Next Week in Slovenia: 13 - 19 May, 2019

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This summary of the week ahead is provided by the STA:

MONDAY, 13 May

        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will debate amendments to the real estate records act and the opposition's allegations about political pressure on the judiciary.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will attend a session of the EU's Foreign Affairs Council. He will also attend an event marking the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership.
        BEIJING/HANGZHOU, China - Agriculture Ministry State Secretary Jože Podgoršek will attend a meeting of farm ministers of the 16+1 initiative and a forum on agricultural and trade cooperation between China and Central and Eastern Europe.
        LJUBLJANA - President Borut Pahor will receive members of the first Slovenian expedition to Mount Everest upon the 40th anniversary of the feat.
        LJUBLJANA - The Association of Journalists and Commentators will host a panel on changes to the umbrella media law.
        LJUBLJANA - The Charm of Wood, an exhibition dedicated to wood design, will open at the Cankarjev Dom; until 18 May.
        LJUBLJANA - The start of the National Volunteering Week; until 19 May.

TUESDAY, 14 May
        LJUBLJANA - Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex will start a two-day visit to Slovenia at the invitation of President Borut Pahor.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Home Policy Committee will debate Schengen border protection at the request of the Democrats (SDS).
        CERKLJE OB KRKI - Slovenian Armed Forces Day will be celebrated with a display of Slovenian military gear, with keynotes by Defence Minister Karl Erjavec and President Borut Pahor.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec will attend a session of the EU's Agriculture and Fisheries Council while Defence Ministry State Secretary Miloš Bizjak will be on hand for a session of the Foreign Affair Council.
        KLAGENFURT, Austria - National Council President Alojz Kovšca will visit Carinthia to meet members of the Slovenian minority and Governor Peter Kaiser.
        LJUBLJANA - AJPES, the agency for public legal records, will present cumulative data on the performance of companies in 2018.
        TEL AVIV, Israel - Slovenian Eurovision entrants Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl will perform in the first semi-final of the song competition.

WEDNESDAY, 15 May
        SKOPJE, North Macedonia - Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec will start a two-day visit to North Macedonia.
        LJUBLJANA - The Agriculture Committee will debate allegedly questionable financing of a campaign for the promotion of Slovenian food.
        CELJE - Chemical company Cinkarna Celje will release its Q1 financials.
        LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - The board of directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) will decide on the planned EUR 250 million loan for the Koper-Divača rail project.
        LJUBLJANA - Slovenian Book Days; until 18 May.
        LJUBLJANA - Laibach will perform songs from the last album, The Sound of Music, at Cankarjev Dom.

THURSDAY, 16 May
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Defence Committee will debate the status of the Poček military training grounds.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Finance Committee will debate the Left's proposal for a tax on digital services.
        LJUBLJANA - The parliamentary Commission for Slovenians Abroad will debate direct representation of the Slovenian diaspora in the National Assembly.
        LJUBLJANA - Weekly government session.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Finance Minister Andrej Bertoncelj will take part in a Eurogroup session.
        HELSINKI, Finland - Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will take part in a two-day session of the Council of Europe (CoE) foreign ministers.
        BRUSSELS, Belgium - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Simona Leskovar will attend a meeting of the EU ministers in charge of development.
        LJUBLJANA - Public broadcaster TV Slovenija will host two EU election debates, respectively with the candidates of parliamentary and non-parliamentary parties.
        LJUBLJANA - A debate on digitalisation of cultural heritage organised by several museums and ministries.
        LJUBLJANA - Insurer Zavarovalnica Triglav is expected to release preliminary Q1 results.
        LJUBLJANA - Insurer Sava Re is expected to release preliminary Q1 results.
        MARIBOR - International circular economy conference Circular Change; until 17 May.
        PODČETRTEK - Slovenia Incoming Workshop, the biggest event for tour organisers in Slovenia; until 18 May.

FRIDAY, 17 May
        LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will hold an emergency session to debate the Democrats (SDS) proposal to exclude healthcare and the army from the single public sector pay system.
        LJUBLJANA - Energy group Petrol is expected to release preliminary Q1 results.

SATURDAY, 18 May
        RAVNE NA KOROŠKEM - Slovenia will mark World Bee Day with an event featuring exhibitions, workshops and speeches by officials.

SUNDAY, 19 May
        LJUBLJANA - Parliamentary Speaker Dejan Židan will receive his Swiss counterpart Marina Carobbio Guscetti for a three-day official visit.

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