Schedule of Events from December 22 to 28

Ljubljana, 21 December - Schedule of events in the week from December 22 to 28:

MONDAY, December 22

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Minister of the Environment, Spatial Planing and Energy Janez Kopac is to attend a meeting of EU environment ministers. The Slovenian delegation is to present at the session the activities of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative, which is currently presided by Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA - Finance Minister Dusan Mramor is to speak to the press after one year in office.

BRDO PRI KRANJU - Prime Minister Anton Rop is to hold a New Year's reception for businessmen.

LJUBLJANA - The Supreme Court is to hold a press conference to present the opening up of e-land register to the public.

NOVA GORICA - The first memorial on one of the burial grounds of mass post-WWII killings is to be unveiled at Trnovo nad Novo Gorico, western Slovenia.

TRBOVLJE - The mining company Rudnik Trbovlje - Hrastnik is to present its business activities in 2003.

LJUBLJANA - The trade union of farmers is to speak to the press about irregularities in the operations of the Agency for Agricultural Markets and Rural Development.

LJUBLJANA - The Ljubljana city council is to hold an extraordinary session to discuss among other issues the construction of a football stadium in the Slovenian capital.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian scouts are to bring the Bethlehem Light of Peace to President Janez Drnovsek.

LJUBLJANA - The Athlete of the Year Award is to be presented.

TUESDAY, 23 December

LJUBLJANA - The parliament is to hold a solemn session to mark Independence Day, 26 December.

LJUBLJANA - Constitution Day will mark 12 years since the Slovenian assembly adopted the first Constitution of the independent Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA - The National Council is to hold a session to discuss a veto on the game and hunting administration act, passed by parliament on Friday.

LJUBLJANA - The Ministry of the Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy is to hold a working meeting with environmental NGOs about the draft national environment protection programme.

LJUBLJANA - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to receive Chinese Ambassador to Slovenia Xu Jian for a fare-well visit.

LJUBLJANA - A group of voters who signed the initiative to call a city referendum on the construction of an Islamic cultural centre in Ljubljana are to hold a press conference.

LJUBLJANA - Weekly government session.

CELJE - The 2004 Days of Comedy are to be presented to the press.

WEDNESDAY, 24 December

LJUBLJANA - Christmas Eve will be celebrated in churches around Slovenia.

THURSDAY, 25 December

LJUBLJANA - Christmas Day, national holiday.

FRIDAY, 26 December

LJUBLJANA - Independence Day, national holiday.

© STA, 2003