Schedule of Events for Friday, 5 December

Ljubljana, 4 December - Below is a schedule of events for Friday, 5 December:

LJUBLJANA - The supervisory board of Nova Ljubljanska banka (NLB) is to take a decision on who is to replace the outgoing NLB chairman Marko Voljc, who is leaving at the end of next January. The bank's strategy from 2004 to 2006 is to be discussed as well. (STA)

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Foreign ministers from NATO members states are to finish a two-day semi-annual meeting, which is also attended by their counterparts from the seven invitees, including Slovenia's Dimitrij Rupel.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Transport ministers from the EU and acceding countries are to meet, including Slovenia's Jakob Presecnik, to discuss the priorities of the EU in building the trans-European transport infrastructure.

LJUBLJANA - At 10 AM, views on the planned changes to the resolution on the Slovenian minority in the neighbouring countries are to be exchanged in a public debate organised by the National Assembly commission for Slovenians abroad. Later on, at 2 PM, Speaker Borut Pahor is to address representatives of the minority. (STA)

SHANGHAI, China - Continuing a four-day official visit to China, Prime Minister Anton Rop and a strong business delegation are to meet with several Chinese businessmen and attend a business conference. The prime minister is to conclude the visit on Saturday. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - A one-day working visit is to be paid by Belgian State Secretary for European Affairs and Deputy Foreign Minister Jacques Simonet. Slovenia and Belgium's stances on the IGC are to be exchanged with several Slovenian officials, alongside several other topical issues.

LJUBLJANA - Leader of the coalition People's Party (SLS) Janez Podobnik is to outline his party's view on the planned tax reform.

ROME, Italy - Slovenian Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Vlado Dimovski is to attend a three-day conference upon the conclusion of the European Year of People with Disabilities.

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary commission investigating the background of and potential involvement of politicians into the February 2001 attack on journalist Miro Petek case is to convene at 9 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's Statistics Office is to release figures about factory-gate prices. (STA)

BERLIN, Germany - Culture Minister Andreja Rihter is to travel to Berlin to attend on Saturday the award-giving ceremony of the European Film Academy. Slovenia's (A)torsion by Stefan Arsenijevic is competing for best short film.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Ethnographic Museum is to mark its 80th anniversary.

FRANKFURT, Germany - A Football World Cup 2006 draw will be held at 5 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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