Schedule of Events from 29 August to 4 September

Ljubljana, 28 August - Schedule of events in the week from 29 August to 4 September:

MONDAY 29 August
        MURSKA SOBOTA - A verdict is expected to be announced by the Murska Sobota District Court, where five defendants are on trial for attempted murder of the former journalist Miro Petek.
        LJUBLJANA - US Senator Tom Harkin is to be decorated by President Janez Drnovsek for promoting Slovenia abroad. The senator of Slovenian descent is also scheduled to meet FM Dimitrij Rupel.
        LJUBLJANA - FM and OSCE chairman Dimitrij Rupel is to meet Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, his personal envoy for Nagorno-Karabakh, and the co-chairs of the US-Russia-France group.
        LJUBLJANA - Labour Minister Janez Drobnic is to present a national strategic report on sustainable pensions, the document adopted by the government last week.
        ROGASKA SLATINA - Shareholders of Steklarna Rogaska, the glassworks majority-owned by small shareholders, are to take a decision on an ownership change whereby four banks would join its shareholders.
        KRANJ - Sava Kranj is to present half-yearly business results of this chemical and tourism group.
        CELJE - The 38th International Trade Fair is to be presented to the press.
        CELJE - The best Slovenian collection of poems of 2005 is to be awarded the Veronika Award, and Ciril Zlobec will be honoured with the Gold Coin of Poetry, a newly-introduced award for lifetime contribution to Slovenian poetry.

TUESDAY, 30 August
        BUDAPEST, Hungary - A meeting of PMs of the Regional Partnership group, made of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia. The meeting is to be attended by Slovenian PM Janez Jansa and FM Dimitrij Rupel as well as European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso.
        LJUBLJANA - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec is to meet US Senator from Iowa, Tom Harkin.
        LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Federation of Disabled Workers of Slovenia are to sign an agreement on guidelines for dealing with disabilities at the workplace.
        PTUJ - A press conference on 100 years of Perutnina Ptuj, the largest poultry company in Slovenia.
        SKOFIJE - Opening of the newly-built 2.4-km section of high-speed road between Skofije and Srmin, on the coast.
        LJUBLJANA - A press conference by the Slovenian Writers' Association before the beginning of the 20th International Literary Festival Vilenica.

WEDNESDAY, 31 August
        GDANSK, Poland - PM Janez Jansa and FM Dimitrij Rupel are to attend a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the Solidarity trade union of Poland.
        LJUBLJANA - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec is to hold a meeting with Hungarian defence attaches.
        LJUBLJANA - FM State Secretary Bozo Cerar is to meet Upper Austria governor Josef Puehringer.
        GORNJA RADGONA - Signing of a protocol on cooperation between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Agriculture and Forestry Chamber detailing promotion of Slovenian agricultural produce.
        LJUBLJANA - A special ceremony is to mark a new translation of Goethe's Faust into Slovenian. The book was translated by acclaimed translator Janko Moder and published by the Sanje publisher.

THURSDAY, 1 September
        BRISTOL, the UK - An informal meeting of EU foreign ministers, to be attended also by Slovenian FM Dimitrij Rupel.
        LJUBLJANA - Regular weekly government session.

FRIDAY, 2 September
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary commission on budget and public finance oversight is to discuss the changes to the act on the financing of municipalities.
        GORNJA RADGONA - Closing of the 43rd International Food and Agriculture Fair.
        KOPER - Opening of two exhibitions dedicated to painter Zoran Music (1909-2005) entitled "Music in Dachau" at the Loza Gallery and "Music, We Are Not the Last" at the Meduza Gallery.

SATURDAY, 3 September
        SVETA GORA - Masses are to be celebrated by (arch)bishops from Slovenia, Italy and Austria at a traditional Meeting of Three Countries near the Slovenian city of Nova Gorica.
        PIRAN - Canvasses will be stamped in Slovenia's Piran, Ljubljana, Celje, Maribor and Croatia's Rijeka and Pula to mark the launch of Ex-tempore Piran 2005, a painter's event lasting until 9 September.
        CELJE - A Football World Cup 2006 qualifier between Slovenia and Norway.

SUNDAY, 4 September
        TBILISI, Georgia - Slovenian FM and OSCE chairman Dimitrij Rupel is to start a tour of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia.

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