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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 29 September

Ljubljana, 28 September - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 29 September:

LJUBLJANA - The ratification of the EU accession treaties of Romania and Bulgaria, the bilateral agreement with Croatia on the avoidance of double taxation and amendments to the Slovenia-Croatia accord on economic cooperation are some of the items on the agenda as parliament resumes the regular session at 10 AM. Voting is scheduled in the evening. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Weekly cabinet session. The budget bills for 2006 and 2007 will be the main items on the agenda. Press conference scheduled at 2 PM. (STA)

ROGASKA SLATINA - The start of the autumn session of the Manager Association. A round table on corporate governance at 2:30 PM is to be followed by a debate with Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak, Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk, Labour Minister Janez Drobnic and Public Administration Minister Gregor Virant at 4:30 PM. (STA)

PORTOROZ - The beginning at 10 AM of the 13th Conference of Public Administration, entitled "Administration between Politics and Professionalism". PM Janez Jansa is to address participants at 3 PM, while a press conference is scheduled for 2:30 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - French Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Nelly Olin is to visit Slovenia to sign a cooperation agreement with Environment Minister Janez Podobnik on the transport of brown bears from Slovenia to France.

KESZTHELY, Hungary - Justice Minister Lovro Sturm is to attend the symposium of Pannonian law experts, a traditional meeting of senior justice officials from Austria, Hungary and Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA - The council of the opposition Liberal Democrats (LDS) is to debate preparations for the party congress, at which a new leadership will be elected; at 5 PM.

CELJE - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, the OSCE chairman, is to attend a meeting of the Zlatorog Business Club. The title of the debate, which starts at 6 PM, is "Slovenia, OSCE and New Relations in the Globalised World."

BLED - The beginning of a two-day conference of secretaries general of constitutional courts, an event co-organised by the Slovenian Constitutional Court and the Venice Commission.

NOVA GORICA - A round table is to be held at 4 PM to examine the future of higher education in the light of globalisation. Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jure Zupan and Peter Jambrek, the head of the higher education council, are to attend.

LJUBLJANA - A round table is to be staged at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the publication of the 2005 World Investment Report; at 10:50 AM.

TRIESTE, Italy - The Slovenian Regional Business Association is to present three projects that have been awarded funding as part of the EU initiative Interreg III A Italy - Slovenia 2000-2006; at 11 AM.

TRIESTE, Italy - The trial brought against the bank Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) by a group of savers of the defunct bank Ljubljanska banka (LB) is set to continue.

MARIBOR - The trial against Davorin Sadar, who is suspected of massive stock fraud, is set to resume at the Maribor District Court.

BOVEC - The start of a symposium on the Isonzo Front. The event entitled "Isonzo Front 1915-1917: A Culture of Remembrance" will commemorate 90 years since the beginning of battles on the front line that saw a death toll of over one million; at 9 AM. (STA)

DOMZALE - Domzale will take on Germany's Stuttgart in the return leg of the first-round UEFA Cup match. They will be chasing a 2:0 lead that Stuttgart took into the second leg. Kick-off at 2:15 PM. (STA)

SYDNEY, Australia - Six Slovenian competitors are to begin their bid to win medals as the World Canoe Slalom Championships start in Penrith near Sydney.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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