of experts (at 4:30 PM).

LJUBLJANA - Prime Minister Janez Jansa is to receive at 3 PM Human Rights Ombudsman Matjaz Hanzek, who will hand him the ombudsman's annual report for 2005.

LJUBLJANA - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is scheduled at 9 AM to receive Tomo Kriznar, President Janez Drnovsek's special envoy for Darfur who returned to Slovenia on Tuesday after spending a month and a half in a Sudanese jail.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Democrats (SDS), New Slovenia (NSi) and People's Party (SLS), who are part of the opposition in Ljubljana but of the ruling coalition at the national level, are scheduled to hold a convention at 5 PM at which they will give their official support to Ljubljana mayoral candidate France Arhar. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - The Culture Ministry is to open applications for the co-funding of media projects from the newly-established media fund; at 9 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary agriculture committee is to hold a session dedicated to the government-sponsored wine bill. Begins at 2 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The council of the opposition Liberal Democrats (LDS) is to review preparations for local elections at a session set to begin at 6 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The non-parliamentary EU Democrats of Slovenia are to present their candidate for Ljubljana mayor Luka Novak, the owner of the family-run ValeNovak chain of bookstores, at a press conference scheduled for noon.

LJUBLJANA - The Association for Retail and Wholesale at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) is to look into a proposal for the establishment of a new Chamber of Commerce.

LAKTASI, Bosnia-Herzegovina - The Kolektor Group, one of the world's largest commutator makers, is to open a subsidiary in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kolektor Bosna. At 11 AM.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - The Bosnian subsidiary of Slovenian hardware retailer Merkur is to launch a large metals wholesale centre in the Bosnian capital.

CELJE - The 39th International Trade Fair in Celje is to continue. The highlight of the day's proceedings will be a round table by the Chamber of Craft Industries on insolvency, scheduled for 10 AM.

LIPICA - The International Literary Festival Vilenica continues with the panel "Who Can Hear One's Neighbour's Story?" at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The biennial international puppet theatre Puppets 2006 begins with the 5 PM show "The Little Witch" at the Sentjakobsko Theatre. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 8 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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