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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 14 April

Ljubljana, 13 April - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 14 April:

WARSAW - President Janez Drnovsek is scheduled to meet Parliament Speaker Wlodzimier Cimoszewicz (10 AM) and Senate President Longinu Pastusiaku (10-35 AM), as he wraps up a two-day visit to Poland. (STA)

VIENNA, Austria - 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, the event is to be attended by economic ministers from all ten EU newcomers. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The government is to confirm the bill on public broadcaster RTV Slovenija at the regular weekly session. The agenda also includes three amendments to acts related to the Second World War, which are to be adopted in parliament in shortened procedure. A press conference is scheduled for 2 PM. (STA)

VIENNA, Austria - Alojz Peterle, the special envoy of the OSCE chairman for Central Asia, is to report to the OSCE permanent council on his recent mission to Kyrgyzstan. A press conference is scheduled for 11:30 AM. (STA)

BRNIK - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec is to speak to the press at 4 PM before heading off to Afghanistan for a four-day visit of the Slovenian troops stationed there. (STA)

ZAGREB, Croatia - Justice Minister Lovro Sturm is to begin a two-day visit to Croatia. He is expected to meet his opposite number Vesna Skare Ozbolt for talks on judiciary reform and land registry. A memorandum of understanding between the two ministries is to be signed on Friday.

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Interior Minister Dragutin Mate and Justice Ministry State Secretary Robert Marolt are to attend a meeting of EU justice and interior ministers.

VIENNA, Austria - Slovenia's permanent mission to the OSCE is to present the work of the International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance (ITF).

LJUBLJANA - The parliament's commission for privileges and credentials is to examine whether the government's proposal for the appointment of Barbara Brezigar as state prosecutor general could be put on the agenda of the plenary on 18 April. The session starts at 2 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary foreign policy committee is to meet at 9 AM to review a bill on the ratification of two agreements between Slovenia and Eurofima which would see Eurofima provide loans worth a total of EUR 154m to the Slovenian Railways.

BUDAPEST, Hungary - A delegation of the parliamentary commission for Slovenians abroad will be wrapping up a three-day visit to Hungary.

LJUBLJANA - The deputy group of the opposition Social Democrats is to comment on the government's work at a press conference scheduled for 1:15 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Italian chief of defence Gianpaolo Di Paola is to arrive on a visit at the invitation of his Slovenian counterpart Ladislav Lipic. Di Paola is also expected to meet with Defence Minister Karl Erjavec and the parliament's defence committee. A statement for the press is scheduled for 11:50 AM. (STA)

TRIESTE/GORIZIA, Italy - Acting on behalf of president Janez Drnovsek, Slovenian Ambassador to Italy Vojko Volk is to confer the golden order of freedom to former Italian MP Domenico Maselli.

BLED - The beginning at 10 AM of an international conference on entrepreneurship and the future of regions in the EU. The two-day event is organised by the Small Business Development Centre as part of the Interreg III C - Revitae project.

LJUBLJANA - A ceremony to mark the 85th anniversary of the Ljubljana Faculty of Law; at 10:30 AM.

PARIS, France - Health Minister Andrej Brucan is to attend a conference entitled "Health in Europe".

LJUBLJANA - Radio Student and the Journalists' Association are to stage a round-table debate at 7 PM on the status of freelance journalists.

LJUBLJANA - An exhibition presenting the life work of architect Joze Plecnik (1872-1957) is to open at 12:30 PM as Ljubljana celebrates the first mention of the city in written records.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Writers' Association is to hold a press conference at 10 AM ahead of the Slovenian Book Days, which start on 18 April.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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