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Schedule of Events for Tuesday, 10 May

Ljubljana, 9 May - Below is a schedule of events for Tuesday, 10 May:

BRUSSELS, Belgium - EU ministers responsible for competition, among them Slovenia's Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak, are to meet to discuss guidelines that are to serve member states in drafting their national action plans for the implementation of the Lisbon Strategy. The Competitiveness and Innovation framework Programme, developments in the textile industry and negotiations on the location of the Iter fusion reactor are also expected to be on the agenda.

LJUBLJANA - Finnish Minister of Trade and European Affairs Paula Lehtomaki continues her two-day visit to Slovenia. Meetings with Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel and State Secretary for European Affairs Marcel Koprol are scheduled for 11 AM and 11:30 AM respectively.

MARIBOR - Prime Minister Janez Jansa is paying a working visit to Maribor.

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Agriculture Minister Marija Lukacic is scheduled to attend an informal meeting of EU agriculture ministers.

LIPICA - The Slovenian Armed Forces is to unveil its first cavalry unit at 11 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Committee for the UN is to stage a debate on the UN reforms put forward by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is due to take part in the event, which begins at 3 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The Assembly for the Republic, a group of right-leaning intellectuals, is to stage a public debate at 6 PM to discuss the democratisation and quality of the Slovenian media.

LJUBLJANA - The Association of Slovenian Journalists is set to speak about its position on the government-sponsored bill on public broadcaster at a press conference scheduled for noon.

LJUBLJANA - A round table is to debate Slovenian influences in Austria 50 years after the signing of the Austrian State Treaty; begins at 10 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - As part of European Week a public debate on the EU's constitutional treaty is to be held at the parliament building; begins at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - The National Council and the Association of Slovenian Municipalities is to hold a debate on draft legislation on local government; at 3 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Shadow cabinet foreign minister Bojko Bucar is to address the press at noon to outline opposition Liberal Democrats' positions on foreign policy developments, in particular regarding Croatia. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is scheduled to meet the new British Ambassador Tim Simmons at noon to accept a copy of his credentials.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Society for International Relations is to host a lecture by former Macedonian President Kiro Gligorov on Macedonia's regional role; at 5 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The Bosnian Cultural Alliance in Slovenia and the Centre for Strategic Studies of the International Bosnia Forum is to host a round-table debate on the future of Bosnia-Herzegovina; at 7 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Publisher Slovenska matica is to host a two-day symposium on the 60th anniversary of the end of WWII, themed "Slovenian Culture During War"; begins at 10 AM.

LIPICA - A press conference ahead of the 20th Vilenica international writers' meeting, to be held between 7 and 11 September; at 11 AM.

PORTOROZ - The curtain is to be raised on Internautica, Slovenia's biggest boat fair, at 11 AM. The event is to run through Sunday. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The supervisory board of Slovenia's top retailer, Mercator, is to meet at 3 PM to take a decision on a capital injection.

BLED - A round-table debate on moonlighting in the catering industry; at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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