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Schedule of Events for Friday, 20 April

Ljubljana, 19 April - Below is a schedule of events for Friday, 20 April:

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to take part in the EU-Rio Group ministerial. (STA)

BERLIN, Germany - Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk and Vice-governor of the central bank Andrej Rant are scheduled to attend a two-day informal meeting EU finance ministers. Prior to the meeting, Bajuk is due to take part in the session of the euro group.

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - EU interior ministers, including Slovenia's Dragutin Mate, are to be in session on the second day of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council's sitting.

AACHEN, Germany - Health Minister Andrej Brucan is attending an informal meeting of health ministers from the EU and candidate countries. The ministers are discussing ways to improve the quality of health services.

LJUBLJANA - The heads of deputy factions are to meet Speaker France Cukjati at noon to set the agenda for the April session of parliament, to begin on 23 April, and discuss the allocation of senior positions in parliament.

LJUBLJANA - The Economic and Social Council, the industrial relations forum, is to convene a session at 10 AM to debate the 2007 development report and spring forecast, changes in the regulation of the council's operation and a green paper on labour law.

LJUBLJANA - A press conference at 9:30 AM is to present the results of an EU-wide project called Consulting EU Citizens. The results for Slovenia will be also on the agenda of the parliamentary EU Affairs Committee session, which begins at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary committees in charge of foreign policy and EU affairs are set to discuss at separate sessions Slovenia's positions for the upcoming session of the EU General Affairs and External Relations Council. While the Foreign Policy Committee session begins at 9 AM, the EU Committee is to be in session in the afternoon.

SREDISCE OB DRAVI - Public Administration Ministry State Secretary Roman Rep and his counterpart from the Interior Ministry Zvonko Zinrajh are open the overhauled facility at the Sredisce ob Dravi international border crossing with Croatia; at 10 AM.

MURSKA SOBOTA - Agriculture, Forestry and Food Minister Iztok Jarc is to visit the Panvita food conglomerate in the afternoon and open day at the Murska Sobota office of the Agriculture and Forestry Chamber.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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