Schedule of Events from 19 to 25 September
Ljubljana, 18 September - Schedule of events in the week from 19 to 25 September:
MONDAY, 19 September
NEW YORK, the US - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to address the general debate of the UN General Assembly. He is also expected to take part in a meeting of foreign ministers of the Central European Initiative (CEI) and a meeting of EU foreign ministers with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Rupel is also due to meet Pakistani counterpart Kurchid Kasuri.
BRUSSELS, Belgium - EU agriculture ministers are to convene for a two-day session to discuss sugar sector reforms. Slovenia is due to be represented by Agriculture Minister Marija Lukacic.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Transport Minister Janez Bozic is set to launch a two-day visit to Denmark dedicated to reviewing transport ties between Slovenia and Denmark.
BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro - Minister of Education and Sports Milan Zver is scheduled to wrap up a two-day visit to Serbia.
LJUBLJANA - The council of the ruling Slovenian Democrats (SDS) is to hold a session to review topical matters.
WARSAW, Poland - The OSCE-sponsored European Human Rights Review Conference is to get underway. Slovenia is to be represented by the head of the OSCE task force Boris Frlec.
PORTOROZ - Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning Janez Podobnik is to open the first-ever Slovenian Real Estate Conference.
LJUBLJANA - The Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS), Slovenia's largest trade union confederation, is to speak about the bill on profit sharing and employee ownership.
LJUBLJANA - A ceremony is to be staged to mark the 25th anniversary of Slovenia's main arts and conference centre, the Ljubljana-based Cankarjev Dom.
PORTOROZ - The Slovenian Open, the first ever WTA tournament to be held in the country, is to get underway, running until the end of the week.
TUESDAY, 20 September
NEW YORK, the US - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, the OSCE chairman-in-office, is to take part in a meeting of the OSCE and EU troikas. He is also to be present at a meeting of EU foreign ministers with US State Secretary Condoleezza Rice.
LJUBLJANA - Polls will open for early voting in the referendum on the government-sponsored public broadcaster act. Early voting will last for three days.
ROGASKA SLATINA - The Public Entrepreneurship and Foreign Investment Agency is to stage a two-day round table on the financing of small and medium-sized companies, with focus on investing in countries of the Stability Pact for SE Europe.
WEDNESDAY, 21 September
LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary commission for budget and public finance oversight is expected to hold a new session aimed at reviewing the sale of 30% in grocer Mercator by state-run funds KAD and SOD.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - State Secretary for European Affairs Marcel Koprol is to take part in a two-day informal meeting dedicated to reviewing progress in talks on the EU spending plan for 2007-2013.
LJUBLJANA - The coalition Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) is to hold a meeting to discuss its platform and preparations ahead of next year's local elections.
LJUBLJANA - Environment Minister Janez Podobnik is to take part in the launch of the central waste-water treatment plant for Ljubljana.
THURSDAY, 22 September
LJUBLJANA - Prime Minister Janez Jansa is to meet with heads of deputy groups and minority lawmakers to discuss regionalisation efforts. Jansa is also expected to present the government-sponsored bill on the declaration of an ecological zone and continental shelf in the Adriatic.
LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary foreign policy committee is scheduled to discuss the bill on the declaration of an ecological zone and continental shelf in the Adriatic.
LJUBLJANA - Speaker of the Canadian Parliament Peter Milliken is to begin a two-day visit to Slovenia.
LJUBLJANA - The cabinet is to meet for its weekly session.
SALZBURG, Austria - Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak is to take part in the Energy 2020 conference.
MURSKA SOBOTA - An international conference on the Romany, staged by the Slovenian Romany Association and the Government Office for Ethnic Minorities, is to get underway.
LJUBLJANA - Economic Relations Minister of Serbia-Montenegro Amir Nurkovic is to visit Slovenia.
LJUBLJANA - The council of public broadcaster RTV Slovenija is to discuss the appointment of a new director general and half-yearly operations.
GORNJA RADGONA - The Modern Army fair is to get underway, running through Sunday.
LJUBLJANA - Car Free Day is to lower the curtain on the European Mobility Week.
FRIDAY, 23 September
LJUBLJANA - Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak is to receive the Secretary General of the World Tourist Organisation (WTO) Francesco Frangialli.
LJUBLJANA - An Slovenian-Iranian business conference is to be staged at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
LJUBLJANA - An international conference aimed at reviewing the achievements of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia is to be staged by the the Peace Institute, an independent research institute.
SATURDAY, 24 September
WASHINGTON, the US - Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk is to take part in the annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
LJUBLJANA - The onset of the election blackout ahead of Sunday's referendum on the government-sponsored public broadcaster act.
BREZJE - The Slovenian Bishops' Conference and the Croatian Bishops' Conference are to stage a meeting of the faithful from Croatia and Slovenia.
PORTOROZ - Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak is to take part in the ceremony to mark 100 years of the Slovenian Tourist Association.
PIRAN - The Days of European Cultural Heritage are to get underway, running for eight days in towns around Slovenia.
SUNDAY, 25 September
LJUBLJANA - Polls are to be opened for the referendum on the government-sponsored public broadcaster act.