Next Week in Slovenia: 19 - 25 August, 2019

By , 17 Aug 2019, 18:30 PM Lifestyle
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This schedule was prepared by the STA:

MONDAY, 19 August
        BRNIK - New US Ambassador Lynda C. Blanchard is due to arrive in Slovenia.
        LJUBLJANA - Environment Minister Simon Zajc will host a meeting with organisations licensed to collect hazardous waste after the waste treatment company Kemis was ordered to stop accepting waste and tear down buildings erected in the wake of the devastating 2017 fire.
        LJUBLJANA - A new square will be inaugurated in the Ljubljana Poljane borough in tribute to the centenary of Prekmurje's reunification with Slovenia. Keynote to be delivered by Slovenia's first President Milan Kučan, with President Borut Pahor on hand.
        LJUBLJANA - An exhibition will be launched to mark the 75th anniversary of the Slovenian Statistics Office.

TUESDAY, 20 August
        LJUBLJANA - The Trade Union of Farmers will meet Prime Minister Marjan Šarec and Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec to discuss measures against wolf attacks on domestic animals.
        LJUBLJANA - Meeting over tea with Major-General Alenka Ermenc, the chief of the general staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces.
        LJUBLJANA - Insurer Zavarovalnica Triglav is scheduled to release a semi-annual business report.
        LJUBLJANA - The summer version of the stand-up comedy festival Panč will kick off at Ljubljana Castle, until 25 August.

WEDNESDAY, 21 August
        PTUJ - The 23rd annual Days of Poetry and Wine will get under way with Ilija Trojanow, the multi-award winning Bulgarian-German author, reading out his Open Letter to Europe; until 24 August.

THURSDAY, 22 August
        LJUBLJANA - Several events will be held ahead of European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes (23 August), including a flowers-laying ceremony at a plaque to victims of all wars in front of the US Embassy, holy mass for the victims and a debate.
        KRŠKO - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec will pay a visit to the Krško Nuclear Power Plant (NEK).
        KOPER - The shareholders' meeting of port operator Luka Koper will vote on the proposal to name Tamara Kozlovič as a new member of the supervisory board.
        LJUBLJANA - Insurer Sava Re will release semi-annual business results.
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will release the August consumer confidence index.
        PIRAN - The Tartini International Festival of Chamber Music will start, to run until 8 September.
        RAZGRAD, Bulgaria - Slovenian football champions Maribor will play the first leg of the play-off round of qualifying for UEFA Europa League against Ludogorets Razgrad.

FRIDAY, 23 August
        MARIBOR - A retrospective exhibition marking the 80th birthday of photographer Stojan Kerbler will be launched.
        BEGUNJE NA GORENJSKEM - The three-day Avsenik Festival will kick off in memory of the legendary accordion ensemble.

SATURDAY, 24 August
        RADOMLJE - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec and MEPs Irena Joveva and Klemen Grošelj will address a summer gathering of members of the Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ).
        GORNJA RADGONA - The International Agriculture and Food Fair AGRA will open, to run until 29 August.
        GORNJA RADGONA - The Trade Union of Farmers will hold a protest against what it sees as an ineffective implementation of the emergency law to cull bears and wolves.
        LJUBLJANA - The international festival of progressive theatre Mladi Levi will get under way, to run until 31 August.
        PIRAN - A saltmakers' festival will take place.

SUNDAY, 25 August
        MURSKA SOBOTA - A religious service of the Evangelical Lutheran Church to mark the centenary of Prekmurje's unification with Slovenia, with Honorary Bishop Geza Erniša, Catholic Archbishop Alojzij Cvikl, President Borut Pahor to address the event after. It will also be attended by Prime Minister Marjan Šarec.


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