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Schedule of Events from 10 to 16 May

Ljubljana, 9 May - Schedule of events in the week from 10 to 16 May:

MONDAY, 10 May
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary European affairs commission and the Slovenian members of the EU-Slovenia joint parliamentary committee are to discuss a series of EU-related topics and documents.
        LJUBLJANA - An EU team of veterinary inspectors is to begin a five-day visit to check rabies monitoring.
        PORTOROZ - Slovenia is to host the 4th meeting of speakers of parliament or other parliamentary officials from the Adriatic Ionian Initiative.
        KOPER - The support provided by foreign policy for the Slovenian economy upon EU entry and relations with the former Yugoslav countries are to be discussed by a panel; FM Dimitrij Rupel to attend.
        LJUBLJANA - A two-day seminar on the implementation of quality regulation is to be organised by the Interior Ministry under the sponsorship of the OECD and the Stability Pact, with Minister Rado Bohinc as the key-note speaker.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Vlado Dimovski is to attend a two-day 3rd Cohesion Forum.
        RAVNE NA KOROSKEM - A meeting with LDS leader and PM Anton Rop is to focus on how Slovenia could be "improved" over the next 10 years.
        LJUBLJANA - Alenka Paulin, the Youth Party and the Greens' first-listed candidate for a seat in the European Parliament, and president of the Hunters' Association Bojan Lepicnik are to speak to the press about environmental topics.
        LJUBLJANA - The Geneva Centre for Security Policy is to organise a seminar within Slovenia's preparations for the 2005 OSCE presidency.
        LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) is to host a Slovenian-Bulgarian business conference.
        POLJCE - Representatives of 22 NATO and Partnership for Peace countries are to take part in a conference of NATO's working group for education and training.
        LJUBLJANA - Results of a survey about eating and recreational habits of Slovenians are to be presented.
        PORTOROZ - A press conference prior to the opening of the 9th NT Microsoft conference.
        LJUBLJANA - The 20th edition of the Druga godba festival of world music is to be presented to the press.
        LJUBLJANA - The 2004 Plecnik awards for achievement in architecture are to be conferred.
        LJUBLJANA - A press conference prior to the opening of the 15th biennial exhibition of arts and crafts.

TUESDAY, 11 May
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary foreign policy committee is to convene for three sessions, one of them focussing on Slovenia's EU-related priorities in 2004.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Finance Minister Dusan Mramor is to attend a monthly meeting of EU finance ministers, discussing the 2007-2013 budget.
        LJUBLJANA - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to receive the Albanian ambassador to the OSCE; and director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
        LJUBLJANA - The "Petek" parliamentary commission is to discuss a draft report on its probe into the February 2001 attempted murder of journalist Miro Petek.
        PORTOROZ - Internautica 2004, an international boat show, is to open, through Sunday. Aviatica 2004 is to take place at the same time, featuring different types of aircraft.
        ZDOLE PRI KRSKEM - Preparations for a first gathering of Slovenia's traditional folk music bands are to be presented to the press.

WEDNESDAY, 12 May
        LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to convene for an emergency session discussing Slovenia's EU-related priorities in 2004.
        LJUBLJANA - PM Anton Rop is to attend an assembly of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) speaking about trends in the Slovenian economy.
        LJUBLJANA - The National Council, the parliament's upper chamber, is to hold a ceremonial session focussing on the Slovenians in the united Europe.
        LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) is to open a new info centre for small and medium companies, Infopika.
        LJUBLJANA - A new international film festival, "Island Cinema" is to be presented, to run from 25 to 29 May in Izola.
LJUBLJANA - The names of ten nominees for Desetnica, a new award for youth fiction by the Slovenian Writers Association, are to be revealed.
        LJUBLJANA - Book launch of "Joze Plecnik - Jan Kotera: 1897-1921 Correspondence" by Damjana Prelovsek.
        LJUBLJANA - A literary event celebrating the 90th birthday of Janko Moder, one of the leading Slovenian translators of fiction.
        CANNES, France - The Film Fund of Slovenia is to promote Slovenian film at the Cannes film festival for the first time, featuring several Slovenian contemporary film.
        ISTANBUL, Turkey - Slovenia's "Duo Platin" is to compete for the finals of the 49th edition of the Eurovision song contest, due on 15 May.

THURSDAY, 13 May
        STRASBOURG, France - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to take part in a session of the ministerial committee of the Council of Europe.
        LJUBLJANA - Agriculture Minister Milan Pogacnik is to give a press conference speaking about his ministry's work and the team of state secretaries.
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's leading retailer Mercator is to present its plans for the domestic and EU markets.
        LJUBLJANA - An upgraded edition of the publication about the Brizinski spomeniki (the Freising Manuscript) - the oldest writing in Slovenian or any Slavic language - is to be presented by the Institute for Slovenian Literature and Literary Sciences of the ZRC SAZU.
        MARIBOR - The Magdalena festival of creative communication is to begin.

FRIDAY, 14 May
        LJUBLJANA - The election campaign for the 13 June elections to the European Parliament begins.
        WATERDORD, Ireland - Minister of the Environment, Energy and Spatial Planning Janez Kopac is to attend a two-day informal meeting of EU environment ministers.

SATURDAY, 15 May
        DIVACA - Day of Slovenian Armed Forces is to be marked, with President Janez Drnovsek, who is also supreme commander of the armed forces, as the key-note speaker.
        LJUBLJANA - The 10th edition of the Exodos festival of contemporary performing arts is to begin.

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