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Schedule of Events for Monday, 22 May

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

LJUBLJANA - STA is to release an interview with Kurt Geiger of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). (STA)

LJUBLJANA - MPs are to meet for their May session at 2 PM to discuss several proposals to change the Constitution and a bill on religious freedom (first reading). Today, PM Janez Jansa will be taking questions from opposition MPs about the euro, the implementation of the RTV Slovenija law and operating tables. (STA/PHOTO)

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.

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

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.

LJUBLJANA - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to speak about Slovenia's diplomatic service at a news conference scheduled for 10:30 AM upon Diplomacy Day. (STA/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 expected at 3:15 PM.

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

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.

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 a decree on bilingual signs in the province of Carinthia.

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

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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