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Schedule of Events for Monday, 11 September

Ljubljana, 10 September - Below is a schedule of events for Monday, 11 September:

HELSINKI, Finland - A two-day Asian-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit and an ASEM meeting of foreign ministers are to close. Slovenian PM Janez Jansa is to take this opportunity to meet Chinese PM Wen Jiaba and Singapure PM Lee Hsien Loong. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - A second round of talks on changes to the employment relationship law is to begin after the trade unions on Friday protest against the government's ignorance of the social dialogue. A fifth of some 100 articles still remain to be harmonised, with the trade unions threatening with a referendum if the changes are sent to parliament before being harmonised.

LJUBLJANA - The government Media and Public Relations Office is to organise a panel on tax reform at 5 PM, to be attended by the finance minister, the minister of higher education, science and technology, and CEO of the food company Droga Kolinska, among other guests.

LJUBLJANA - The farmers' trade union is to hold a news conference at 11 AM to speak about changes to the tax code regarding agriculture.

LJUBLJANA - The Ljubljana city section of the Social Democrats (SD) is to present its list of candidates for the upcoming local elections at 11:30 AM. Incumbent Mayor Danica Simsic will seek a second term. (STA/PHOTO)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Health Minister Andrej Brucan is to attend a four-day meeting of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe which is to discuss the European strategy on noncommunicable diseases, the future of the WHO Regional Office for Europe and health security, among other items on the agenda.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Public Administration Minister Gregor Virant is to attend a meeting of Western Balkan countries. Virant, invited by the UN Development Programme representative in Sarejevo Stefan Priesner, is to speak about Slovenia's public administration reform.

HELSINKI, Finland - The chair of the parliamentary EU affairs committee Anton Kokalj is to attend a meeting of the Conference of European Affairs Committees (COSAC).

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Students' Organisations (SOS) is to outline at 11 AM a petition for a constitutional review of the changes to the higher education act which among other things regulate education levels prior to and after the Bologna reform, which students find discriminatory. The changes entered into effect on Saturday.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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