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Schedule of Events from 5 to 11 March

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

MONDAY, 5 March
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel and European Affairs State Secretary Janez Lenarcic are to attend a session of the EU's General Affairs and External Relations Council.
        VIENNA, Austria - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is to hold the second regular session of the Board of Governors, which will be headed by Ernest Petric, Slovenia's incumbent ambassador to the IAEA.
        LJUBLJANA - Prime Minister Janez Jansa will be taking questions from the floor as the National Assembly holds its second plenary this year.
        BUDAPEST, Hungary - Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak is to meet Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany and Minister of Economics and Transportation Janos Koka.
        LJUBLJANA - A regular yearly mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headed by Piritta Sorsa is to kick off in Ljubljana. The mission will last two weeks.
        LJUBLJANA - Labour, the Family and Social Affairs Minister Marjeta Cotman is to meet management boards of employers' associations to discuss the amendments to the employment relationship act.
        LJUBLJANA - The Consumer Association of Slovenia is to hold a press conference to present the findings of the research on price hikes after the adoption of euro.
        LJUBLJANA - Former Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs Geza Jeszenszky is to hold a lecture hosted by the Euro-Atlantic Council of Slovenia and the Slovenian Association for International Relations.
        LIPICA - Kobilarna Lipica stud farm is to hold a press conference to outline 2006 business results and plans for 2007.

TUESDAY, 6 March
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly is expected to appoint two new ministers nominated by PM Janez Jansa. Iztok Jarc is to be appointed the minister of agriculture, forestry and food, while Ziga Turk is to be appointed the development minister without portfolio.
        LJUBLJANA - The Institute for Macroeconomic Analayis and development (IMAD) is to present the latest economic indicators at a press conference.
        LJUBLJANA - Economy Ministry is to hold a press conference to present the programme of European Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs's visit to Slovenia.
        LJUBLJANA - National broadcaster RTV Slovenija is to hold a press conference to outline 2006 business results and present the activities of the supervisory board.
        LJUBLJANA - The Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZZZS) is to hold a press conference on the threat to quality and accessibility of public services.
        LJUBLJANA - International Festival Red Dawns is to kick off with a competition for Miss Red Dawns in Metelkova mesto counter-culture centre.

WEDNESDAY, 7 March
        LJUBLJANA - The Energy Directorate at the Economy Ministry, in cooperation with the European Commission, is to hold a presentation of the 7th Research Framework Programme.
        LJUBLJANA - Weekly cabinet session.
        LJUBLJANA - The Office for Equal Opportunities is to host a conference "Women in Research and Science" to mark International Women's Day.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Council is to host a panel on the position of the Slovenian minority in the Austrian province of Carinthia.
        LJUBLJANA - Amnesty International Slovenia is to start an action of gathering signatures to call for further steps to prevent domestic violence.
        BERLIN, Germany - The Slovenian Tourist Board is to participate in the International Tourism Exchange (ITB), which will last until 11 March.
        LJUBLJANA - Bank SKB banka is to hold a press conference to outline 2006 business results and plans for 2007.
        LJUBLJANA - The Jurcic Awards for achievements in journalism are to be handed out.

THURSDAY, 8 March
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Prime Minister Janez Jansa is to attend the spring EU summit, which will focus on energy and climate change. Jansa is also to attend a meeting of leaders of the European People's Party (EPP).
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly is to discuss two sets proposals for constitutional changes, dealing with immunity from prosecution and the judiciary, which have so far yielded no agreement among the political parties.
        LJUBLJANA - Environment and Spatial Planning Minister Janez Podobnik is to head a session of the Slovenian Committee for Climate Change.

FRIDAY, 9 March
        LJUBLJANA - The session of the parliament is to wrap up with a vote on President Janez Drnovsek's second nominee for central bank governor, Andrej Rant.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Prime Minister Janez Jansa is to attend the final day of the EU summit.
        LJUBLJANA - European Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs is to visit Slovenia.
        
SATURDAY, 10 March
        BERLIN, Germany - The director of the Tourism Directorate of the Economy Ministry, Marjan Hribar, and the director of the Slovenian Tourist Board Dimitrij Piciga, are to attend a press conference of the International Tourism Exchange (ITB).

SUNDAY, 11 March

No major events are scheduled.

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