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Schedule of Events for Wednesday, 16 May

Ljubljana, 15 May - Below is a schedule of events for Wednesday, 16 May:

PARIS, France - Slovenia is expected to get an official invitation to join the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as the rich countries' club holds its ministerial. (STA)

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Slovenian Deputy Chief-of-Staff, Major General Alojz Steiner, is to visit the members of the Slovenian Armed Forces participating in the ISAF crisis response operation in Afghanistan; until 18 May.

BLED - A conference on exchange of experience in transition, organised by the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank, the Centre of Excellence and the World Bank Division for Europe and Central Asia, is to get underway at 8:30 AM with an opening address by Parliament Speaker France Cukjati.

BLED - STA is to release a backgrounder ahead of Thursday's start of the two-day Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organised by the World Bank, with participation of the OECD. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The parliament's Commission for the Rules of Procedure is to meet at 9 AM to discuss the proposed changes that would give the opposition the default majority in key parliamentary oversight bodies.

BAD PYMONT, Germany - An informal meeting of EU ministers responsible for gender equality, also attended by Labour, the Family and Social Affairs Minister Marjeta Cotman, is to come to a close.

PODCETRTEK - Interior Minister Dragutin Mate is to participate in a 5 PM panel on Slovenia's accession to the Schengen no-border zone.

LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to host a conference on climate change and its impact on business. Environment and Spatial Planning Minister Janez Podobnik is one of the guests; at 9 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host a meeting with Tarun Das, chief adviser to the Confederation of Indian Industry; at 2 PM.

LJUBLJANA - "Opa, Evropa", an EU-promoting book published by several government offices, is to be presented to the press at noon.

LJUBLJANA - A press conference ahead of 18 May, International Museum Day, is to be held at the Ethnographic Museum at 10:30 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

In case of further queries please contact duty editor at +386 1 241 0109:

8:30 AM to 3:30 PM: Gorazd Jukovic
3:30 PM to 10:00 PM: Gregor Zamuda

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