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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 3 June

Ljubljana, 2 June - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 3 June:

LJUBLJANA - British Minister for Europe Denis MacShane is to arrive in Slovenia for a visit. He is expected to discuss the EU constitutional treaty and upcoming Euro elections with Europe Minister Milan Cvikl, Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel and chair of the parliamentary European affairs committee Ljubo Germic. A press statement is scheduled for 12:15 PM. (STA)

PORTOROZ - The 11th Days of Slovenian Insurers are to open at 9:30. Topping the agenda of the two-day conference is the topic "Slovenian insurance companies in the EU and the European market". Also attending will be Finance Minister Dusan Mramor, who will discuss the integration of the Slovenian finance sector into the EU. (STA)

BLED - The Maribor University Faculty for Police and Security Sciences is to hold a conference on security and protection. Speakers at the conference include Interior Minister Rado Bohinc, Defence Minister Anton Grizold, director general of the Slovenian police Darko Anzelj and director of the Slovenian Intelligence and Security Agency Iztok Podbregar. A press conference is scheduled at 3 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The government is to hold a regular weekly session. Items on the agenda include the 2004 implementation plan of the development programme for NE region of Pomurje and a bill on awards for research and development. (STA)

GDANSK, Poland - Interior ministers of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland are to hold a meeting on security in Europe. Slovenia will be represented by Uros Remskar of the Foreign Ministry's office for European affairs and international cooperation.

BONN, Germany - A two-day ministerial meeting is to begin as part of the four-day international conference on renewable energy, which is also to be attended by Slovenian Environment Minister Janez Kopac.

LJUBLJANA - A delegation of the Czech parliamentary committee for petitions headed by vice-chair Vaclav Najemnik is to meet Parliament Speaker Borut Pahor and the parliamentary committee for petitions. A press statement is scheduled for 11 AM.

KRANJSKA GORA - A four-day international conference on the prevention of violence in communities, schools and other institutions is to open at 3:30 PM, organised by the Institution Together. Over 100 participants from SE Europe, Iraq, Ingushetia and Chechnya, West Europe and the US are expected to attend.

SKOFJA LOKA - A debate on Slovenia's NW region of Gorenjsko as a successful European region is scheduled at 5 PM, to be attended by Economics Minister Matej Lahovnik and Regional Development Minister Zdenka Kovac.

LJUBLJANA - An international interdisciplinary conference on science and religion is to open, organised by the Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences (SAZU) and the Pontifical Council for Culture at the Holy See. It will be underway until 6 June.

LJUBLJANA - The leadership of the recently founded party Active Slovenia is to speak to the press at noon about the party's agenda.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 2004

LJUBLJANA - The Electoral Committee is to hold a session at 1 PM to discuss how it will establish results at the 13 June elections to the European Parliament.

RAVNE NA KOROSKEM/DRAVOGRAD - United List (ZLSD) president and Euro election candidate Borut Pahor is to campaign in northern Slovenia. Women ZLSD candidates, meanwhile, are to speak at a press conference in Ljubljana on "Women for Inclusion".

MARIBOR - Alenka Paulin, the top candidate of the Youth Party (SMS) and the Greens is to seek support in Maribor, where she is to address the problem of domestic violence.

BREZICE/LASKO/SEVNICA/KRSKO - The People's Party (SLS) is to campaign in southern Slovenia.

LITIJA/DOMZALE/MENGES/KAMNIK - New Slovenia (NSi) Euro election candidates are to continue their campaign east of Ljubljana.

MARIBOR - The non-parliamentary Democratic Party (DS) is to present its election programme in Maribor.

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