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Schedule of Events for 21-27 May

Ljubljana, 20 May - Schedule of events in the week from 21 to 27 May:

MONDAY, 21 May
        LJUBLJANA - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to meet a number of Slovenian EU insiders to discuss the future of the EU constitution.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak is to take part in a two-day EU Competitiveness Council.
        MAINZ, Germany - Agricultural Minister Iztok Jarc is to participate in a two-day informal meeting of EU agriculture ministers.
        PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Environment and Spatial Planning Minister Janez Podobnik is to pay a working visit to the Czech Republic.
        GENEVA, Switzerland - Health Minister Andrej Brucan is to take part in a meeting on fighting cancer as part of the 60th Assembly of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
        LJUBLJANA - The social partners are set to continue talks on the social agreement.
        LJUBLJANA - The Ministry of Economy is to hold a press conference about the session of regional UNWTO commission for Europe, which is to be taking place at Bled.
        LJUBLJANA - Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Jure Zupan is to present the conclusions of the ministerial conference on the Bologna Process, which took place from 17 to 18 May in London.
        LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian automotive cluster is to hold a panel on trends in the automotive parts sector.
        LJUBLJANA - The 23rd annual international Druga godba festival of world music is to get underway.

TUESDAY, 22 May
        VELENJE - PM Janez Jansa, along with several ministers, is to visit home-appliance group Gorenje on the eve of the cabinet's working visit to the Savinjsko-saleska region.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Commission for Intelligence and Security Service Oversight is to discuss the bill on parliamentary oversight of intelligence services proposed by the group of unaffiliated MPs.
        LJUBLJANA - Health Minister Andrej Brucan is to host his Hungarian counterpart Agnes Horvath for a working visit.
        LJUBLJANA - The Foreign Ministry is to hold an open day to celebrate Slovenian Diplomacy Day.
        LJUBLJANA - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to meet the political director at the Norwegian Foreign Ministry Kai Aide.
        LJUBLJANA - National railways company Slovenske zeleznice is to present its operations for the first quarter.
        MARIBOR - A ceremony is to be held as the Slovenian Motorway Company (DARS) signs contracts for two motorways sections in northeastern Slovenia.
        LJUBLJANA - The left-leaning Forum 21 group is to stage a panel entitled "Freedom vs. Safety".
        LJUBLJANA - The festival of foreign children's books "Bologna after Bologna" is to take place at Konzorcij, Ljubljana's biggest book store.
        LJUBLJANA - World Biodiversity Day is to be marked in Slovenia.
        CELJE - Maribor is to play Koper in the final of the national football cup competition.

WEDNESDAY, 23 May
        VELENJE - The cabinet is to pay a working visit to the Savinjsko-saleska region.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Budget Oversight Commission is to be in session discussing possible misuse of public funds in the construction of the Children's Hospital in Ljubljana.
        LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Commerce and Ljubljana's Faculty of Economics are to organise a strategic conference on the development of the retail sector in the country.
        LJUBLJANA - Amnesty International Slovenia is to present its annual report on human rights violation around the world in 2006.
        LJUBLJANA - The five finalists for the Kresnik Prize for the best novel, given out by newspaper publisher Delo, are to be announced.
        STANJEL - The project "Celebrating Centenary of Lojze Spacal" is to be presented at a press conference.
        MARIBOR - The congress of wine-makers and oenologists "Slovenian Vine and Wine in the EU", which is to take place between 15 and 16 November, is to be presented to the press.

THURSDAY, 24 May
        LJUBLJANA - The cabinet is to hold its weekly session.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Education Minister Milan Zver and Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti are to attend a two-day meeting of the EU Education, Youth and Culture Council.
        LEIPZIG, Germany - Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning Janez Podobnik is to take part in a two-day unofficial meeting of EU ministers responsible for spatial planning.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary inquiry commission into the purchase of Patria armoured personnel carriers is to meet.
        BLED - A two-day session of the regional UNWTO commission for Europe is to be opened by Economy Minister Andrej Vizjak.
        PORTOROZ - The Slovenian days of political sciences are to begin, focusing on the future of the EU. The event runs until Saturday.
        LJUBLJANA - The Desetnica award for youth literature is to be conferred by the Slovenian Writer's Association.
        LJUBLJANA - Annual awards are to be conferred by the Slovenian Association of Ballet Artists.

FRIDAY, 25 May
        BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - National Council President Janez Susnik is to represent Slovenia at a two-day meeting of parliamentary presidents from the EU.
        WARSAW, Poland - Interior Minister Dragutin Mate is to attend a two-day meeting of interior ministers from EU member states awaiting entry into the Schengen zone.
        LJUBLJANA - The Russian-Slovenian government commission for trade and scientific cooperation is to be in session.

SATURDAY, 26 May
        No major events are scheduled.

SUNDAY, 27 May
        No major events are scheduled.

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