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Schedule of Events from 23 to 29 April

Ljubljana, 22 April - Schedule of events in the week from 23 to 29 April:

MONDAY, 23 April
        ATHENS, Greece - Prime Minister Janez Jansa is to begin a two-day official visit to Greece. The PM will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel and Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak.
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Andrej Ster is to be taking part in a meeting of EU foreign ministers.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly is to begin its April session with questions time.
        LJUBLJANA - The chief of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), General Reiner Schuwirt, is expected to arrive for a two-day visit.
        ZAGREB, Croatia - Environment Ministry State Secretary Mitja Bricelj is to take part in a session of the International Commission for the Sava Basin.
        BERLIN, Germany - Chair of the parliamentary Defence Committee Anton Anderlic is to take part in a meeting of chairs of parliamentary defence committees from the EU and candidate countries and the President of the European Parliament.
        TRIESTE, Italy - The Parity Board overseeing the implementation of the law safeguarding the Slovenian minority in Italy is to hold its maiden session.
        LJUBLJANA - Public Administration Minister Gregor Virant and Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic are to meet for talks on the capital's city budget.
        LJUBLJANA - The social partners are set to continue talks on the social agreement.
        LJUBLJANA - An Egyptian-Slovenian agreement on cooperation in science and technology is to be signed by Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Jure Zupan and the non-resident Egyptian Ambassador to Slovenia Hisham El-Zimaity.
        BRDO PRI KRANJU - Local Government and Regional Policy Minister Ivan Zagar is to meet Slovenian mayors to discuss regional development incentives.
        KRANJ - Idria-based technology company Hidria is to assume part of the production of Kranj-based meters maker Iskraemeco.
        LJUBLJANA - The director of the Centre for European Integration in Bonn, Ludger Kuehnhardt, is to deliver a lecture on the EU's institutional future.
        LJUBLJANA - War veterans' organisations are to host a ceremony ahead of Resistance Day, 27 April, which is a national holiday.
        CELJE - The Police Trade Union is to speak about its wage demands.
        LJUBLJANA - The 12th Slovenian Book Days are to get underway.

TUESDAY, 24 April
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly is to vote on SD deputy Marko Pavliha's nomination for the post of deputy speaker of the National Assembly, as well as appoint members of the parliamentary inquiry commission for the purchase of eight-wheeled armoured personnel carriers for the Slovenian army.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Commission for Oversight of Intelligence and Security Services is to discuss answers from the Slovenian Intelligence and Security Agency (SOVA) in response to recent developments at the agency.
        CHISINAU, Moldova - Interior Minister Dragutin Mate and Foreign Ministry State Secretary Andrej Ster are to take part in an opening of a joint returnee centre.
        COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Environment Minister Janez Podobnik is to take part in a meeting of EU and ASEM environment ministers.
        LJUBLJANA - The Finance Ministry is to unveil the bill on the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
        BOHINJ - The Association of Slovenia Chair Lift Operators is to hold a press conference to speak about the results of the ski season.
        LJUBLJANA - A two-day financial conference, Kapital 2007, is to get underway.
        LJUBLJANA - The Vienna-based Institute for Higher Learning is to present a survey on the implementation of EU social rights in Slovenia.
        LJUBLJANA - The Institute for Sustainable Development, an environmental NGO, is to unveil the campaign to ban genetically-modified organisms.

        LJUBLJANA - PM Janez Jansa is to answer lawmaker questions as he takes part in questions time in the National Assembly.
        LJUBLJANA - Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos is to begin a four-day visit to Slovenia at the invitation of Slovenian counterpart Janez Drnovsek.
        LONDON, UK - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to begin a two-day visit to Great Britain.
        STRASBOURG, France - The European Parliament is to debate the report on Croatia's progress to EU membership.
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec is to pay a three-day official visit to Turkey at the invitation of Turkish National Defence Minister Vecdi Gonul.
        GENEVA, Switzerland - Transport Minister Janez Bozic is to take part in the 62nd session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe.
        BRDO PRI KRANJU - The High Representatives for Succession are to meet to discuss issues related to the succession of the former Yugoslavia.
        LJUBLJANA - The Agriculture Ministry is to hold a press conference to speak about its plans.
        LJUBLJANA - The Government Intellectual Property Office, police, Authors Agency of Slovenia and the Business Software Alliance are to hold a press conference on World Intellectual Property Day.
        NOVO MESTO - Car maker Revoz is to hold a press conference ahead of the launch of the new Twingo supermini.

THURSDAY, 26 April
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly is due to inaugurate the parliamentary inquiry commission into government defence deals from 1994 to present, as demanded by the coalition in response to the opposition's inquiry commission into the latest deal for eight-wheeled armoured personnel carriers.
        LJUBLJANA - The cabinet is to hold its weekly session.
        OSLO, Norway - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to take part in a two-day informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers.
        WUERZBURG, Germany - Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak and Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Jure Zupan are to be taking part in a three-day meeting of EU ministers responsible for competition.

FRIDAY, 27 April
        LJUBLJANA/ROGLA - Slovenia will observe Resistance Day, a national holiday. PM Janez Jansa is due to hold the keynote speech at the main ceremony at Rogla.

SATURDAY, 28 April
        No major events are scheduled.

SUNDAY, 29 April
        No major events are scheduled.

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