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STA Coverage on Friday, 7 March

Ljubljana, 6 March - The STA English service will cover the following events on Friday, 7 March:

BRDO PRI KRANJU/LJUBLJANA/NOVA GORICA - President of the European Commission Romano Prodi is to pay a visit to Slovenia on the invitation of PM Anton Rop. The pair is to be joined by EU Commissioner for Enlargement Guenter Verheugen at Brdo pri Kranju at 1:50 PM. All three are to give a press conference at 3:05 PM, before Prodi is to meet President Janez Drnovsek in Ljubljana at 3:55 PM. At 5:20 PM, Prodi is to be welcomed in the border town of Nova Gorica by Parliament Speaker Borut Pahor. After meeting with local mayors, Prodi is to cross the border to the old town of Gorica/Gorizia on the Italian side.

MARIBOR/BRDO PRI KRANJU - European Commissioner for Enlargement Guenter Verheugen is to visit Slovenia's second largest city of Maribor and talk again with Europe Minister Janez Potocnik at 9:20 AM. Returning to Ljubljana, the commissioner is to hold talks with FM Dimitrij Rupel around noon, before joining PM Anton Rop and President of the European Commission Romano Prodi at Brdo pri Kranju at 1:50 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to declare constitutional changes that are to lay the constitutional ground for Slovenia's accession to international organisations.

LJUBLJANA - President Janez Drnovsek is to visit the Supreme Court in the morning and meet with the court's president Mitja Deisinger. Drnovsek is to speak to the supreme judges about Slovenia's position, the role of the judiciary, and the country's accession to the EU and NATO. Following the talks, the pressident is to deliver a statement to the press.

LJUBLJANA - Agriculture Ministry is to present 13 decrees adopted by the government on Thursday to set up the key mechanisms of balancing markets in different fields as prescribed by the acquis.

LJUBLJANA - The International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance (ITF) is to mark its fifth anniversary.

LJUBLJANA - Press review.

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