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Schedule of Events for Wednesday, 17 May

Ljubljana, 16 May - Below is a schedule of events for Wednesday, 17 May:

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Foreign Affairs Minister Dimitrij Rupel will conclude his two-day visit to Netherlands by holding talks with his Dutch Counterpart Bernard Bot (12:15 PM) and the Hague Tribunal's chief prosecutor Carla Del Ponte (11:15 AM).

LJUBLJANA - Shareholders of Slovenia's largest retailer Mercator are expected to convene for an AGM, scheduled to start at 1 PM. (STA)

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Army Chief-of-Staff, Major General Ladislav Lipic is set to continue his three-day official visit by meeting his Dutch counterpart, General Dick L. Berlijn and the country's Defence Minister Henricus Gregorius Jozeph Kamp.

LISBON, Portugal - Close of a two-day ministerial conference on changes to parenthood, organised by the Council of Europe and the Portuguese Labour Ministry will be attended by Slovenia's Labour, Family and Social Affairs Minister Janez Drobnic.

DUBLIN, Ireland - Launch of a two-day meeting of the council of ministers of the Conference of European Transport Ministers. Slovenia's Janez Bozic is scheduled to take part in the event.

LJUBLJANA - A press conference by the chief supervisor at the Slovenian Railways Peter Verlic and the holding's director Joze Jurkovic is set to begin a 2 PM, with the pair expected to present the conclusions of the supervisory board on the company's audit. (STA)

ROME, Italy - Slovenia's flag carrier Adria Airways is to launch a regular route between Ljubljana and Rome. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Janez Lenarcic, the head of the Government Office for European Affairs (SVEZ), is expected to present a report on Slovenia's preparations for the country's stint as EU president in the first half of 2008 to the members of the parliamentary foreign policy and EU affairs committees; at 9 AM. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - A panel entitled "Reforms Incentives and Barriers" is set to begin at 11 AM, organised by the Government Development Office and Croatia's independent think-tank Adriatic Institute for Public Policy.

LJUBLJANA - The government Agency for Public Legal Records and Related Services will present the business operations of Slovenian companies and entrepreneurs in 2005 at a press conference scheduled to begin at 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The executive board of the ruling coalition's second largest party New Slovenia (NSi) is expected to begin its session at 6 PM. A statement by the party's head and Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk is scheduled for 8 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Valvasor award and recognitions are scheduled to be handed out for achievements in the field of museums at 1 PM.

KOPER - An exhibition, entitled "Homocaust" will highlight the forgotten killings of homosexuals during WWII. The exhibition is expected to open at 8 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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