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Schedule of Events from 15 to 21 January

Ljubljana, 14 January - Schedule of events in the week from 15 to 21 January:

MONDAY, 15 January
        LJUBLJANA/BLED/BRDO PRI KRANJU - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission President Jose Manual Barroso, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet and Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker are to be just some of the high-level European officials attending a ceremony to usher in the euro on the day the Slovenian tolar ceases to be legal tender. The celebrations organised by the Slovenian government and central bank, Banka Slovenije, will also include a conference on the euro featuring finance ministers and central bankers from numerous European countries.
        LJUBLJANA - Hungarian and Slovak FMs, Ferenc Gyurcsany and Robert Fico, are to be paying working visits to Slovenia as part of the euro ceremony.
        LJUBLJANA - FM Dimitrij Rupel is scheduled to hold a press conference at 9:30 AM to speak about the 15th anniversary of the recognition of Slovenia's independence by the European Union.
        DRESDEN, Germany - EU justice and home affairs ministers are to hold an informal meeting. Slovenian Interior Minister Dragutin Mate and Justice Minister Lovro Sturm are expected to attend the two-day event.
        LJUBLJANA - Representatives of the social partners - the government, employers and trade unions - are to meet at noon for the latest round of negotiations on the social agreement.
        LJUBLJANA - The Health Ministry and the Public Health Institute will present the results of international survey Health Behaviour in School-aged Children.

TUESDAY, 16 January
        LJUBLJANA - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to meet behind closed doors with Albert Rohan, deputy to the UN's special Kosovo envoy. Rohan is also scheduled to meet State Secretary at the Foreign Ministry Andrej Ster.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Defence Committee is to hold a session to debate Slovenia's involvement in stabilising Iraq.
        LJUBLJANA - Founding session of Council for Slovenians in Neighbouring Countries called by Prime Minister Janez Jansa.
        TURIN, Italy - The International University Sports Federation (FISU) is to select the host city for the 2011 Winter Universiade. Slovenia's second-largest city, Maribor, is running against Turkey's Erzurum.

WEDNESDAY, 17 January
        STRASBOURG, France - Heads of the EU presidential troika - Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Portuguese PM Jose Socrates - are to present the countries' joint 18-month presidency programme.
        POKLJUKA - The world's best biathletes are to gather in Slovenia for five days of World Cup competition.

THURSDAY, 18 January
        LJUBLJANA - The cabinet is to hold its regular weekly session.
        BERLIN, Germany - Minister of Labour, the Family and Social Affairs Marjeta Cotman is to attend a three-day informal meeting of EU social affairs and labour ministers.
        THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Interior Minister Dragutin Mate is to pay a visit to Europol headquarters.
        KOPER - A press conference is to be held after the meeting of the supervisory board of the logistics group Intereuropa.
        LJUBLJANA - A panel is to be held on the future of the Slovenian power producing sector, hosted by a number of NGOs.
        LUKOVICA - The Slovenian Apiculture Association is to discuss the quality of honey products in Slovenia at a conference.

FRIDAY, 19 January
        SKOPJE, Macedonia - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is scheduled to pay a visit to Macedonia.
        LJUBLJANA - European Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potocnik and leading Slovenian managers are to meet at a panel as part of a strategic conference entitled Day of Technological Platforms.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary EU Affairs Committee and Domestic Policy Committee are to discuss the implementation of the Hague programme.
SATURDAY, 20 January
        No major events scheduled.

SUNDAY, 21 January
        No major events scheduled.

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