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Schedule of Events for Monday, 22 January

Ljubljana, 21 January - Below is a schedule of events for Monday, 22 January:

LJUBLJANA - The Development Partnership, a bipartisan forum established by Prime Minister Janez Jansa in a bid to promote consensus-based decisions on reforms, is to convene a session at 11 AM. The heads of parties that joined the partnership and the deputies of the Italian and Hungarian ethnic minorities are to review a list of laws they would debate this year. The agenda also includes a report on the activities related to the resolution on national development projects for 2007-2023. Following the meeting, the participants are expected to make a statement.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel and State Secretary for European Affairs Janez Lenarcic are due at the session of the EU Council for General Affairs and External Relations. The ministers are expected to address the situation in Serbia following Sunday's general election and energy policy, one of the priorities of German presidency. Issues of Iran, Sudan and the Middle East are also on the agenda. (STA)

STRASBOURG, France - The National Assembly delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is to attend the first part of the 2007 regular session, which is to continue until Friday. The head of the Slovenian delegation, Darja Lavtizar Bebler, is to join a meeting between President of the CoE Parliamentary Assembly Rene Van der Linden and the heads of national delegations.

LJUBLJANA - The government commission in charge of the Roma is to hold a session at 2 PM to discuss a report on the work of a group responsible for the Roma settlements and a pilot project of a Roma Job Centre. The project is co-funded by the European Social Fund as part of the EQUAL initiative, a programme promoting a more inclusive work life through fighting discrimination and exclusion. Following the session, the head of the commission, Environment Minister Janez Podobnik, is expected to make a statement (4 PM).

NOVO MESTO - The Roma Association is to hold a working meeting at 10 AM to discuss topical events.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Education and Sport Minister Milan Zver is to pay a two-day visit to Copenhagen, where he is due to attend an informal meeting of OECD ministers responsible for vocational training.

STRUNJAN - Environmental organisations from Slovenia, Croatia and Italy are to present their positions on the planned construction of two gas terminals in the Gulf of Trieste. They will also take a stand on the political messages of the Italian and Slovenian foreign ministers regarding the gas terminals and the construction of a second rector in the Krsko Nuclear Power Plant; at 11 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The opposition Liberal Democrats (LDS) are to address topical issues related to the national health system at a press conference scheduled for noon.

LJUBLJANA - The Economy Ministry Tourism Directorate and the Slovenian Tourist Board are to launch a central booking system at 11 AM.

WETZLAR, Germany - Slovenia are to take on Tunisia in the third round of the men's Handball World Championships. The game starts at 8 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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