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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 21 December

Ljubljana, 20 December - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 21 December:

CERKLJE NA GORENJSKEM - German Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung is to pay a visit to Slovenia to present to his host, Slovenian Defence Minister Karl Erjavec, the activities Germany is planning in the field of the European security and defence policy as part of its stint as EU president that begins on 1 January. A statement for the press is scheduled for 7:50 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The 15th Constitution Day (23 December) will be marked by the Constitutional Court with a 1 PM ceremony featuring the court's former president Dragica Wedam Lukic as the speaker of honour.

LJUBLJANA - The governing body of the Pension and Disability Insurance Institute (ZPIZ) is to convene at 11 AM to discuss the proposed changes to the 2007 financial plan and the proposal for the 2008 financial plan.

NOVA GORICA - Gaming company Hit will stage a ceremony at 3 PM prior to the official opening of the renovated hotel part of its Perla casino at 6 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Parliament Secretary General Lovro Loncar will present at 11 AM the activities of parliamentary services halfway into the National Assembly's fourth sitting and parliament's key projects for the next two years.

LJUBLJANA - Mayor Zoran Jankovic is to meet at 11:45 AM the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Slovenia Peran Boskovic.

LJUBLJANA - The European Commission Representation Office in Slovenia and public broadcaster RTV Slovenija are to present their joint "Europe 2007" project at a press conference at 1 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Parliament Speaker France Cukjati is to receive the workers of Izola toy maker Mehano at 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA - A ceremony marking the opening of new premises of the Knjiznica Otona Zupancica public library will be attended by Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti, Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic and CEO of retailer Mercator Ziga Debeljak; at 1 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The athlete of the year will be announced at a ceremony that is to begin at 8 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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