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Schedule of Events for Monday, 26 January

Ljubljana, 25 January - Below is a schedule of events for Monday, 26 January:

MONDAY, 26 January

LJUBLJANA - Lawmakers are scheduled to begin the January session of parliament at 2.00 PM with questions time. Prime Minister Anton Rop will be on hand to answer the first three questions. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The deepening of ties between the ombudsmen of Slovenia and the EU is to top the agenda as European Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamanduoros launches a two-day visit to Slovenia. Diamanduoros is due to meet Hanzek at 9.00 AM. This will be followed by meetings with National Assembly Speaker Borut Pahor at 11.00 AM and Europe Minister Janez Potocnik at 12.30 PM. Two lectures will follow at 2.30 PM and 4.45 PM. A meeting with opposition representatives is due for 6.45 PM.

BRDO PRI KRANJU - Transport Minister Jakob Presecnik is to host a meeting (beginning at 11.00 AM) of his counterparts from the Quadrilateral - a four nation partnership involving Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and Hungary. The meeting will focus on the progress in the construction of the fifth pan-European transport route from Barcelona to Kiev, which runs through all the countries of the Quadrilateral. A press conference is scheduled for 1.45 PM.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - EU Foreign Minister are set to meet. Slovenia's Dimitrij Rupel is due to attend the meeting as an observer.

LJUBLJANA - Colonel Branimir Furlan, the commander of the Armed Forces' First Brigade, is to present the brigade's activities in international peacekeeping operations at 1.00 PM.

BRDO PRI KRANJU - Two-day consultations with representatives of the Dutch Foreign Affairs Ministry on matters concerning the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) are set to get under way. The Slovenian side is to be headed by Foreign Ministry State Secretary Samuel Zbogar.

LJUBLJANA - Representatives of Slovenica, Slovenia's fifth-largest insurance company, will hold a press conference at 11.30 AM to outline 2003 business results and business plans for this year.

LJUBLJANA - The Ljubljana City Council is scheduled to hold a session on this year's budget of the capital city.

MARIBOR - A remembrance ceremony for author Rudi Seligo, who died last Thursday, is set to be staged. The ceremony is scheduled to be attended by Culture Minister Andreja Rihter.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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