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Schedule of Events from 25 September to 1 October

Ljubljana, 24 September - Schedule of events in the week from 25 September to 1 October:

MONDAY, 25 September
        NEW YORK, US - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to address the plenary session of the UN General Assembly. He is also scheduled to meet his counterpart from Guatemala Gert Rosenthal Koeningsberger and deliver a lecture at Columbia University.
        VIENNA, Austria - Slovenian Ambassador to Austria Ernest Petric is to take over the chairmanship of the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
        LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to begin September's session with questions time.
        LJUBLJANA - Interior Minister Dragutin Mate is to meet Bosnia-Herzegovina's Minister of Security Barisa Colak, who will be on a visit to Slovenia.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - EU ministers responsible for competition are to meet. Slovenia is to be represented by Economy Ministry State Secretary Andrijana Starina Kosem.
        OULU, Finland - EU agriculture ministers, including Slovenia's Marija Lukacic, are to hold an informal meeting dedicated to the future of the Common Agriculture Policy.
        KOCEVSKI ROG - The Government Commission for Unmarked Graves is to hold a press conference to speak about plans to move the remains of victims of post-WWII summary executions in one of the unmarked graves in Kocevski gozd forest.
        LJUBLJANA - The management boards of Telekom Slovenije and Ljubljana Stock Exchange are to speak about the telco's planned listing. Telekom officials are also expected to speak about the company's operations.
        LJUBLJANA - The Consumer Protection Office is to present the findings of the second round of its Pricewatch price monitoring activities.
        CELJE - An exhibition of 100 photographs from National Geographic Slovenija magazine is to be opened.

TUESDAY, 26 September
        NEW HAVEN, US - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to deliver a lecture at Yale University.
        PORTOROZ - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec is to speak to the press ahead of the informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary foreign policy committee is to hold a session.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary commission for oversight of intelligence and security services is to meet behind closed doors.
        LJUBLJANA - The programming council of public broadcaster RTV Slovenija is to resume a session dedicated to debating changes to the institution's articles of association.
        LOGATEC - Logistics group Intereuropa is to hold a ceremony as it acquires 70 new trucks.
        LJUBLJANA - The organisers of the City of Women festival of performing arts are to hold a press conference to outline the upcoming festival.

WEDNESDAY, 27 September
        CAMBRIDGE, US - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to wrap up his ten-day visit to the US with a lecture at Harvard University.
        LJUBLJANA - The commission overseeing the sale of the state's stake in the Slovenian Steel Group is to outline privatisation plans.
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's Human Rights Ombudsman Matjaz Hanzek is to host a conference on combatting hate speech.
        TIRANA, Albania - Defence Ministers of the SE Europe Defence Ministerial are to meet. Slovenia is to be represented by Defence Ministry State Secretary Franci Znidarsic.
        LJUBLJANA - Terminal00, an international festival of "balkanart", is to get underway, running until 30 September.

THURSDAY, 28 September
        PORTOROZ - An informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers is to get underway. The two-day meeting is to be chaired by NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.
        LJUBLJANA - The cabinet is to meet for its weekly session.
        LJUBLJANA - The Government Equal Opportunities Office and the Finnish Embassy in Slovenia are to host a panel on equality of the sexes in Europe.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Health Minister Andrej Brucan is to take part in a two-day Pharmaceutical Forum.
        MENGES - A ceremony is to be held to mark the 60th anniversary of pharma company Lek.
        POSTOJNA/PIVKA - The 45th Linhart Meet, a three-day theatre festival named after the Slovenian playwright, is to get underway.

FRIDAY, 29 September
        MADRID, Spain - The EU's Mediterranean members, including Slovenia, are to meet to discuss ways to tackle illegal migration.
        MARIBOR - The Gymnastics World Cup is to come to Slovenia's second largest city. The 39th Salamun Memorial is to feature three days of competition, including finals on 1 October.

SATURDAY, 30 September
        LJUBLJANA - NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer is to visit the main barracks in Ljubljana and hold a press conference with Defence Minister Karl Erjavec.
        LJUBLJANA - The European Association of Parkinson's Sufferers is to hold an international conference. Participants are to be addressed by Health Minister Andrej Brucan.
        WARSAW, Poland - Miss Slovenia Iris Mulej is to be competing at the Miss World 2006 beauty pageant.

SUNDAY, 1 October
        PORTOROZ - The Golden Drum 2006 advertising festival is to get underway.

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