Schedule of Events from 25 November to 1 December

Ljubljana, 24 November - Schedule of events in the week from 25 November to 1 December:

MONDAY, 25 November
LJUBLJANA - November's parliamentary session is to kick off with Prime Minister Janez Drnovsek answering four questions from MPs.
BLED - The Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry (KGZS) is to gather for a two-day meeting of agriculture counselors to discuss Slovenia's EU membership.
LJUBLJANA - The coalition People's Party (SLS) is to outline its view on Slovenia's integration into NATO.
RADENCI - A three-day conference of statistics experts is to kick off, through 27 November. The 12th event of its kind is to be organised by the National Statistical Office.
LJUBLJANA - Members of the parliamentary commission for Slovenians abroad are to speak to the press about their visit to Sweden.
LJUBLJANA - Institute Jozef Stefan, a leading research institute, is to confer its awards on companies that have managed to make headway in transferring expertise to the economy.
LJUBLJANA - A panel of the Peace Institute on the media, with attendance of IFJ secretary general Aidan White.
LONDON - Slovenian Interior Minister Rado Bohinc is to attend a ministerial dealing with fight against organised crime in Southeastern Europe.
WARSAW - Slovenia's Minister of Education, Science and Sport Lucija Cok is to attend a conference of education ministers from EU candidate countries.

TUESDAY, 26 November
BRUSSELS - President of the European Parliament Pat Cox is to hold a traditional meeting with his counterparts from EU candidate countries, including Slovenia's Borut Pahor. The meeting is to be attended also by President of the European Commission Romano Prodi and Enlargement Commissioner Guenter Verheugen.
BRUSSELS - The EU and Slovenia are to meet for a fresh round of negotiations; the Union is expected to outline a compromise proposal on financial conditions of EU entry.
LJUBLJANA - A panel organised by Ljubljana's Faculty of Social Sciences after Slovenia was invited to join NATO at the Prague summit. Panelists will be Defence Minister Anton Grizold and three university professors, Bojko Bucar, Rudi Rizman and Rastko Mocnik.
LJUBLJANA - A joint commission in charge of development of Slovenia and the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia is to meet. Head of the regional government Renzo Tondo, who is to co-chair the session, is to meet with Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel.
LJUBLJANA - A conference is to discuss ways of discovering and prosecuting crime in the corporate sector, organised by the Ministry of the Interior. A number of top officials and legal experts are to attend.
LJUBLJANA - Ombudsman Matjaz Hanzek is to give a press conference.
LJUBLJANA - The 33rd edition of sports fair is to kick off, through 1 December.

WEDNESDAY, 27 November
LJUBLJANA - 22 members of the National Council - representatives of local interests - are to be elected.
LJUBLJANA - The economic and social council is to discuss the budget memorandum for 2003 and 2004.
LJUBLJANA - Slovenian President Milan Kucan and Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel are to receive letters of credence and their copies respectively from the new Vienna-based Mexican Ambassador Patricia Espinosa Cantellano.
LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Auditing Institute is to organise a panel on how unexpected bankruptcies such as that of Enron could be avoided in Slovenia.
LJUBLJANA - Croatian Tourism Minister Pave Zupan Ruskovic is to open Croatia's tourist office in Slovenia.
LJUBLJANA - Defence officials form Austria, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and Croatia are to attend a meeting of the steering committee of the Central European Nations' Cooperation in Peace Support (CENCOOP).

THURSDAY, 28 November
LJUBLJANA - Another 18 members of the National Council - representatives of functional interests - are to be elected.
LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian part of the association committee is to discuss a draft declaration of the 9th session to be held in Ljubljana on 3 December together with the EU part of the committee.
RADENCI - Projects financed from the fund for small projects "Slovenia/Austria '99" are to be presented at a conference organised by Slovenia's Agency for Rural Development.
LJUBLJANA - The delegation of the European Commission in Ljubljana and Amnesty International Slovenia are to promote a campaign to raise the awareness about the International Criminal Court.
LJUBLJANA - Government session.
LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Export Corporation is to organise "A Day of Slovenian Exports".
PORTOROZ - A two-day conference of auditors is to begin.
LJUBLJANA - The board of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce (GZS) is to adopt a plan for 2003.

FRIDAY, 29 November
LJUBLJANA - The last day of election campaign ahead of 1 December presidential and mayoral run-offs.
LJUBLJANA - Secretary General of the European Parliament Julian Priestley is to pay a working visit.
LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Economists' Association and GZS are to organise the 7th annual conference about economic policy. Finance Minister Anton Rop is to attend.

SATURDAY, 30 November
LJUBLJANA - Election calm, through Sunday 7 PM.

SUNDAY, 1 December
LJUBLJANA - A presidential run-off, with Janez Drnovsek and Barbara Brezigar running for the office of Slovenian president. Besides, voters will cast their votes in 61 municipalities to elect new mayors in a run-off. Polling stations are to be open from 7 AM to 7 PM.

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