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Schedule of Events for Tuesday, 9 May

Ljubljana, 8 May - Below is a schedule of events for Tuesday, 9 May:

NEW YORK, US - The election of members of the new UN Human Rights Council is to begin at the General Assembly at 4 PM CET, with Slovenia bidding for one of the 47 seats. The election could last two or three days.

LJUBLJANA - Liechtenstein's Foreign Minister Rita Kieber-Beck is to pay an official visit. She is to meet FM Dimitrij Rupel and Parliament Speaker France Cukjati. A news conference by Kieber-Beck and Rupel is scheduled for 12:20 PM (STA).

LJUBLJANA - Slovenian trade union confederations are to hold a rally in front of the Chamber of Commerce at 8:30 AM to support trade unions representatives negotiating with the employers on holiday allowance, annual leave and private sector wages. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - The Faculty of Social Sciences and its European studies department are to organise a panel entitled "Tomorrow's World: Challenges for the EU and Slovenia". The opening address is to be delivered by FM Dimitrij Rupel at 4 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The "Stories of Europe" project endorsed by the Austrian EU presidency is to kick off at 11 AM as part of the celebrations of Europe Week. Meanwhile, MP Anton Kokalj, the chair of the parliament's EU affairs committee, is to make a statement on Europe Day at 2:30 PM.

LJUBLJANA - A 19-member contingent of the Slovenian Armed Forces is set to head to Baumholder, Germany, for the Combined Endeavour 2006 war games taking place between 12 and 25 May.

LJUBLJANA - The Ministry of Economics and the Ljubljana Chamber of Commerce are to host a debate on the changes introduced by the new companies act; at 9 AM.

LJUBLJANA - A lecture on the role of the media in multiculturalism is to be held at the Cankarjev dom arts and convention centre at 6 PM. The event is part of a joint project on multiculturalism by the Peace Institute and the British Embassy in Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA - A Forum 21 debate entitled "The Values of Slovenians and the Proposed Reforms: a Knowledge Society?" is scheduled to begin at 5 PM.

KRANJ - The supervisors of electric meters maker Iskraemeco are expected to select the provider of a SIT 2.5bn (EUR 10.4m) capital injection designed to salvage the troubled company. The session is scheduled to begin at noon.

PORTOROZ - The opening of the 11th international boat exhibition Internautica 2006. The three-day show will be opened at 11 AM by Transport Minister Janez Bozic, with a news conference scheduled for 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - An exhibition entitled "United in Victory" is to open at the National Museum of Contemporary History. The exhibition chronicles the period from the first multi-party elections in 1990 to Slovenia's international recognition in May 1992.

RIGA, Latvia - After losing their first and second qualifying matches at the World Ice Hockey Championships, Slovenia are to take on Latvia at 3:15 PM in a game that could prove decisive if Slovenia is to hold on to its place among the world's to 16. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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