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Schedule of Events from 5 to 11 February

Ljubljana, 4 February - Schedule of events in the week from 5 to 11 February:

MONDAY, 5 February
        LJUBLJANA - Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak is to present the programme of activities of the ministry for 2007.
        NAIROBI, Kenya - Environment and Spatial Planning Minister Janez Podobnik is to attend a five-day annual meeting of the Global Ministerial Environment Forum.
        LJUBLJANA - Prime Minister Janez Jansa and Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic are to discuss the development of Slovenia's capital. A press statement is scheduled for after the talks, which will also be attended by Public Administration Minister Gregor Virant.
        PARIS, France - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to attend a two-day international conference entitled "Let us Free the Children of War".
        BRUSSLES, Belgium - The 3rd joint parliamentary meeting on the Lisbon Strategy is to be attended by a delegation of the Slovenian parliament's EU Affairs Committee. The meeting lasts until Tuesday.
        LJUBLJANA - The Liberal Academy, a forum of left-leaning academics, is to present its position on the recently revealed case of covert police surveillance of a Roma family.
        LJUBLJANA - The Ljubljana Stock Exchange, the Manager Association and the Association of Supervisory Board members are sign a code on managing public limited companies.

TUESDAY, 6 February
        LJUBLJANA - Transport Ministry is to outline its activities for 2007.
        LJUBLJANA - A meeting of deputy group leaders is to discuss an extraordinary parliamentary session, called by 39 opposition deputies over a defence tender for the purchase of 135 Patria armoured personnel carriers.
        LJUBLJANA - A panel on the role of Islam in contemporary societies is to also to feature high Muslim dignitaries from the UK, the US and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
        LJUBLJANA - The Franc Rozman Stane Barracks will see a line up of the 10 Motorised Battalion prior to the unit's departure for Kosovo.
        LIPICA - The Kobilarna Lipica stud farm is to host a two-day working meeting of managers of European stud farms.

WEDNESDAY, 7 February
        LJUBLJANA - The cabinet is to hold its regular weekly session.
        LJUBLJANA - On the eve of Culture Day, Preseren Awards, the highest national awards for outstanding achievement in arts and culture, will be given out.
        LJUBLJANA - Sessions by the parliament's EU affairs and foreign policy committees.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Commission for Oversight of Intelligence and Security Services is to discuss the claims by Human Rights Ombudsman Matjaz Hanzek on covert police surveillance of a Roma family.
        NEW DELHI, India - Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Jure Zupan is to attend a two-day EU-India ministerial conference on science.
        LOKA PRI MENGSU - The working group on intercultural dialogue is to meet for the first time. The meeting is organised by the Slovenian-run Centre for European Perspective.
        LJUBLJANA - The first international festival of mountaineering film is to be launched. The four-day festival is part of the 9th International Documentary Film Festival.
        DOMZALE - The Slovenian national football team is to take on Estonia in a friendly fixture.

THURSDAY, 8 February
        SLOVENIA - Slovenia is to mark Culture Day, a bank holiday, in honour of its greatest Romantic poet France Preseren (1840-1849). Events are scheduled throughout the country.
        SEVILLA, Spain - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec is to attend a two-day informal meeting of NATO defence ministers.
        NUERNBERG, Germany - Labour, the Family and Social Affairs Minister Marjeta Cotman is to attend a two-day conference on the European social model.
        LJUBLJANA - Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti is to hold a reception for the recipient of the Preseren awards.
        KLAGENFURT, Austria - Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti is to address a ceremony marking the centenary of organised cultural activities by the Slovenian minority in the Austrian province of Carinthia.

FRIDAY, 9 February
        No major events are scheduled.

SATURDAY, 10 February
        MUNICH, Germany - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec is to take part in the 43rd Conference on Security Policy. The two-day event is to be opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and attended, among others, by Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.
        VOLGOGRAD, Russia - Slovenian women handball champions Krim Mercator are to take on Russian Dinamo Volgograd in the fourth round of the European Handball Champions League, group A.

SUNDAY, 11 February
        No major events are scheduled.

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