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Schedule of Events for Monday, 12 June

Ljubljana, 11 June - Below is a schedule of events for Monday, 12 June:

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - EU foreign ministers are to try and reach consensus on launching talks on Turkey's EU accession and discuss the preparations for the upcoming EU summit and the recognition of Montenegro. Slovenia's Dimitrij Rupel is to attend. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The Ministry of Defence is expected to present the project of purchasing the 8x8 armoured personnel carrier and infantry weapons. Defence Minister Karl Erjavec is to be at hand for the press conference scheduled for 11 AM. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - Czech Culture Minister Vitezslav Jandak and his Slovenian counterpart Vasko Simoniti are to discuss a draft ministerial protocol on culture and cultural heritage and assess the cultural cooperation between Slovenia and the Czech Republic; begins at 10 AM.

STRASBOURG, France - The European Parliament is to begin its regular plenary session, discussing Slovenia's EU entry on Thursday. The agenda also includes the preparations for the upcoming EU summit and the adoption of the 7th Research Framework Programme.

LJUBLJANA - Information Commissioner Natasa Pirc Musar is to be visited by her Serbian counterpart Rodoljub Sabic. The visit is organised by the Council of Europe mission to Belgrade and is part of a project to support freedom of expression and information as well as media freedom in Serbia. A statement to the press at noon.

RIGA, Latvia - The plenary part of the ministerial conference on e-inclusion is to be attended by Slovenian Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Jure Zupan. The conference is organised by the European Commission, the Austrian EU presidency and the Latvian government.

LJUBLJANA - An exhibition on the euro banknotes and coins is expected to open at 3:45 PM at the Slovenian National Museum. Organised by the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB), the exhibition will be opened by Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk, governor of Slovenia's central bank Mitja Gaspari and a member of the ECB executive board Bini Smaghi. The exhibition, which will present the process of selecting national euro coins, closes on 12 July. (STA/PHOTO)

LJUBLJANA - The supervisory board of Slovenian Railways is to, according to unofficial media reports, discuss a SIT 3.5bn (EUR 14.55m) loan to be used for guaranteeing the company's solvency in the next six months. A statement to the press is scheduled for after the meeting.

LJUBLJANA - A delegation of the NATO defence overview committee, headed by John P. Colston, assistant secretary general for defence policy and planning, is to arrive in Slovenia for a five-day visit.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Cinematheque is to begin a retrospective of Japanese film at 7 PM by showing the 1951 Japanese drama "Oyu-sama" (Lady O-Yuu), directed by Kenji Mizoguchi. The retrospective, to last until 1 July, was organised in cooperation with the Japanese fundation to mark the opening of the Japanese Embassy in Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's leading newspaper Delo is to launch a new weekly supplement. "Delo FT", with FT standing for "financni tednik, or financial weekly in English" is to cover business and finance.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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