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Schedule of Events from 11 to 17 April

Ljubljana, 10 April - Schedule of events in the week from 11 to 17 April:

MONDAY, 11 April
        TIRANA, Albania - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to visit Albania as OSCE chairman.
        LJUBLJANA - Heads of deputy factions are to hold a meeting with the speaker to determine the agenda of the regular April session of parliament to open on 18 April.
        LJUBLJANA - The chair of the parliamentary counter-corruption commission Barbara Zgajner Tavs is to meet Janet Ley, US Deputy Director for Government Affairs & Special Projects.
        PORTOROZ - The 6th annual conference on public procurement is to begin (until 12 April).
        LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Trade is to hold a meeting on Slovenia's flat tax rate model.
        LJUBLJANA - The Association of Free Trade Unions is to speak to the press about the Bolkestein directive on services in the internal market.
        NOVO MESTO - A press conference by pharmaceutical company Krka.
        MARIBOR - Insurer Zavarovalnica Maribor is to outline its 2005 business plans at a press conference.

TUESDAY, 12 April
        LJUBLJANA - Deputy Czech Defence Minister Jarmila Pribylova is to start two-day visit as part of which she is to meet Defence Ministry State Secretary Franci Znidarsic.
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk is to join his counterparts from the EU for a regular monthly session.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary foreign policy committee is to convene.
        MARIBOR - Ombudsman Matjaz Hanzek is to visit Maribor. A press conference is scheduled.
        LJUBLJANA - The executive board of the Chamber of Commerce (GZS) is to unveil a strategic plan of the GZS reform.
        LJUBLJANA - The Radioactive Waste Agency is to speak to the press about the selection of a location for a low and medium radioactive waste repository.
        LJUBLJANA - The Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning is to host a panel on climate changes and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
        LJUBLJANA - A panel on security in tourism.
        NOVO MESTO - Insurer Zavarovalnica Tilia is to present operating results for 2004 and plans for 2005.
        LJUBLJANA - A press conference ahead of Capital 2005, the annual meeting of financial experts, to be held between 20 and 21 April.
        CELJE - Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak is to open four fairs: Forma tool, Plagkem, Printing and Packaging, and Foundry.
        LJUBLJANA - The NGO Skuc is to host a panel themed "Homosexuality and Employment".
        LJUBLJANA - A press conference ahead of the 11th annual Exodos festival (5 to 3 May).
        LJUBLJANA - The Liberal Academy is to announce Golden Bird laureates.

WEDNESDAY, 13 April
        WARSAW, Poland - President Janez Drnovsek is to start a two-day official visit to Poland at the invitation of his counterpart Aleksander Kwasniewski.
        LJUBLJANA - Italian Chief of Defence, Adm. Giampaolo Di Paola is to begin a two-day visit at the invitation of Chief-of-Staff, Maj. Gen. Ladislav Lipic.
        PIRAN/KOPER - The government are to visit the Slovenian part of Istria and the region of Kras.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary EU affairs committee is to hold a session.
        LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to host a meeting with young people entitled "Spring Day in Europe".
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Emigration Institute at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts is to hold a several-day conference themed "Migrants and Education".
        LJUBLJANA - A presentation of Tender Support System - a path towards EU public procurement.
        PELEC, Hungary - Representatives of the Civil Protection and Disaster Relief training centre are to take part in a meeting of working group of the partnership that brings together Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Italy and Croatia.
        BRNIK - The national flag carrier Adria Airways is to present last year's operating results as well as plans for 2005.
        LJUBLJANA - MasterCard is to stage a press conference about small and medium-sized companies in Slovenia.
        PORTOROZ - A three day symposium on modern methods in accounting, finances and auditing.
        PORTOROT - The 12th annual Days of IT are to get under way.

THURSDAY, 14 April
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - EU home and justice ministers are to hold a regular session, to be attended by Slovenia's Interior Minister Dragutin Mate and Interior Ministry State Secretary Robert Marolt.
        DUNAJ - Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak is to take part in a round-table debate on the situation a year after EU enlargement, hosted by Austrian Economics and Labour Minister Martin Bartenstein.
        LJUBLJANA - A regular weekly government session.
        PESNICA - Meet processing company Perutnina Ptuj is to speak about its acquisition of Agrokombinat Maribor at a press conference.
        LJUBLJANA - A ceremony to mark the 85th anniversary of the Ljubljana Faculty of Law.

FRIDAY, 15 April
        SENNINGEN, Luxembourg - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to join his EU counterparts for a two-day, semi-annual informal meeting to discuss topical issues.
        BLED - Young Slovenian and European lawyers, judges, diplomats, public officials and law students are to gather for an international conference, IX Bled Forum, as part of which the 3rd Days of Young Slovenian Lawyers will be held (until 17 April).
        SKOFJA LOKA - The Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs organises a panel on assistance to drug users.

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