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Schedule of Events from 7 to 13 May

Ljubljana, 6 May - Schedule of events in the week from 7 to 13 May:

        RAMALLAH/GAZA, Palestinian Territories - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to pay a working visit to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk is to attend a meeting of the eurogroup, held on the eve of the session of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Agriculture Minister Iztok Jarc is to take part in a two-day session of EU agriculture ministers.
        DOLGA VAS/MORAVSKE TOPLICE - The Police Trade Union is to stage a token strike. This is to be followed by a two-day congress of the union.
        LJUBLJANA - On the last day of its session for April, parliament is to debate the annual motorway development and maintenance plan and a resolution on the national language policy programme for 2007-2011.
        LJUBLJANA - Minister of Labour, the Family and Social Affairs Marjeta Cotman is to meet her Portuguese counterpart Jose Vieira da Silva.
        LJUBLJANA - The committee on status and legal issues affecting Slovenian minorities in neighbouring countries is to hold its maiden session as part of the Council for Slovenians in Neighbouring Countries.
        MARIBOR - A press conference is to be held as the stop-discrimination truck tour makes a stop in Slovenia's second largest city as part of the EU-sponsored campaign against discrimination.
        LJUBLJANA - A press conference is to be held as Vladimir Urbanc donates a painting by impressionist Rihard Jakopic to the National Gallery.

        RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to attend the 17th meeting of EU's foreign ministers and the Gulf Cooperation Council member states.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk is to attend a session of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council.
        BERLIN, Germany - Education and Sport Minister Milan Zver is to wrap up a visit to Berlin after meeting German Education and Research Minister Anette Schavan.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - The chief-of-staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces, Lt.-Gen. Albin Gutman, is due to attend the spring meeting of chiefs-of-staff from NATO and the EU. (until 11 May).
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary EU Affairs Committee is to debate climate change.
        LJUBLJANA - Bulgarian Transport Minister Peter Moutafchiev is to meet his host and counterpart Janez Bozic.
        PORTOROZ - Transport Minister Janez Bozic is to open the 12 international boat show Internautica.
        LJUBLJANA - A concert and a display of fireworks are to celebrate Europe Day on the eve of the holiday.

        CAIRO, Egypt - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is due in Egypt for a working visit.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Intelligence Oversight Commission is to be in session over developments at the Slovenian Intelligence and Security Agency (SOVA).
        LJUBLJANA - The Economic Research Institute is to hold a press conference on the Global Competitiveness Report 2006-2007.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary EU Affairs Committee is to hold a festive session to mark Europe Day.
        LJUBLJANA - The Environment and Spatial Planning Ministry is to unveil a draft operative programme to manage Natura 2000 areas.
        LJUBLJANA - An exhibition on 18th century architecture on Slovenian lands is to open.

        POTSDAM, Germany - Interior Minister Dragutin Mate is due to attend a two-day ministerial conference discussing integration policies and intercultural dialogue.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Home Policy, Public Administration and Justice Committee is to debate amendments to the Constitutional Court act, among other things.
        LJUBLJANA - A regular session of the cabinet.
        PORTOROZ - A two-day stock market conference is to get under way.
        LJUBLJANA - A international conference is to look into guidelines for development and funding of SMEs.
        LJUBLJANA - A press conference ahead of the 23rd annual Druga godba festival of world music.
        LJUBLJANA - An exhibition of designs by Matjaz Vipotnik for Slovensko Mladinsko gledalisce is to open to mark the 50th anniversary of this theatre company.

FRIDAY, 11 May
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Labour, the Family and Social Affairs Committee is to debate a motion on foreign labour.
        LJUBLJANA - European Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner Markos Kyprianou will be visiting Slovenia.
        LJUBLJANA - The Ljubljana University Incubator is to declare the winners of the Best Business Idea Award.
        LJUBLJANA - A concert by "downtempo" artist Kid Loca is to raise the curtain on the Spring Festival. Focusing on French artists, the festival runs until 25 May.

        MALA GORA PRI RIBNICI - Defence Minister Karl Erjavec is to address a ceremony commemorating the first battle against the Italian occupying forces.
        LJUBLJANA - Celebrations upon Day of Slovenian Armed Forces will be held in army barracks across the country.

SUNDAY, 13 May
        LJUBLJANA - Ljubljana Archbishop and Slovenian Metropolitan Alojz Uran is to celebrate a mass on the the 300th anniversary of the consecration of the Ljubljana Cathedral.

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