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Schedule of Events for Tuesday, 20 February

Ljubljana, 19 February - Below is a schedule of events for Tuesday, 20 February:

LENDAVA/LJUTOMER/MURSKA SOBOTA - Prime Minister Janez Jansa is to meet representatives of the Hungarian minority prior to the government's visit to the northeastern region of Prekmurje on Wednesday. At the 4 PM meeting, the PM will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, Education Minister Milan Zver, Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti and the head of the government office for nationalities Stanko Baluh. Also visiting the region will be Justice Minister Lovro Sturm, Transport Minister Janez Bozic and Interior Minister Dragutin Mate.

LJUBLJANA - Outgoing Human Rights Ombudsman Matjaz Hanzek is to address the press at 10 AM to review his work in the past six years, prior to ending his term in office on Wednesday. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - General Josip Lucic, the chief of staff of the Croatian Armed Forces is to be visiting Slovenia at the invitation of his counterpart, Lieutenant-General Albin Gutman. While the host will be briefed on the development of the Slovenian Armed Forces and experience in crisis response operations, bilateral cooperation is also expected to be on the agenda. Both chiefs of staff are scheduled to give a statement for the press at 2:30 PM. (STA/PHOTO)

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Environment and Spatial Planning Minister Janez Podobnik is to take part in the session of the EU Environment Council, which is to focus on climate change with emphasis on the development of an international climate regime beyond 2012, when the Kyoto Protocol expires.

LJUBLJANA - State Prosecutor General Barbara Brezigar is to hold a news conference at 1 PM on the prosecutrion's findings regarding claims on illegal covert police surveillance of a Roma family.

LJUBLJANA - The Programming Council of RTV Slovenija, the public broadcaster's governing body, is to discuss at 10 AM topical issues and report on RTV Slovenija activities in 2006.

LONDON, the UK - A delegation of the parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee is to wrap up a two-day visit of the United Kingdom after meeting the British-Slovenian friendship group under the leadership of John Austin (11:30 AM) and the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee Mike Gapes (3:30 PM).

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Transport Ministry State Secretary Peter Verlic is to conclude a two-day visit to Budapest, where he is to meet his Hungarian opposite number Abel Garamhegy.

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Labour, the Family, Social Affairs and the Disabled Committee is to meet at 2 PM to discuss a petition to challenge the pension and disability insurance act at the Constitutional Court.

LJUBLJANA - Opposition Liberal Democrats (LDS) deputy Marko Pavliha will outline at 1 PM a proposal to amend the Constitution to facilitate the work of the Constitutional Court.

LJUBLJANA - A panel at 6 PM will look at the expectations of young people from the EU on the 50th anniversary of the Rome Treaty. The event is sponsored by the European Commission Representation, the info office of the European Parliament and the Slovenian Youth Council.

RAVNE NA KOROSKEM - Milan Svajger, the new general manager of defence contractor Sistemska Tehnika, is to present his vision of the company's development at a press conference scheduled for 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Moderna galerija, the museum of modern and contemporary art, is to host a symposium on art, ideology and politics at noon. The panel is organised upon the launch of the book "Mind the Map! History Is Not Given. A critical anthology based on the Symposium", edited by Marina Grzinic, Guenther Heeg and Veronika Darian.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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