The Week Ahead in Slovenia: 15–21 April, 2019

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Schedule of events in the week from 15 to 21 April, 2019, as prepared by the STA:

MONDAY, 15 April
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will convene a two-day regular session with questions time featuring PM Marjan Šarec and members of his government.
        LJUBLJANA - US congressman Paul Gosar will meet Foreign Minister Miro Cerar and the speakers of both houses of parliament on the final day of his visit to Slovenia.
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec will take part in a session of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council discussing reform of the common agricultural policy after 2020.
        MARIBOR - An international conference on the post-Brexit future of the EU.
        LJUBLJANA - Court of Audit President Tomaž Vesel will present the annual report for 2018 to President Borut Pahor.
        LJUBLJANA - The Jožef Stefan Institute will present a project designed to improve the population's safety in case of a nuclear or radiological disaster.
        LJUBLJANA - The STA will host a debate on youth housing.
        LJUBLJANA - The Plečnik Award, the top prize for architecture, will be given out.

TUESDAY, 16 April
        SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - President Borut Pahor will meet the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and take part in the Sarajevo Business Forum during a two-day visit.
        SKOPJE, Macedonia - Chief of the General Staff, Maj-Gen Alenka Ermenc, will make a two-day visit to North Macedonia.
        LJUBLJANA - A debate featuring Justice Minister Andreja Katič, Constitutional Court President Rajko Knez and Supreme Court President Damijan Florjančič will mark the 60th anniversary of the European Court of Human Rights.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will debate the opposition Democrats (SDS)-sponsored amendments to the income tax act on the final day of the April sitting.
        LJUBLJANA - The assembly of the Health Insurance Institute (ZZZS) will meet to discuss waiting times and the institute's financial operations in 2018.
        LJUBLJANA - The management board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) will debate the annual report for 2018 and a proposal to reform the wage system.
        LJUBLJANA - The results of cooperation between postal company Pošta Slovenije, Jožef Stefan Institute and high-tech companies in open innovation will be presented.

        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Committee on Labour, Family, Social Affairs and the Disabled will debate amendments to the pension insurance act.
        LJUBLJANA - AmCham Slovenija will host a business breakfast to debate Slovenian employment policy, how to detect talents, and workplaces of the future; Labour Minister Ksenija Klampfer to attend.
        MARIBOR - The British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce will hold a debate on development of Slovenia's eastern region in light of new trade relationships.
        LUKOVICA - A conference marking the launch of the Slovenian Beekeeping Academy, featuring National Assembly Speaker Dejan Židan, Foreign Minister Miro Cerar and Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec.
        LJUBLJANA - The Association of Asset Managing Companies will speak about trends in investment in mutual funds.
        LJUBLJANA - The Association of Slovenian Natural Spas and the Croatian Tourism Association will speak about spa tourism in both countries.
        LJUBLJANA - The Big Architecture Festival will be held, featuring a forum on innovative application of wood in architecture.
        LJUBLJANA - A visiting exhibition on shamanism in Siberia, put on by the Russian Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography in Saint Petersburg, will open at the Slovenian Ethnographic Museum.

THURSDAY, 18 April
        LJUBLJANA - A weekly government session.
        LJUBLJANA - President Borut Pahor and Supreme Court President Rajko Knez will address the launch of a new Commentary of the Slovenian Constitution.
        BLED - An international two-day conference on privacy and the freedom of expression will open.
        LJUBLJANA - The shareholders' meeting of energy company Petrol will decide on distribution of 2018 profit.
        SEOUL, South Korea - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Simona Leskovar will attend the inauguration of new premises of the Slovenian Consulate, headed by Honorary Consul Chung Mong Won.
        TRIESTE, Italy - The pilot project of an integrated ticket combining a train ride between Ljubljana and Trieste and Trieste city transportation will be presented.
        LJUBLJANA - A press conference ahead of the launch of the Slovenian pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019 featuring artist Marko Peljhan.
        LJUBLJANA - Maundy Thursday will mark the start of Easter festivities.
        IZOLA - The international sailing regatta Spring Cup will get under way, to run until 22 April.

FRIDAY, 19 April
        LJUBLJANA - The Labour Ministry and the National Council will hold a debate on precarious work, to be addressed by Minister Ksenija Klampfer and National Council President Alojz Kovšca.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Health Committee will discuss the regulatory framework for medicinal use of cannabis.
        LJUBLJANA - A public presentation of the resolution on food production, countryside and natural resources beyond 2021, to be attended by Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec.
        LJUBLJANA - A round-table debate will accompany the launch of a book on Slovenian infrastructure projects for the future.
        LJUBLJANA - The annual Marijuana March will be held.
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will release the consumer confidence index for April.

SATURDAY, 20 April
        LJUBLJANA - Food blessings and Easter Vigils will be held in churches round the country.

SUNDAY, 21 April
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenia celebrates Easter, the biggest holiday on the Christian calender.

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