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Schedule of Events from 30 May to 5 June

Ljubljana, 29 May - Schedule of events in the week from 30 May to 5 June:

MONDAY, 30 May

VIENNA, Austria - FM Dimitrij Rupel, the OSCE chairman, is to meet acting Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who is to visit the OSCE Vienna headquarters. Rupel is also expected to address the OSCE Permanent Council.

LJUBLJANA - Columbian Foreign Minister Carolina Barco is to begin two day visit to Slovenia. On Tuesday, she is to meet FM Dimitrij Rupel and Parliament Speaker France Cukjati. She is also scheduled to meet Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak during her stay.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - EU agriculture ministers are to adopt a political agreement on agricultural policy funding at their regular session. Crisis management in agriculture is also on the agenda. A Slovenian delegation headed by Agriculture Minister Marija Lukacic is to attend the session.

LJUBLJANA - The Euro-Atlantic Council of Slovenia is to host a lecture by President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Pierre Lellouche. The event, entitled "Today's NATO and Its Future", is co-organised by the Slovenian Association for International Relations.

LJUBLJANA - The results of the latest Politbarometer opinion poll are to be presented at a press conference.

BUDAPEST, Hungary - The beginning of the 6th conference of attorney generals of the Council of Europe member states is to be attended by State Prosecutor General Barbara Brezigar.

VELENJE - The beginning of the 7th conference of energy experts, organised by the Slovenian Energy Association and the Slovenian committee of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE).

LJUBLJANA - The conferring of the Plecnik Awards for outstanding achievements in architecture and opening of the exhibition of the works by the 2005 Plecnik Award winners.

TUESDAY, 31 May

LJUBLJANA - NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, who is to attend the session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, is to visit Slovenia at the invitation of PM Janez Jansa.

LJUBLJANA - The plenary session of the NATO parliamentary assembly, to be attended by NATO PA President Pierre Lellouche, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, PM Janez Jansa, Parliament Speaker France Cukjati, FM Dimitrij Rupel and Defence Minister Karel Erjavec. On the margins of the meeting, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer is to deliver a lecture on NATO transformation at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

LJUBLJANA - Columbian Foreign Minister Carolina Barco is to meet FM Dimitrij Rupel and Speaker France Cukjati as part of her official visit to Slovenia.

LOVRAN/RIJEKA/ZAGREB, Croatia - A delegation of the parliamentary commission for Slovenians abroad, headed by the commission chair Janez Kramberger, is to begin a two day visit to Croatia.

LJUBLJANA - The Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS) is to hold a press conference to present their views on the possible introduction of a flat tax and its consequences.

PORTOROZ - The Slovenian Marketing Association in cooperation with the business daily Finance is to organise a two-day marketing conference entitled "First Year in the EU - How Did the Marketing Strategies Stand the Test?".

CATEZ OB SAVI - The Terme Catez health resort is to hold a press conference to present their business results for the year 2004.

RAVNE NA KOROSKEM - The Metal Ravne steel company is to hold a press conference to present their business results for the first quarter of this year.

CELJE - An exhibition entitled "Concealed and Hidden to the Eye - Concealed Graves 60 Years after the WWII" by Mitja Ferenc is to open at the Museum of Recent History.

WEDNESDAY, 1 June

KARLSTAD, Sweden - The 3rd NATO conference on the drafting of non-statutory instructions and minimal standards in civil protection against radiological, chemical and biological weapons. A delegation of the Slovenian Civil Protection and Disaster Relief Administration is to attend the three-day conference.

BRNIK - A consultation on the development of aviation tourism in Slovenia is to be organised by the Aerodrom Ljubljana airport operator and followed by the official opening of a new parking facility.

THURSDAY, 2 June

LJUBLJANA - Human Rights Ombudsman Matjaz Hanzek is to present the 2004 Annual Report to Parliament Speaker France Cukjati. Hanzek is also scheduled to outline the contents of the report at a press conference.

LUXEMBOURG - A two-day session of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council is to begin. Slovenia is to be represented by Interior Minister Dragutin Mate and Justice Minister Lovro Sturm.

LUXEMBOURG - A two day session of the EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers Council is to begin, with Labour Minister Janez Drobnic representing Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA - Weekly government session.

PORTOROZ - The Slovenian Insurance Association is to organise the 12th conference of Slovenian insurers with the main topic "Europe without Boundaries".

LJUBLJANA - Italian ambassador to Slovenia Daniele Verga is to confer decorations of the Italian president, "Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta Italiana", on University of Primorsko chancellor Lucija Cok and Ciril Zlobec, member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

LJUBLJANA - A press conference ahead of the 46th Ljubljana Jazz Festival, which is to take place from 30 June to 2 July.

FRIDAY, 3 June

ZAGREB - FM Dimitrij Rupel is to address an international conference entitled "Southeastern Europe on its Way to the EU", organised by the Bertelsmann Foundation in cooperation with the Croatian government.

LJUBLJANA - The first parliamentary inquiry commission in this parliamentary term, looking into the work of public prosecutors, is to hold its maiden session.

TUZLA/PRISTINA - Defence Minister Karel Erjavec is to visit the members of the Slovenian Armed Forces taking part in the peacekeeping missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo.

SUNDAY, 5 June

KOCEVSKI ROG - The 16th commemorative service is to be held at the burial ground Pod Kren in Kocevski Rog, to honour the members of the home-guard militia killed in the aftermath of WWII and mark the 60th anniversary of the Kocevski Rog killings. A blessing of a mosaic and bronze cross designed by Marko Rupnik are also to take place.

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