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STA Coverage on Thursday, 20 March

Ljubljana, 19 March - The STA English service will cover the following events on Thursday, 20 March:

LJUBLJANA - At its weekly session, the government is expected to discuss, among other issues, security measures that police and military will take to beef up security. As PM Anton Rop said Wednesday after the National Security Council session, the measures are to be taken even if Slovenia is not directly endangered by the Iraqi situation.

BRUSSELS - Prior to the EU's spring summit, European parties are to host traditional meetings of party leaders. Slovenian Prime Minister Anton Rop is to attend a summit of the ELDR. He is moreover to hold a number of bilateral meetings. Slovenian lawmaker and a member of the European Convention presidency Alojz Peterle is to attend a summit of the EPP.

LJUBLJANA - Norwegian Foreign Minster Jan Petersen is to pay a working visit to Slovenia upon the invitation of his Slovenian counterpart Dimitrij Rupel. Apart from meeting Rupel, Petersen is to meet with President Janez Drnovsek and Speaker Borut Pahor. The two foreign ministers are to speak to the press at 3:40 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Iceland's President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson is to visit the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) in the morning to meet with GZS head Jozko Cuk and attend a meeting with Slovenian managers. Grimsson is to wrap up his four-day official visit on Friday.

LJUBLJANA - Walloonian Prime Minister Jean Claude van Cauweenberghe is to being a three-day, official, visit to Slovenia in the afternoon. Meetings with several top officials are scheduled for Friday, while on Thursday evening van Cauweenberghe is to open an exhibition about Wallonia at the National Museum. On Saturday, he is to open a Walloonian trade office in Ljubljana.

LJUBLJANA - Ahead of Sunday's EU and NATO referendums, the independent research Peace Institute is to give a press conference at noon. Moreover, a number of press conferences and other events focussing on the upcoming referendums are to be given.

LJUBLJANA - Ombudsman Matjaz Hanzek is expected to give a press conference at 10 AM on some topical issues.

LJUBLJANA - An international tourism, sports and leisure fair is to kick off at the Ljubljana Fair Grounds. Running under the headline Alpe Adria, the fair is to host 130 exhibitors, 41 of which will be from abroad. The fair closes on Sunday.

LJUBLJANA - Press review.

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