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Schedule of Events for Friday, 30 March

Ljubljana, 29 March - Below is a schedule of events for Friday, 30 March:

LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly is to debate the opposition's demand for a parliament inquiry commission into the government's purchase of eight-wheeled armoured personnel carrier on what is the final day of its session for March; the session begins at 10 AM. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - Admiral Edmond P. Giambastiani, the vice-chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, is to pay a visit to Slovenia. He is to be received by Defence Minister Karl Erjavec and the Slovenian Armed Forces Chief-of-Staff, Lieutenant General Albin Gutman. The US admiral and Deputy Chief-of-Staff Alojz Steiner are scheduled to make a statement for the press 3:45 PM. (STA/PHOTO)

BREMEN, Germany - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel will be taking part in an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers which is expected to focus on Kosovo. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The National Statistics Office is to release preliminary estimates on the current account deficit and the country's debt for 2006 as well as the inflation for March at a press conference scheduled for 10:30 AM. (STA)

NEW YORK, US - Labour, the Family and Social Affairs Minister Marjeta Cotman is due to take part in the signing of the UN convention to promote and protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities and the corresponding optional protocol.

PORTOROZ - Health Minister Andrej Brucan is to address a conference on management in the health sector, which is to be followed at 11 AM by a panel on public and private partnership.

LJUBLJANA - The group of independent deputies For Real is to hold a press conference at 12:30 PM to present a motion designed to protect citizens against excessive interference in privacy in communication.

LJUBLJANA - The German company Solarvalue, which recently acquired TDR Metalurgija, the Ruse-based maker of ferro-alloys and calcium carbide, is to talk to the press at 2 PM about planned investments in Slovenia.

BLED/LJUBLJANA - The participants of the 39th International PEN meeting are to discuss post-totalitarian resistance at a 9:30 AM panel sponsored by the International PEN Peace Institute. In the afternoon, they are due in the Slovenian capital, where they are scheduled to take part in a literary evening featuring Bosnian author Dzevad Karahasan.

KOPER/PIRAN - A major retrospective exhibition on Marij Pregelj (1913-1967) is to open at the Koper-based gallery Loza and the Piran City Gallery at 7 PM. A press conference is scheduled for noon.

LJUBLJANA - Archbishop of Ljubljana Alojz Uran is to present at noon his Easter pastoral letter.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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