Schedule of Events from 11 to 17 July

Ljubljana, 10 July - Schedule of events in the week from 11 to 17 July:

MONDAY, 11 July

POTOCARI, Bosnia-Herzegovina - FM Dimitrij Rupel, the OSCE chairman, is to attend a remembrance ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of the massacre of some 8,000 Muslims at Srebrenica.

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Bozo Cerar, state secretary at the Foreign Ministry, is to attend a meeting of foreign ministers of the regional partnership which comprises the Visegrad Group (Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia) plus Slovenia and Austria.

CARDIFF, UK - Informal meeting of the EU Competitiveness Council, to be attended by Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak and Minister of Higher Education and Science and Technology Jure Zupan.

LJUBLJANA - The start of the 8th regular parliament session.

LJUBLJANA - Amnesty International Slovenije is to stage a symbolic action in the centre of the city in remembrance of the victims of the Srebrenica massacre.

LJUBLJANA - The Defence Research Centre is to present the results of a public opinion survey dubbed "National and International Security".

BOVEC - The Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning is to hold a press conference to present the results of the reconstruction efforts in the Posocje region one year after the devastating earthquake.

LIPICA - The start of the 3rd international poetry and translation workshop, with participation by 23 poets and translators from 13 countries; until 17 July.

TUESDAY, 12 July

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk is to attend the meeting of the EU Council for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN).

LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Commerce (GZS) is to host a Russian-Slovenian business conference.

LJUBLJANA - Ombudsman Matjaz Hanzek is to stage a press conference to speak about current human rights issues.

LJUBLJANA - A round table on challenges facing the ratification of the EU constitution is to be held as part of the summer university Brave New Europe 2005.

JESENICE - Steel mill Acroni is to present the business results for the first half of the year at a press conference.

LJUBLJANA - Nova Revija, a right-leaning intellectual journal, is to speak to the press to mark the 25th anniversary of the initiative to establish the journal, and prospects for the future.


BUDAPEST, Hungary - Prime Minister Janez Jansa is to attend the meeting of heads of government of the regional partnership (Visegrad Group plus Slovenia and Austria).

MOSCOW, Russia - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, the OSCE chairman, is due to meet his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Extraordinary meeting of EU justice and home ministers dedicated to the London terrorist attacks of 7 July. Interior Minister Dragutin Mate is expected to attend.

PORTOROZ - The Agency for Regional Development is to organise a day-long conference on Slovenia's experience with cross-border cooperation.

LJUBLJANA - A round table on the EU accession prospects of Turkey is to be held as part of the summer university Brave New Europe 2005.


LJUBLJANA - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is to hold talks with Governor of the Russian province of Sverdlov Eduard Rossel and UN special representative for Kosovo Soeren Jessen-Petersen, respectively.

LJUBLJANA - A delegation of the Russian province of Sverdlov is to pay a visit at the invitation of Economics Minister Andrej Vizjak.

LJUBLJANA - A debate on the reality of the Lisbon Strategy is to be held under the auspices of the sumer university Brave New Europe 2005.

LJUBLJANA - Weekly cabinet session.

FRIDAY, 15 July

BRUSSELS, Belgium - EU finance ministers are to debate the proposed EU budget for 2006. Slovenia is to be represented by head of the permanent mission to the EU Ciril Stokelj.

LJUBLJANA - The Chamber of Commerce (GZS) is to host a conference on technological platforms, to be attended by European Commissioner for Science and Research Janez Potocnik.

LJUBLJANA - The Agency for Technological Development is to present Austria's model of methods for the implementation of competitiveness-boosting measures, and practical examples.

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