Schedule of Events for Monday, 23 May

Ljubljana, 22 May - Below is a schedule of events for Monday, 23 May:

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's tax reform is to be discussed at a seminar organised at 2 PM by the research centre of Ljubljana's Economics Faculty. Economist Joze P. Damijan of the Strategic Council for Economic Development is to outline a feasibility study for the introduction of a flat tax rate in Slovenia. (STA)

BRUSSELS, Belgium - At their monthly meeting, EU foreign ministers are to discuss foreign policy topics and preparations for the June EU summit plus meet defence ministers. Slovenia to be represented by FM Dimitrij Rupel, Defence Minister Karl Erjavec and State Secretary in charge of EU affairs Marcel Koprol.

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - The changing demographic situation and migration patterns will be in the focus of the 13th OSCE economic forum. The five-day event is organised by the Slovenian OSCE chairmanship and Office of the Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities. FM and OSCE chairman Dimitrij Rupel's address at 4 PM.

ZAGREB, Croatia - Speaker of the National Assembly France Cukjati and his Croatian counterpart Vladimir Seks are to discuss the 4th conference of speakers from Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. The event, due from 10 to 11 June in Slovenia, to be attended also by speakers from the Western Balkans; statement to the press around 1 PM. (STA)

BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro - The annual meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), attended by some 3,000 officials, is to wrap up. Slovenian Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk to address the assembly of the board of governors.

PORTOROZ - A three-day conference on modern public administration, organised by the Ministry of Public Administration, to begin at 10 AM. A panel on customer-friendly administration is to be chaired by IMAD director Janez Sustersic at 5:30 PM.

CELJE - Business partnership between Slovenia and Austria is to be in the focus of a debate organised by the Zlatorog business club at 6 PM; Austrian Ambassador Valentin Inzko to attend.

MARIBOR - The bank Raiffeisen Krekova banka is to present its business results from 2004 and plans for 2005 at a news conference at 12 AM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - Acting director of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions Willy Buschak is to speak to the press at 9 AM before a seminar on quality living in Europe begins at 3 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The leader of the opposition Social Democrats (SD) Borut Pahor is to hold a news conference at 12 AM on several topical issues.

LJUBLJANA - Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Jure Zupan is to present conclusions of a ministerial on the Bologna Process held in Norway's Bergen last week; at 11 AM.

MOSCOW, Russia - Minister of Transport Janez Bozic and a delegation are to attend the 89th session of the council of ministers of the Conference of European Ministers of Transport (CEMT) which is to focus on land routs between Europe and Asia (23-26 May).

LJUBLJANA - A contract to sell the building hosting the Slovenian Cinematheque to be signed at 8:30 AM by the culture minister and the Ljubljana mayor in a bid to resolve its status after the institution, being in a poor shape, had to close down in mid-2004. (STA)

KLAGENFURT, Austria - Slovenia's Former President Milan Kucan is to speak at the launch of a symposium on the Austrian State Treaty and minorities which is organised by the Klagenfurt University; at 7:30 PM.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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