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Schedule of Events for Wednesday, 26 May

Ljubljana, 25 May - Below is a schedule of events for Wednesday, 26 May:

LJUBLJANA - The two-day session of the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) is due to open at noon with an address by PM Anton Rop. The meeting, which coincides with the conclusion of Slovenia's one-year presidency, will be chaired by Transport Minister Marko Pavliha. Topping the agenda will be transport infrastructure planning in the enlarged Europe with a special focus on the strategy of re-defining pan-European transport routes, as well as safety and terrorism in transport and the removal of obstacles on border crossings. A press conference is scheduled for Thursday. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Responding to an invitation by Information Society Minister Pavel Gantar, Bulgarian Deputy PM and Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolai Vassilev will be paying an official visit. The ministers are expected to sign an agreement on cooperation in telecommunications, post and IT services.

BLED - Participants in the 37th PEN meeting are expected to arrive at the lakeside resort, whereupon a closed-door meeting of the Writers for Peace Committee will be held.

LJUBLJANA - Amnesty International Slovenia will release the AI 2003 report on human rights violations across the globe at a press conference scheduled for 11 AM. (STA)

ROME, Italy - A delegation of the parliamentary foreign policy committee headed by chair Jelko Kacin will be wrapping up a two-day official visit to Italy.

SKOPJE, Macedonia - Former president Milan Kucan, in Macedonia since Sunday, is expected to meet Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski and Prime Minister Hari Kostov.

LJUBLJANA - A delegation of the foreign policy committee of Latvian parliament headed by chair Artis Pabriks will wrap up a three-day visit by meeting Foreign Ministry State Secretary Andrej Logar and Europe Minister Milan M. Cvikl in the morning.

OTOCEC - The results of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2003 for Slovenia are to be released for the first time as part of the 16th Forum of Excellence, organised by the local chamber of commerce and economists' association; begins at 9 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Representatives of business paper Finance and the Slovenian Tennis Federation are to present the International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance with a cheque on behalf of the US Tennis Federation and the US women tennis team; at 2 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs organises a seminar on the National Action Plan on Social Inclusion and good practice; beginning at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - A press conference is to be held at 11 AM to present the programme of the 52nd Ljubljana Summer Festival.

LJUBLJANA - A press conference ahead of the international wine competition is to be held in Ljubljana between 29 May and 1 June.

GORNJA RADGONA - The "Fabula" festival of European short story is to kick off; until 29 May.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 2004

CELJE - The "Eurobus" of the opposition New Slovenia (NSi) will stop at several towns in northeastern part of the country: Celje, Sentjur, Smarje pri Jelsah, Podcetrtek, Rogaska Slatina, Rogatec and Kozje.

TRBOVLJE - The ruling coalition United List (ZLSD) is due to hold an election rally to introduce its slate for the European parliamentary elections. Addresses scheduled by top candidate Aurelio Juri and party president Borut Pahor; at 5 PM.

POSTOJNA - The candidates of the joint Euro slate of the ruling coalition Liberal Democrats (LDS) and Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) will be introducing themselves to the public at an election rally scheduled for 6 PM.

RAVNE NA KOROSKEM - Mihael Brejc, who tops the Euro list of the opposition Slovenian Democrats (SDS), is to hold an election rally at 7 PM.

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