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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 12 April

Ljubljana, 11 April - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 12 April:

LJUBLJANA - The government is expected to adopt amendments to the anti-smoking act, the bill on healers and amendments to the health insurance act at its weekly session. A press conference is scheduled for 2 PM. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - The parliament's Defence Committee is scrutinise the report on the implementation of basic development programmes for the armed forces in 2006 and government reports on activities of Slovenian troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The purchase of a Russian war ship is also on the agenda; at noon. (STA/PHOTO)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to start an official visit to Argentina (until Sunday), which will be followed by visits to Chile and Peru and participation in the EU-Rio Group meeting in the Dominican Republic.

VIENNA, Austria - Education Minister Milan Zver is to attend the second meeting of education ministers from Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia.

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Public Administration Minister Gregor Virant is to take part in the 5th Eastern European e-Gov Days.

LJUBLJANA - The Government Office for Communication and the Centre of Non-governmental Organisations of Slovenia - CNVOS are to stage a panel on NGOs in the enlarged EU and the promotion of active citizenship; at 9:30 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Coalition parties are to address the press at 11:30 AM to present their request for a parliamentary inquiry into the purchase of a government jet and equipment for the Slovenian Armed Forces in 1994-2007.

BRNIK - A press conference is to be held at 12:30 PM as Finnish carrier Finnair launches scheduled flights between Ljubljana and Helsinki.

LJUBLJANA - The National Council, the upper chamber of parliament, is to host a panel at 3 PM entitled "Sale of State Property".

LJUBLJANA - Insurance company Wiener Staedtische is to present results for 2006 and plans for this year; at 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Journalists Association is to present Consortium Veritatis Awards for 2006 to its members; at 7 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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