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STA - Below is a roundup of the big stories this morning, 01 April, 2019:
LJUBLJANA - Ljubljana will host in 2020 the annual international conference of ECSITE, the European network of science centres & museums. The five-day meeting will be organised in June by the Kersnikova Institute, whose head, Jurij Krpan, said that the institute encouraged reflection about how European institutions dealing with the promotion of science could act in a different, modernised and proactive manner. ECSITE decided to name the 2020 event Echoes From the Future.
Paper mill Vipap's revenue up 8%
KRŠKO - Vipap Videm Krško, the largest Slovenian paper producer, generated almost 97 million euro in revenue in 2018, up by 8% from 2017. The parent company, which employs 380 workers, said it had posted an operating profit, but did not disclose the figure, only saying it had exceeded plans. Vipap also told the STA it had invested 2.5 million euro in new technology and emissions management last year.
Golden Drum Festival gets international recognition
LJUBLJANA/LISBON - The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) honoured the Slovenian advertising festival Golden Drum with a president's award. The WFA said that it was one of the largest European creative events and has significantly supported the development of Europe's advertising industries, especially in Central and Eastern Europe.
The week ahead for Slovenia
Via the STA
MONDAY, 1 April
MENGEŠ - The Centre for European Perspective will host a panel marking the 70th anniversary of NATO and 15th anniversary of Slovenia's NATO membership.
LJUBLJANA - President Borut Pahor will debate the future of the EU with youths.
PORTOROŽ - A two-day international conference on sustainable energy will open.
LJUBLJANA - The Council for a Competitive and Stable Business Environment, a government advisory body, will be in session. PM Marjan Šarec will be in attendance.
LJUBLJANA - The start of the spring edition of Ljubljana Fashion Week; until 4 April.
TUESDAY, 2 April
WASHINGTON, US - Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will take part in a NATO ministerial; until 5 April.
LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Health Committee will examine amendments to the health services act.
LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) will host an international conference on digitalisation in small and medium-sized enterprises.
LJUBLJANA - The University Medical Centre (UKC) Ljubljana will appoint a new general manager after Aleš Šabeder became health minister.
MARIBOR - A panel debate on the former Slovenian president and prime minister, Janez Drnovšek (1950-2008).
LJUBLJANA - A conference on autism marking World Autism Awareness Day.
WEDNESDAY, 3 April
POSTOJNA - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec will speak about military exercises at a session of the parliamentary Defence Committee.
KOPER - Ship pilots at the port of Koper are expected to go on strike over pay and work conditions.
LJUBLJANA - The Employment Service will release registered unemployment figures for March.
BLED - The start of the international PEN writers' meeting with the address by Culture Minister Zoran Poznič; until 6 April.
LJUBLJANA - A conference on EU incentives for companies to innovate.
LJUBLJANA - The Education Ministry will host a debate on the prevention of discrimination.
LJUBLJANA - Slovenian Music Days, a festival of contemporary classical music, will open.
THURSDAY, 4 April
LJUBLJANA - Weekly government session.
LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Finance Committee will debate a report on an audit of the Bank Assets Management Company (BAMC).
LJUBLJANA - The National Council will host a debate on the 70th anniversary of NATO and Slovenia's 15th anniversary of NATO membership.
LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian branch of Austrian bank BKS will present its business results.
PORTOROŽ - A two-day conference on public procurement will open.
FRIDAY, 5 April
BUCHAREST, Romania - Finance Minister Andrej Bertoncelj will attend a session of the Eurogroup.
LJUBLJANA - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec and Maj Gen Alenka Ermenc, the chief of the general staff, will hand the annual report on the preparedness of the armed forces to President Borut Pahor.
LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary EU Affairs Committee will debate the government's blueprint for EU presidency in 2021.
LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Defence Committee will discuss behind closed doors the planned purchase of 38 4x4 Oshkosh combat tactical all-terrain vehicles.
MARIBOR - Udo Bullmann, the leader of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament, will pay a visit upon the invitation of the Social Democrats (SD).
LJUBLJANA - European Transport Minister Violeta Bulc will pay a visit to take part in a debate on military mobility in the upper chamber of parliament.
SATURDAY, 6 April
BUCHAREST, Romania - Finance Minister Andrej Bertoncelj will attend an informal meeting of EU finance ministers.
TRBOVLJE - The ruling Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ) will meet to present its candidates of the EU elections.
MURSKA SOBOTA - The Roma Association will host a ceremony marking International Romani Day, with PM Marjan Šarec delivering the keynote.
KOČEVJE/POSTOJNA/... - Slovenian State Forests (SiDG) will organise a campaign to reforest five areas in the country.
SUNDAY, 7 April
VAČE - A ceremony will be held on Slovenian Flag Day.