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Schedule of Events for Friday, 22 December

Ljubljana, 21 December - Below is a schedule of events for Friday, 22 December:

LJUBLJANA - Ahead of 26 December Independence and Unity Day, official ceremonies are to mark 16 years since the referendum in which Slovenians overwhelmingly endorsed independence. Parliament is to hold a ceremonial session at 7 PM, followed by the main ceremony at Cankarjev dom at 8 PM, with Constitutional Court President Franc Cebulj as the keynote speaker. Archbishop of Ljubljana Alojz Uran is to celebrate a holy mass at 5:30 PM. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - The National Council, the upper chamber of parliament, is to meet at 1 PM to decide about a veto on the religious freedoms act, which was passed by the National Assembly on Tuesday. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - Bosnia-Herzegovina Security Minister Baris Colak is to visit Slovenia at invitation of Slovenian opposite number Dragutin Mate. The ministers are to pen an agreement on police cooperation between the countries, after which they will issue statements to the press at 10:10 AM. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - The country's largest trade union confederation, the Association of Free Trade Unions (ZSSS), is to speak to the press at 9:30 AM to discuss ways to repress harassment at work.

LJUBLJANA - Samo Hribar Milic, the caretaker president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS), is to address the press at noon to comment on the state of the Slovenian economy at the turn of the year and future challenges.

KOSTANJEVICA NA KRKI - Power utility Gen Energija is to speak about achievements in 2006 and plans for 2007 at a press conference scheduled for 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The last exhibition in the three-part series on Slovenian art from the 1930s is to open at Moderna galerija, the museum of modern and contemporary art, at noon, featuring works of art that were made between 1938 and 1941.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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