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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 18 December

Ljubljana, 17 December - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 18 December:

MOSCOW, Russia - Finance Minister Dusan Mramor is to wrap up a two-day visit to Russia. He is also to attend bilateral talks on the payment of the clearing debt of the former Soviet Union to Slovenia. (STA)

VIENNA, Austria - National Council President Janez Susnik and Deputy Parliament Speaker Valentin Pohorec are to attend a two-day meeting at the invitation of the Austrian National Council President Andreas Khol, at the conclusion of the ratification of the EU Accession Treaty in Austria.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Vlado Dimovski is to attend a meeting of his counterparts from the EU and the newcoming member states with the European Commissioner for Labour and Social Affairs Anna Diamantopoulou.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The session of the EU council for agriculture and fisheries, which is also attended by Agriculture Minister Franci But, is expected to conclude.

LJUBLJANA - The government is to discuss changes to the act on the Slovenian Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry and a draft decree on the 2004-2008 financing of institutions providing higher education. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The third reading of the game and hunting administration act will be on parliament's agenda, as the MPs continue their December session at 10 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The Constitutional Court is to hold a ceremony marking 23 December, Slovenian Constitution Day, at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The RTV council is to take a no-confidence vote on the incumbent council president an discuss the 2004 business plan of the national RTV Slovenija broadcaster.

LJUBLJANA - The European Commission delegation to Slovenia and the recipients of the Phare small projects funds are to sign contracts at 11 AM.

SENTJUR PRI CELJU - The steel company Alpos is to open a new plant producing aluminous products and ladders.

RADENCI - The mineral water producer Radenska is to give a press conference at 11 AM, presenting the company's business results and plans.

NOVO MESTO - Slovenian basketball team Krka is to play against Greece's Panathinaikos at 8.40 PM in group B of the Euroleague.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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