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Schedule of Events from 18 to 24 April

Ljubljana, 17 April - Schedule of events in the week from 18 to 24 April:

MONDAY, 18 April
        BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - As the OSCE chairman, FM Dimitrij Rupel is to begin a three-day tour of Central Asia, visiting Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
        LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to begin its April session, to appoint Barbara Brezigar a new state prosecutor general and set up an inquiry commission on the prosecution service.
        LJUBLJANA - Four EU inspectors from the Food and Veterinary Office are to examine the country's implementation of legislation on animal by-products; until 26 April.
        LJUBLJANA - A third business week, organised by the Chamber of Commerce and the Economics Ministry, is to examine global competitiveness and Slovenia's place in it; through Thursday.
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Jure Zupan to attend a meeting of the EU council for competitiveness.
        LJUBLJANA - The 10th Slovenian Book Days, an annual festival that promotes reading, is to begin.
        LJUBLJANA - The Trade Union of Pensioners at the Association of Free Trade Unions (ZSSS) is to outline its view on the proposed changes to the pension and disability insurance act.

TUESDAY, 19 April
        DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - The OSCE chairman, Slovenian FM Dimitrij Rupel is to pay a working visit to Tajikistan.
        LJUBLJANA - Hungarian President Ferenc Madl is to begin a two-day visit to Slovenia.
        LJUBLJANA - A World Food Programme delegation led by assistant executive director John M. Powell to begin a two-day visit.
LJUBLJANA - A hearing at the Constitutional Court to assess if certain provisions of the act on investment funds and management companies are constitution-compatible.
        POSTOJNA - Tourism company Postojnska jama, turizem is to present its results, and investments planned for 2005.
        LJUBLJANA - A press conference to promote an exhibition and a photo-monograph on ballet dancer and choreographer Janez Mejac, to open at the Theatre Museum on 21 April.
        LJUBLJANA - A talk with Russian composer Sofia Gubaydulina prior to a concert of her music.
        LJUBLJANA - Best Slovenian dances are to receive "Povodni moz" awards.

WEDNESDAY, 20 April
        ASHKABAT, Turkmenistan - The OSCE chairman, Slovenian FM Dimitrij Rupel is to pay a working visit to Turkmenistan.
        BERLIN, Germany - A first meeting of Germany, Portugal and Slovenia - the three EU members that are due to jointly assume EU presidency in 2007.
        LJUBLJANA - Norway's Deputy FM Kim Traavik is to visit.
        LJUBLJANA - Capital 2005, a traditional two-day event bringing together financial experts, is to focus on reliable financial solutions.
        JESENICE - Steel company Acroni is to present its business results and plans.
        PORTOROZ - International boat show Internautica, from 10 to 15 May, is to be presented.
        MARIBOR - The 9th Slovenian conference on public relations is to begin.
        KOPER - The Faculty of Humanities of Primorsko University and the Santorio Santorio Italian community are to organise a panel on regional cooperation in the EU context.
        LJUBLJANA - Publisher Mladinska knjiga is to present its cooperation with publisher Reader's Digest, and the latter's plans in SE Europe.

THURSDAY, 21 April
        VILNIUS, Lithuania - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to attend an informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers.
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - A session of the EU council for transport, telecommunications and energy to be attended by Slovenian Transport Minister Janez Bozic.
        LJUBLJANA - The council of RTV Slovenija is to take a decision on a new director general of the public broadcaster.
        LJUBLJANA - Center Evropa is to host a panel on the European constitution, with attendance of EU Ambassador to Slovenia Erwan Fouere.
        SEVNICA - The European constitution as a foundation of the future is to be discussed by a panel organised by the youth wing of the Social Democrats; president Borut Pahor, a MEP, to attend.
        DUBROVNIK, Croatia - Chief-of-staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces, Maj. Gen. Ladislav Lipic to take part in a meeting of his counterparts from CENCOOP.
        PORTOROZ - The 9th Days of Slovenian Trade are to begin; a summit of the European organisation of small and medium companies (EUAPME) on 22 and 23 April.
        LJUBLJANA - The water park Atlantis is to open to the public, expected to attract up to 700,000 visitors a year to 14 swimming pools, waterfall baths, saunas, massage parlours, and toboggan slides.
        LJUBLJANA - The Cervantes Institute is to present an agreement signed three years ago by the Spanish King Juan Carlos and the University of Ljubljana.
        LJUBLJANA - Weekly cabinet session.

FRIDAY, 22 April
        LJUBLJANA - A concert of traditional Indian music by Lalit&Peter Szalai is to open Days of Indian Culture in Ljubljana; through 26 April.

SATURDAY, 23 April
PIRAN - The third Saltworks Festival is to open.

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