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Schedule of Events for Monday, 22 May

Ljubljana, 21 May - Below is a schedule of events for Monday, 22 May:

LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to meet for its May session at 2 PM to discuss three proposals to change the Constitution, a bill on religious freedom in first reading and several legislative changes in second reading. On the opening day of the session, PM Janez Jansa and his ministers will be taking questions from opposition MPs. (STA/PHOTO)

BRUSSELS, Belgium - EU agriculture ministers, among them Slovenia's Marija Lukacic, are to meet to discuss environmentally sustainable farming and GMOs.

VIENNA, Austria - Several EU topics are to be discussed at a two-day Conference of Community and European Affairs Committees of Parliaments of the EU (COSAC), to be attended by chair of the Slovenian parliamentary EU affairs committee Anton Kokalj.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Interior Minister Dragutin Mate is to attend a meeting of his counterparts from Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia (Salzburg Forum) to discuss witness protection and Schengen evaluation among other topics.

LJUBLJANA - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to speak about Slovenia's diplomatic service at a news conference scheduled for 10:30 AM upon Diplomacy Day. (PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - The social partners are to resume talks on the labour market and employment in a bid to reach agreement on a 2006-2009 social agreement. Statement to the press at 3:15 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Craft Industries (OZS) is to hold a press conference at 11 AM to speak about its situation, with Minister of the Economy Andrej Vizjak expected to attend. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Justice Minister Lovro Sturm is to speak to the press at noon in a response to arguments against a proposal to change the constitution to allow appointments of judges with a temporary term in office.

LJUBLJANA - The Student Organisation of Slovenia (SOS) and the government are to hold another round of negotiations in an attempt to avert a protest announced by the SOS for Wednesday.

KLAGENFURT, Austria - A joint news conference at 10:00 AM by the Carinthian Heimatdienst, the Association of Carinthian Slovenians and the Association of Slovenian Organisations about the decree on bilingual signs in the province.

MARIBOR - The Association of Municipalities and Towns in Slovenia is to speak to the press upon a meeting with representatives of Austrian municipalities.

PORTOROZ - The Sava conglomerate and Slovenian Microsoft are to sign a strategic partnerhip agreement on at 2:30 PM as part of Microsoft's NT conference.

CANNES, France - Slovenian Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti is to begin a two-day visit to the Cannes film festival, where he will meet the festival president Gilles Jacob and his EU counterparts to discuss the development guidelines of European film.

BERLIN, Germany - A week-long 72nd world congress of International PEN is to begin with a Slovenian delegation among those taking part.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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