STA Coverage on Thursday, 17 October

Ljubljana, 16 October - The STA English service will cover the following events on Thursday, 17 October:

BRUSSELS - Slovenian Economics Minister Tea Petrin is to attend a two-day conference dealing with regional policy and mountainous areas. She is to present Slovenia's view on encouraging the development of mountainous areas at this European Commission-sponsored event, to which Slovenia was invited as the only EU candidate.

THE HAGUE - Upon concluding a visit to Portugal, Slovenian Agriculture Minister Franci But is scheduled to pay a working visit to the Netherlands, where he is expected to meet with his counterpart Cornelis Pieter Veerman.

LJUBLJANA/MARIBOR/NOVA GORICA - A first festival of Slovenian NGOs is to kick off, featuring a number of panels and concerts until 22 October. Europe Minister Janez Potocnik and EU Ambassador to Slovenia Erwan Fouere will be the key-note speakers at a special reception.

LJUBLJANA - At its weekly session, the cabinet is expected to scrutinise a report on co-operation with NGOs during the country's integration into the EU.

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary commission for constitutional change is expected to take some substantive decisions on the proposals to change the Slovenian Constitution.

LJUBLJANA - A panel is to take a look at how basic documents about the safeguarding of ethnic minorities are implemented in Slovenia and its neighbours.

LJUBLJANA - As part of Slovenia's Government Public Relations and Media Office's NATO campaign, two NATO officials are to speak about the Alliance and its planned expansion.

LJUBLJANA - A working meeting is to be held by Chief of Staff of Slovenian Armed Forces, brigadier Ladislav Lipic and head of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) Jozko Cuk.

LJUBLJANA - Press review.

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