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Schedule of Events for Thursday, 24 June

Ljubljana, 23 June - Below is a schedule of events for Thursday, 24 June:

LJUBLJANA - The main state ceremony marking National Day is to be held in the Ljubljana square Trg republike at 9 PM, with President Janez Drnovsek as the key-note speaker.

LJUBLJANA - Parliament is to gather for a ceremonial session marking National Day at 8 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary EU affairs committee is to meet behind closed doors at 2 PM to debate a report from the 17-18 June European Council session and preparations for the 28-29 June session of EU environment ministers.

PODGORICA, Serbia-Montenegro - Europe Minister Milan M. Cvikl is due to meet with Montenegrin Minister of International Economic Relation and European Integration Gordana Djurovic, Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic and President Filip Vujanovic upon concluding his two-day working visit to Serbia-Montenegro. (STA)

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Commission is due to pass first assessments of convergence programmes for the ten EU newcomers, including Slovenia.

WASHINGTON, United States - Chief-of-Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces, Major General Ladislav Lipic is to meet General Richard Myers, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff.

LJUBLJANA - The government is to hold its regular weekly session at 10 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The opposition People's Party (SLS) is to hold a news conference to comment on the first session of the Assembly for the Republic.

LJUBLJANA - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Samuel Zbogar is to receive Lilliane Bloem, ambassador and permanent member of the Council of Europe Article 133 Committee, at 9:30 AM.

TRIESTE, Italy - The National Council commission for international relations and European affairs is to meet representatives of the Slovenian minority in Italy at 10 AM.

CELJE - The Slovenian Bishops' Conference is to hold a press conference at 1 PM as part of the 3rd international pastoral symposium.

LJUBLJANA - The GZS Metal Industry Association is to review the industry's operating results in Q1 at a news conference at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The Veterinary Administration officials are to outline the European system of fee collection at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Food producer Kolinska is to reveal current business results at a news conference at 12:30 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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