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Schedule of Events from 29 May to 4 June

Ljubljana, 28 May - Schedule of Events from 29 May to 4 June:

MONDAY, 29 May
        MOSCOW, Russia - PM Janez Jansa is to begin a three-day visit to Russia, where he is to meet his Russian counterpart Mikhail Fradkov and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Jansa will be accompanied by FM Dimitrij Rupel, Defence Minister Karl Erjavec, Economics Minster Andrej Vizjak, Agriculture Minister Marija Lukacic, and a strong business delegation.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - A two-day session of EU ministers responsible for competition is to get underway with a focus on the EU's services directive. Slovenia is to be represented by Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Jure Zupan, and State Secretary at the Economics Ministry Andrijana Starina Kosem.
        KREMS, Austria - EU agriculture ministers are to hold an informal meeting on the competitiveness of European agriculture, as well as research and innovation in agriculture. State Secretary at the Agriculture Ministry Franc But is also to attend.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly is to convene for an extraordinary session to discuss the planned construction of liquefied gas terminals in the Gulf of Trieste.
        LJUBLJANA - Social partners are to resume talks on the 2006-2009 social agreement, focusing this time on employment and labour market. The head of the government's negotiating team Dusan Krajnik is to give a statement to the press after the meeting.
        LJUBLJANA - The director of Austria's Environment Agency Georg Rebernig is expected in Slovenia, where he will be received by Austrian Ambassador to Slovenia Valentin Inzko and Health Minister Andrej Brucan.
        LJUBLJANA - Justice Minister Lovro Sturm is to receive a delegation of Slovenian jurists from Austria's province of Carinthia, headed by Roland Grilc, the president of the Association of Slovenian Carinthian Jurists.
        LJUBLJANA - The Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology and the NATO Science Committee are to host a workshop on dynamic processes and human activities in Western Balkan states.
        LJUBLJANA - The council of the coalition Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) is to hold a session to mark the party's 15th anniversary, with the party's president Karl Erjavec as the keynote speaker.
        MURSKA SOBOTA - A press conference is scheduled ahead of the inauguration of the newly-appointed Murska Sobota Bishop Marjan Turnsek, and the recently-established diocese in Murska Sobota.

        MOSCOW, Russia - A Slovenian-Russian business conference is to take place, to be opened by Prime Minister Janez Jansa.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly is to continue its regular May session.
        LJUBLJANA - The Helsinki Monitor of Slovenia (HMS) is to talk to the press about the war crimes Slovenia allegedly committed against members of the former Yugoslav People's Army (JLA) at the Holmec border crossing during the war for Slovenian independence.
        LJUBLJANA - Bank Austria Creditanstalt is to hold a press conference ahead of the Europa Forum 2006, and the conferring of Business Award.
        PORTOROZ - The business daily Finance and the Slovenian Management Association are to stage the 11th two-day Slovenian marketing conference on innovations as local and global breakthroughs.
        LJUBLJANA - The 21nd international festival of world music "Druga godba" to get underway.

        LJUBLJANA - Albert II, Prince of Monaco, is expected on a two-day visit to Slovenia on the invitation of President Janez Drnovsek. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) is to host a Slovenia-Monaco conference.
        LJUBLJANA - The final day of the parliament's regular May session.
        LJUBLJANA - The head of the European Commission's Representation Office in Slovenia, Mihela Zupancic, is to hold a lecture on the future of the EU.
        NOVO MESTO - Public Administration Minister Gregor Virant and the State Secretary for Development Andrej Horvat are to attend a regional event within the project "Development Strategy of Slovenia". They are also to visit Adria Mobil, the maker of caravans.
        NOVO MESTO - Financial group Probanka and insurer Zavarovalnica Tilia are to hold a press conference to present a new joint product.
        LJUBLJANA - Public Health Institute is to hold a press conference and a panel upon the World No-Tobacco Day. Health Minister Andrej Brucan is also to attend.
        CELJE - Slovenian football team is to play a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago ahead of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

        BANGKOK, Thailand - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to attend a two-day ministerial of the Human Security Network, the presidency of which Slovenia is to take over as of 1 June.
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - EU ministers responsible for employment, social affairs, public health and consumer protection are to hold a two-day session. Slovenia is to be represented by Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Janez Drobnic, and Health Minister Andrej Brucan.
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Interior Minister Dragutin Mate and Justice Minister Lovro Sturm are to attend a two-day session of EU interior and justice ministers.
        LJUBLJANA - The government is to convene for its weekly session.
        LJUBLJANA - The Institute for Economic Research is to talk to the press about the competitiveness of Slovenian economy and trends of recent years.
        LJUBLJANA - The Health Ministry, the Medical Chamber, and the Management Agency are to host a two-day panel on the privatisation in Slovenian health care. Health Minister Andrej Brucan is also to attend.
        MARIBOR - Post of Slovenia is to hold a press conference to present the 2005 business results, and 2006 plans and strategic guidelines.
        LJUBLJANA - The Peace Institute is to host a three-day international conference on the present situation in politics.
        PORTOROZ - A press conference is to be held ahead of the second Festival of European Film.

FRIDAY, 2 June
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Journalists' Trade Union is to hold its annual session.

        No major events are scheduled.

SUNDAY, 4 June
        PARIS, France - Slovenia is to play a friendly against Ivory Coast ahead of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

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