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Schedule of Events from 8 to 14 September

Ljubljana, 7 September - Schedule of events in the week from 8 to 14 September

MONDAY, 8 September

LJUBLJANA - The three-member presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina is to pay an official visit to Slovenia. The Croatian member and the presidency chair Dragan Covic, Bosnian member Sulejman Tihic and Republic of Srpska member Borislav Paravac have been invited by Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek.

LJUBLJANA - Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Hastert is to conclude his two-day visit to Slovenia with meetings with PM Anton Rop, FM Dimitrij Rupel and President Janez Drnovsek.

LJUBLJANA - European Commissioner for Education and Culture is to start a two-day visit to Slovenia. She is expected to meet with PM Anton Rop, FM Dimitrij Rupel, Education Minister Slavko Gaber and Culture Minister Andreja Rihter.

LJUBLJANA - Executive director of the Community of European Railways, Johannes Ludewig, is to hold a joint press conference with Chairman of the Slovenian Railways Blaz Miklavcic.

LJUBLJANA - The Dutch embassy in Ljubljana is to host a press conference to present Bilateral Focus 2003, an annual event which will feature over 50 events in the Netherlands and Slovenia from 8 to 17 September.

TUESDAY, 9 September

PRAGUE - Interior Minister Rado Bohinc is to travel to the Czech Republic to meet with his host and counterpart Stanislav Gross.

LJUBLJANA - The three-member Bosnia-Herzegovina presidency will wrap up their two-day visit with meetings with Parliament Speaker Borut Pahor and a Bosnian-Slovenian business conference.

LJUBLJANA - The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food will host an international conference entitled Forest Operation Improvements in Farm Forests, in co-operation with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

WEDNESDAY, 10 September

WARSAW - Defence Minister Anton Grizold is scheduled to begin a three-day official visit to Poland. Meetings with his Polish counterpart Jerzy Szmajdzinski, President Aleksander Kwasniewski and Prime Minister Leszek Miller are scheduled.

LJUBLJANA - The council of the People's Party (SLS) is to meet to discuss a proposal for an extraordinary election congress following the announcement of SLS president Franci But that he would step down.

CELJE - The beginning of the 36th International Trade Fair, one of the largest events of its kind in Central Europe.

THURSDAY, 11 September

LJUBLJANA - Weekly cabinet session.

CRESNOVCI - National Council President Janez Susnik is to open the first Roma museum in Slovenia on the sidelines of an international conference on the status of Roma in Central and Eastern Europe.

FRIDAY, 12 September

LJUBLJANA - Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov is to pay a visit to Slovenia.

STRESA - Finance Minister Dusan Mramor is to take part in a two-day informal meeting of EU finance ministers. Acceding countries have the status of observers.

ROME - Interior Minister Rado Bohinc and Justice Minister Ivan Bizjak are to take part, as observers, in a two-day informal meeting of interior and justice ministers from EU members and acceding countries.

SYRACUSE - Culture Minister Andreja Rihter is to join her counterparts from EU members and acceding countries in a two-day informal meeting of ministers responsible for audio-visual policy from EU members and acceding countries.

SATURDAY, 13 September

No major events are expected.

SUNDAY, 14 September

LJUBLJANA - The finals of the 2003 Miss Slovenia for Miss World contest.

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