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Schedule of Events from 11 to 17 September

Ljubljana, 10 September - Schedule of events in the week from 11 to 17 September:

MONDAY, 11 September
        HELSINKI, Finland - A two-day Asian-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit and an ASEM meeting of foreign ministers to close. Slovenian PM Janez Jansa to take this opportunity to meet Chinese PM Wen Jiaba and Singapure PM Lee Hsien Loong.
        LJUBLJANA - A second round of talks on changes to the employment relationship law to begin after the trade unions on Friday protest against the government's ignorance of the social dialogue.
        LJUBLJANA - The government Media and Public Relations Office to organise a panel on tax reform.
        LJUBLJANA - The farmers' trade union to hold a news conference about changes to the tax code regarding agriculture.
        LJUBLJANA - The Ljubljana city section of the Social Democrats (SD) to present its list of candidates for the upcoming local elections. Incumbent Mayor Danica Simsic will seek a second term.
        COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Health Minister Andrej Brucan to attend a four-day meeting of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe.
        SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Public Administration Minister Gregor Virant to attend a meeting of Western Balkan countries discussing public administration reform.
        HELSINKI, Finland - The chair of the parliamentary EU affairs committee Anton Kokalj to attend a meeting of the Conference of European Affairs Committees (COSAC).
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Students' Organisations (SOS) to outline 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.

TUESDAY, 12 September
        LJUBLJANA - Tax reform laws to be discussed by the Economic and Social Council, a body uniting the employers, the trade unions and the government.
        LJUBLJANA - A panel on the Republic Srpska as an entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina from the aspect of Euro-Atlantic integration.
        LJUBLJANA - Market research agency Cati is to present a brand monitoring survey.
        LJUBLJANA - The Programming Council of RTV Slovenija is to discuss the public broadcaster's new statute.
        LJUBLJANA - A news conference ahead of the 13th international theatre festival Ex Ponto, which begins on 16 September and closes on 26th.

WEDNESDAY, 13 September
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary foreign policy committee to meet for a session.
        LJUBLJANA - A news conference upon the 13th Golden Drum advertising festival.

THURSDAY, 14 September
        VIENNA, Austria - FM Dimitrij Rupel to attend a meeting of his counterparts from an informal Regional Partnership.
        NEW YORK, US - Interior Minister Dragutin Mate to take part in a two-day high-level UN dialogue on migration and development.
        LJUBLJANA - The Institute of Strategic Studies to organise the "Ljubljana Global Security Initiative" panel focusing on an Euro-Atlantic future.
        LJUBLJANA - Weekly government session.
        LJUBLJANA - Trimo, a maker of pre-fabricated construction components, to present its plans as the company celebrates its 45th anniversary.
        PORTOROZ - The 9th Festival of Slovenian Film to kick off with director Peter Zobec receiving the Metod Badjura Award for his life-time contribution to Slovenian film.
        LONDON, UK - Slovenia's world-renowned piano player Dubravka Tomsic Srebotnjak is to give a concert, accompanied by the London Festival Orchestra at the Cadogan Hall.

FRIDAY, 15 September
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - FM Dimitrij Rupel and European Affairs State Secretary Janez Lenarcic to attend a session of the EU Council for General Affairs and External Relations.
        CERJE - A national ceremony remembering the reunification of the western region of Primorsko to Slovenia under the Paris Peace Treaty between Italy and the Allies in 1947. PM Janez Jansa the keynote speaker.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary EU affairs committee to be in session.

SATURDAY, 16 September
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenian Days of European Cultural Heritage to begin.
        PRELESJE - The Slovenian-Croatian friendship society and the border municipality of Crnomelj to organise a river race of Slovenian and Croatian business people.
        PORTOROZ - Qualifying rounds to begin ahead of Monday's opening of the Slovenia Open, a WTA tennis tournament.

SUNDAY, 17 September
        PORTOROZ - The 9th Festival of Slovenian Film to close with Vesna Awards being given out to the best of around 20 films competing for the awards.

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