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Schedule of Events for Wednesday, 19 May

Ljubljana, 18 May - Below is a schedule of events for Wednesday, 19 May:

LJUBLJANA - Montenegrin PM Milo Djukanovic, wrapping up a two-day official visit, is to meet his host, FM Dimitrij Rupel, PM Anton Rop, Economics Minister Matej Lahovnik and Speaker Borut Pahor. Rupel and Djukanovic are to speak to the press at 10:15 AM, to be followed by a statement to the press by Lahovnik and Djukanovic at 11:30 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - As part of the Montenegrin prime minister's visit to Slovenia, Montenegrin Minister of Foreign Economic Relations and European Integration Gordana Djurovic is to meet Slovenian Minister of European Affairs Milan Cvikl.

LJUBLJANA - Changes to the act on the first pension fund and the act on the transformation of authorised investment companies are on the parliament's agenda. MPs are also to take a vote on the appointment of Igor Soltes as president of the Court of Audits, Barbara Brezigar as the Slovenian representative in Eurojust and Verica Trstenjak as a candidate for a judge at the Court of the First Instance in Luxembourg. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - President Janez Drnovsek is to host the sixth round of talks on the future of Slovenia, which will debate the consolidation of democracy. Key-note speakers will be head of the Slovenian Pan-European Movement France Bucar, philosopher Tine Hribar and Marko Milosavljevic of the Faculty of Social Sciences; at 10 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Scottish Deputy First Minister and Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Jim Wallace is to begin a three-day visit. He is to meet with Minister of Regional Development Zdenka Kovac and Education Minister Slavko Gaber. A news conference is scheduled for Thursday.

DUBLIN, Ireland - Slovenian parliamentary officials are to attend a two-day session of the Conference of the Community and European Affairs Committees of EU Parliaments (COSAC).

STRASBOURG, France - A three-day summit of speakers of parliament at the Council of Europe, attended also by Slovenia's Borut Pahor, is to end.

LJUBLJANA - The opposition SDS is to present its draft programme on the functioning of government and public administration as well as on wages in the public setors; at 4:30 PM.

TRBOVLJE - Education and prospects young people have in the EU are to be discussed at a panel, to be attended by Education, Science and Sports Minister Slavko Gaber, among others. Begins at 6 PM.

PORTOROZ - The two-day Days of Slovenian Crafts are to begin at 3 PM, organised by the Chamber of Trade.

LJUBLJANA - The publisher Mladinska knjiga is to present its business results at a press conference at 11 AM.

KIEV, Ukraine - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Samuel Zbogar is to hold political consultations with Ukrainian officials. Slovenia's OSCE presidency in 2005 is expected to top the agenda.

LJUBLJANA - Union Olimpija and Pivovarna Lasko are to play their first match in the finals of the Slovenian Basketball League; at 6.15 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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