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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 25 March

Ljubljana, 24 March - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 25 March:

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Leaders of the 25-member EU, including Slovenia's PM Anton Rop, are to begin a two-day spring summit, focusing on terrorism, economic topics and the restart of the talks on the constitutional treaty. Foreign and finance ministers are to attend as well, including Slovenia's Dimitrij Rupel and Dusan Mramor. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The parliament is to continue its regular March session to discuss, among other items, the bill on cooperation of government and parliament after EU entry in third reading and the national strategy on spatial planning in first reading. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The cabinet is to convene for its weekly session at 9 AM, to discuss amendments to the bill on consumers' protection, the companies' act, and the bill on higher education. (STA)

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Agriculture Minister Franci But is to meet with Jaana Hussu Kallio of the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General at the European Commission.

LJUBLJANA/KOPER - Israeli Transport Minister Avigdor Lieberman is to meet with representatives of the Slovenian Maritime Directorate, the Koper port and the airport operator Aerodrom Ljubljana before ending his two-day visit to Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA - Trade unions in the industry sector are to stage different forms of industrial action, from workers' assemblies to token strikes, in their demands for higher wages.

LJUBLJANA - Simobil, Slovenia's second largest provider of mobile telephone services, is to give a press conference about its business results at 10 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The EU-Slovenia joint consultative committee for the economic and social affairs is to hold a session at 2:30 PM, to be attended by Minister of European Affairs Janez Potocnik and EU Ambassador Erwan

LJUBLJANA - Ljubljana Mayor Danica Simsic is to hold a reception at 7 PM for mayors of capitals of the EU acceding countries. They are gathering in Ljubljana to attend the 7th conference of their capitals and will be joined for the first time by mayors from capitals of the countries of the Western Balkans.

LJUBLJANA - General Henri Bentegeat, chief-of-staff of the French Armed Forces, is to begin a two-day visit. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The 2003 Awards of the Slovenian Journalists' Association are to be presented at a ceremony at 6 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - A new Slovenian feature film, "Predmestje" (Suburbs) is to open in Slovenian cinemas.

LJUBLJANA - Several publishers are to present seven new books by Zarko Petan upon the aphorist's 75th birthday, at 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's Union Olimpija is to take on Italy's Skipper at 8.40 PM in the second part of Euroleague's 4th round (group E). (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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