Schedule of Events for Tuesday, 22 November

Ljubljana, 21 November - Below is a schedule of events for Tuesday, 22 November:

LJUBLJANA - Armenian President Robert Kocharian is to begin an official visit to Slovenia at the invitation of his Slovenian counterpart Janez Drnovsek. On the first day of the two-day visit, he is to meet Drnovsek and Prime Minister Janez Jansa. Drnovsek and Kocharian are to speak to the press at 11:45 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to resume its November session at 10 AM with a debate of the government-sponsored changes of five tax laws (income tax, corporate income tax, VAT, payroll tax and tax procedure). (STA)

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Slovenian Agriculture Minister Marija Lukacic is set to be taking part in a meeting of EU agriculture ministers that is to discuss reform of the sugar sector. The meeting is scheduled to run until Thursday.

PARIS, France - State Secretary for European Affairs Marcel Koprol is scheduled to meet French European Affairs Minister Catherine Colonna for informal talks that will focus on the 2007-2013 EU spending plan.

LJUBLJANA - EU food and veterinary inspectors are set to kick of a two-week visit to Slovenia aimed at checking Slovenia's implementation of controls at food processing plants.

LJUBLJANA - Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Jure Zupan is to outline the results of Monday's visit to Austria, where he met Austrian counterpart Elisabeth Gehrer. A press conference is scheduled for noon.

LJUBLJANA - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec is to present a new state and military map of Slovenia, and a digital relief model of the country at a press conference scheduled for noon.

LJUBLJANA - The management of the strike-stricken Slovenian Railways is to talk to the press at 1 PM to outline the latest developments at the company.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian-Macedonian commission for international road transport will be in session. A press conference is scheduled for 12:30 PM.

LJUBLJANA - A round table is to be held at 7:30 PM on the relationship between the Church and money, with Justice Minister Lovro Sturm, Maribor Auxiliary Bishop Anton Strel and opposition LDS lawmaker Ales Gulic among those expected to be taking part.

LJUBLJANA - Simobil, the country's No. 2 mobile operator, is to present Q3 business results and other activities at 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The presentation at 2 PM of a new portal for tax, accounting, financial and legal information, dubbed "Tax-Fin-Lex".

LJUBLJANA - A press conference s to be held at 11 AM ahead of the 21st Book Fair, which starts on 30 November.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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