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Schedule of Events from 2 to 8 May

Ljubljana, 1 May - Schedule of events in the week from 2 to 8 May:

MONDAY, 2 May

NEW YORK, United States - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Bozo Cerar is to attend the opening session of the 7th review conference of parties to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, which runs until 27 May.

PORTOROZ - The opening of the first Festival of European Film.

TUESDAY, 3 May

LJUBLJANA - Hubert Gorbach, the Austrian minister of transport, innovation and technology, it to arrive on an official visit.

LJUBLJANA - US Senator George Voinovich is to be received by President Janez Drnovsek, FM Dimitrij Rupel and Defence Minister Karl Erjavec as he begins a two-day visit.

LJUBLJANA - The ministries of public administration and the interior are to present the electronic birth registry and other new e-government services.

ZAGREB, Croatia - Director general of the Civil Protection and Disaster Relief Administration Bojan Zmavc it to take part in the 6th session of the Slovenian-Croatian commission for protection from natural disasters.

INNSBRUCK, Austria - Slovenia will play Canada in the preliminary round of the World Ice Hockey Championships.

LJUBLJANA - World Press Freedom Day.

WEDNESDAY, 4 May

LISBON, Portugal - An informal meeting of 17 EU members debating the 2007-2013 budget framework. To be attended on behalf of Slovenia by deputy head of Government Office for EU Affairs Rado Genorio.

LJUBLJANA - The Ministry of Public Administration is to stage a public debate on changes to the act on access to public information.

BRNIK - Budget carrier EasyJet is to talk to the press to mark the first anniversary of its arrival in Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Commerce is to talk to the press about the next steps to take in the EU.

LJUBLJANA - The Ministry of Education and Sport is to host a conference on best practice in mobility, with emphasis on the EU's Socrates and da Vinci programmes.

LJUBLJANA - The presentation of events marking Europe Week by head of the Government PR and Media Office Matjaz Kek and EU Ambassador Erwan Fouere.

THURSDAY, 5 May

LJUBLJANA - The Agency of Technological Development and the Economics Ministry's directorate for entrepreneurship are to organise a seminar on the transfer of know-how to the corporate sector, presenting the experience of Japan.

LJUBLJANA - Weekly cabinet session.

PORTOROZ - The start of international seminar Direkt2005, organised by the Direct Marketing Association.

INNSBRUCK, Austria - Slovenia will play Latvia in the preliminary round of the World Ice Hockey Championships.

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - The opening of the 11th international book fair Bookworld, which has put Slovenia in the limelight this year.

LJUBLJANA - Painters' associations are to confer this year's Jakopic Award, the highest prize for achievements in fine arts in Slovenia.

FRIDAY, 6 May

No major events expected.

SATURDAY, 7 May

LJUBLJANA - A ceremony is to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of WWII and the liberation of Ljubljana.

SUNDAY, 8 May

LJUBLJANA - The start of the first Central European Festival of Storytelling.

LJUBLJANA - International Red Cross Day.

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