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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 19 April

Ljubljana, 18 April - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 19 April:

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, currently on a tour of Latin America, is to attend a two-day meeting between the EU and Latin America. While meetings as part of the EU's specialised dialogue with Central America, Mexico, the Andean Community and Mercosur are planned for the first day, the EU and the Rio Group ministerial is scheduled for Friday. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The government is to hold its weekly session and is to debate the act on military service along other topics. A news conference is scheduled for after the session, expectedly at 2 PM. (STA/PHOTO)

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Interior Minister Dragutin Mate and Justice Ministry State Secretary Robert Marolt are expected to take part in a two-day session of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council. One of the items on the agenda is the proposal to criminalise Holocaust denial and incitement to racial hatred.

AACHEN, Germany - Health Minister Andrej Brucan is set to attend a two-day informal meeting of health ministers from the EU and candidate countries.

RODOS, Greece - European Affairs State Secretary Janez Lenarcic is to take part in a two-day conference of European ministers on the EU maritime policy.

LJUBLJANA - A two-day international conference on equality in employment is to get under way at 10 AM, with a press conference scheduled for 9:15 AM. The event is sponsored by the Labour, the Family and Social Affairs Ministry, the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia, Employers Association and gay rights group Skuc-LL.

LJUBLJANA - A two-day International conference "Education for Energy: A Challenge for Schools" is to be organised by the Slovenian E-Forum and the European partners of the FEEDU project. The event begins at 9 AM.

LJUBLJANA - President Janez Drnovsek is to receive the incoming Chinese ambassador, Zhi Zhaolin, for a courtesy visit at 11 AM. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to hold a press conference at 10 AM to speak about Slovenia's economic outlook and development.

LJUBLJANA - A panel beginning at 10 AM is to discuss the impact of climate change on tourism. The meeting is organised by the Slovenian Tourist Board, the Economy Ministry Tourism Directorate and several other organisations representing the industry.

BRNIK - A news conference at noon is to present the international ADTRAC 07 military exercise that is to test control of the Slovenian airspace.

PIRAN - Two non-parliamentary parties, the Youth party (SMS) and the Party of Environmental Movements, are to address the press at 11 AM to voice their concerns about a pipeline across the region of Kras.

MARIBOR - Low-fare carrier Ryanair is to speak to the press at 9:30 AM about its flights to Slovenia. (STA)

PORTOROZ - A press conference is to be held at noon to present the Internautica 2007 boat show.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Writers' Association is to hold a news conference ahead of the 12th annual Book Days at 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Another day of competition at the Ice Hockey Division I World Championships is to see Lithuania playing Romania, Hungary taking on Great Britain and Slovenia facing Japan.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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