Next Week in Slovenia: 8 to 14 April, 2019

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Schedule of events in the week from 8 to 14 April, as prepared by the STA:

MONDAY, 8 April

        KOČEVJE - Japanese robot manufacturer Yaskawa will inaugurate its robot factory in south Slovenia. The event will be addressed by PM Marjan Šarec and European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc.
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will take part in a session of the EU Foreign Affairs Council discussing Afghanistan, Venezuela and Eastern Partnership.
        VIENNA, Austria - Interior Ministry State Secretary Sandi Čurin will take part in a two-day conference of the Alliance against Trafficking in Persons, organised by the OSCE.
        PARIS, France - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Dobran Božič will meet OECD Deputy Secretary General Ulrik Knudsen to discuss cooperation in artificial intelligence.
        VIENNA, Austria - The heads of the lower and upper chambers of parliament, Dejan Židan and Alojz Kovšca, will take part in a two-day conference of speakers of EU parliaments.
        LJUBLJANA - European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc will meet the leadership of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) and its transport section.
        MUMBAI, India - A delegation of Slovenian logistics companies will visit India; until 11 April.
        LJUBLJANA - Government and public sector trade unions are to agree a timeline of talks in 2019.
        LJUBLJANA - A new version of Parlameter, a tool tracking the work of the National Assembly, will be presented.
        LJUBLJANA - The children's parliament will be in session with the debate focussing on education; President Borut Pahor to be in attendance.
        KRANJ - The 49th Week of Slovenian Drama will come to a close with an awards ceremony.

TUESDAY, 9 April
        LJUBLJANA - Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation Josep Borrell will make an official visit at the invitation of his counterpart Miro Cerar.
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Dobran Božič will take part in a session of the EU General Affairs Council discussing the rule of law and the EU's multi-year budget.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec will take part in Digital Day, an event focusing on digitalisation of agriculture and rural areas and digitalisation of cultural heritage.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Labour Ministry State Secretary Tilen Božič will take part in a conference on the future of work.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Commission for National Minorities will debate the government's action plan to guarantee the rights of the Italian and Hungarian minorities.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Infrastructure Committee will debate the youth's appeal for climate fairness.
        VIENNA, Austria - A memorial plaque to Slovenian beekeeper Anton Janša (1734-1773) will be unveiled.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Electoral Commission will meet in preparations for the European parliamentary elections.
        LJUBLJANA - The Education Ministry will host a public debate on the way forward in education.
        LJUBLJANA - The Health Ministry will hold a two-day conference on World Health Day.
        LJUBLJANA - The two-day World Construction Forum will get under way.
        CELJE - The International Industrial Fair will open with an address by Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek; until 12 April.
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will release February foreign trade data.
        MARIBOR - The start of a two-day conference on artificial intelligence in industry.
        MILAN, Italy - Selected Slovenian designers and independent furniture makers will be featured at the Milan Design Week; until 14 April.
        LJUBLJANA - New administered prices of top-selling fuels will kick in.

        BRUSSELS, Belgium - PM Marjan Šarec will take part in a special EU summit on Brexit.
        SPLIT, Croatia - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec will attend the international defence fair ASDA 19 at the invitation of his Croatian counterpart Damir Krstičević.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Intelligence Oversight Commission will hear a report on wiretaps targeting the Slovenian arbiter and agent at the border arbitration tribunal in 2015.
        BRDO PRI KRANJU - A national conference on the internationalisation of the Slovenian economy, to be attended by Prime Minister Marjan Šarec and Foreign Minister Miro Cerar.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee will debate the National Assembly's international activities.
        BLED - The Slovenian-German Chamber of Commerce and the AI lab at the Jožef Stefan Institute will hold a Slovenian-German business day dedicated to artificial intelligence.
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will release industrial output figures for February.
        ZAGREB, Croatia - Acclaimed slovenian composer Vinko Globokar will be featured at the Zagreb Music Biennale.
        MARIBOR - A concert dedicated to the upcoming 80th birthday of composer Alojz Ajdič at SNG Maribor.
        LJUBLJANA - Singer songwriter Zoran Predin will give a concert marking his 40th career anniversary.

THURSDAY, 11 April
        DUBROVNIK, Croatia - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec will take part in a two-day summit of the 16 Central and East European countries and China (16+1).
        WARSAW, Poland - Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will take part in a two-day ministerial of the Berlin Process, an initiative promoting the EU's enlargement to the Western Balkans.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee and the Commission for Slovenians Abroad will meet to debate political representation of the Slovenian minority in Italy.
        LJUBLJANA - The British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce will host a conference on Brexit, with UK Trade Commissioner for Europe Andrew Mitchell in attendance.
        LJUBLJANA - A weekly government session.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Privileges and Credentials Commission will debate Borut Smrdel's resignation as head of the National Review Commission.
        LJUBLJANA - The Ministry of Economic Development and Technology and the SPIRIT agency will give out business excellency awards.
        LJUBLJANA - A new production of the ballet Giselle, choreographed by Cuban ballet artist Howard Quintero Lopez, will open at Ljubljana SNG Opera and Ballet.
        PORTOROŽ - The two-day Slovenian Advertising Festival will get under way.

FRIDAY, 12 April
        WASHINGTON, US - Finance Minister Andrej Bertoncelj and central bank Governor Boštjan Vasle will make their maiden appearance at the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank; until 14 April.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary EU Affairs Committee will debate the activities of Slovenian MPs and MEPs at a session called by the opposition Democrats (SDS).
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary inquiry probing into party financing will meet behind closed doors.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Health Committee will discuss the shortage of GPs at the behest of the opposition New Slovenia (NSi).
        CELJE - A pre-trail hearing for Uroš Rotnik, the former director of the Šoštanj coal-fired power station (TEŠ), and two co-defendants on charges of evidence suppression and false criminal complaint.
        LJUBLJANA - The council of the European Democratic Party (EDP) will meet, to be followed by the European Parliament group's conference on social challenges in the EU.
        MURSKA SOBOTA - The promotional centre of the Prekmurje region, Expano, will be launched.
        MARIBOR - The Gallus - Maribor 2019 international competition of choirs; until 14 April.
        PTUJ - The city will host a meeting to discuss its plans to bid for the 2025 European Capital of Culture.
        NOVA GORICA - Aleksij Kobal will have an exhibition of his works launched at the Nova Gorica City Gallery.
        LJUBLJANA - Singer songwriter Marko Brecelj will give a concert at Cankarjev Dom.
        LJUBLJANA - Radio Študent, an alternative radio station, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a festival; until 13 April.
        RADOVLJICA - The three-day Radovljica Chocolate Festival will get under way.

SATURDAY, 13 April
        ŽALEC - The non-parliamentary Slovenian People's Party (SLS) will hold a congress.
        CELJE - The opposition New Slovenia (NSi) will present its list of candidates for the EU elections as it meets for its annual consultations.

SUNDAY, 14 April
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenian Christians will celebrate Palm Sunday.

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