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Schedule of Events for Wednesday, 15 December

Ljubljana, 14 December - Below is a schedule of events for Wednesday, 15 December:

LJUBLJANA - Ivan Zagar, the nominee for minister of regional development and local self-government, is due to appear before the relevant parliamentary committee for a hearing at 10 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary foreign policy committee convenes a session at noon to debate Slovenia's stint at the helm of the Organisation for Security and Peace in Europe. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary finance and monetary policy committee is to debate changes to the income tax act, while the economics committee is to discuss changes to the companies act, both in a fast-track procedure. The sessions start at 1 PM and 2 PM respectively.

LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office is to release first GDP estimates for this year at a press conference scheduled for 10:30. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The Post and Telecommunications Agency will hold a press conference at 11 AM to comment on European Commission report. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Slovenian members of the EU Committee of the Regions will present their activities and plans for 2005 at a press conference scheduled for 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Head of the Health Insurance Institute Borut Miklavcic is to speak to the press at 11 AM to present estimates of this year's performance and plans for 2005.

LJUBLJANA - Education Minister Milan Zver is to speak to the press at 10 AM to talk about European cooperation in vocational training.

LJUBLJANA - President Janez Drnovsek is due to receive representatives of the Slovenian Armed Forces, the Police and the civil protection organisations; at 4:30 PM.

RADENCI - Soft drinks maker and spa manager Radenska will present its business results and future plans at a press conference scheduled for 1 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia is to get its first fair trade shop. The shop in the centre of Ljubljana will be officially opened at 6 PM by Mayor Danica Simsic and Erwan Fouere, head of the European Commission representation Office.

LJUBLJANA - IUS Software company will organise a panel discussion and awards ceremony for 10 most influential lawyers in Slovenia in 2004 at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - SENT, the Slovenian association for mental health, organises a panel discussion entitled "The European Union in Slovenia" to present recommendations of the Council of the EU regarding human rights of persons with mental disability; at 5 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The association against sexual abuse will hold a press conference at 11 AM to mark its 10th anniversary.

LJUBLJANA - A panel discussion and presentation of a book on European parties and the EU-level party system is to be held at the headquarters of the European Commission Representation Office at 4 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The launch of an anthology of best Slovenian love poems as selected by Slovenian poets; at 7 PM.

ATHENS, Greece - Union Olimpija is to play AEK in the 7th round of Euroleague; at 6:10 PM. (STA)

GYOER, Hungary - Slovenia will face-off Spain in the final round of Group 1 at the European Women's Handball Championship. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

In case of further queries please contact duty editor at +386 1 241 0109:

8:30 AM to 3:30 PM: Ela Petrovcic
3:30 PM to 10:00 PM: Katja Kos

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