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Schedule of events in the week for 12-18 March

12. 3. 2012

MONDAY, 12 March

  • LJUBLJANA - The ZZZS, Slovenia's biggest trade union federation, will hold a press conference to speak about the government's proposals for changes to income tax.
  • VELENJE - Home appliance maker Gorenje will present results for 2011 and plans for this year.
  • LJUBLJANA - President Danilo Türk will receive members of the Slovenian biathlon team.

TUESDAY, 13 March

  • LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Intelligence Oversight Commission will debate reports for the work of the police and security services in 2011 and plans for this year.
  • LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Finance and Monetary Policy Committee will debate the government-sponsored changes to the act on management of state assets.
  • LJUBLJANA - Minister for Slovenians Abroad Ljudmila Novak will receive Turkish Ambassador Derya Kanay.
  • GORNJA RADGONA - A round table will debate self sufficiency in food production; to be attended by Minister of Agriculture and Environment Franc Bogovič and his predecessor Dejan Židan.
  • MURSKA SOBOTA - Food group Panvita will unveil results for 2011 and plans for this year at a press conference.
  • LJUBLJANA - The 2012 Cultural Bazaar will be held, showcasing more than 200 cultural institutions and artists from around Slovenia.
  • BRUSSELS, Belgium - The EU Council for Economic and Financial Affairs will be in session.

WEDNESDAY, 14 March

  • LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will resume an emergency session started on 9 March to debate government-sponsored changes to the act on management of state assets.
  • LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary EU Affairs and Foreign Policy committees will hold a joint session to debate the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.
  • LAŠKO - The supervisors of Pivovarna Laško will be in session to discuss the brewers operations, disinvestment plans and reprogramming of loans.
  • MARIBOR - The Maribor City Council will be in session to debate the city's budget for this year.
  • PETROVČE - Dairy Mlekarne Celeia will hold a debate on the use of GMOs in Slovenia, which will feature officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment.
  • LJUBLJANA - A two-day international conference will get underway in memory of the victims of the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami tragedy.
  • GORIZIA, Italy - President Danilo Türk will hold a meeting with Premier of Italy's Friuli Venezia Giulia region Renzo Tondo and representatives of the Slovenian minority in Italy.

THURSDAY, 15 March

  • LJUBLJANA - The cabinet is scheduled to hold its weekly session.
  • LJUBLJANA - Ljubljana city authorities will present measures to improve the quality of air in the city as part of a project managed by Civitas Elan.
  • LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will present quality of life indicators for Slovenia.
  • LJUBLJANA - A round table on hate speech in the media will feature Human Rights Ombudsman Zdenka Čebašek Travnik and Information Commissioner Nataša Pirc Musar.
  • GORIZIA, Italy - Minister for Slovenians Abroad Ljudmila Novak will meet youth representatives of the Slovenian minority in Italy.

FRIDAY, 16 March

  • BRUSSELS, Belgium - Economic Development and Technology Minister Radovan Žerjav is expected to be on hand as EU trade ministers debate the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
  • LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary EU Affairs Committee and Commission for Public Finance Oversight will be acquainted with the report of the European Court of Audit on the implementation of the 2010 budget.đ
  • KRANJ - A ceremony will be held prior to the departure of the 25th rotation of Slovenian troops to Kosovo.
  • RATEČE - The World Cup finale in sky flying will be held; running until Sunday.

SATURDAY, 17 March

  • LJUBLJANA - The Viktor media popularity awards will be handed out at a ceremony.

SUNDAY, 18 March

  • RATEČE - President Danilo Türk will be on hand for the final World Cup sky flying meet of the season.
  • KIELCE, Poland - Slovenian men's handball champions Cimos Koper will play Vive Targi Kielce in the first leg of the top 16 round of the EHF Champions League.

More articles from this issue:
Domestic Policy
Govt Adopts Constitutional Change to Introduce Golden Rule
Ljubljana - The government adopted on Thursday a proposal for amending the Constitution to introduce the golden fiscal rule stipulating that the national budget must be either balanced on in surplus. This is in line with the recent EU agreement on a fiscal pact and is expected to enter into force in... More »
Foreign Affairs
Turk Meets With Italian Ambassador
Ljubljana - Education, Science, Culture and Sport Minister Žiga Turk met on Monday with Italian Ambassador Rosella Franchini Sherifis to discuss current political issues and the preparations for a ministerial meeting which should have taken place last autumn, but was postponed due to the government... More »
Business Conference Promotes Hungarian-Slovenian Trade
Szentgotthard - Trade relations with Hungary have been improving over the past few years, bringing the trade up to some EUR 1.5bn per year, President Danilo Türk said at a Slovenian-Hungarian business conference, which he attended together with his Hungarian counterpart Pal Schmitt in Szentgotthard... More »
Türk and Schmitt Provide Boost for Coop among Minorities
Lendava/Szentgotthard - Slovenian President Danilo Türk and his Hungarian counterpart Pal Schmitt visited on Thursday representatives of the Slovenian minority in Hungary and of the Hungarian minority in Slovenia in a bid to encourage their future cooperation and get acquainted with the situation a... More »
Ambassador Thanks Slovenia for Help on Japan Quake Anniversary
Ljubljana - Japanese Ambassador Toshimitsu Ishigure thanked Slovenia in an open letter published in the daily Delo on Friday for aid provided after a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on 11 March 2011, claiming nearly 19,000 lives.
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Foreign Minister Says EU Needs Common Strategy for Sanctions
Copenhagen - The EU needs a common strategy for implementing economic sanctions against third countries. But the sanctions may not affect just one member of the bloc, Foreign Minister Karel Erjavec stressed at an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in Copenhagen on Saturday. Slovenia disagre... More »
EU Topics
Slovenia to Get Sufficient Cohesion Funds for Infrastructure
Ljubljana - Slovenia has caught up with other EU members in development in the last 20 years and will get lower cohesion funding in the EU's new financial perspective. But the funds should suffice for environmental and transport infrastructure, European Regional Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn sai... More »
Minister Says EU Commission, ECB Welcome New Fiscal Measures
Ljubljana - Finance Minister Janez Šušteršič presented to a delegation of the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission on Thursday some of the financial measures adopted by the new government, assessing that they were accepted positively and with the acknowledgement that economic ... More »
Govt Determined to Speed Up Drawing on EU Funds
Ljubljana - Slovenia has managed to draw only about EUR 1.2bn in EU funds from a total of EUR 4.8bn it is entitled to during 2007-2013 financial perspective, Economic Development Minister Radovan Žerjav told the press after the government discussed a report for the ongoing period Thursday and decid... More »
Economy & Finance
National Assembly Endorses Changes to Greece Bailout Act
Ljubljana - The National Assembly unanimously passed on Friday amendments to the Greece bailout act changing the conditions for the loans that have been paid out to Greece. Finance Minister Janez Šušteršič underlined that this will reduce the danger of an even deeper crisis in the eurozone. I... More »
Business
Minister Opens Home Fair, Highlights Value of Wood
Ljubljana - The advantages and value of wood, which Slovenia is rich in, have been neglected for too long and now is the time to build on that, Economy and Technological Development Ministry Radovan Žerjav said as he opened the international Home Fair of construction and interior design at the Ljub... More »
Nine Firms Given Top Business Achievement Awards
Ljubljana - The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) revealed on Tuesday the winners of its 2011 award for top business achievements. No less than nine Slovenian companies, ranging from steel production to IT, received the award at the ceremony also attended by President Danilo Türk. The winne... More »
Agriculture
Tolminc Cheese Gets EU Special Status
Ljubljana - The Tolminc cheese has become the eleventh Slovenian food product to get special origin protection in the EU. Cheese production in the area around Tolmin has a very long tradition, the Slovenian Agriculture Ministry said on Thursday. The smooth-rinded cheese, which was registered in t... More »
Culture & Media
Slovenian Minority Author Decorated by Carinthian Governor
Klagenfurt - Slovenian minority author in Austria Maja Haderlap has been decorated with the great golden medal of Carinthia. She was honoured by Governor Gerhard Dörfler for her novel "Engel des Vergessens" (Angel of Oblivion), an account of the resistance of ethnic Slovenian minority aga... More »
Sport
Jakov Fak World Champion in 20km
Ruhpolding - Jakov Fak of Slovenia won gold in the men's 20km event at the World Biathlon Championships on Tuesday, fin... More »
Tourism
Slovenia Pitching to Germany with Natural Spas, Green Diversity
Ljubljana - Slovenia is taking part in the ITB travel trade show which kicks off on Wednesday in Berlin, Germany. The Slovenian Tourism Board (STO) said it will be pitching Slovenia as an attractive green destination for active holidays, with an emphasis on its natural spas. Within a thematic fra... More »
Events
Schedule of events in the week for 12-18 March
MONDAY, 12 March
  • LJUBLJANA - The ZZZS, Slovenia's biggest trade union federation, will hold a press conference to speak about the government's proposals for changes to income tax.
  • VELENJE - Home appliance maker Gorenje will present results for 2011 and plans for thi... More »
Slovenia Marks Women's Day with Number of Events
Ljubljana - A number of events took place around the country to mark International Women's Day on Thursday, including ... More »
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