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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:

MONDAY, 7 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.

TUESDAY, 8 May
        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.

WEDNESDAY, 9 May
        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.

THURSDAY, 10 May
        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.

SATURDAY, 12 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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