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Schedule of Events for Wednesday, 23 March

Ljubljana, 22 March - Below is a schedule of events for Wednesday, 23 March:

BRUSSELS, Belgium - PM Janez Jansa, accompanied by Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk and State Secretary in charge of EU affairs Marcel Koprol, is to attend the second day of talks at the EU summit. (STA)

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, who is also the OSCE chairman-in-office, is to attend a meeting of the OSCE-EU troika, at 5:30 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General John Reith, is to hold talks with Slovenian Armed Forces Chief-of-Staff, Major General Ladislav Lipic and Defence Ministry State Secretary Franci Znidarsic. Reith is to give a statement to the press at 2:30 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to conclude its regular March session.

LJUBLJANA - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec to hold a news conference at 11 AM to present the state of affairs at the ministry. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The National Council of Carinthian Slovenians (NSKS), one of the umbrella minority organisations in Carinthia, is to hold a news conference at 11 AM to talk about the Austrian State Treaty.

LJUBLJANA - The Association of Employers at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to hold an assembly at 12 AM to discuss the tax legislation.

LJUBLJANA - A round table to be attended by Environment Minister Janez Podobnik is to scrutinise a new environment protection act, to begin at 9 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Environmental Agency is to hold a news conference at 10 AM to talk about Slovenia's potential in solar and wind energy.

LJUBLJANA - Second largest mobile carrier Simobil is to present its 2004 business results and plans for 2005 at a news conference at 12 PM. (STA)

ZADAR, Croatia - Slovenia's leading grocer Mercator to open a new shop in Zadar, to hold a news conference at 1 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - A seminar organised by the Slovenian Macroeconomic Forum is to examine ways for Slovenia's absorbtion of EU funds, to begin at 2 PM.

LJUBLJANA - A seminar on how business diplomacy could boost Slovenia's economic growth, organised by the Society for International Relations, is to begin at 5 PM.

LJUBLJANA - An international haiku festival is to begin as part of the Festival of Japanese Culture.

LJUBLJANA - The 7th international festival of documentary film is to end with an award-winning ceremony at 8:30 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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