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Schedule of Events for Wednesday, 20 September

Ljubljana, 19 September - Below is a schedule of events for for Wednesday, 20 September:

LJUBLJANA - The cabinet is to hold a one-day visit to the central Osrednjeslovensko region. As part of its latest stop in its tour of Slovenia's statistical regions, the cabinet will first hold a working meeting that is to be followed by meetings with politicians and business people from the region. A charity football match between the government and local officials is to be the final order of the day. Prime Minister Janez Jansa and Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak are to speak to the press at 5:15 PM. (STA/PHOTO)

NEW YORK, US - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to continue his 10-day visit to the US by attending a meeting of states that support the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. He is also scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with his Macedonian, Georgian, Iraqi and Peruvian counterparts.

TAMPERE, Finland - A working dinner is to launch an informal three-day meeting of EU interior and justice ministers, including Slovenia's Dragutin Mate and Lovro Sturm. The ministers are expected to discuss the delay in the expansion of the Schengen zone as well as efforts to tackle illegal migration.

SINGAPORE, Singapore - A four-day meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary fund, which is also attended by a delegation of the Slovenian Finance Ministry and Bank or Slovenia, is to conclude.

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - A delegation of the parliamentary budget and public finance oversight commission, headed by its chair Milan M. Cvikl, is to begin an official three-day visit to Luxembourg. Visiting at the invitation of Lucien Weiler, the speaker of the Luxembourg parliament, the Slovenian MPs are to meet their Luxembourg counterparts and representatives of the Luxembourg Court of Audit.

PORTOROZ - The Days of Slovenian Administration, a three-day event aimed at discussing government reforms, the public sector and Slovenia's 2008 stint as EU president, is to get underway. The opening, scheduled for 10:30 AM, is to be followed by a panel on Slovenia's EU presidency that will include Public Administration Minister Gregor Virant, State Secretary for European Affairs Janez Lenarcic and MEP Miha Brejc as participants. A news conference is scheduled for 1 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary finance and monetary policy committee is to convene a session at 10 AM to discuss the proposed changes to the 2006/2007 budget implementation bill that envisages an increase in state guarantees for motorway and rail construction.

PORTOROZ - The three-day "Nuclear Energy for New Europe 2006" international conference, organised by the association of Slovenian nuclear energy experts, is to continue.

LJUBLJANA - The five-day 18th International Police Association World Congress is to kick off at 9 AM.

PORTOROZ - Slovenian Open, the only WTA tournament in the country, is to continue with second round matches in the singles competition.

PORTOROZ - The 3rd Mediterranean Congress of Aesthetics is to begin. The four-day event, organised by the Slovenian Society for Aesthetics and the University of Primorsko, will take place under the title "Imagination, Sensuality, Art".

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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