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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 27 May

Ljubljana, 26 May - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 27 May:

MAMAIA, Romania - President Janez Drnovsek is to take part in a two-day meeting of Central European presidents. The heads of state, gathered for 11th such summit, are expected to focus on the EU's further enlargement and Western Balkans. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The two-day session of the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) is to draw to a close. A press conference is scheduled for 12:40 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Bulgarian Deputy PM and Minister of Transport and Communications, Nikolai Vassilev, and Information Society Minister Pavel Gantar are to sign at 1 PM a bilateral agreement on cooperation in telecommunications, postal services and information society services. (STA)

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Culture Minister Andreja Rihter is to take part in a two-day session of the Council on Education, Youth and Culture. The Culture Council is to designate European Capitals of Culture for 2007 and 2008, nominate its representatives at the selection panel and adopt a decision enabling the new member states to participate in the event. (STA)

GENEVA, Switzerland - Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Vlado Dimovski is to attend the general assembly of the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions. Presided over by Dimovski, the Slovenian Economic and Social Council is to be formally admitted to the association.

BAMAKO, Mali - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Samuel Zbogar is to take part in the ministerial meeting of the Human Security Network. The meeting of this informal group of countries is to focus on personal arms and light weapons. Slovenia's part at the 6th ministerial meeting of the Human Security Network will be mainly centred on issues regarding children's protection in armed conflicts.

PORTOROZ - The 14th Slovenian Political Sciences Days, organised by the Slovenian Association of Political Sciences, will be launched under the title "Slovenia in the EU: Capabilities and Opportunities". Two debates are scheduled for the first day, namely the EU and democracy (4 PM), and political concepts in the European contexts (5:45 PM).

VIENNA, Austria - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Samuel Zbogar is to represent Slovenia at the 7th round of security and political consultations with Austria, which are expected to focus on the Western Balkans, the fight against terrorism and the EU's common foreign and security policy.

LJUBLJANA - Regular weekly session of the government. A press conference is scheduled for 2 PM. (STA)

BLED - The 37th international PEN meeting of writers is to begin with the first round-table debate entitled "European Culture of European Cultures?".

NOVA GORICA - The association for mental health Sent, and NGO, and Mental Health Europe are to stage an international conference on education and prevention in mental health.

LJUBLJANA - Forum 21, the association headed by Former President Milan Kucan, organises the first in a series of debates on the present and future outlook of Slovenia; at 4:30 PM.

NOVO MESTO - Drug maker Krka is to stage a ceremony at its 50th anniversary at 11 AM; attendance by PM Anton Rop is also expected.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 2004

KRSKO/TRBOVLJE - Candidates of the joint Liberal Democrats (LDS) and Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) list are to present their bids for elections to the European Parliament in Krsko (4 PM) and Trbovlje (7:30 PM).

ILIRSKA BISTRICA/POSTOJNA - The top-seeded candidate on the Youth Party (SMS) slate for elections to the European Parliament Alenka Paulin is to continue her tour of Slovenia with stops in Ilirska Bistrica and Postojna.

LJUBLJANA - The People's Party (SLS) is set to present its candidates for elections to the European Parliament at 2 PM.

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