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Schedule of Events from 1 to 7 November

Ljubljana, 31 October - Schedule of events in the week from from 1 to 7 November:

MONDAY, 1 November

LJUBLJANA - All Saints Day, a bank holiday.

GONARS, Italy - A delegation of the Slovenian parliament headed by Speaker France Cukjati, is to lay wreaths in memory of those killed at the former concentration camp.

TUESDAY, 2 November

LJUBLJANA - President Janez Drnovsek is expected to meet with head of the two largest deputy groups in parliament, Anton Rop of the LDS and Mirko Zamernik of the SDS, for talks about the nomination of the PM-designate.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Foreign Minister Ivo Vajgl and Europe Minister Milan M. Cvikl are to attend a meeting of EU foreign ministers.

KRANJ - Soldiers of the 18th battalion of the Slovenian Armed Forces are to hold a joint military exercise with members of the US national guard as part of the Autumn 2004 war games.

LJUBLJANA - Election campaign managers must submit to the parliament their reports on campaign spending.

LJUBLJANA - A two-member EU veterinary inspection is to arrive on a three-day inspection to scrutinise the work of the veterinary inspectors at border posts.

LJUBLJANA - The opening of the 15th Ljubljana Furniture Fair.

LJUBLJANA - The government Office for Drugs is to hold a public presentations of activities set to take place in November, which has been declared drug awareness month.

WEDNESDAY, 3 November

LJUBLJANA - FM Ivo Vajgl is to hold talks with his Montenegro counterpart Miodrag Vlahovic.

TRIESTE, Italy - Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi is to receive delegations of both organisations of the Slovenian minority in Italy, the Slovenian Cultural and Economic Union and the Council of Slovenian Organisations.

LJUBLJANA - The US embassy is to organise a meeting to talk about the outcome of the US presidential election with an address by US Ambassador Thomas Bolling Robertson.

LJUBLJANA - The European Commission representation office in Ljubljana is to organise a public debate on how to increase the EU's competitiveness through information and communication technologies.

LJUBLJANA - The management board of the Employment Institute is to set strategic guidelines for 2005.

THURSDAY, 4 November

BRUSSELS, Belgium - EU heads of government will gather for the EU summit. Prime Minister Anton Rop, FM Ivo Vajgl and Europe Minister Milan M. Cvikl are to attend on behalf of Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA - Montenegrin Foreign Minister Miodrag Vlahovic is to talk about Montenegro and the Euro-Atlantic community at a lecture organised by the Slovenian Euro-Atlantic Council and the International Relations Association.

LJUBLJANA - Weekly cabinet session.

ZAGREB, Croatia - Ljubljana mayor Danica Simsic is to start a two-day official visit to Zagreb to attend a conference entitled "Capitals for EU Enlargement".

ANKARAN - The start of the Journalism Days, a traditional annual event organised by the Journalists' Association. The event runs until Saturday.

PORTOROZ - The Slovenian Quality Association is to host the 13th annual quality conference. The event has been dubbed this year "Quality - Different Approaches, Common Objective".

LJUBLJANA - The 18th annual show of foreign literature "Frankfurt after Frankfurt" is to open at the Ljubljana arts and convention centre Cankarjev dom. The show runs until 9 November.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Philharmonics are to be joined by famed Italian conductor Riccardo Muti to pay tribute to Carlos Kleiber, the acclaimed conductor who was buried in Slovenia earlier this year.

LJUBLJANA - Research company CATI is to present the results of a survey on erectile disfunctions.

FRIDAY, 5 November

LJUBLJANA - A meeting of the South European Defence Ministerial, to be attended by delegations from ten member states, the Naples NATO command and the Southeast Europe Stability Pact.

SATURDAY, 6 November

No major events have been announced.

SUNDAY, 7 November

LJUBLJANA - The official opening of the 7th Festival of Slovenian Film.

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