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Schedule of Events for Tuesday, 18 May

Ljubljana, 17 May - Below is a schedule of events for Tuesday, 18 May:

LJUBLJANA/BRDO PRI KRANJU - Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic is expected to arrive for a two-day official visit to Slovenia. He is to meet Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, Prime Minister Anton Rop and President Janez Drnovsek. First on his agenda is an address to a Slovenian-Montenegrin business conference at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS), which is due to kick off at 2 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Edmund Stoiber, the premier of the German state of Bavaria, is to wrap up his two-day official visit by meeting President Janez Drnovsek. The German opposition leader is also to meet Janez Jansa and Andrej Bajuk, the heads of the opposition Social Democrats and New Slovenia, and the two parties' top candidates in the Euro elections, Mihael Brejc and Alojz Peterle. He is also to speak at a press conference at 11.30 AM together with PM Anton Rop. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The parliament is to continue its regular session at 10 AM. On the agenda are the first reading of the bill on the public use of the Slovenian language and the bill on the encouragement of foreign direct investment. (STA)

STRASBOURG, France - Slovenian Parliament Speaker Borut Pahor is to address the conference of parliament speakers organised by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. (STA)

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Interior Minister Rado Bohinc is to visit Stockholm, where he is to sign an agreement on cooperation in the fight against international organised crime and terrorism with Swedish Justice Minister Thomas Bodstrom. He is also to meet Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Barbro Holmberg.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The foreign ministers of the EU, including Slovenia's Dimitrij Rupel, are to wrap up their two-day meeting.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - A two-day session of the EU Competitiveness Council, which is also attended by Economics Ministry State Secretary Matjaz Logar and Education Ministry State Secretary Zoran Stancic, is to wrap up.

NAGYKANIZS, Hungary - Information Society Minister Pavel Gantar is to attend a meeting of ministers in charge of telecommunications and information society from the Quadrilateral. Also attending will be Hungary's Kalman Kovacs, Croatia's Dragan Primorac and Italy's Lucio Stanca.

CANNES, France - Culture Minister Andreja Rihter is to attend Europe Day in Cannes, which is to gather EU culture ministers and movie experts in a discussion on European film education and filmmaking. Hosting the meeting will be European Commissioner for Education and Culture Viviane Reding.

LJUBLJANA - A debate titled "Multiculturality in Cities and Human Rights" is to be held at 3 PM, organised by Mayor of Ljubljana Danica Simsic. The participants are to include Ombudsman Matjaz Hanzek, Bishop of Lutheran-Evangelical Church Geza Ernisa and migration expert Felicita Medved.

CELJE - A debate on the national energy policy in the wake of Slovenia's EU accession is to be held at 11.30 AM at the "Energy" fair, which is to be opened by Minister of Environment, Spatial Planing and Energy Janez Kopac in Celje in the morning.

PTUJ - Minister of the Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy Janez Kopac, head of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube Phil Weller, and the chairs of the standing Slovenian-Austrian commission for the Drava river, Herbert Wienerroither and Mitja Bricelj, are to review the commission's work at its 50th anniversary.

BREZICE - A panel debate on Slovenia's EU and NATO accession is to be held at 7 PM, also to be attended by Erwan Fouere, the head of the European Commission representation in Slovenia.

BLED - A panel debate on the preparedness of Slovenian companies for challenges of the EU is to take place at noon, organised by the IEDC Bled School of Management.

LJUBLJANA - The home appliance manufacturer Gorenje is to present the status of its trademark on the European market at 9.30 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Slovenian museums will open their doors wide on International Day of Museums, with entry free of charge.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

EUROPEAN ELECTIONS

LJUBLJANA - The National Electoral Commission (RVK) is to examine the lists of candidates for the European elections at 1 PM. (STA)

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