Schedule of Events from 4 to 10 November

Ljubljana, 3 November - Schedule of events in the week from 4 to 10 November:

MONDAY, 4 November
LJUBLJANA - Chairman of the Italian Senate foreign policy committee Fiorello Provero with delegation is to start a two day visit to Slovenia upon the invitation of his Slovenian counterpart Jelko Kacin. The Italian officials are also to be received by Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, Europe Minister Janez Potocnik, and Parliamentary Speaker Borut Pahor.
LJUBLJANA - A two-day seminar on restructuring of pension systems in the countries of Southeastern Europe, organised by the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs, the Stability Pact for SE Europe, and the Council of Europe, is to kick off in Ljubljana.
LJUBLJANA - Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Vlado Dimovski is to present to the press new measures in the active employment policy and international activities of his ministry.
LJUBLJANA - Union of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS) is to hold a press conference on its role in Slovenia's accession to the EU.

TUESDAY, 5 November
BRUSSELS - The European Parliament's foreign affairs committee is to vote upon the enlargement report, together with assessments on the progress of the 13 EU candidate countries, including Slovenia. The report is to be finally adopted at the EP plenary session between 18 and 21 November to which members of national parliaments from the EU candidates have been invited.
BRUSSELS - On the sidelines of their regular meeting in Brussels, the Finance Ministers of the 15 EU member states are to meet with their counterparts from the future EU members. Slovenia will be represented by Finance Minister Tone Rop.
COPENHAGEN - Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Franci But is to pay a two-day visit to Denmark upon the invitation of his Danish counterpart Mariann Fischer Boel.
BLED - A forum entitled "Ethics in Business," organised by the U.S. and the Slovenian Chambers of Commerce and the Government Office for Prevention of Corruption is to take place. Slovenian PM Janez Drnovsek is also scheduled to attend.

WEDNESDAY, 6 November
STRASBOURG - Slovenian FM Dimitrij Rupel is to take part in the session of ministerial boards of the Council or Europe.
RADENCI - A three-day conference entitled "Tourism as a Global Movement - an Entrepreneurial Approach in the Central European Initiative (CEI) Region," with the participation of 210 representatives from 18 countries and organised by the Small Business Development Centre, the Central European Initiative (CEI), Economics Ministry, and the Slovenian Tourist Organisation is to kick off in Radenci.
LJUBLJANA - A two-day regional conference on alternative ways of conflict resolution is to be organised by the Ljubljana district court and the Justice Ministry, and co-financed by the British Embassy in Ljubljana. The conference is to be opened by Slovenian Justice Minister Ivan Bizjak, Head of the European Commission Delegation to Slovenia Erwan Fouere, the U.S. Ambassador Johnny Young, the British Ambassador Hugh Mortimer and most likely by Slovenian PM Janez Drnovsek.

THURSDAY, 7 November
LJUBLJANA - Regular weekly cabinet session.
STRASBOURG/BRUSSELS- After attending the session of ministerial boards of the Council of Europe, Slovenian FM Dimitrij Rupel is to pay a working visit to Belgium, where he is to meet with the Foreign Relations European Commissioner Chris Patten.
BRUSSELS - A two-day session of the Convention on the Future of Europe is to continue the discussion on the "skeleton" draft proposal of the future European Constitution, put forward by the Convention President Valery Giscard d'Estaing. Slovenian members in the Convention are also to take part in the session.
PRAGUE - Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Franci But is to pay a visit to
the Czech Republic upon the invitation of his Czech counterpart Jaroslav Palas.

FRIDAY, 8 November
LJUBLJANA - Last day of election campaigns.
LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary committee for home affairs is to discuss the annual report of the Slovenian Ombudsman for 2001 and a draft resolution on Slovenia's migration policy.
LJUBLJANA - The Delegation of the European Commission is to organise a conference to mark ten years of the Phare programme in Slovenia. The conference is to be opened by Head of the Commission Delegation Erwan Fouere and Slovenia's Europe Minister Janez Potocnik.

SATURDAY, 9 November
LJUBLJANA - Election Calm.

SUNDAY, 10 November
LJUBLJANA - Presidential and local election polls to be opened between 7 AM - 7 PM.

© STA, 2002