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Schedule of Events from 24 to 30 June

Ljubljana, 23 June - Schedule of events in the week from 24 to 30 June:

MONDAY, 24 June
LJUBLJANA - Slovene President Milan Kucan is to deliver a speech at the main ceremony marking Slovenia's National Day, 25 June. Prior to the ceremony, the parliament is to convene for a ceremonial session to be addressed by Parliament Speaker Borut Pahor. President Kucan, Interior Minister Rado Bohinc and Chief of Staff of Slovene Armed Forces Ladislav Lipic are to lay are wreath upon the monument to fallen in the war for Slovenia in 1991.
BRUSSELS - Slovene PM Janez Drnovsek is to pay a working visit to the European Commission, meeting with President of the Commission Romano Prodi, Commissioner for Enlargement Guenther Verheugen and High EU Representative Javier Solana.
NICOSIA - Slovenia is to attend a meeting of the Luxembourg group EU candidate countries on Cyprus.
BRUSSELS - Slovene members of the Convention on the Future of EU are to attend the sixth plenary session of the Convention with representatives of the European civil society.
LJUBLJANA - Italian Agriculture Minister Giovanni Alemanno is to begin the official part of his visit to Slovenia upon the invitation of counterpart Franci But.
LJUBLJANA - A delegation from the Italian region of Veneto, headed by President of the regional board Giancarlo Galano, is to visit Slovenia and meet with President Milan Kucan and FM Dimitrij Rupel.
LJUBLJANA - Slovene President Milan Kucan is to accept the credentials of the new Apostolic Nuncio to Slovenia Giuseppe Leanzo.
LJUBLJANA - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to receive Canadian Ambassador to Slovenia Marta M. Moszczenska on a farewell visit.
LJUBLJANA - A round table to honour ten years of diplomatic relations between Slovenia and Russia is to be addressed by Slovene FM Dimitrij Rupel and Russian Ambassador Tigran Karakhanov.

TUESDAY, 25 June
LJUBLJANA - Slovenia celebrates National Day.
UMAG/PIRAN - Croatian fishermen are to line up in the disputed Piran Bay in protest over the border dispute between Slovenia and Croatia.

OHRID - Slovene State Secretary at the Foreign Ministry Ignac Golob is to attend a ministerial session of the Central European Initiative (CEI).
LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to continue its regular June session.
LJUBLJANA - Norwegian FM Jan Petersen is to pay an official visit to Slovenia.
LJUBLJANA - British General Jeremy Mackenzie is to visit Slovenia between 26 and 30 June for regular consultations on reform of the Slovene Armed Forces.
LJUBLJANA - Slovene oil trader Petrol is to give a press conference to present its strategic projects.
LJUBLJANA - Slovene Labour Minister Vlado Dimovski is to address a seminar on social integration, organised by the Labour Ministry and the European Commission.

LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to continue its regular June session.
LJUBLJANA - Government is to convene for a regular weekly session.
LJUBLJANA - The Spanish Embassy in Ljubljana and the European Commission delegation are holding a media event to discuss the latest EU summit in Seville.
BLED - Members of the first freely elected Slovene government are to convene for an extraordinary session to debate the condition of the Slovene nation, state and society, Slovenia's future in the EU and NATO and its national interests.

FRIDAY, 28 June
LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to wrap up June session.
LJUBLJANA - The Association of European Senates, presided by the Slovene National Council in 2002, is to convene in Ljubljana. The meeting is to be attended by senate presidents from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Ireland, Russia, Belorussia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro.

SUNDAY, 30 June
LAJSE PRI CERKNEM - The all-Slovene memorial service with a holy mass read by Koper Bishop Metod Pirih is to remember the victims of the occupation and revolution in western Slovenia before, during and after WWII.

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