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The STA will run features ahead of the 5 October local elections about the election campaign in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana and the country's second largest city, Maribor; 7 AM.
Speaker of the National Assembly Milan Brglez will pay a visit to the Slovenian minority in Hungary in the border area before he travels on to Budapest to meet his counterpart and take part in a conference of parliamentarians on Friday.
The government will hold its regular weekly session; Government Palace, Gregorčičeva 25, 10 AM.
Minister for Development, Strategic Projects and Cohesion Violeta Bulc and State Secretary at the Agriculture Ministry Tanja Strniša will open a photo exhibition of some of the local projects which have been co-financed with EU funds; Congress Square, 5 PM, until 23 October.
The Association of Purchasing Managers of Slovenia will organise an event on the role of purchasing managers in boosting the competitive edge of the economy, featuring a lecture by former McKinsey & Company boss Peter Kraljič and the presentation of a purchasing managers index; Plaza Hotel, Bratislavska 8, 12:30 PM.
The Slovenian World Congress will organise a conference on Slovenian tourism and catering at home and abroad. Among the speakers at the opening event will be Minister of Economic Development and Technology Jožef Petrovič and Minister for Slovenians Abroad Gorazd Žmavc; Jamski dvorec, Jamska cesta 30, 9 AM.
A conference on challenges of the Slovenian recycling industry will be held, featuring a panel on waste as a cheaper raw material for Slovenian companies and related green jobs at 3 PM; spa centre Terme Olimia, Zdraviliška cesta 24, 9 AM.
The management of the Health Insurance Institute (ZZZS), the national health purse, will present a review of the introduction of therapeutic groups of drugs as a cost cutting measure in public healthcare; ZZZS HQ, Miklošičeva cesta 24, 11:30 AM.
Speculum Artium 2014, a festival of digital culture, will get under way, featuring among other things Honda's humanoid robot ASIMO, who will visit Slovenia for the first time; cultural centre Trbovlje Worker's Home, Trg svobode 11a, 7 PM.
The City of Women - the 20th International Festival of Contemporary Arts will open with the theatre co-production about actress Nora Gregor (1901-1949) directed by Neda R. Bric; Mladinsko Theatre, Vilharjeva 11, 8 PM.
The annual Slovenian-French seminar will he organised by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, the French Embassy in Ljubljana, the National Education Institute and the Faculty of Humanities from Koper; until 3 October; Faculty of Humanities, Titov trg 5, 9:15 AM.
Street artists will paint a huge wall painting to encourage quality communication among youngsters and promote tolerance in digital communications as part of a street party organised by the Slovenian Friends of the Youth Association and Telekom Slovenije; in front of bar Zlata ladjica, Jurčičev trg 1, 1 to 9 PM.
Minister of Education, Science and Sport Stanka Setnikar Cankar will give out national education awards for 2014, with president of the Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences (SAZU) Tadej Bajd delivering the key-note address; GH Union, Miklošičeva 1, 6 PM.
MECCA, Saudi Arabia
Twenty Muslims from the Slovenian Muslim Community have travelled to Mecca to join millions of believers from around the world for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.