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Schedule of Events from 21 to 27 June

Ljubljana, 20 June - Schedule of events in the week from 21 to 27 June:

MONDAY, 21 June

BRDO PRI KRANJU/LJUBLJANA - Swiss President Joseph Deiss to pay an official visit; meetings scheduled with President Janez Drnovsek, PM Anton Rop, Speaker of Parliament Borut Pahor, Ljubljana Mayor Danica Simsic and opposition SDS legislators, plus business representatives.

SENTILJ - Former President Milan Kucan to meet newly-elected Austrian President Heinz Fischer.

MARIBOR - A logistic centre catering to the needs of the Slovenian Armed Forces and NATO to be inaugurated by Defence Minister Anton Grizold.

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - The EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council begins a two-day session.

MADRID, Spain - Europe Minister Milan M. Cvikl to pay a working visit.

LJUBLJANA - The Government Media and PR Office to stage a press conference ahead of the main ceremony to mark National Day.

BLED - The 17th Bled E-Business Conference to begin.

LJUBLJANA - A delegation of the Albanian Ministry for Local Administration and Decentralisation to pay a visit until 23 June.

KOPER - Transport Minister Marko Pavliha to join local business officials in a debate about the Slovenian transport policy.

LJUBLJANA - The launch of a book by Maja Breznik discussing cultural revisionism and published by the Peace Institute.

VENICE, Italy - A multimedia show entitled "Borders" to open at the Slovenian A+A gallery.

BREZICE/LJUBLJANA - The Brezice Festival Group to outline this summer's programme of events at a press conference.

LJUBLJANA - A press conference to outline the programme of the "Imago Sloveniae" (Images of Slovenia) and the summer festival in the historical centre of Ljubljana.

NOVO MESTO - A press conference ahead of the 3rd international short film festival SNIFF.

SIBENIK, Croatia - The Ptuy Mestno Theatre to make a guest appearance at the international children's festival.

TUESDAY, 22 June

LJUBLJANA - Hans Martin Bury, German Minister of State for Europe, to pay a visit; talks scheduled with FM Dimitrij Rupel, Europe Minister Milan M. Cvikl, MP Alojz Petrle and chair of the parliamentary committee for EU affairs Ljubo Germic.

MARIBOR - Mobile telecommunications services provider Mobitel and Nova KBM, Slovenia's second largest bank, to present a new mobile-phone payment service to the press.

LJUBLJANA - A joint press conference of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports to focus on the health of Slovenian school children.

LJUBLJANA - The launch of a book by communicology professor France Vreg entitled "Political Marketing and Democracy" and a debate on political marketing and election campaigns in Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA - A show of contemporary Serbian art (1958 to 2002) from the Belgrade-based Zepter gallery to open.

MARIBOR - The EU Culture 2000 programme to be outlined.

KOPER - A press conference to outline the programme of the 11 Primorsko Summer Festival.

WEDNESDAY, 23 June

LONDON, United Kingdom - Prime Minister Anton Rop to pay a working visit.

BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro - Europe Minister Milan M. Cvikl to begin a two-day visit.

LJUBLJANA - Parliament to convene for the 47th emergency session to promulgate the recently adopted constitutional changes.

LJUBLJANA - The first public debate staged by the newly-formed Assembly for the Republic, a forum set up by prominent right-wing figures as well as FM Dimitrij Rupel.

LJUBLJANA - President Janez Drnovsek to receive Indian Ambassador T.P. Sreenivasan for a farewell visit.

LJUBLJANA - President Janez Drnovsek to decorate several persons for their merits for the nation.

LJUBLJANA - The Economic and Social Council to mark 10th anniversary.

LJUBLJANA - The management boards of several professional associations within the GZS to be in session (environment, tourism&catering, forestry).

LJUBLJANA - The European Employment Services network to be introduced as part of European Wednesdays. The network associates public employment offices in the EU and the European Economic Area.

LJUBLJANA - The National Housing Fund to hold a press conference to review work in the past 12 years.

LJUBLJANA - The Kresnik Award for best novel of the year to be conferred by newspaper publisher Delo.

LJUBLJANA - The programme of the 22nd Radovljica Festival to be presented to the press.

VIENNA, Austria - An exhibition of Gasper Jemc to open.

THURSDAY, 24 June

LJUBLJANA - Parliament to gather for a ceremonial session to mark National Day.

LJUBLJANA - The main state ceremony on National Day with President Janez Drnovsek as the key-note speaker.

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary EU affairs committee to meet behind closed doors to debate a report from the 17-18 June European Council session and preparations for the 28-29 June session of EU environment ministers.

LJUBLJANA - Regular weekly government session.

LJUBLJANA - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Samuel Zbogar to receive Lilliane Bloem, ambassador and permanent member of the Council of Europe Article 133 Committee.

TRIESTE, Italy - The National Council commission for international relations and European affairs to meet representatives of the Slovenian minority.

LJUBLJANA - The GZS Metal Industry Association to review the industry's operating results in Q1.

LJUBLJANA - Veterinary Administration officials to outline the European system of fee collection.

CELJE - A press conference by the Slovenian Bishops' Conference as part of the 3rd international pastoral symposium.

FRIDAY, 25 June

LJUBLJANA - National Day.

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary EU affairs committee to be in session to debate reports from sessions of several ministerial councils of the EU.

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - President of the National Council Janez Susnik to attend the 2nd working meeting of parliament and senate presidents of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Austria and Slovenia.

MARIBOR - The Lent festival to get under way.

SATURDAY, 26 June

BLED - An international regatta.

SUNDAY, 27 June

BLED - A festive procession at the 1000th anniversary of Bled.

LJUBLJANA - Slovenian Police Day.

LENDAVA - European Speedway Championships semi-finals for individuals.

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