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Schedule of Events for Wednesday, 13 September

Ljubljana, 12 September - Schedule of Events for Wednesday, 13 September:

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary foreign policy committee is to hold a regular session followed by an extraordinary session that will examine the latest developments in foreign policy. At the regular session, which is scheduled to begin at 11 AM, Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to present topical developments in foreign policy. At the extraordinary session, which is to start at 1:30 PM, the latest developments in a disputed border stretch near Hotiza are to be debated at the behest of the main opposition party, the Liberal Democracy (LDS). (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - Speaker of the Polish lower house of parliament, the Sejm, Marko Jurek is to end a two-day official visit to Slovenia. He is to meet PM Janez Jansa (12:45 PM), President Janez Drnovsek (noon) and Ljubljana Archbishop and Metropolitan Alojz Uran (5 PM). Jurek is also scheduled to hold meetings with heads of deputy groups (9 AM) and members of the parliamentary foreign policy and EU affairs committees (10 AM and 11 AM).

LJUBLJANA - Members of the management board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) and executives from some of Slovenia's largest companies are to meet Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk to discuss the government's proposal for tax reforms. The meeting is scheduled for 11 AM, while a press statement is scheduled for noon.

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary committee for the economy is to convene a session at 8:30 AM dedicated to the development of Slovenian tourism.

LJUBLJANA - Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Jure Zupan is to hold a press conference on technology programmes, which will be attended by the head of the Public Agency for Technological Development Marta Svetina and a long-time director of the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKKES) Heikki Kotilainen.

CELJE - The curtain is to be lowered on the 39th International Trade Fair, the biggest business event in Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA/KOPER - Chinese Deputy Minister for Customs Liu Wenjie is to meet Finance Ministry State Secretary Ziga Lavric as part of his official visit to Slovenia. Liu is also scheduled to visit the Koper Customs Office and take a look at the work of Slovenian customs officers at the port of Koper.

LJUBLJANA - Jozef Kunic, the candidate for Ljubljana mayor of the centre-left Liberal Democracy (LDS), is to open his campaign headquarters and unveil his programme at a media event scheduled for 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The Active Slovenia, a left-leaning party, is to presents its candidate for mayor of Slovenia's second-largest city, Maribor, at a press conference scheduled for 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The recently-established Movement for the Preservation of a Public Health System, which opposes government plans to privatise parts of the health sector, is scheduled to hold a press conference at 11 AM to speak about plans for a law on private health services.

LJUBLJANA - The organisers of the Golden Drum advertising festival are to outline the programme for this year's event at a press conference at 1 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti and Education Minister Milan Zver are to outline the project Cultural Year in the School Year 2006/07 at a press conference scheduled for 1 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The nominees for the Rozanc Prize for best collection of essays will be presented to the press at 11 AM.

NOVA GORICA - Prime Minister Janez Jansa is to address at 3:30 PM the participants of the first conference of Slovenian musicians from home and abroad organised by the Slovenian World Congress, an expat organisation.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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