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Schedule of Events for Saturday, 1 May

Ljubljana, 1 May - Below is a schedule of events for Saturday, 1 May:

Events marking Slovenia's full-fledged EU membership are to continue throughout the country and beyond on Saturday:

DUBLIN, Ireland - PM Anton Rop is to attend the official EU enlargement ceremony hosted by the Irish EU presidency in Dublin. There, the leaders of all 25 members of the enlarged EU will toast to the largest EU enlargement to date. Rop will be staying on in Dublin, as he is due to meet his Irish counterpart Bertie Ahern on Sunday for talks dominated by new challenges awaiting the enlarged EU. (STA)

SENTILJ - Interior Minister Rado Bohinc is to meet his Austrian counterpart Ernst Strasser at the Sentilj border crossing with Austria at 10 AM. (STA)

DOLGA VAS - Interior Minister Rado Bohinc is to meet his Hungarian counterpart Monika Lamperth at the Dolga vas border crossing with Hungary at 2.30 PM. (STA)

RADELJ - Agriculture Minister Milan Pogacnik is to meet European Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler at the Radelj border crossing with Austria at 2 PM. (STA)

RADELJ - A series of events gathering Slovenians and Austrians along the border are to begin at 10.30 AM with a mass celebrated in Slovenian and Austrian; attending will be European Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler, Governor of the Austrian province of Styria Waltraud Klasnic and Graz Bishop Egon Kapellari. (STA)

GORNJA RADGONA - A meeting of the Slovenian Paneuropean Union is to take place, with its head France Bucar, SAZU president Bostjan Zeks, philosopher Tine Hribar and representatives of Paneuropean Unions from abroad as key-note speakers; at 11 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Ten European Parliament officials are to start a tour of Slovenia as part of the preparations for the European elections, which are to be held in Slovenia on 13 June. The visit ends on 10 May. (STA)

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Ultramarathoner Radovan Skubic Hilarij is to finish his "Welcome Europe!" run of 1,400 km through seven countries; the run was sponsored by the coalition United List of Social Democrats (ZLSD).

GORNJA RADGONA - The first "European" wedding is to take place in the morning as a Slovenian bride and an Austrian groom get married in Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA - Church bells around Slovenia will start ringing at noon to mark Slovenia's EU entry.

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A number of events are to mark International Labour Day - traditionally a bank holiday in Slovenia:

MARIBOR - Speaker of the National Assembly Borut Pahor is to address the people gathered to celebrate May Day at 11 AM on the slopes overlooking the city of Maribor.

DEBENEC NAD MIRNO - Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Vlado Dimovski is to address a traditional event of workers from the Dolenjsko region marking Labour Day which is organised by the Association of Free Trade Unions (ZSSS); at 11 AM. (STA)

JAVOROVICA - A traditional celebration of May Day is to begin at 11 AM with Defence Minister Anton Grizold as the key-note speaker. (STA)

THE MEETING POINT OF AUSTRIA, HUNGARY AND SLOVENIA - A ceremony with addresses of members of different religions, the unveiling of a memorial honouring the EU, and a minute of silence for peace in the world; at 11 AM.

MARIBOR - Dublin Archbishop Coadjutor Diarmuid Martin and Maribor Bishop Franc Kramberger are to celebrate a mass to mark Slovenia's EU entry at 11 AM.

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LJUBLJANA - Weekly report from the Ljubljana Stock Exchange. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Weekly review of events involving Slovenia. (STA)

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