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Schedule of Events from 10 to 16 June

Ljubljana, 9 June - Schedule of events in the week from 10 to 16 June:

MONDAY, 10 June
        VIENNA - To mark its 75th anniversary, Austrian bank Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB) is to organise a conference dealing with European integration. The conference is to be opened by Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel and Slovene Prime Minister Janez Drnovsek.
        LUXEMBOURG - A ninth conference of chief negotiators from EU candidate countries is to kick off. Slovenia is to be represented by Slovenia's Europe Minister Janez Potocnik, who is also the negotiator, while the Slovene delegation is to be led by Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel.
        LJUBLJANA - The social partners - the government, trade unions and employers - are to sign an agreement on wage policy for the period from 2002 to 2004, a document initialled last Friday after lengthy talks.
        LJUBLJANA - The secretary of the Shanghai city committee of the Chinese Communist Party Huang Juju is to hold meetings with Slovenia's Speaker Borut Pahor and chair of the parliamentary foreign affairs committee Jelko Kacin. On Tuesday, Huang is due to meet with Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel.
        MARIBOR - A conference is to discuss transport policy in Central Europe analysing the cases of Slovenia and Austria.
        LJUBLJANA - Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Vlado Dimovski is to present his ministry's activity at a press conference.
        ROME - Slovene Agriculture Minister Franci But is to attend the four-day World Food Summit, which will focus on the progress made in fighting famine.
        STRASBOURG - Feri Horvat, a member of the coalition United List of Social Democrats (ZLSD) is to take part in a session of the faction of the Party of European Social Democrats focussing on progress reports on EU candidate countries.
        PORTOROZ - The 8th days of public law to kick off, through 12 June, to be attended by Interior Minister Rado Bohinc, Justice Minister Ivan Bizjak, President of the Constitutional Court Dragica Wedam Lukic and President of the Administrative Court Janez Bernik.
        LJUBLJANA - A 20-member parliamentary delegation of the Danish trade and industry committee is to be paying a visit to Slovenia until Wednesday as part of Denmark's preparations for its stint at the top of the EU in the second half of 2002.

TUESDAY, 11 June
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly is to convene for an emergency session to debate bills it failed to pass at its May session.
        BRUSSELS - Slovenia and the EU are to meet for what is likely to be the last round of talks on further liberalisation of trade in agricultural goods.
        ANKARA/ISTANBUL - Transport Minister Jakob Presecnik is to pay a two-day visit to Turkey to meet with his Turkish counterpart. A bilateral accord on the road transport of passengers and goods is to be signed.
        MADRID - Education, Science and Sports Minister Lucija Cok is to pay an official visit to Spain to sign an agreement on co-operation in science and technology with her Spanish counterpart Anna Birules.
        LJUBLJANA - A first two-day session of the EU-Slovenia joint advisory committee, a body associating economic and social groups of interest from Slovenia and the EU's economic and social committee.
        ADLESICI - A panel on the Schengen border with Interior Minister Rado Bohinc, focussing on the border regime on Kolpa, a border river with Croatia.
        MURSKA SOBOTA - Regional policy and regional development are to be discussed by a forum gathering Economics Minister Tea Petrin, Director of Slovenia's Agency for Regional Development Bojan Dejak, State Secretary in charge of the EU and international affairs Iztok Jarc as well as several corporate leaders.
        LJUBLJANA - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to be presented copies of credentials by Georgian Ambassador George Arsenishvili and Lithuanian Ambassador Jonas Rudalevichius.

WEDNESDAY, 12 June
        LJUBLJANA - The Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development is to present its Spring Report 2002 and current economic trends.
        COPENHAGEN - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to pay a working visit to Denmark.
        STRASBOURG - Annual progress reports of EU candidate countries are to be debated by the European Parliament, which is also to adopt a resolution on accession negotiations. A vote on the reports is to be taken on Thursday.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary commission for Slovenes abroad is to meet. The Slovene part of the joint parliamentary committee with the EU is to hold a closed-door session.
        LJUBLJANA - Newly-appointed Ambassadors of Lithuania and Georgia, Jonas Rudalevichius and George Arsenishvili are to present their letters of credence to President Milan Kucan.
        BRUSSELS - NGOs dealing with arts, culture, education and religion are to hold a meeting chaired by Slovene MP Lojze Peterle as part of preparations for a session of the EU Convention with the civil society scheduled for the end of June.

THURSDAY, 13 June
        LJUBLJANA - President Milan Kucan is to meet with Bulgarian Prime Minister Simeon Saxe Coburg.
        LJUBLJANA - UNESCO Director General Koichi Macuro is to be separately received by President Milan Kucan and Foreign Minster Dimitrij Rupel.
        LJUBLJANA - Newly-appointed Turkish Ambassador to Slovenia Balkan Kizildeli is to present his credentials to President Milan Kucan and the copies to Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel.
        LJUBLJANA - Weekly cabinet session.

SATURDAY, 15 June
        VIENNA - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to take part in a conference on international security and the fight against terrorism.

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