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Schedule of Events for Wednesday, 11 May

Ljubljana, 10 May - Below is a schedule of events for Wednesday, 11 May:

MARIBOR - The government cabinet is to pay a visit to the eastern region of Podravje. A working session of the government (9:30 AM) is to be followed by separate meetings of ministers with local mayors and businessmen. PM Janez Jansa is to visit the Maribor airport, the University of Maribor and meet with the management of state-owned bank NKBM. A press conference featuring PM Jansa, Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak, Education Minister Milan Zver and Regional Government Minister Ivan Zagar is scheduled for 4 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - President of the Finnish parliament's friendship group with Slovenia, Tuija Brax, is to pay a visit at the invitation of her opposite number Ljubo Germic. She is to meet with Deputy Speaker Vasja Klavora and the committees for foreign policy and the environment. A statement for the press at 10:30 AM. (STA)

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Major General Ladislav Lipic, the army chief of staff, is to attend the annual meetings of NATO chiefs of staff.

LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary commission for petitions, human rights and equal opportunities is to examine the special Ombudsman report on the erased and the government-proposed bill on same-sex partnerships; at 9 AM.

LJUBLJANA - A public debate on the EU's Lisbon Strategy is to take part at the National Assembly at 10 AM as part of Europe Week.

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Steel Industry holding is to present 2004 business results at a press conference scheduled for 10 AM. (STA)

PODCETRTEK - The Slovenian Tourism Organisation is to stage a debate on the development of spa tourism; at 10 AM.

LJUBLJANA - Ljubljana mayor Danica Simsic is to talk to the press at noon to present activities aimed at improving the city's innovative capacities.

IG - The International trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance is to receive a donation from the Croatian company Maraska. The agreement is to be signed at 10 AM.

POSTOJNA - The official start at 11 AM of international military exercise "Clever Ferret 2005"; at 11 AM.

KRSKO - The management of the shut-down Senovo coal mine is to talk to the press at 11 to present the progress of closure works.

INNSBRUCK, Austria - Slovenia will play hosts Austria in the all-decisive relegation round game at the Ice-Hockey World Championships; starts at 8:15 PM.

LJUBLJANA - A press conference at 11 AM ahead of international film festival "Kino Otok - Isola Cinema".

KRANJ - A presentation of an international project dubbed "The Iron Route", bringing together Alpine countries sharing a history of iron mining.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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