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Schedule of Events from 23 to 29 May

Ljubljana, 22 May - Schedule of events in the week from 23 to 29 May:

MONDAY, 23 May
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's tax reform to be discussed at a seminar organised by the research centre of Ljubljana's Economics Faculty.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - EU foreign ministers to meet for their monthly meeting.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - A two-day session of the EU Council for Education, Youth and Culture to begin.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic - The 13th OSCE economic forum to begin, focusing on demographic trends and migration patterns.
        ZAGREB, Croatia - Speaker of the National Assembly France Cukjati to meet his Croatian counterpart Vladimir Seks.
        BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro - Slovenian Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk to address the EBRD assembly of the board of governors.
        PORTOROZ - A three-day conference on modern public administration, organised by the Ministry of Public Administration, to begin.
        CELJE - Business partnership between Slovenia and Austria in the focus of a debate organised by the Zlatorog business club.
        MARIBOR - The bank Raiffeisen Krekova banka to present its business results from 2004 and plans for 2005.
        LJUBLJANA - Acting director of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions Willy Buschak to speak to the press prior to a seminar on quality living in Europe.
        LJUBLJANA - The leader of the opposition Social Democrats (SD) Borut Pahor is to hold a news conference on several topical issues.
        LJUBLJANA - Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Jure Zupan to present conclusions of a ministerial on the Bologna Process held in Bergen last week.
        MOSCOW, Russia - Minister of Transport Janez Bozic to attend the 89th session of the council of ministers of the CEMT.
        LJUBLJANA - A contract to sell the building hosting the Slovenian Cinematheque to be signed in a bid to resolve its status.

TUESDAY, 24 May
        ARE, Sweden - FM Dimitrij Rupel to attend a two-day security forum of NATO's Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council.
        LJUBLJANA - A news conference upon the merger of two insurers, Slovenica and Adriatic.
        BLED - The Slovenian automotive cluster to organise a conference on trends in the supply sector of the car industry.
        POSTOJNA - President Janez Drnovsek and PM Janez Jansa to inspect the Clever Ferret 2005 military exercise of the MLF.
        LJUBLJANA - A memorandum of understanding to be signed between the government and the IOM on voluntary repatriation of immigrants.
        LJUBLJANA - Session of the parliamentary commission for Slovenians abroad.
        LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Commerce to organise a info event on Hong Kong.
        NOVA GORICA - A concert by internationally acclaimed pianist Ivo Pogorelic.

WEDNESDAY, 25 May
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's competitiveness in the EU to be discussed at the 7th session on the future of Slovenia sponsored by President Janez Drnovsek.
        LJUBLJANA - The Association of Free Trade Unions to outline its view on the proposed changes to the health care act.
        LJUBLJANA - Wireless provider Simobil Vodafone to present its new services.
        BLED - The 16th international meeting of firefighters to begin, through 29 May.
        LJUBLJANA - The 2005 Desetnica Award to be presented for best youth book.
        IZOLA - The 2nd festival "Kino Otok - Isola Cinema" is to begin, featuring 30 films from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

THURSDAY, 26 May
        LJUBLJANA - The winner of the 2005 Vilenica Grand Prix for literature is to be presented, alongside the programme of the 20th Vilenica international meeting of writers.
        PORTOROZ - The 22nd conference on finance and stock market organised by the Ljubljana Stock Exchange to begin, through 27 May.
        CATEZ OB SAVI - The Society of Tax Advisors to gather for the 12th days of tax advisors, through 28 May.
        LJUBLJANA - A conference on waste management to be organised by the National Council and the Club of Slovenian Entrepreneurs.
        PORTOROZ - A traditional meeting of political scientists entitled "Democracy in Globalisation - Globalisation in Democracy"; through 28 May.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary foreign policy committee to hold a closed-door session.
        BERN, Switzerland - Chief-of-staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces, Maj. Gen. Ladislav Lipic to begin a two-day visit to Switzerland.
        VELENJE - The annual session of the executive committee of the CESP, the European council of police trade unions which associates 19 unions; through 29 May.
        LJUBLJANA - Weekly cabinet session.

FRIDAY, 27 May
        LJUBLJANA - The spring session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly to begin; through 31 May.
        PTUJ - The 4th Slovenian festival of chamber theatre, SKUP 2005, to begin, through 4 June.

SATURDAY, 28 May
        OPICINA, Italy - The Slovenian Community, the party of the Slovenian minority in Italy, to hold a congress; attendance of Slovenian FM Dimitrij Rupel and Health Minister Andrej Brucan.
        STANJEL - A ceremony marking 140 years of the birth of architect Maks Fabiani.

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