Political and State Events for January 22 to 28, 2018

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The events that could make news in the week ahead. 

January 20, 2019 - The STA has checked the calendar and prepared the following list of political and state event for the coming week:

MONDAY, 22 January
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly plenary for January will start with a Q&A session with Prime Minister Miro Cerar and his cabinet.
        STRASBOURG, France - The start of a three-day session of the Council of Europe' Parliamentary Assembly which will decide on a new CoE Human Rights Commissioner. Slovenian Justice Minister Goran Klemenčič is among the shortlisted candidates.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Finance Minister Mateja Vraničar Erman will attend a session of the Eurogroup.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec will attend a session of the EU's Foreign Affairs Council.
        SOFIA, BULGARIA - The chairs of parliamentary EU affairs councils will meet, including Slovenia's Kamal Izidor Shaker.
        LJUBLJANA - An event called National Day on the Environmental Implementation Review, will be held by the Ministry for the Environment and Spatial Planning and the European Commission's Environment Directorate-General.
        KLAGENFURT, Austria - The Tischler Award, an accolade for Slovenians or Slovenian institutions credited with promoting the cause of the Slovenian minority in Austria, will be conferred.
        POSTOJNA - A military exercise featuring Slovenian and Latvian joint terminal attack controllers; until 26 January.

TUESDAY, 23 January
        DAVOS, Switzerland - Prime Minister Miro Cerar will attend the World Economic Forum; until 26 January.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Finance Minister Mateja Vraničar Erman will attend a session of the EU's Economic and Financial Affairs Council.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will debate a bill to stimulate tourism development, a bill reorganising the institution running the Lipica Stud Farm into a holding and a bill on adult education.
        LONDON, UK - Maja Makovec Brenčič, the minister of education, science and sport, will attend the Education World Forum, the world's largest gathering of education ministers.
        LJUBLJANA - AmCham, the American chamber of commerce, will host a business breakfast dedicated to the fusion of the digital and the physical world.
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Olympic Committee will finalise the list of Slovenian participants for the PyeongChang.

WEDNESDAY, 24 January
        LJUBLJANA - Over a dozen public sector trade unions will stage a one-day strike to demand pay rises.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Maja Makovec Brenčič, the minister of education, science and sport, will hold talks with EU Education Commissioner Tibor Navracics.
        LJUBLJANA - A press conference at the start of a two-day show for conventions, business meetings and events in SE Europe Conventa.
        LJUBLJANA - The trial of a pair over alleged security breach in Tetra, the government's secure communications system, will get under way.
        LJUBLJANA - The presentation of a EU Commission report on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be held, followed by a panel on Slovenia's views on CAP.
        VARAŽDIN, Croatia - Slovenia will play the Czech Republic in their final match of the main round of the European Handball Championship.

THURSDAY, 25 January
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will debate amendments to the freedom of information act, amendments to real estate recording act and amendments to pay services act.
        BRDO PRI KRANJU - A two-day conference on Slovenia's ageing population will get under way, organised by the government and the OECD.
        LJUBLJANA - The weekly government session.
        LJUBLJANA - The national Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony will be held.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Maja Makovec Brenčič, the minister of education, science and sport, will attend an EU education summit.
        SOFIA, Bulgaria - Interior Ministry State Secretary Andrej Špenga will attend an informal meeting of the EU's Justice and Home Affairs Council.
        BUDAPEST, Hungary - Agriculture Ministry State Secretary Tanja Strniša will attend a session of the Višegrad Group plus Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Slovenia.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary inquiry into stent procurement by hospitals will interview Justice Minister Goran Klemenčič.
        LJUBLJANA - The Statistics Office will release January consumer confidence data.
        LJUBLJANA - A new production of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni, directed by Diego de Brea, will open at the SNG Opera and Ballet theatre.

FRIDAY, 26 January
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will end the regular session for the month with a general debate on two tax bills sponsored by the opposition Democrats (SDS).
        LJUBLJANA - The French Embassy and the Equal Opportunities Advocate will host a debate on opportunities for women in business.
        LJUBLJANA - Scandal in the St. Florian Valley, one of the biggest theatre co-productions this year, will be staged as one of the highlights of a year-long series of events marking the centennial of the death of author Ivan Cankar.
        ČRNA NA KOROŠKEM - A three-day festival dubbed King Matthias's Castles will get under way as part of which participants will build sculptures from ice and snow.
        ŽALEC - The annual BUMfest percussion festival will kick off, to run until 28 January.

SATURDAY, 27 January
        LJUBNO OB SAVINJI - The first of two ski jumping World Cup events for ladies will be held.

SUNDAY, 28 January
        LJUBNO OB SAVINJI - The second of two ski jumping World Cup events for ladies.

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