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Schedule of Events for Tuesday, 2 December

Ljubljana, 1 December - Below is a schedule of events for Tuesday, 2 December:

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Prime Minister Anton Rop is to hold a working meeting with European Commission President Romano Prodi at 11 AM, discussing EU reform, EU transport priorities, the conclusions of the Mediterranean fisheries conference, the situation in the Western Balkans and enlargement preparations. A joint press statement is scheduled for 11.45 AM. (STA)

BEIJING, China - Prime Minister Anton Rop is to leave for an official visit to China, which is to begin on Wednesday. Rop, who will stay in China until Sunday, will be accompanied by a business delegation headed by Economics Minister Tea Petrin. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - A Bosnian parliamentary delegation headed by Parliament Speaker Nikola Spiric is to wrap up a two-day visit to Slovenia by meeting President Janez Drnovsek, Foreign Ministry State Secretary Andrej Logar and Parliament Speaker Borut Pahor. A press statement is scheduled for 10 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Douglas Bereuter is to wind up a two-day visit by meeting President Janez Drnovsek, Defence Ministry State Secretary Janko Dezelak, and Chief-of-Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces, Major General Ladislav Lipic.

LJUBLJANA - The Government's Corruption Prevention Office is to present a study on the public's view on corruption at 11 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The National Council is to convene at 3 PM to take a decision on whether to call a referendum on the technicalities bill on erased citizens. (STA)

MAASTRICHT, the Netherlands - The 11th ministerial meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which is also attended by Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, is to wrap up.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Defence Ministers from NATO and the acceding countries, including Slovenia's Anton Grizold, are to continue their two-day meeting.

NAPLES, Italy - Foreign ministers of the EU and the acceding countries, including Slovenia's Dimitrij Rupel, are to begin a two-day meeting with their counterparts from the Mediterranean countries.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Health Minister Dusan Keber is to attend a meeting of health ministers from the EU and the acceding countries to discuss among other issues the establishment of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Economics Ministry State Secretary Renata Vitez and Undersecretary Dimitrij Grcar are to attend an informal meeting of trade ministers from the EU and its acceding countries.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The weekly European Voice is to declare the winners of the European of the year awards. Nominated in the category Achievement of the Year is also Slovenian MP Alojz Peterle, who was also member of the presidency of the EU Convention.

LJUBLJANA - The third environmental forum will begin at 1 PM at the Environment Ministry, attended by NGOs and ministry officials.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Writers' Association is to present the Zupancic diploma for outstanding achievements in translation.

CAKOVEC, Croatia - The Slovenian women's handball team is to open its World Championships campaign against China.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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