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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 29 March

Ljubljana, 28 March - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 29 March:

LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly is to take a vote on the changes to the act on public servants and the nomination of Samo Fakin for director of the Health Insurance Institute. Under the government-sponsored motion on public servants, private detectives could be hired to look for abuse of sickness benefits and transport allowances by civil servants. The session begins at 10 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The cabinet is to meet for its weekly session. Its agenda includes the bill on scholarships. A press conference is scheduled for 2 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The Strategic Council for Economic Development, an advisory body appointed by the government, is to meet at 4 PM to discuss strategic issues facing Slovenia, focusing on demographic policy, employment, labour market and public finance.

BLED - The 39th International PEN meeting of writers is to get underway at 9:30 AM with a round-table debate on endangered languages and cultures on the verge of extinction. The meeting, which brings together some 80 writers from 30 countries, runs until Sunday. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The European Commission Representation in Slovenia and the Institute for Strategic Studies are to stage a panel "Europe's Black Sea Dimension" as part of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome; at 3 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The chair of the group dealing with Roma housing problems is to speak to the press at 2 PM, following the meeting.

LJUBLJANA - Food company Droga Kolinska is to reveal operating results for 2006 at a press conference scheduled for 10:30 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Bank Austria Creditanstalt, the Slovenian subsidiary of the BA-CA group, is to present results for 2006 and plans for 2007 at a press conference scheduled for 10:30 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Prva pokojninska druzba, a pension management fund, is to hold a press conference at 10 AM to present its plans for expansion on the domestic market and in SE Europe.

KROMBERK - Meat processing industry MIP is to speak to the press about results for 2006; at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The Tourism and Leisure Fair is to get underway, running until Sunday.

POSTOJNA - A press conference is to be held at 11 AM ahead of the ultramarathon cycling tour of Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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