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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 24 March

Ljubljana, 23 March - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 24 March:

BIZELJSKO - Slovenian and Croatian presidents, Janez Drnovsek and Stipe Mesic, are to hold an informal meeting. Topping the agenda will be Slovenian-Croatian relations, current EU issues and Croatia's accession talks, as well as international issues. A statement for the press is scheduled for 1 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn is to pay a visit to Slovenia at the invitation of FM Dimitrij Rupel. Asselborn is also to meet PM Janez Jansa and Parliament Speaker France Cukjati. He is to talk to the press alongside FM Rupel at 4:15 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Weekly government session. The agenda includes the 2005 Development Report, which will serve as a basis for the new development strategy, and a report on the implementation of the Phare pre-accession aid programme in 2003. A press conference is scheduled for 2 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to outline the state of affairs at the Foreign Ministry at a press conference scheduled for 1 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Jure Zupan is to present the state of affairs at his ministry at a press conference starting at 1 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The Public Opinion and Mass Media Research Centre is to present the results of the latest Politbarometer public opinion survey; at noon. (STA).

LJUBLJANA - European Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potocnik is to deliver a lecture on the Lisbon strategy at an event organised by Forum 21, at 5 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The Commission for the Prevention of Corruption is to review a preliminary analysis of property reports that public office holders had to submit. A press conference is scheduled for noon.

LJUBLJANA - The council of Klinicni center, Ljubljana's central hospital, is to meet at 11 AM to confirm the 2005 financial plan and assess the performance of the general manager.

LJUBLJANA - Parliament Speaker France Cukjati is to hold a press conference at 2 PM to explain why the constitutional commission decided to appoint a group of experts to look into lawmakers' immunity.

CELJE - The business club Zlatorog is to stage a debate at 6 PM on cooperation opportunities with countries of SE Europe. Attendance is expected by Croatian Ambassador Mario Nobilo, Serbia-Montenegro's Ranko Milovic, Macedonia's Iljaz Sabriu and Bosnia-Herzegovina's Charge d-Affairs Haris Hrle.

NOVA GORICA - The Higher Education and Research Centre of the University of Primorsko and the University Consortium from Italy's Gorizia, are to sign a memorandum of understanding at 10 AM.

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: Gorazd Jukovic

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