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Schedule of Events for Monday, 7 May

Ljubljana, 6 May - Below is a schedule of events for Monday, 7 May:

RAMALLAH/GAZA, Palestinian Territories - Continuing his Middle East tour, Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Foreign Minister Ziad Abu Amr (at 6 PM, local time), Minister of Information Mustafa Barghouti and representatives of civil society headed by deputy Hannah Ashrawi. (STA)

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk is to attend a meeting of the eurogroup, held ahead of Tuesday's 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 as part of which border police will be carrying out thorough checks of all lorries passing through the Dolga vas crossing with Hungary between 8 AM and 9 AM. At 10 AM a two-day congress of the union is to open at Moravske Toplice. (STA)

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, a government advisory body established in 2006 under the legislation on Slovenians abroad. Prime Minister Janez Jansa is to address the press after the meeting, at noon. He will also be available for other topical issues. (STA)

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. The session begins at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Minister of Labour, the Family and Social Affairs Marjeta Cotman is to meet her Portuguese counterpart Jose Vieira da Silva; a statement for the press is scheduled for 12:30 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - A public debate, sponsored by the opposition Social Democrats (SD), is to attempt to answer the question whether Slovenia is ready to preside over the EU; the event begins at 4 PM.

LJUBLJANA - A round-table debate is to discuss the EU budget reform. The conclusions of the event, sponsored by the Ljubljana Faculty of Economics in cooperation with the Government European Affairs Office and the European Commission Representation in Slovenia, are to be presented at 5:30 PM.

MARIBOR - A press conference is to be held at 11 AM 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 at noon to present the private donation of a painting by impressionist Rihard Jakopic to the National Gallery.

BELGRADE/NOVI SAD, Serbia - Slovenian authors will begin a tour of Serbia in a project organised by the Studentska zalozba publishing house.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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