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STA Coverage on Monday, 17 June

Ljubljana, 16 June - The STA English service will cover the following events on Monday, 17 June:

SLOVENSKA BISTRICA - The council of the Liberal Democracy (LDS), the senior government coalition partner, is expected to examine the "practical side" of the decision of Prime Minister and party president Janez Drnovsek to run for president this autumn and consequently step down as the prime minister. During its closed-doors session the council is not expected to discuss a possible replacement for Drnovsek, but is to debate the timetable for a government reshuffle.

SKOPJE - The high representatives of the five successor states to the former Yugoslavia are to meet in the Macedonian capital for a fresh round of succession talks. Their discussions are expected to examine funds held by the former Yugoslavia in mixed banks abroad, which the umbrella succession agreement sets down at US$ 645, while some figures suggest that there is only US$ 56 million.

DUBLIN - Slovene President Milan Kucan is scheduled to head for a two-day visit to Ireland. The main part of Kucan's visit will take place on Tuesday, when he is to address a European forum in the Irish capital, while also holding seperate meetings with Irish President Mary McAleese and Prime Minister Bertie Ahern.

BLED - The first day of a traditional conference on e-commerce that is to take place over the next two days at the Slovene lakeside resort. Some 300 participants from 33 countries are expected to focus their discussions on the introduction of e-business on the government level.

LJUBLJANA - Review of the Slovene press.

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