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STA Coverage on Wednesday, 1 October

Ljubljana, 30 September - The STA English service will cover the following events on Wednesday, 1 October:

LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly is to resume its September session, with Prime Minister Anton Rop answering lawmakers' questions at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The executive committee and the council of the coalition People's Party (SLS) are to hold separate sessions (at 3 PM and 5 PM respectively) to set the date and the place of an early congress at which a new leadership is to be elected.

LJUBLJANA - Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Vlado Dimovski is to give a statement to the press at 2.30 PM after a meeting with the management of the shoewear producer Apina Ziri and trade unions to preserve the 227 jobs that are to be lost in two of Ziri's factories.

LJUBLJANA - The Forum for the Left, an informal association of left-wing intellectuals, is to present its stance on the planned lay-off of Ziri Alpina employees. An initiative called "Europe Rejects War" calling for a new article of the European constitution will also be outlined.

LJUBLJANA - At 10 AM, FM Dimitrij Rupel is to meet with managers of Slovenia's leading exporters to discuss priorities of Slovenian business diplomacy after the country joins the EU.

LJUBLJANA - National grid operator, ELES, is to give a press conference about the current situation in the country's power transmission system and the investments to be carried out in the next decade.

VILNIUS - Europe Minister Janez Potocnik is to begin a two-day working visit to Lithuania. EU-related topics are to be discussed with several parliamentary and government officials.

LJUBLJANA - The Association of Free Trade Unions (ZSSS) is to give a press conference on the implementation of the employment act. Its participation in the demonstrations organised by the European Confederation of Trade Unions and scheduled for 4 October in Rome, is also to be outlined.

LJUBLJANA - An international forum of pharmaceutical companies, GIZ, is to speak about the planned substitution of original drugs for generics, a measure to take effect in Slovenia on 1 November.

LJUBLJANA - Press review.

In case of further queries please contact duty editor:

8:30 AM to 3:30 PM: Katja Kos at +386 1 241 0109
3:30 PM to 10:00 PM: Eva Horvat at +386 1 241 0109

Comments and suggestions may be sent to: english@sta.si

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