Schedule of Events for Tuesday, 8 November

Ljubljana, 7 November - Below is a schedule of events for Tuesday, 8 November:

LJUBLJANA - The government's decision to split Slovenia to two cohesion regions is to be presented by Minister of Local Government and Regional Policy Ivan Zagar and State Secretary for European Affairs Marcel Koprol; at 2 PM. (STA)

BRUSSELS, Belgium - EU finance ministers are to discuss ways to cut red tape and improve EU budget oversight. Before the meeting, Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk and his Lithuanian and Estonian counterparts are to sign a partnership agreement with the EU on a national information campaign for the adoption of the euro.

LJUBLJANA - Representatives of the National Office for the Prevention of Money Laundering are to present a Council of Europe report on money laundering in Slovenia and the associated government measures; at 11 AM. (STA)

PORTOROZ - The start of a conference of the signatories of the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (the Barcelona Convention). The conference, which runs until 11 November, opens at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The management of the Slovenian Railways is to report on the progress of negotiations with the trade unions at 1 PM. If the two sides fail to reach agreement, the unions have announced a strike for Wednesday. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The Association of Health Institutions is to present its position on the privatisation of health institutions; at 1 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Janez Podobnik, the president of the People's Party (SLS), is to speak to the press at 1 PM to outline the party's positions on the banking and insurance part of the government's report blueprint.

LJUBLJANA - New Slovenia (NSi) vice-president Janez Drobnic is to present the implementation of the party's programme in the light of the government-proposed economic and social reforms.

PORTOROZ - Telecommunications, a two-day conference dedicated to telecoms technologies, is to kick off at 9:40 AM.

PREVALJE - Prime Minister Janez Jansa is set to visit the Prevalje-based company REMF on the eve of the cabinet's tour of the Korosko region.

LJUBLJANA - A consultation on politics and corruption, organised by the Faculty for Police and Security Studies, is to begin at 9 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The opening of the annual Conference of Slovenian Foundations, an event organised by the Association of Slovenian Foundations; at 3 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's largest poultry producer, Perutnina Ptuj, is to present the measures it has taken while bird flu has edged closer to Slovenia; at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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