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Schedule of Events for Monday, 19 January

Ljubljana, 19 January - Below is a schedule of events for Monday, 19 January:

LJUBLJANA - Latvian Foreign Minister Sandra Kalniete is to arrive for a one-day visit to Ljubljana, where she is to discuss with her Slovenian counterpart Dimitrij Rupel bilateral cooperation and EU issues. The foreign ministers are to give a press conference at 11.05 AM. Kalniete is also scheduled to meet Prime Minister Anton Rop and Parliament Speaker Borut Pahor. (STA)

LONDON, Great Britain - Transport Minister Jakob Presecnik is to start a two-day visit to Great Britain, during which he is to meet British Transport Minister David Jamieson and officials of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

LJUBLJANA - Finance Minister Dusan Mramor is to meet the visiting Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Wolfgang Roth. The pair is expected to discuss Slovenia's cooperation with the EIB.

LJUBLJANA - Nova Ljubljanska banka (NLB) is to sign at 11.30 AM the first of two agreements with the European Investment Bank (EIB), which approved to Slovenia's leading bank a EUR 100m credit line. Signing the deal on behalf of the EIB will be its Vice-President Wolfgang Roth.

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Justice Minister Ivan Bizjak is to pay a visit to the Court of Justice of the European Communities. His agenda includes meetings with the Court's President Vassilios Skouris and President of the Court of First Instance Bo Vesterdorf.

LJUBLJANA - Defence Minister Anton Grizold and Chief-of-Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces, Major General Ladislav Lipic are to speak to the press at 10.30 about the ministry's priorities in 2004. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - General Sir Jeremy Mackenzie, a retired British army general who has assisted Slovenian military in its key projects, is expected to pay a visit to the Defence Ministry and the Slovenian Armed Forces from 19 to 22 January in what will be his last visit ahead of Slovenia's NATO accession.

NOVO MESTO - The pharmaceutical company Krka is to hold a press conference at 1.30 PM presenting its 2003 business results and plans for 2004. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Slovenian Railways are to hold a five-day conference for more than 90 companies associated in the Forum Train Europe (FTE) which are to discuss the timetables in passenger traffic in 2005.

LJUBLJANA - The Cankarjev dom arts centre will premiere Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Aida".

LJUBLJANA - A German week will kick off at the Ljubljana Municipal Museum as part of the exhibition "Ljubljana in the Eyes of Europe", featuring photographs of Regina Schmeken.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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