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Schedule of Events for Friday, 19 May

Ljubljana, 18 May - Below is a schedule of events for Friday, 19 May:

PTUJ - A team of EU experts is to wrap up their evaluation of Slovenia's land border, a part of the assessment of the country's readiness to join the EU's Schengen border system. A Slovenian police official is expected to speak to the press at 11:30 AM. (STA)

STRASBOURG, France - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to take part in the session of foreign ministers of the Council of Europe.

LJUBLJANA - Speaker of the Irish House of Commons Rory O'Hanlon will be on the second-day of his visit to Slovenia. He is to meet heads of the deputy groups (at 9 AM) as well as members of the parliamentary EU affairs (10:45 AM) and foreign policy (11:30 AM) committees.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - EU education ministers, among them Slovenia's Milan Zver, are to wrap up a two-day meeting.

EISENSTADT, Austria - Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning Janez Podobnik is to be taking part in a three-day informal meeting of EU Environment ministers.

VARAZDIN, Croatia - The final day of a two-day meeting of interior ministers from Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary, which is being attended by Slovenia's Dragutin Mate. The meeting is focusing on improving cross-border cooperation.

KRSKO - Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak and Deputy Czech Minister for Industry and Trade Martin Tlapa are to attend the opening of an upgraded production line at Slovenian paper mill Vipap. Ceremony starts at 8:15 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The Student Organisation of Slovenia, Chamber of Commerce and Employers' Association are to hold a joint press conference at 11 AM to present a partnership statement in higher education and their views on amendments to the higher education act.

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary transport committee is to hold an emergency session at 1 PM to debate the state of the Slovenian Railways.

LJUBLJANA - The college of the parliamentary speaker is to set the agenda of the May session of parliament that is to get underway next week at a meeting scheduled for 1 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS) is to outline the reasons against the introduction of tertiary education fees at a press conference scheduled for 1 PM.

BLED - The Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage is to speak about the find of a sword dating back to the late bronze age at Lake Bled at a press conference scheduled for 10 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Secondary school graduates from around Slovenia are to take part in traditional school-leaving parades across Slovenia, dancing the quadrille to better the Guinness World Record for simultaneous dancing yet again. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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