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Schedule of Events for Wednesday, 5 May

Ljubljana, 4 May - Below is a schedule of events for Wednesday, 5 May:

STRASBOURG, France - European Parliament is to take a vote at noon on the new line-up of the European Commission after it expanded by 10 new members upon the 1 May EU enlargement. Janez Potocnik is to be the new commissioner from Slovenia. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The new Economics Minister Matej Lahovnik is to present the ministry's long-term vision on Slovenia's economy policy, the current situation of Slovenia's economy and the ministry's priorities until the end of its term; at 11 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Finance Minister Dusan Mramor is to outline the government stance on the income tax act - a piece of legislation facing a re-vote in parliament after it was vetoed by the National Council; at 11.30. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The recently appointed Justice Minister Zdenka Cerar is to give a news conference at 1 PM to speak about the ministry's work under her leadership. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Swedish Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Policy Ulrica Messing is to pay a visit at the invitation of Minister of the Information Society Pavel Gantar. The guest is also to meet Minister of Structural Policy and Regional Development Zdenka Kovac; news conference at 4 PM. (STA)

DUBLIN, Ireland - Foreign ministers from the member states of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED) are to begin a two-day meeting. Represented by FM Dimitrij Rupel, Slovenia will be participating for the first time as a EU member.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Slovenian Armed Forces Chief-of-Staff Ladislav Lipic is to attend a two-day annual meeting of NATO chiefs-of-staff.

LJUBLJANA - The situation in Iraq is to be discussed by a panel organised by the Slovenian Association of International Relations, with director of the International Institute of Middle East and Balkan Studies Bakhtyar Aljaf as the key-note speaker; at 5 PM.

FRANKFURT, Germany - The Former President of Slovenia Milan Kucan and Chancellor of the University of Ljubljana Joze Mencinger are to take part in a panel on Slovenia as a bridge between the EU and SE Europe. The panel is part of an event marking Slovenia's EU entry; begins at 8 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Talks on the collective agreement on the public sector are to resume between trade unions and government officials taking into account the new wage system act for the public sector.

AJDOVSCINA - The town in which the first Slovenian government was formed on 5 May 1945 is to host a ceremony marking the anniversary. Interior Minister Rado Bohinc is to address the ceremony at 6 PM. (STA)

RAVNE NA KOROSKEM - Metal Ravne, one of the companies within the Slovenian Steelworks, is to present its plans and problems.

LJUBLJANA - Students and staff of the Ljubljana Faculty of Arts are to stage a rally at 11 AM to bring their problems with inadequate premises to the public's attention. (STA)

MARIBOR - The newspaper house Vecer is to launch its on-line archive at 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The Mediana Institute of Market and Media is to hold a press conference at 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia/ZAGREB, Croatia - Second day of the Tour of Slovenia, Slovenia's biggest cycling race, is to begin with the stage three running from Ljubljana to Zagreb (190 km). (STA)

BELGRADE, Sebria-Montenegro - The Maribor National Drama Theatre is to perform three plays at the Belgrade National Theatre until this weekend; E. Ionesco's "Bald Soprano" directed by Samo Strelec will be followed by A. Miller's "Death of a Salesman" by Mateja Koleznik and B. Brecht's "The Good Person of Sechuan" by Ivana Vujic from Belgrade.

DUBLIN, Ireland - Laibach, a Slovenian avant-garde group of international acclaim, is to play a concert at The Temple Bar Music Center as part of its tour of eight European capitals promoting its latest album, WAT. The concert is part of one of the largest-scale events marking EU enlargement in Ireland, namely the presentation of Slovenian arts collective Neue slowenische Kunst (NSK).

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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