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Schedule of Events from 30 Oct to 5 Nov

Ljubljana, 29 October - Schedule of events in the week from 30 October to 5 November:

MONDAY, 30 October
        LJUBLJANA - The central national ceremony to mark Reformation Day, 31 October, is to be held with Education Minister Milan Zver as the keynote speaker.
        TEHARJE - Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Janez Drobnic is to lay a wreath at the Teharje monument to victims of post-WWII summary killings.
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office is to unveil inflation data for October at a press conference.
        BARCELONA, Spain - Health Ministry State Secretary Dorjan Marusic is to be attending a two-day preparatory meeting for the World Health Organisation's European ministerial conference on health systems.

TUESDAY, 31 October
        LJUBLJANA - Reformation Day, a bank holiday.
        KOCEVSKI ROG - Parliamentary Speaker France Cukjati is to lay a wreath at a monument to victims of post-WWII summary killings.

WEDNESDAY, 1 November
        LJUBLJANA - All Saint's Day, a bank holiday, is to be marked with masses and wreath-laying ceremonies around the country.

THURSDAY, 2 November
        LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to resume the October sitting, which is scheduled to run through Friday. Lawmakers are expected to discuss the remainder of the bills making up the government-sponsored tax reforms as well as changes to a law regulating shop opening hours.
        LJUBLJANA - Representatives of the Finance Ministry are to speak about the tax reforms at a press conference coinciding with the passage of the last bills that make up the package in parliament.
        LJUBLJANA - Head of the European Patent Office Alain Pompidou is to visit Slovenia. His schedule includes a meeting with Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak.
        DUBLIN, Ireland - Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Janez Drobnic is to take part in a two-day forum on social rights in Europe.
        LJUBLJANA - Organisers of Slovenia's biggest book-fair are to hold a press conference to speak about plans for this year's Frankfurt after Frankfurt show.

FRIDAY, 3 November
        VERONA, Italy - EU transport ministers, including Slovenia's Janez Bozic, are to begin a conference on road safety.
        LJUBLJANA - The Gazelle, the award for the fastest-growing company in the country, is to be given out at a ceremony.

SATURDAY, 4 November
        LJUBLJANA - A congress of cancer patients is to take place under the motto "United Against Cancer". Health Minister Andrej Brucan and European Commissioner for Science and Research Janez Potocnik are to be on hand for the event.

SUNDAY, 5 November
        No major events scheduled.

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