STA Coverage on Tuesday, 18 June

Ljubljana, 17 June - The STA English service will cover the following events on Tuesday, 18 June:

BELGRADE - Slovene Prime Minister Janez Drnovsek is to begin a two-day official visit to Yugoslavia, meeting with counterpart Dragisa Pesic at 11:20 A.M. and Serb Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic at 3:25 P.M., Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica at 4:10 P.M. and Speaker of the Yugoslav Parliament Dragoljub Micunovic. Drnovsek is to be accompanied by FM Dimitrij Rupel, Economics Minister Tea Petrin, Education Minister Lucija Cok and President of Chamber of Commerce Jozko Cuk.

DUBLIN - Slovene President Milan Kucan is to meet Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern at 8:40 A.M. and Irish President Mary McAleese at 9:45 A.M. as part of his visit to Ireland. Kucan is also to address the European Forum, which is to kick off in Dublin at 10:25 A.M..

SKOPJE - Successors to the former Yugoslavia are to convene in Skopje to debate the dividsion of embassies and consulates of the former common state.

LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to begin its regular June session. The MPs are to adopt as much of the EU-related legislation in June and July. This month's session is also to discuss the ratification of the Slovene-Croatian N-plant agreement.

VELENJE - EU Ambassador to Slovenia Erwan Fouere and Slovene Europe Minister Janez Potocnik are to sign a fiancial memorandum for an ISPA project to built purifying plants in Velenje and Sostan in the value of EUR 11.2 million. Nearly half of the funds, EUR 4.5 million, are to be contributed by the EU, while the plants are to be finished by the end of 2005.

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