The patent establishment is already lobbying the Slovenian presidency in order the push the EU-EPLA and software patents by the back door, by locating their next conference in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia:
European Patent Forum and European Inventor of the Year 2008
On 6 and 7 May 2008, the European Patent Forum and the European Inventor of the Year will take place in Ljubljana. The event will be co-organised by the European Patent Office, the government of Slovenia, the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office and the European Commission. Slovenia will hold the EU Council Presidency in the first half of 2008.
Please take note of this date.
European Patent Forum
European Inventor of the Year
Grand Hotel Union, Ljubljana
The programme of events will be available at the start of 2008.
And of course, the EPO decides the agenda of the conference.