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07 Dec 2019, 15:16 PM

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The following schedule was prepared by the STA:

MONDAY, 9 December

        SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina/PRISHTINA, Kosovo - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec will visit Slovenian troops serving in peacekeeping missions in Bosnia and Kosovo.
        BERLIN, Germany - Parliamentary Speaker Dejan Židan will meet President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble for informal talks.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will attend a session of the EU's Foreign Affairs Council.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Health Minister Aleš Šabeder will attend a meeting of EU ministers in charge of health.
        KOČEVJE - The signing of a sales and purchase agreement for a plot of land on which Yaskawa Europe Robotics plans to expand its existing production facility.
        LJUBLJANA - The Commission for the Prevention of Corruption will speak to the press as it marks the International Anti-Corruption Day.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Health Committee will debate staff shortages in healthcare.

TUESDAY, 10 December
        BERLIN, Germany - Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will participate as a panellist in a high-level conference on human rights called Advocating Human Rights in the 21st Century.
        MADRID, Spain - Environment Minister Simon Zajc is expected to attend a ministerial meeting at the UN climate conference COP25.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Labour Minister Ksenija Klampfer will attend a session of the EU's Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Commission for Oversight of Intelligence and Security Services will debate hiring practices at intelligence agency SOVA.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary EU Affairs Committee is expected to endorse Slovenia's position for the final part of negotiations on the EU's multi-year budget framework.
        TIRANA, Albania - Defence Ministry State Secretary Miloš Bizjak will attend a ministerial of the Adriatic Charter.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary inquiry investigating the financing of political parties will interview security expert Denis Ćaleta.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Agriculture, Forestry and Food Committee will debate food safety in the aftermath of revelations of problems at the national food safety administration.
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will release foreign trade and industrial production data for October.
        LJUBLJANA - An exhibition on the use of metals in Slovenian lands will open at the National Museum.
        LJUBLJANA - The Yugoslav Drama Theatre (JDP) from Belgrade will play Uncle Vanya at its Slovenian peer theatre SNG Drama Ljubljana.

WEDNESDAY, 11 December
        LUXEMBOURG - The EU Court solicitor general is expected to release their opinion on Slovenia's lawsuit against Croatia over the non-implementation of the border arbitration tribunal's award.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Commission for Oversight of Public Finances will debate governance at state-owned Telekom Slovenije.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Justice Committee will host a public presentation of opinions on proposed changes to the criminal code.
        ZADAR, Croatia - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec will attend the inauguration of an aircraft training centre set up in the framework of NATO's Multinational Special Aviation Programme.
        LJUBLJANA - The Commission for the Prevention of Corruption will host a debate on staffing at state-owned companies.
        LJUBLJANA - A Slovenia-Luxembourg business conference will be organised as a business delegation from Luxembourg pays a visit.
        LJUBLJANA - President Borut Pahor will host Prime Minister Marjan Šarec, Parliamentary Speaker Dejan Židan and National Council President Alojz Kovšca for an end-of-year reception.
        VILLACH, Austria - A selection of Slovenian films will be screened at a film festival under the sponsorship of the Slovenian Film Centre.

THURSDAY, 12 December
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec will be on hand for the EU summit dedicated to the European Green Deal and the bloc's next multi-year budget; until 13 December.
        BLED - Hungarian Defence Minister Tibor Benko will pay a working visit.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary defence and home policy committees will debate an SDS-sponsored motion to activate an expansion of the army's policing powers for deployment on the border with Croatia.
        LJUBLJANA - Weekly government session.
        LJUBLJANA - Finance Minister Andrej Bertoncelj will present tax policy plans at a session of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) management board.
        LJUBLJANA - Shareholders of energy group Petrol will be informed about the causes of the termination of the previous management board and vote on whether there should be an audit of the company's operations going back five years.
        LJUBLJANA - The European Commission Representation in Slovenia will present the Slovenian chapter of a report on the state of health in the EU.
        LJUBLJANA - The assembly of ZZZS, the public health insurance, will debate the financial plan for next year.
        MURSKA SOBOTA - A monument dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the reunification with Prekmurje will be unveiled.
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's National Committee of the International Council of Museums will honour best museum projects recognised abroad.

FRIDAY, 13 December
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Finance Committee will examine amendments to the act on ship tonnage.
        LJUBLJANA - The Spanish Embassy will host a debate on climate change.

SATURDAY, 14 December
        LJUBLJANA - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay an official visit.

SUNDAY, 15 December
        No major events scheduled.

01 Dec 2019, 09:00 AM

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MONDAY, 2 December
        BELGRADE, Serbia - Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will start a two-day official visit to Serbia.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will convene an emergency session to vote on overturning upper chamber vetoes on budget bills for 2020 and 2021.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Interior Minister Boštjan Poklukar will attend a session of the EU's Justice and Home Affairs Council.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Infrastructure Minister Alenka Bratušek will attend a session of the EU's Transport Council.
        LJUBLJANA - ZSSS and Pergam, the two largest trade union groups, will speak to the press about the effects of the minimum wage increase on 1 January.
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenian Sovereign Holding will host a conference to present the results of asset management and its expectations regarding the performance of state-owned enterprises.
        LJUBLJANA - The Spanish Embassy, the NGO Femmes Sans Frontieres and the City of Ljubljana will host a debate as part of the campaign against violence against women and girls.
        LJUBLJANA - President Borut Pahor will host a reception to mark the 30th anniversary since the formation of the Democratic Opposition of Slovenia (DEMOS), which won the first multi-party elections in 1990.
        LJUBLJANA - The Week of Dutch Culture will open at the Ljubljana City Library; until 6 December.
        LJUBLJANA - Animateka, an international festival of animated film; until 8 December.

TUESDAY, 3 December
        LONDON, UK - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec will attend a NATO summit marking the 70th anniversary of the alliance.
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - The EU General Court will start oral hearings related to Slovenia's legal action against the European Commission for granting Croatia a derogation enabling it to use the wine name Teran.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Public Administration Minister Rudi Medved will attend a meeting of EU ministers in charge of telecommunications that will focus on next-generation mobile networks.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Justice Minister Andreja Katič will attend a session of the EU's Justice and Home Affairs Council.
        LJUBLJANA - Integrity Days, a series of events organised by Transparency International Slovenia in the run-up to International Anti-Corruption Day; until 5 December.
        LJUBLJANA - The Education Ministry will present the first results of the latest PISA study of student performance.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Home Policy Committee will debate a report on illegal migrations.
        LJUBLJANA - The opposition New Slovenia (NSi) will host a debate on digitalisation.
        LJUBLJANA - Admission will be free at most Slovenian cultural institutions in honour of the birth anniversary of Romantic poet France Prešeren.

WEDNESDAY, 4 December
        LJUBLJANA - The three-member presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina headed by Željko Komšić will pay a visit at the invitation of President Borut Pahor.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Finance Minister will attend a session of the Eurogroup.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Infrastructure Minister Alenka Bratušek will attend a meeting of EU ministers in charge of energy.
        NAPLES, Italy - Environment Minister Simon Zajc will attend a Barcelona Convention ministerial.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Defence Committee will debate a motion by the Left to immediately cease Slovenia's military involvement in Afghanistan.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Labour Committee will debate amendments to parental care act that would extend paternal leave and raise minimum parental leave allowance.
        LJUBLJANA - The Government Office for Slovenians Abroad will mark the 25th anniversary since its founding with a ceremony.
        LJUBLJANA - Thirty years since the signing of an agreement establishing the Democratic Opposition of Slovenia (DEMOS), which won the first multi-party elections in 1990.
        LJUBLJANA - The Employment Service will release registered unemployment figures for November.

THURSDAY, 5 December
        BERLIN - Parliamentary Speaker Dejan Židan will start a two-day working visit to Germany.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Finance Minister will attend a session of the EU's Economic and Financial Affairs Council.
        LJUBLJANA - Weekly government session.
        LJUBLJANA - The Institute for the Study of Gender Equality will present the results of a study of gender equality in European politics.
        LJUBLJANA - The French Institute in Slovenia will host a conference on women in science.
        LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Trade Crafts and Small Business will celebrate its 50th anniversary by conferring awards to the best small businesses and tradesmen.
        LJUBLJANA - AmCham Slovenija will pick the winner of its Best of the Best competition.

FRIDAY, 6 December
        LJUBLJANA - IMAD, the government's macroeconomic think-tank, will present the first national report on productivity.

SATURDAY, 7 December
        LJUBLJANA - An award ceremony will be held as part of animated film festival Animateka.
        LJUBLJANA - The Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra from Hungary will perform in honour of the 100th birth anniversary of composer Janez Bole(1919-2007).

SUNDAY, 8 December
        No major events scheduled.

24 Nov 2019, 08:00 AM

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MONDAY, 25 November
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenian Development Days, a Foreign Ministry event dedicated to development aid; until 29 November.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary inquiry commission examining the performance of the bad bank will interview Boštjan Jazbec, former central bank governor.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Agriculture Committee will debate suspected wrongful conduct by the agriculture minister concerning an EU-funded project.
        JESENICE - Industrial conglomerate Hidria will present the details of EUR 300 million in contracts it has recently signed.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Simona Leskovar will attend a session of EU ministers in charge of development.
        LJUBLJANA - The results of a genetic analysis of the olm, an aquatic salamander native to Slovenia, will be presented.
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will release business sentiment figures for November.
        LJUBLJANA - An exhibition will open in parliament on the 110th anniversary of the first flight by Slovenian flight pioneer Edvard Rusjan.

TUESDAY, 26 November
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly plenary will conclude with a vote on an opposition-sponsored housing bill.
        BRDO PRI KRANJU - The business promotion agency SPIRIT will hand out awards to best foreign investors at the FDI Award Slovenia 2019.
        PORTOROŽ - The shareholders of the Istrabenz holding will vote on the proposal for its assets be transferred to the bad bank and for the company be liquidated.
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Digital Coalition Forum will open.
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Book Fair will open; until 1 December.

WEDNESDAY, 27 November
        STRASBOURG, France - The European Parliament will vote on Ursula von der Leyen's European Commission.
        LJUBLJANA - Piero Mauro Zanin, president of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia regional parliament, will pay a visit.
        LJUBLJANA - Parliamentary parties will hold supposedly the last round of talks on changes to electoral law.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Finance Committee will debate the central bank's new consumer borrowing rules at the request of all five coalition parties.
        LJUBLJANA - Retailer Mercator is scheduled to release its financials for January-September.
        MARIBOR - Slovenia's latest supercomputer, the Vega, will be officially launched as part of the EuroHPC network of supercomputers.
        LJUBLJANA - The Institute of Public Health will host a conference on AIDS ahead of World AIDS Day.

THURSDAY, 28 November
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek will attend a session of the EU Competitiveness Council.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Commission for National Communities will review the implementation of bilinguality regulations in 2015-2018.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Finance Committee will debate amendments to the act on the prevention of money laundering and a bill on state guarantees for the Divača-Koper rail track.
        LJUBLJANA - Weekly government session.
        LJUBLJANA - The Culture Ministry will host a Council of Europe conference on conditions for quality journalism.
        BRDO PRI KRANJU - The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) will host a Slovenian-Croatian conference on plastic.

FRIDAY, 29 November
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will release GDP growth figures for the third quarter, inflation figures for November, and survey unemployment in the third quarter.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will debate amendments to the pension and disability insurance act at an emergency session.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Privileges and Credentials Commission will debate proposed changes to the National Assembly's rules of procedure concerning MP immunity.
        LJUBLJANA - NLB bank is scheduled to release its financials for January-September.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Education Ministry State Secretary Jernej Štromajer will attend a session of EU ministers in charge of competitiveness.
        LJUBLJANA - Christmas lights will be turned on marking the start of the month-long Christmas Market.

SATURDAY, 30 November
        MARIBOR - A commemorative ceremony will be hosted by the Sever association of independence war veterans, to be addressed by Prime Minister Marjan Šarec.

SUNDAY, 1 December
        MURSKA SOBOTA - Leon Novak will be inaugurated as the new head of Slovenia's Evangelical and Lutheran Church, with Prime Minister Marjan Šarec and parliamentary Speaker Dejan Židan in attendance.
        LJUBLJANA - Book of the year as selected by the Slovenian Book Fair jury will receive the Grand Prix.
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian International Ladies Association will hold its annual charity bazaar.

16 Nov 2019, 16:07 PM

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MONDAY, 18 November
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will start its plenary for November with a Q&A session for PM Marjan Šarec and his cabinet.
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Business Club will present an initiative called For an Entrepreneurial Slovenia highlighting the importance of business for national prosperity.

TUESDAY, 19 November
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will start examining the budget bills for 2020 and 2021. A total of 38 hours of debate is scheduled.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - EU ministers in charge of European affairs will be in session. Slovenia will be represented by Foreign Ministry State Secretary Dobran Božič.
        KOPER - A joint committee of Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia will be in session.
        BRDO PRI KRANJU - GoDigital 2019, a Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) conference on big data and artificial intelligence.
        VELENJE - Future 4.0, a conference bringing together established industrial players and startups.
        LJUBLJANA - AIPA, an organisation of rights holders, will present the first ever study about the Slovenian audiovisual industry.
        WARSAW, Poland - Slovenia will face Poland in the final round of qualifications for the Euro 2020.

WEDNESDAY, 20 November
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will attend a session of NATO foreign ministers; until 21 November.
        LJUBLJANA - IMAD, the government's macroeconomic forecaster, will host a debate on labour shortages.
        LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) will host its annual business summit. Innovation and human resources will be the topics in focus.
        LJUBLJANA - The national awards for achievements in science and research will be conferred.
        CELJE - Chemical company Cinkarna Celje is scheduled to release financial statements for the first three quarters of the year.
        LJUBLJANA - AmCham, the US chamber of commerce, will host a debate on Slovenian healthcare.

THURSDAY, 21 November
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will vote on several pieces of legislation as well as three bills that have been vetoed by the upper chamber.
        LJUBLJANA - Weekly government session.
        NOVO MESTO - Drug maker Krka is scheduled to release its financial statements for the first nine months of the year.
        KOPER - Logistics company Intereuropa will release its business report for the first three quarters of the year.
        LJUBLJANA - Naprej/Forward!, a journalism festival organised by the Slovenian Journalists' Association; until 22 November.
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will release November consumer sentiment figures.
        LJUBLJANA - An online Hungarian-Slovenian dictionary will be launched by the ZRC SAZU Institute for Slovenian Language.

FRIDAY, 22 November
        BRDO PRI KRANJU - Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will attend a session of a Slovenian-Turkish joint commission.
        LJUBLJANA - Insurance group Sava Re is scheduled to release its financial statements for the first nine months of the year.
        LJUBLJANA - Tax-Fin-Lex, a legal and tax information provider, will declare the top tax, financial and legal experts of the year.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly is expected to hold a special session to debate concerns that the construction of a sewerage system could jeopardise the source of drinking water for Ljubljana.

SATURDAY, 23 November
        LJUBLJANA - Awards will be conferred at the Ljubljana International Film Festival.
        LJUBLJANA - The start of the 35th Festival of LGBT film; until 1 December.
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenia observes Rudolf Maister Day in memory of the general who took control of Maribor in 1918, securing what later became Slovenia's northern border.
        LJUBLJANA - Italian crooner Eros Ramazzotti will stop in the Stožice Arena as part of his Vita ce n'e tour.

SUNDAY, 24 November
        SKOPJE, North Macedonia - Culture Minister Zoran Poznič will attend a meeting of culture ministers from the CEE region and China.

10 Nov 2019, 10:43 AM

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MONDAY, 11 November
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary inquiry commission investigating the late-2013 bank bailout will interview the finance and prime minister at the time, Aleš Čufer and Alenka Bratušek.
        LJUBLJANA - The Employment Service will talk about a shortage of labour force.
        LJUBLJANA - Employees at the national postal company are expected to go on strike.
        LJUBLJANA - Days of Slovenian Tourism, a three-day event for tourism industry professionals, will kick off.
        NURSULTAN, Kazakhstan - Danilo Türk, Slovenia's former president, will attend the annual meeting of the Astana Club.
        LJUBLJANA - A selection of books from the Frankfurt Book Fair will be displayed at the Frankfurt after Frankfurt show, until 16 November.

TUESDAY, 12 November
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec will attend a session of the EU's Foreign Affairs Council in the format of defence ministers discussing cooperation between the EU and NATO.
        GENEVA, Switzerland - A delegation headed by Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will present Slovenia's report on the state of human rights at a session of a UN Human Rights Council working group.
        LJUBLJANA - President Borut Pahor will host another round of talks on changes to electoral law.
        LJUBLJANA - Next Round, a showcase of Slovenian startups for Slovenian and foreign investors.
        LJUBLJANA - Some 150 representatives from 20 countries are expected to take part in the Ljubljana Creative Forum, organised by the Foreign Ministry, Union for the Mediterranean and German Agency for International Cooperation; until 15 Nov.

WEDNESDAY, 13 November
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee will discuss plans for an expansion of Slovenia's consular network.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Justice Committee will hold a public presentation of views on the long-awaited amendments to the integrity and prevention of corruption act.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary inquiry into prosecution of former Maribor Mayor Franc Kangler will interview State Prosecutor General Drago Šketa.
        LJUBLJANA - AmCham, the US chamber of commerce in Slovenia, will host a business breakfast dedicated to artificial intelligence and virtual reality.
        LJUBLJANA - Employers will hold their annual get-together.
        LJUBLJANA - The 30th Ljubljana International Film Festival will start, running until 24 November.

THURSDAY, 14 November
        PORTOROŽ - The start of the two-day Portorož Business Conference, one of the biggest business conferences in Slovenia.
        LJUBLJANA - Insurer Zavarovalnica Triglav is scheduled to release its financial statements for the third quarter.
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Directors' Association will host a conference on corporate governance.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly and several NGOs will host a debate on climate change.
        LJUBLJANA - The weekly government session.
        LJUBLJANA - The opening of the 26th Design Biennial BIO; until 9 February.
        LJUBLJANA - An exhibition on the achievements of early new age in Ljubljana (1500-1800) will be launched in the City Museum.

FRIDAY, 15 November
        ŠKOFJA LOKA - Foreign Minister Miro Cerar and Bavarian Europe Minister Florian Herrmann will be on hand for an EU Commission-sponsored debate on the future of the EU.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Finance Committee will debate amended budget documents for 2020 and 2021.
        LJUBLJANA - Energy group Petrol is scheduled to release its financial statements for the third quarter.
        ŽELEZNIKI - Janez Janša, Lojze Peterle, Marjan Podobnik and Aleš Primc will take part in an event in memory of independence figure Ivan Oman (1929-2019).
        LJUBLJANA - Environment Minister Simon Zajc will sign an agreement with an association of municipalities aimed at reducing the use of plastic cutlery.
        NOVA GORICA - The 20th Pixxelpoint, a festival of contemporary artistic practices will open; until 23 November.
        LJUBLJANA - Ana Plamenita, a street theatre festival dedicated to fire shows; until 16 November.
        LJUBLJANA - The period kicks in when winter gear for cars is mandatory; until 15 march.
        LJUBLJANA - A traditional Slovenian breakfast will be served on Slovenian Food Day.
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will release pay average data for September.

SATURDAY, 16 November
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenia will face off Latvia in the penultimate round of qualifying for the Euro 2020.

SUNDAY, 17 November
        MARIBOR - The opposition conservative party New Slovenia (NSi) will meet for a conference to endorse a reformed party platform.

 

02 Nov 2019, 10:02 AM

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MONDAY, 4 November
        SHANGHAI, China - Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek will start a multi-day visit to China.
        LJUBLJANA - A Slovenian-Japanese forum will be held to debate the development concept Society 5.0.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary inquiry investigating suspected abuse of office at the bad bank will interrogate the former CEO's of NLB and NKBM banks, Janko Medja and Aleš Hauc.
        LJUBLJANA - President Borut Pahor will host a debate on the feasibility of a National Council-backed proposal to split up Slovenia into administrative provinces.
        BRDO PRI KRANJU - A ceremony will be held to mark Slovenian Judiciary Day.
        VIENNA, Austria - The Week of Slovenian Literature will commence with an exhibition on Slovenian contemporary illustration.
        
TUESDAY, 5 November
        PRAGUE, Czechia - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec will attend the second summit of the Friends of Cohesion, a group of 16 EU member states.
        BLED - The International Resource Panel will be in session, with Foreign Minister Miro Cerar on hand for the keynote address.
        LJUBLJANA - Energy group Petrol is scheduled to release Q3 financial statements.
        LJUBLJANA - Manager Association will host a conference on ethical business.

WEDNESDAY, 6 November
        OSLO, Norway - President Borut Pahor will start a two-day state visit to Norway.
        HANOI, Vietnam - Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek will start a multi-day visit to Vietnam.
        VIENNA, Austria - Interior Minister Boštjan Poklukar will attend a meeting of the Salzburg Forum; until 7 November.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Home Policy committee will debate a draft resolution on Slovenia's digital transformation.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Heath Committee will debate amendments to the healthcare and health insurance act.
        NOVO MESTO - An international conference on agricultural cooperation between Siberia and southeast Slovenia.
        LJUBLJANA - The Employment Service will release registered unemployment figures for November.

THURSDAY, 7 November
        GENEVA, Switzerland - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec will attend the latest meeting in the framework of the Strategic Dialogue on Western Balkans.
        AMMAN, Jordan - Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will start a multi-day working visit to Jordan.
        LJUBLJANA - Weekly cabinet session.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Defence Committee will debate the planned purchase of armoured personnel carriers for the army at the request of the Left.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Commission for Oversight of Public Finances will debate staffing at state-owned companies after the resignation of the board of energy group Petrol.
        LJUBLJANA - Telekom Slovenije is scheduled to release its Q3 financial statements.
        
FRIDAY, 8 November
        BRDO PRI KRANJU - Slovenian bankers will gather for a Bank Association meeting dedicated to the impact of monetary policy on macroeconomic policies and the financial system.

SATURDAY, 9 November
        VELENJE - The coalition Social Democrats (SD) will hold a convention dedicated to reforming their platform.

SUNDAY, 10 November
        No major events scheduled.

 

26 Oct 2019, 13:32 PM

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MONDAY, 28 October
        BUDAPEST, Hungary - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec will make an official visit to Hungary to meet his counterpart Viktor Orban and parliamentary Speaker Laszlo Köver. Šarec and Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek will also attend an event promoting Slovenian tourism.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary inquiry looking into allegations of politically-motivated prosecution of former Maribor Mayor Franc Kangler will hear several witnesses.
        LJUBLJANA - A scientific conference will mark the 90th anniversary of the birth of poet and playwright Dane Zajc (1929-2005).
        BRNIK - Lufthansa will launch scheduled flights linking Ljubljana with Frankfurt and Munich.
        LJUBLJANA - A week-long autumn term break for primary and secondary school students begins.

TUESDAY, 29 October
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will wrap up the October sitting by debating a bill to grant government loan guarantees for the new Koper-Divača rail track and part of the north-south expressway. MPs will also vote on several pieces of legislation debated in the past days.
        ABU DHABI, UAE - Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will pay a working two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates to inaugurate the Slovenian Embassy and meet his counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He will also co-chair the first meeting of a joint commission for economic cooperation.
        LJUBLJANA - The government commission for mass graves will report on the work done on the exhumation of victims from a post-WWII mass grave site of Macesnova Gorica.

WEDNESDAY, 30 October
        LJUBLJANA - The main ceremony to mark Reformation Day, with parliamentary Speaker Dejan Židan to deliver the keynote.
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will release the consumer price index for October.
        KRŠKO - The Krško Nuclear Power Plant is expected to be brought back online after a scheduled shutdown for maintenance and refuelling.
        LJUBLJANA - Labour Minister Ksenija Klampfer, Interior Minister Boštjan Poklukar and Defence Minister Karl Erjavec will lay wreaths at Žale cemetery ahead of Day of Remembrance of the Dead.

THURSDAY, 31 October
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenia observes Reformation Day, a public holiday.
        LJUBLJANA - Kinodvor cinema will screen five films on Thriller Night.

FRIDAY, 1 November
        LJUBLJANA - Day of Remembrance of the Dead, a public holiday. A commemoration will be held in Congress Square with attendance by President Borut Pahor, PM Marjan Šarec, and the speakers of both houses of parliament, Dejan Židan and Alojz Kovšca. Šarec and Židan will also lay wreaths at Žale cemetery.

SATURDAY, 2 November
        No major events are scheduled.

SUNDAY, 3 November
        BEIJING, China - Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek is expected to start a multi-day visit to China; until 6 November.

20 Oct 2019, 09:54 AM

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The following schedule was prepared by the STA:

MONDAY, 21 October

        LJUBLJANA - PM Marjan Šarec will take questions from MPs at the outset of a regular session of the National Assembly, which will continue until 29 October.
        BELGRADE, Serbia - Interior Minister Boštjan Poklukar will start a two-day visit to Serbia for talks with his counterpart Nebojša Stefanović. On Tuesday, they will inspect joint Slovenian-Serbian police patrols at the Preševo crossing with North Macedonia.
        LJUBLJANA - Former Maribor Mayor Franc Kangler will be heard by the parliamentary inquiry looking into alleged abuse in his prosecution.
        LJUBLJANA - An international two-day conference on the consequences of First World War bearing on Central Europe will open as part of Year of Neighbourly Dialogue between Austria and Slovenia.
        LJUBLJANA - The shareholders' meeting of NLB bank is to decide on a rise in remuneration for supervisory board members.
        LJUBLJANA - The Ljubljana City Council will debate draft budgets for 2020 and 2021.
        LJUBLJANA - The Ljubljana Fashion Week will start, until 25 October.
        LJUBLJANA - The Biennial of Slovenian Independent Illustration will open; until 8 November.
        LJUBLJANA - Bežigrad Cinema will launch a week of Japanese film by screening Tremble All You Want.
        BOVEC - Chris Anthony will present his documentary on 10th Mountain Division of US Army below Mt Mangart.

TUESDAY, 22 October
        TOKYO, Japan - President Borut Pahor is expected to visit Japan to attend the enthronement ceremony for Japanese Emperor Naruhito.
        ZAGREB, Croatia - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec is to make a visit to Croatia to meet his counterpart Damir Krstičević.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will resume session to debate amendments to the property appraisal act, among other things.
        LJUBLJANA - Newspaper publisher Dnevnik will declare the winner of the Gazelle Award for Slovenia's fastest-growing company; PM Marjan Šarec to be on hand, along with three ministers.
        LJUBLJANA - Vienna Days in Ljubljana will get under way with a concert by the Klangkollektiv orchestra, to be declared open by Vienna Mayor Michael Ludwig; until 24 October.

WEDNESDAY, 23 October
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will debate amendments to the personal income tax act and corporate income tax act.
        MARIBOR - Gertrud Rantzen, the head of the German-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce, will talk about the countries' cooperation and the economic outlook for 2020.
        LJUBLJANA - Chile Eboe-Osuji, president of the International Criminal Court, will visit Slovenia for meetings with Foreign Minister Miro Cerar and Justice Minister Andreja Katič.
        LJUBLJANA - A civil initiative is expected to present signatures in support of an increase in pensions to PM Marjan Šarec and National Assembly Speaker Dejan Židan.
        LJUBLJANA - A meeting between the mayors of Ljubljana and Vienna, Zoran Janković and Michael Ludwig, will launch a two-day conference themed Vienna and Ljubljana, cities tailored to people.
        LJUBLJANA - A press conference of the 30th Ljubljana International Film Festival, to be held between 13 and 24 November.
        LJUBLJANA - The Music Academy of the University of Ljubljana will mark its 80th anniversary.
        LJUBLJANA - An international three-day conference on Slovenian studies will kick off.
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will release the latest consumer confidence index.
        LJUBLJANA - The 50th iteration of the fair Nature-Health will open, to run until 26 October.

THURSDAY, 24 October
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec will take part in a two-day NATO ministerial.
        STRASBOURG, France - National Assembly Speaker Dejan Židan will take part in the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament from Council of Europe countries, until 25 October.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will debate amendments scraping bonus for social benefit recipients who work.
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian World Congress will hold a two-day conference of Slovenian scientists and businessmen from all over the world.
        MARIBOR - Pre trial hearings for former NBKM bank CEO Matjaž Kovačič and other former executives and several Croatian citizens in the Croatian affairs case.
        KRANJ - The Slovenian Writers' Association will present the Jenko Prize for best poetry collection for the past two years.
        LJUBLJANA - The first edition of the Slovenian sign language grammar book will be launched.

FRIDAY, 25 October
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will debate amendments to pension and labour market laws and amendments related to student work and scholarships.
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will release the latest business sentiment index.
        LJUBLJANA - A two-day conference on palliative care will get under way.

SATURDAY, 26 October
        LJUBLJANA - Actor Rade Šerbedžija will give a concert at Cankarjev Dom with his ensemble Zapadni Kolodvor.

SUNDAY, 27 October
        MARIBOR - The Maribor Theatre Festival will come to a close with an awards ceremony.
        LJUBLJANA - The public broadcaster RTV Slovenija will hand out the Ježek Award for lifetime achievement in various genres of radio and TV creativity.
        LJUBLJANA - The Ljubljana Marathon, the biggest running event in the country.

12 Oct 2019, 15:58 PM

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The following schedule was prepared by the STA:

MONDAY, 14 October

        LJUBLJANA - President Borut Pahor will host a debate on Slovenia's vision of the EU's development, involving experts, government and parliament officials and MEPs.
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will take part in a session of the EU Foreign Affairs Council discussing relations with Turkey.
        BELGRADE, Serbia - National Assembly Speaker Dejan Židan is attending the Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union focusing on sustainable development and enhancement of international law.
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec will take part in a meeting of EU ministers of agriculture.
        LJUBLJANA - The Peace Institute will hold a debate on migration and political responsibility.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Committee on Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Disabled will debate alleged maltreatment of the elderly in pension homes.
        LJUBLJANA - Environment and Spatial Planning Minister will set out amendments to the housing act.
        LJUBLJANA - A conference on micromobility organised by the European Commission to talk about electric bikes, scooters and drones; introductory address by Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc.
        BRDO PRI KRANJU - An international conference on occupational diseases and psychosocial risks on the job from the gender aspect.
        SORICA - A media presentation of the multinational military exercise Triglav Star 2019.
        MARIBOR - The 54th Maribor Theatre Festival, the country's largest, will get under way featuring a record 42 productions from Slovenia and abroad, until 27 Oct.

TUESDAY, 15 October
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will take part in a session of the EU General Affairs Council focusing on launch of accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania.
        VENICE, Italy - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec will take part in a defence ministerial of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Intelligence Oversight Commission will be in session, discussing staffing at the intelligence agency SOVA, and budget documents for 2021 and 2020.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Health Committee will discuss treatment of rare diseases.
        WASHINGTON, US - The International Monetary Fund will release its latest global economic outlook, including forecasts for Slovenia.
        LJUBLJANA - The National and University Library will launch an exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of the death of Žiga Zois (1747-1819), a key Enlightenment figure in Slovenia.
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will release August pay data.
        PARIS, France - Primož Roglič will be one of the favourites to win Vélo d'Or as the French cycling magazine Vélo Magazine presents the road cycle racing award.

WEDNESDAY, 16 October
        LJUBLJANA - Day of National Security, a conference, with keynote addresses by Interior Minister Boštjan Poklukar and Defence Minister Karl Erjavec.
        LJUBLJANA - The budget documents for the coming two years will be discussed by the parliamentary committees on foreign policy and economy and by the public finance oversight commission.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Finance Committee will debate amendments to several tax laws.
        LJUBLJANA - A conference by the Employers' Association will discuss the impact of the higher minimum wage on collective bargaining agreements.
        FRANKFURT, Germany - Culture Minister Zoran Poznič will attend the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair.
        LJUBLJANA - A photo exhibition by the National Geographic Slovenia themed (Un)Known will be launched, showcasing little known parts of Ljubljana.

THURSDAY, 17 October
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - PM Marjan Šarec will join other EU leaders for a two-day European Council meeting to discuss EU long-term budget, priorities for the next 5 years and Brexit, among other things.
        NICOSIA, Cyprus - Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will start an official two-day visit to Cyprus, accompanied by a business delegation.
        LJUBLJANA - The weekly government session.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will hold a special session on long-term care at the behest of the opposition Democrats (SDS).
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary inquiry into alleged wrongdoing at Bank Asset Management Company will interview central bank officials.
        LJUBLJANA - Budget documents for the coming two years will be discussed by the parliamentary commission for the Italian and Hungarian minorities.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Justice Committee will debate a report on courts' efficiency in 2018, among other things.
        LJUBLJANA - A panel debate on women in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics featuring US Ambassador Lynda Blanchard and Labour Minister Ksenija Klampfer.
        LJUBLJANA - A concert will mark World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
        LJUBLJANA - A press conference before IKEA starts building its Ljubljana store.
        PORTOROŽ - Golden Drum, an international two-day advertising festival, will get under way.
        TRBOVLJE - Speculum Artium, an international three-day festival of new media, will open.

FRIDAY, 18 October
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Finance Committee will prepare budget documents for 2020 and 2021 for the plenary session of parliament.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary EU Affairs Committee will debate a report on the implementation of European cohesion policy by the end of June 2019.
        LJUBLJANA - A committee in support of Catalan leaders imprisoned in Spain will be established.
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will release the latest general government surplus and public debt estimates.
        LJUBLJANA - An exhibition of select unrealised projects for Ljubljana by architect Jože Plečnik.
        VIPAVA - The University of Nova Gorica will hold a scientific conference to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci.
        ORMOŽ - The Grossmann Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Comics Festival will get under way, until 20 Oct.

SATURDAY, 19 October
        LJUBLJANA - Ljubljana will hold a chocolate festival.

SUNDAY, 20 October
        No major events are scheduled.

06 Oct 2019, 11:45 AM

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The follow schedule was prepared by the STA:

MONDAY, 7 October
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will convene a special session at which the government will present budget documents for 2020 and 2021 before debate starts at the level of committees.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary inquiry into alleged abuse at the Bank Assets Management Company will interview several officials as witnesses.
        LJUBLJANA - A Slovenia-Jordan business forum will be held as part of a visit by a 22-strong Jordanian business delegation.
        LJUBLJANA - The women's section of the Slovenian PEN centre will give out the Mira Prize.

TUESDAY, 8 October
        LJUBLJANA - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec will join a session of the Economic and Social Council in a bid to restore social dialogue.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Finance Committee will debate amendments to the property appraisal act, amendments to the fiscal balance act, and a bill on Swiss franc loans.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Justice Committee will debate amendments to the integrity and prevention of corruption act.
        HALOZE - The Slovenian Rural Parliament will start a two-day session at which 250 participants from Slovenia and other EU countries will debate challenges of farming and the countryside.
        LJUBLJANA - The Month of Design will get under way with Design Expo, until 8 Nov.

WEDNESDAY, 9 October
        LJUBLJANA - Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok will pay a visit to Slovenia.
        MARIBOR - A ceremony will be held as a new rotation of Slovenian troops leaves for Kosovo to serve in the international K-for mission there.
        GENEVA, Switzerland - Day of Slovenian Industry at the headquarters of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Privileges and Credentials Commission will debate amendments to the deputies act.
        LJUBLJANA - A ceremony will mark the 130th anniversary of health insurance in Slovenia.

THURSDAY, 10 October
        SKOPJE, North Macedonia - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec will meet his counterpart Zoran Zaev and Speaker Talat Xhaferi on his first visit to North Macedonia.
        CELJE - An international conference on inclusion of Roma and migrants in schools.
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will release foreign trade and industrial output data for August.
        PORTOROŽ - A ceremony will mark the 50th anniversary of the Marine Biology Station Piran.
        LJUBLJANA - A new production of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute will open at SNG Opera Ljubljana.
        SKOPJE, North Macedonia - Slovenia will take on North Macedonia in the qualifying for for the UEFA Euro 2020.

FRIDAY, 11 October
        ATHENS, Greece - President Borut Pahor will take part in a two-day meeting with the heads of state of 12 other EU countries as part of the initiative dubbed the Arraiolos meeting. He will also take part in the Athens Democracy Forum organised by the New York Times.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Finance Committee will debate the impact of Adria Airways's privatisation at the request of the opposition Left.
        LJUBLJANA - MEPs Irena Joveva, Milan Zver, Milan Brglez and Ljudmila Novak will meet representatives of youth organisations at EU House.
        LJUBLJANA - An exhibition will open on Miroslav Cerar, a two-time Olympic gymnastics champion, on his 80th birthday.

SATURDAY, 12 October
        GORNJA RADGONA - A ceremony will mark the 50th anniversary of the bridge linking Gornja Radgona in Slovenia and Bad Radkersburg in Austria, to be attended by Foreign Minister Miro Cerar and Governor of the Austrian State of Styria Hermann Schützenhöfer.

SUNDAY, 13 October
        LJUBLJANA - European Art Cinema Day will be held in more than 700 cinemas in 39 countries, including Slovenia.
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenia will play Austria in the qualifications for the UEFA Euro 2020.

 

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