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Schedule of Events from 23 to 29 October

Ljubljana, 22 October - Schedule of events in the week from 23 to 29 October:

MONDAY, 23 October
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly convenes a regular October session.
        LJUBLJANA - The UN Slovenia Association is set to stage a ceremony to mark United Nations Day, with Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel as the key-note speaker.
        BUDAPEST, Hungary - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to attend a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution.
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Environment Ministry State Secretary Marko Starman is set to take part in the EU Environment Council.
        LJUBLJANA - Health Minister Andrej Brucan and State Secretary Dorjan Marusic are to unveil a project of national health system modernisation, which is part of the government resolution on national development projects for 2007-2023.
        LJUBLJANA - The Economic and Social Council is due to discuss the 2007-2008 programme of community work and a bill to adjust transfers to individuals and households.
        LJUBLJANA - Social partners are set to resume negotiations on the 2006-2009 social agreement.
        LJUBLJANA - The Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions is to host a press conference to comment on what it sees as the government's failure to reach an agreement to establish trade union membership numbers, a prerequisite to confirm the validity of the collective bargaining agreement for the public sector.
        LJUBLJANA - The European Week for Safety and Health at Work begins.
        LJUBLJANA - "Figuralmente", an exhibition on new Italian figural painting opens at the Ljubljana City Gallery.
        LJUBLJANA - Speaker of Parliament France Cukjati is to be handed in a petition for a zero VAT on books.

TUESDAY, 24 October
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - An Agriculture Ministry delegation is to attend a two-day session of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council.
        TRIESTE, Italy - Local Self-Government and Regional Policy Minister Ivan Zagar is due to meet Riccardo Illy, the head of the Italian Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region.
        TRIESTE, Italy - A panel, organised by the Slovenian Cultural and Economic Association, is to discuss Slovenian minority representation in the regional parliament of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia.
        MUNICH, Germany - Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak is due to visit EXPO REAL 2006, the real-estate fair.
        KOPER - A round-table debate on the drawing of EU funds.
        SLOVENJ GRADEC - A peace festival to mark United Nations Day.
        LJUBLJANA - The management board of the Chamber of Craft Industries is to be briefed on the passage of the package of tax bills in parliament.
        ROGASKA SLATINA - The trade union of employees in trade is to hold a congress.
        LJUBLJANA - The Eureka 2006 festival of science is to open, to run until 26 October under the motto "Slovenia's Development Potential".

WEDNESDAY, 25 October
BRDO PRI KRANJU - A meeting of internal ministers from the EU countries aspiring to join the Schengen zone corresponds with a ministerial of the countries making up the Salzburg Group (Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria).
        BRDO PRI KRANJU - The Salzburg forum ministerial continues until 26 October.
        LJUBLJANA - Deputy General Director of the European Commission DG Comminication Panajotis Karvounis is to arrive for a two-day visit.
        PORTOROZ - Transport Minister Janez Bozic is to open the 8th annual congress on roads and transport.
        PARIS, France - Environment Minister Janez Podobnik is to attend a show on the 20th anniversary since the Skocjan Caves were made part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
        MADRID, Spain - Government Development Office State Secretary Andrej Horvat is to pay a working visit to Spain, until 27 October.
        LJUBLJANA - Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Jure Zupan is to outline a project for the creation of a Ljubljana Poliytechnic at a press conference.
        MARIBOR - A Slovenian delegation to the EU Committee of the Regions is set to present its engagement in the committee.
        CERKLJE - Bank Gorenjska banka is to unveil its Q3 operating results at a press conference.
        MARIBOR - The award ceremony will bring down the curtain on the 41st annual Borstnik Theatre Festival.

THURSDAY, 26 October
        LJUBLJANA - A regular weekly government session.
        KOPER - A ceremony marking the day when the last member of the Yugoslav Army left Slovenia's ground following the 1991 Independence War.
        BRNIK - Officials from the Transport Ministry, port operator Aerodrom Ljubljana and the national flag-carrier Adria Airway are to speak to the press on the implementation of new regulations in civilian air transport safety.
        LJUBLJANA - A two-day conference on competition in the energy sector is to open.
        LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to give out awards for best web sites.
        LJUBLJANA - A press conference ahead of the 17th annual Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe).
        LJUBLJANA - The public broadcaster RTV Slovenija is to present this year's Jezek Award for achievements in radio and television art.
        LJUBLJANA - An exhibition of paintings by France Slana on his 80th birthday opens at Hest Gallery.
        ZAGREB, Croatia - Union Olimpija will play Croatia's Cibona in the first round of Euroleague, Group B.
        KIRCHBERG, Austria - Slovenia will play Romania at the international handball tournament.

FRIDAY, 27 October
        BRDO PRI KRANJU - The 6th regional ministerial on illegal immigration, organised crime, corruption and terrorism, organised by the Slovenian and Austrian interior ministries.
        TRIESTE, Italy - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to head a delegation visiting war-time memorials ahead of All Saints' Day.
        LJUBLJANA - Prior to All Saints' Day, Defence Minister Karl Erjavec and Chief-of-Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces, Lieut. Gen. Albin Gutman, are to lay wreaths in memory of WWII and 1991 Indipendence War victims.
        MARIBOR - Transport Minister Janez Bozic is to host a press conference to unveil an additional motorway programme as part of the government resolution on national development projects for 2007-2023.
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenian Composers' Association is to present the 2006 Kozina Award to one of its members.
        KIRCHBERG, Austria - Slovenia will play Israel at the international handball tournament.

SATURDAY, 28 October
        SENTJAKOB PRI VELIKOVCU - The main national ceremony to mark All Saints' Day, observed on 1 November.
        KIRCHBERG, Austria - Slovenia will play Switzerland at the international handball tournament.

SUNDAY, 29 October
        LJUBLJANA - Clocks will be turned back to regular Central European Time at the conclusion of daylight savings time.
        LJUBLJANA - The 11th Ljubljana Marathon.

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