Schedule of Events from 27 November to 3 December

Ljubljana, 26 November - Schedule of events in the week from 27 November to 3 December:

MONDAY, 27 November
        LJUBLJANA - A group of the erased is to set on a three-day journey from Ljubljana via Italy and France to Brussels to present their case abroad.
        LESCE - Excavations are to get under way on a new site of post-war killings which was discovered last week on a motorway building site in the northern region of Gorenjsko.
        TAMPERE, Finland - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to attend a Barcelona Process two-day meeting at which foreign ministers from the EU and south Mediterranean countries are to assess a five-year working programme agreed upon last year.
        BLED - A traditional meeting of the agricultural consultants is to discuss the development of agriculture and rural areas in the period between 2007 and 2013. Agriculture, Forestry and Food Minister Marija Lukacic is to be one of the top officials at hand.
        LJUBLJANA - Several science awards and mentions, including the Zois Award, are to be given out.
        BRDO PRI KRANJU - Environment excellence awards are to be given out by the business daily Finance, Slovenia's Eco Fund and the Environment Agency.
        SVETI JURIJ OB SCAVNICI - Contracts for the construction of motorways in the northeasternmost region of Pomurje are to be signed.
        LJUBLJANA - Major General Mason C. Whitney, the adjutant general of the Colorado National Guard, is to begin a several-day visit to Slovenia.
        LJUBLJANA - At separate press conferences, Health Minister Andrej Brucan and Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti are to present their ministry's mid-term performance.
        LJUBLJANA - The Jozef Stefan Institute is to host a conference on broadband connections to mark the 15th anniversary of the first Internet connection in Slovenia.
        LJUBLJAJA - Model Naomi Campbell will be visiting Slovenia to attending a Dines Club Slovenija event accompanied by a fashion show.

TUESDAY, 28 November
        RIGA, Latvia - PM Janez Jansa is to attend a two-day NATO summit. He is to be accompanied by FM Dimitrij Rupel and Defence Minister Karl Erjavec.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk is to attend a session of EU finance ministers.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - The EU Council is to host an exhibition on Slovenia and the euro.
        TRIESTE, Italy - Ethnic Slovenians in the provinces of Trieste, Gorizia and Udine are to elect three members of the Party Board, a body overseeing the overdue implementation of the Slovenian minority act.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary home policy, public administration and justice committee is to debate the authorities' handing of the relocation of the Strojans, the Roma family from Ambrus. The debate was requested by the opposition LDS.
        LJUBLJANA - The 22nd Book Fair is to get under way, through 3 December.

WEDNESDAY, 29 November
        LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to resume its November session with a debate on a motion to oust Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti, filed by the opposition LDS.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - The group of the erased that set on a journey from Ljubljana via Italy and France to Brussels on Monday is to arrive at its destination, where it is to meet European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security Franco Frattini and several MEPs.
        LJUBLJANA - European Affairs State Secretary Janez Lenarcic is to present the Office for European Affairs' performance in the government's mid-term.

THURSDAY, 30 November
        BRDO PRI KRANJU - A child abuse prevention conference is to get under way, organised by several ministries and the Together Fundation and accompanied by a session of Human Security Network officials.
        VILNIUS, Lithuania - A meeting of interior ministers from schengen zone candidates, including Slovenia.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - A two-day session of the EU Council of Employment, Social Policy, Public Health and Consumer Protection is to be attended by Health Minister on Thursday and by Labour, Family and Social Affairs Minister Janez Drobnic on 1 December.
        LJUBLJANA - Several NGOs are to present the latest figures about HIV-infected and AIDS cases in Slovenia on the eve of the World AIDS Day.
        LJUBLJANA - A conference on the future of electronic communications and the development of competition organised by the Management Agency and the Economy Ministry.
        LJUBLJANA - Weekly government session.
        TEL AVIV, Isreal - Maccabi Tel Aviv are to play Slovenia's Union Olimpija in the 6th round of the Europw's strongest basketball competition, the Euroleague (group B).

FRIDAY, 1 December
        BERLIN, Germany/Vienna, Austria - Interior Minister Dragutin Mate is to visit Germany and Austria to meet his counterparts Wolfgang Schauble and Liese Prokop.
        LJUBLJANA - Biomass and other renewable sources of energy in the period between 2007 and 2023 are to be discussed at a meeting organised by the Association of Biomass Societies of Slovenia, with Environment Minister Janez Podobnik addressing the event.
        LJUBLJANA - A panel organised by the Association of Slovenian Designers is to discuss the recent competition for Slovenia's new logo.

SATURDAY, 2 December
        LJUBLJANA - The 22nd festival of gay and lesbian film is to get under way.
        CELJE - Celje Pivovarna Lasko are to take on Germany's Flensburg-Handewitt in the first game in the round of 16.

SUNDAY, 3 December
        LJUBLJANA - Two years since the Janez Jansa government held its first session.
        SLOVENIA - Open house to be held throughout Slovenia upon the birthday of one of the country's most cherished poets, France Preseren (1800-1849).
        KOPER - Gold Club are to take on Spain's Portland San Antonio in the first game in the round of 16.

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