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Schedule of Events from 16 to 22 May

Ljubljana, 16 May - Schedule of events in the week from 16 to 22 May:

MONDAY, 16 May

WARSAW, Poland - Prime Minister Janez Jansa and Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel are to attend a two-day summit of the Council of Europe (CoE).

LJUBLJANA - The May session of the National Assembly is to kick off with questions time. The session is expected to last three days and will examine the amendments to the income tax act ad public sector wages act. Lawmakers are also scheduled to vote on the proposed appointment of Aleks Stakul as the director general of public broadcaster RTV Slovenija. Prime Minister Janez Jansa is to answer opposition questions on Wednesday after returning from the CoE summit.

VRTOJBA - Hauliers from Slovenia and Italy are to block toll collecting points on the Vrtojba/San Andrea border crossing between the countries to protest against border tolls.

LJUBLJANA - The Secretary General of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Aidan White is to visit Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA - The Institute for Economic Research is to present the annual report on global competitiveness for 2004/2005 and a review of Slovenian competitiveness.

LJUBLJANA - Justice Minister Lovro Sturm is to speak about progress in denationalisation as well as the supplementary budget.

LJUBLJANA - Slovenian MEP Jelko Kacin is to hold a press conference about the prospects of countries from the Western Balkans for joining the European Union.

NICOSIA, Cyprus - A delegation of the Constitutional Court, headed by its president Janez Cebulj, is to take part in a four-day European Conference of Constitutional Courts.

TUESDAY, 17 May

LJUBLJANA - The Supreme Court is to hold a press conference to speak about its activities in 2004.

LJUBLJANA - Life insurer Slovenica zivljenje is to speak about its results for 2004 and plans for this year at a press conference.

LJUBLJANA - Non-residential Israeli Ambassador to Slovenia Yael Rubinstein is to be received by Defence Minister Karl Erjavec.

WEDNESDAY, 18 May

OTTAWA, Canada - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is scheduled to begin a working visit to Canada.

POSTOJNA - The media will be able to view the Clever Ferret 2005 military exercise of the Multinational Land Force that brings together Slovenia, Italy and Hungary.

LJUBLJANA - The Association of Slovenian Cooperatives are to hold a press conference on milk prices and denationaliasation claims.

THURSDAY, 19 May

LJUBLJANA - The cabinet is to hold its weekly session.

GALAWAY, Ireland - State Secretary for European Affairs Marcel Koprol is to take part in a two-day seminar on the shape of the EU a year after enlargement.

PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro/SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Armed Forces Chief of Staff Ladislav Lipic is to pay a visit to Slovenian soldiers serving in the international peace-keeping missions in Kosovo and Bosnia.

LJUBLJANA - A strategy for developing eco-farming is to be discussed at a conference organised by the National Council and the Institute for Sustainable Development.

LIPICA - A ceremony is to be held on the 425th anniversary of the Lipica Stud Farm.

FRIDAY, 20 May

LJUBLJANA - The junior coalition Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) is to hold its congress.

OZBALT - Dravske elektrarne, which operates hydro-electric power plants on the Drava river in NE Slovenia, is to hold a ceremony as it wraps up renovation works on a number of its plants.

LJUBLJANA - A round table debate organised by the Consumer Protection Association in cooperation with the Economics Ministry is to review consumer protection policies in Slovenia.

PORTOROZ - A two-day international conference on best practices in communications is to get underway.

LJUBLJANA - High school graduates from around Slovenia are to take part in traditional graduation parades.

SATURDAY, 21 May

BRDO PRI KRANJU - The opposition National Party (SNS) is to hold a congress.

PEKRE - A ceremony is to be held to remember the attempts of the Yugoslav People's Army to stop the training of first Slovenian conscripts, one of the main events leading to the ten-day war for independence in 1991.

SUNDAY, 22 May

No major events anticipated.

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