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Schedule of Events from 1 to 7 May

Ljubljana, 30 April - Schedule of events in the week from 1 to 7 May:

MONDAY, 1 May
        LJUBLJANA - International Labour Day, a bank holiday, with several traditional ceremonies and meetings to take place around the country.
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenia is to mark the second anniversary of its accession to the EU.
        LJUBLJANA - Janez Lenarcic is to officially take over as the head of the Government Office for European Affairs (SVEZ).
        LJUBLJANA - Joze Mozina and Vinko Vasle are to assume posts of directors of the television and radio sections of the public broadcaster RTV Slovenija. The pair were appointed by RTV Slovenija director general Anton Guzej.
        MARIBOR/LJUBLJANA - The fourth Politically Incorrect Film Festival will begin in Maribor. The documentary film festival, also taking place in Ljubljana, will close on 7 May.

TUESDAY, 2 May
        LJUBLJANA - Bank holiday.
        LJUBLJANA - German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck is to begin a two-day visit to Slovenia. He will be hosted by his Slovenian counterpart Andrej Bajuk. The pair are to sign a convention on the avoidance of double taxation as they meet on Wednesday.
        BERLIN, Germany - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Bozo Cerar is to participate in a two-day international conference on the EU's future role in NATO and in SE Europe.
        JESENICE - The Slovenian ice-hockey team will face the US in a warm-up match ahead of the upcoming World Championships.

WEDNESDAY, 3 May
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Governor of Austria's Carinthia Joerg Haider is to speak to the press about issues related to the Slovenian minority living in the province, particularly bilingual town signs.
        LJUBLJANA - Expectedly the final day of National Assembly's regular April session at which lawmakers are to discuss changes to the general elections act.
        LJUBLJANA - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec and Slovenian Armed Forces Chief-of-Staff, Major General Ladislav Lipic, are to present the annual report on the readiness of the Slovenian Armed Forces to President Janez Drnovsek.
        LJUBLJANA - World Press Freedom Day.

THURSDAY, 4 May
        BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to begin a two-day official visit to Slovakia.
        VIENNA, Austria - Interior Affairs Minister Dragutin Mate is to attend a two-day ministerial conference organised by Austria as part of its EU presidency.
        LJUBLJANA - The cabinet is to meet for its regular weekly session.
        IZOLA - Slovenian Environment Minister Janez Podobnik will be participating in a panel titled "Gas Terminal - An Economic Necessity or Environmental Catastrophe for the Nothern Adriatic".
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Red Cross is to speak to the press about the week of the Slovenian Red Cross and about the organisation's 140th anniversary.

FRIDAY, 5 May
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - A meeting of EU finance ministers.
        LJUBLJANA - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Bozo Cerar and the head of the Government Office for European Affairs Janez Lenarcic are to hold separate receptions for the French Foreign Ministry's Director for European Cooperation, Gilles Briatta.
        LJUBLJANA - Janez Lenarcic, the head of the Government Office for European Affairs (SVEZ), is to attend a hearing before the parliamentary EU affairs committee.
        LJUBLJANA - Representatives of the Government PR and Media Office, the National Assembly, the European Parliament's information office and the European Commission Representation Office in Slovenia are to outline activities on the 2006 Europe Week (from 6 to 12 May).
        MARIBOR - National Council President Janez Susnik is to visit Maribor where he will meet Maribor Mayor Boris Sovic and Maribor Archbishop Franc Kramberger.
        VIENNA, Austria - Architect and professor Vojteh Ravnikar is to receive the prestigious Herder Prize at a ceremony in Vienna.
        LJUBLJANA - Alternative musicians from Berlin will begin their five-day return visit to Ljubljana as part of the Ljubljana - Berlin Sound Bridge project.

SATURDAY, 6 May
        LJUBLJANA - The launch of 2006 Europe Week.

SUNDAY, 7 May
        No major events scheduled.

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