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Schedule of Events from 25 to 31 August

Ljubljana, 24 August - Schedule of events in the week from 25 to 31 August:

MONDAY, 25 August

GORNJA RADGONA - Touring the 41st International Agriculture and Food Fair, the head of the Agency for Agricultural Markets and Rural Development Sonja Bukovec is to present the agency's activities related to direct payments, export subsidies and preparations for Slovenia's EU membership. The fair is also to be visited by the head of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce Jozko Cuk.

NOVO MESTO - The curtain is to be raised on the second edition of the international short-film festival Sniff. The six-day event is to see around 100 films shown in four categories.

TUESDAY, 26 August

LJUBLJANA - The head of parliament in the northern autonomous Italian province of Alto Adige (South Tyrol) Luis Durnwalder is scheduled to meet with Foreign Ministry State Secretary Crtomir Spacapan. Durnwaldner is also due to meet with former Slovenian President Milan Kucan.

GORNJA RADGONA - Lectures on structural policy in agriculture, policies of promoting rural development after EU membership and changes in exports following EU membership are to be held at the 41st International Agriculture and Food Fair.

THURSDAY, 28 August

BELGRADE/PODGORICA - Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is set to kick off a two-day visit to Serbia-Montenegro.

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's largest shopping mall, Citypark, is to present half-yearly results at a press conference.

FRIDAY, 29 August

OHRID - Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek is expected to take part in a two-day regional forum "Dialogue Between the Civilisations". Drnovsek has been invited to the forum by Macedonian counterpart Boris Trajkovski and the director general of UNESCO Kodchiro Matsuura.

SATURDAY, 30 August

MARIJA BISTRICA - The first-ever meeting of Slovenian and Croatian members of the Roman Catholic Church. The meeting is part of preparations for the Central European gathering of catholics that is set to take place in Austria next year. The mass is to be headed by Ljubljana Archbishop Franc Rode.

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