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Schedule of Events from 2 to 8 September

Ljubljana, 1 September - Schedule of events in the week from 2 to 8 September:

MONDAY, 2 September

LJUBLJANA - A 35-member delegation of the NATO parliamentary assembly headed by Vice-President Mario Palombo is to examine Slovenia's preparation for NATO membership. The officials are to meet Parliament Speaker Borut Pahor and President Milan Kucan on Monday, while meetings with Europe Minister Janez Potocnik, Defence Minister Anton Grizold and a delegation of the Slovenian parliament will be on the agenda on Tuesday.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Unicef committe is to host the 47th annual meeting of the National Committees for Unicef, which is to be attended by senior officials of 37 National Committees, as well as the organisation's leadership, including Unicef Executive Director Carol Bellamy, who is to arrive on Tuesday.

JOHANNESBURG - Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel and Environment Minister Janez Kopac are to attend the final part of the World Summit on Sustainable Development until 4 September, presenting Slovenia's report on sustainable development.

LJUBLJANA - Shareholders of the Ljubljana-based brewery Pivovarna Union are to discuss a capital injection of EUR 3.7m which is to be sponsored solely by Belgium's Interbrew.
LJUBLJANA - The main committe of the People's Party (SLS) is to hold a session to discuss the party's strategy at the November local elections, as well as current economic and political issues, including Slovenia's relations with Croatia.

TUESDAY, 3 September

BRATISLAVA - Agriculture Minister Franci But is to attend a two-day meeting of his counterparts from the member states of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA).

LJUBLJANA - Parliament Speaker Borut Pahor is to meet with heads of parliamentary deputy groups to discuss the parliament's agenda for September and October.

PORTOROZ - The Slovenian national chemical safety institute is to hold a two-day conference on chemical safety, presenting the results of the Phare Twinning project on chemical safety.

LJUBLJANA - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Samuel Zbogar is to receive Pekka Organ, who is in charge of Central and SE Europe at the Finnish Foreign Ministry.

WEDNESDAY, 4 September

LJUBLJANA - Shareholders of Nova Ljubljanska banka (NLB), Slovenia's largest bank, are to hold a general meeting to appoint a new supervisory board, as the Belgium banking and insurance group KBC and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are entering NLB.

BRDO PRI KRANJU - The council of the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) is hold a session to decide whether to support Anton Bebler in his bid to run for president at the November elections.

LJUBLJANA - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Samuel Zbogar is to receive Luis Echavarri, Director General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, and Jari Vilen, Finish Minister of Foreign Trade and European Affairs.

LJUBLJANA - The Manager Association is to hold a debate on the expected changes to the legislation on takeovers and buyouts of companies.

BLED - An international round table on the financing of small and middle-sized companies is to be held by the centre promoting small businesses, the European Commission General Directive on Enterprise, Slovenian Economics Ministry and the NLB bank. (until 6 September)

THURSDAY, 5 September

LJUBLJANA - The government is to hold its first session after the summer break.

LJUBLJANA - Slovenian farmers are to hold a rally to push for better conditions in agriculture and the countryside.

FRIDAY, 6 September

BERN - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to pay an official visit to Switzerland.

PORTOROZ - The Slovenian Justice Ministry is to host a two-day international congress of the European association for research and analyses of car accidents.

SATURDAY, 7 September

LJUBLJANA - The Institute for Sustainable Development and the Association of Slovenian Eco-Farmers are to hold the first eco-festival, which is to be attended by over 40 farmers from Slovenia, Croatia and Austria.

LAUSANNE - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to attend the Expo 2002 exhibition, where he is also to take part in a debate on EU enlargement.

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