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STA Coverage on Friday, 31 May

Ljubljana, 30 May - The STA English service will cover the following events on Friday, 31 May:

BRDO PRI KRANJU/BLED - A two-day summit of 16 Central European presidents is to commence. The schedule of Friday's events:

9:10 AM - the arrival of the first president, Bulgaria's Georgi Parvanov at Ljubljana's Brnik airport

11:35 AM - the last president arrives at Grand Hotel Toplice at Bled, where the visiting presidents are to be received by the summit host, Slovene President Milan Kucan

2:15 PM - A special ceremony is to be staged at the Grand Hotel Toplice, during which Slovak President Rudolf Schuster is to donate demining equipment to the Slovene-managed International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance (ITF)

2:30 PM - the presidents are to leave Bled for the mansion at Brdo pri Kranju

3:00 PM - the presidents are scheduled to arrive at Brdo pri Kranju, where a reception with full military honours is to be hosted by Slovene President Kucan

3:25 PM - a group picture of the sixteen presidents as part of the unveiling of the renovated fountain on the terrace of the Brdo mansion

3:30 PM - the presidents are to kick off their plenary session at the Brdo mansion with the theme Central Europe as the link of a uniting Europe - the achievements of the transition process in Central Europe

6:30 PM - the plenary session is to be wrapped up for the day

6:40 PM - the presidents are to leave Brdo pri Kranju and head back to Bled

7:10 PM - the presidents are to arrive at Grand Hotel Toplice at Bled

7:55 PM - the presidents are to attend a short ceremony which will see the symbolic renaming of the white hall at the Grand Hotel Toplice to the presidential suite

8:00 PM - Slovene President Kucan is to host a dinner for his 15 guests at Bled during which he is to make an address; this is to be followed by the presentation of the folklore legend about the sunken bell

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