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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 22 September

Ljubljana, 21 September - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 22 September:

LJUBLJANA - Prime Minister Janez Jansa is to hold a meeting with the heads of deputy groups and the two minority lawmakers on regionalisation issues and the bill on the declaration of an ecological zone and continental shelf in the Adriatic. Also present at the meeting, which is to get underway at 12:30 PM, will be Parliament Speaker France Cukjati, Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel and Local Government and Regional Policy Minister Ivan Zagar. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary foreign policy committee is to launch a session at 8 AM to debate the bill on the declaration of an ecological zone and continental shelf in the Adriatic. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Prime Minister Janez Jansa is to hold a meeting with coalition lawmakers to discuss the passage of budget bills for 2006 and 2007 and other topical issues. The meeting is due to get underway at 6 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The cabinet is to discuss a draft bill on the information commissioner and the draft changes to the act on air traffic navigation services at its weekly session. A press conference is scheduled for after the session, expectedly at 2 PM. (STA)

MARIBOR - A trial against Davorin Sadar in one of the biggest financial scandals in Slovenia's recent history is set to begin. If found guilty of unlawful stock trading in the mid 1990s, Sadar faces up to eight years in prison.

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary commission for the constitution is to discuss the establishment of a five-member expert group which would work on drafting constitutional changes on the local government.

SEVNICA - The parliamentary agriculture committee is to meet at 11 AM for an emergency session to examine the damage sustained by fruit- and wine-growers during this year's hailstorms in the eastern Slovenian region of Posavje.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Marcel Koprol, the head of the Government Office for European Affairs (SVEZ), is to attend informal talks about the EU's framework budget for the 2007-2013 period. Participation from representatives of six biggest budget payers plus Italy, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Slovakia and Slovenia is expected.

LJUBLJANA - Canadian Parliament Speaker Peter Milliken is scheduled to continue a three-day visit to Slovenia. He is to hold talks with Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel (3:45 PM) and is set to meet representatives of the parliamentary friendship with Canada (11:30 AM).

LJUBLJANA - The European Mobility Week is to come to an end with Car Free Day, which will see the closure of city centres for cars and free public transport for all in the participating Slovenian cities, including Ljubljana.

SALZBURG, Austria - Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak is to take part in the Energy 2020 conference.

LJUBLJANA - The executive council of the coalition People's Party (SLS) is to examine activities in the run-up to the referendum on the public broadcaster act, developments surrounding the bill on the declaration of an ecological zone and continental shelf in the Adriatic and the drafting of the budget bills for 2006 and 2007.

LJUBLJANA - The council of public broadcaster RTV Slovenija is to discuss the appointment of a new director general and half-yearly operations as it meets for a session at 10 AM.

GORNJA RADGONA - The Modern Army fair, the main fair in the field of defence technology in Slovenia, is to get underway. The four-day event will feature 110 exhibitors from 14 countries and is set to be opened by Defence Minister Karl Erjavec.

MARIBOR - A conference hosted by the Atlantic Council of Slovenia is set to examine cooperation between the defence industries in Central and SE Europe; starting at 9:30 AM.

MURSKA SOBOTA - An international conference on the Romany, staged by the Slovenian Roma Association and the Government Office for Ethnic Minorities, is to get underway at 2 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Ljubljana Mayor Danica Simsic is to present the results of her recent trip to China at a press conference scheduled for noon.

LJUBLJANA - The Commission for the Prevention of Corruption is to hold a press conference at 1 PM to present a list of gifts received by Slovenian officials in 2004.

MARIBOR - The Civil Protection and Rescue Administration is to outline plans for the first-ever national Days of Protection and Rescue at a press conference scheduled for 2:30 PM.

HAVANA, Cuba - The children's theatre Mini teater Ljubljana is to appear at the 11th International Theatre Festival in the Cuban capital of Havana.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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