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DIARY-Political and General News Events from April 27

PUBLISHED: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 12:48:41 GMT

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TUESDAY, APRIL 27

** LONDON – OPEC+ to hold monitoring committee (JMMC) meeting.

** BRUSSELS – Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger visit next to the EU institutions and NATO. ** BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Slovak counterpart Ivan Korcok speak to reporters during a virtual news conference ahead of their meeting to discuss “bilateral, European and international issues.” – 1400 GMT. ** PARIS – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and his German counterpart Olaf Scholz give a joint news conference on recovery plans to alleviate the EU’s economic situation that has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 crisis – 1430 GMT. ** TBILISI – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis will pay an official visit to Georgia, he will meet Georgian counterpart (to April 29).

** WASHINGTON DC – United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to make his first visit to Africa, virtually, where he will meet with the presidents of Nigeria and Kenya.

MOSCOW – Mexico’s foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard will visit Moscow to meet with his Russian counterpart. (To Apr. 28) GLOBAL – World Immunization Week 2021 (to May 2).

BRUSSELS – The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Eduard Heger, at NATO HQ. Joint press point by the NATO Secretary General and the Prime Minister – 1500 GMT. LISBON – Portugal’s Finance Minister Joao Leao speaks to lawmakers at a parliamentary committee – 1400 GMT.

KATUNAYAKE , SRI LANKA – China’s State Councilor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe will be in Sri Lanka to hold bilateral discussions with government officials. SAN FRANCISCO, United States – Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, will be on a virtual visit to San Francisco. (To Apr. 28) GENEVA – United Nations calls meeting of Greece, Britain, Turkey and the two rival sides on ethnically partitioned Cyprus to establish whether there is common ground for resumption of peace talks. (To April 29)

BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic speaks to press regarding better regulation in the EU – 1000 GMT. BRUSSELS – European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and European Commissioner for Budget Johannes Hahn give a press conference on Next Generation EU funding strategy. BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on “Updating the new industrial strategy for Europe.” – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 ** BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives Chinese Premier Li Keqiang for virtual talks as part of the Sixth German-Chinese Government Consultations – 0700 GMT. ** MADRID – Spain’s economy minister Nadia Calvino chairs Advisory Council on Economy – 1000 GMT.

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet the President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski, at NATO HQ. Joint press point by the NATO Secretary General and the President – 1115 GMT.

MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier and Mauricio Claver-Carone, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, are scheduled to speak at annual private equity event in Mexico. MOSCOW – Foreign minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov meets with foreign minister of Mexico Marcelo Ebrard in Moscow – 0900 GMT.

VIENNA – 16th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting Via videoconference.

PORT ARTHUR, Tasmania – 23rd anniversary of Port Arthur Massacre in Tasmania. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, APRIL 29

** MADRID – Spain’s economy minister Nadia Calvino takes part in the 2021 Artificial Intelligence Summit organized by Ametic – 0800 GMT. ** KAZAN, Russia – Prime ministers of EAEU, Cuba, Moldova, Uzbekistan to meet in Kazan (to April 30)

BRUSSELS – EU development ministers will meet in virtual format to hold an orientation debate on the future of the European financial architecture for development (EFAD).

LONDON – 10th wedding anniversary of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, APRIL 30

MADRID – Spain´s foreign affairs minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya holds a meeting with Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard in Madrid – 1000 GMT.

BRUSSELS – EU trade chief Valdis Dombrovskis speaks at BusinessEurope event about the planned EU-Mercosur free trade agreement – 1300 GMT.

CHAD – Chad President election. BENIN – Benin President election.

DJIBOUTI – President election.

BRUSSELS – European Commissioner for economy Paolo Gentiloni speaks at an online event on the macroeconomic environment one year after the COVID-19 pandemic hit Europe. – 1300 GMT

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TUESDAY, MAY 4

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold negotiations with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki in Moscow.

SINGAPORE – Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will visit Singapore to meet Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MAY 6

** BRUSSELS – European Union ministers of foreign affairs meet to discuss current affairs and exchange views on the Strategic Compass, a strategy for Europe’s security and defence. BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting.

SCOTLAND (PART OF THE UNITED KINGDOM)- Scottish Parliament election. WALES – National Assembly for Wales Election.

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FRIDAY, MAY 7

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will meet virtually with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to discuss migration. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, MAY 08 PORTUGAL – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Portugal for the India-EU summit.

PORTO, Portugal – EU-India summit. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, MAY 10

** ATHENS – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, EU’s Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni and EU’s Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides speaks at six-day economic forum in Athens (to May 15). BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, MAY 11

BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MAY 12

** BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis gives a press conference on the bloc’s new anti money-laundering legislative package.

DUBLIN – EU Financial Services Commissioner McGuiness speaks at green economy conference – 0900 GMT

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MONDAY, MAY 17 BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet – 1300 GMT

WELLINGTON – Trade ministers of Asia-Pacific countries meet ahead of the APEC Summit in New Zealand (to May 30)

BRUSSELS – EU Informal General Affairs Council meeting.

BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MAY 18

LUCERNE, Switzerland – World Economic Forum holds annual meeting (to May. 21).

BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MAY 20

VIENNA – IMF’s Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, ECB’s Christine Lagarde address conference on Gender, Money and Finance. (To May 21)

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) meeting. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, MAY 21 ROME – Italy hosts G20 summit on global health crisis.

PORTUGAL – EU Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers, (To May 22). – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, MAY 22

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES – Palestinians hold legislative elections – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, MAY 23

CYPRUS – Cypriot House of Representatives election. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MAY 25

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Cayman Legislative Assembly election. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MAY 27

BRUSSELS – EU Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers – Gymnich

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FRIDAY, MAY 28

BRUSSELS – EU Informal meeting of defense ministers.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 1

VALPARAISO, Chile – Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera delivers the annual state of the nation address. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, JUNE 5

GAMBIA, THE – Referendum Election. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, JUNE 6

MEXICO – Mexican Chamber of Deputies election.

IRAQ – Iraqi Council of Representatives election. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, JUNE 7

BRUSSELS – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting. (To June 8) – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9

MONGOLIA – President Election.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 10

DUSHANBE – President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will visit Tajikistan. (To June 12)

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FRIDAY, JUNE 11 CORNWALL, England – U.S. President Joe Biden will visit UK to attend the G7 summit in Cornwall, England (To June 13)

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MONDAY, JUNE 14

BRUSSELS – U.S. President Joe Biden will visit to Brussels to take part in NATO summit in BRUSSELS, Belgium.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 18

IRAN, Islamic Republic of Iran – President Election.

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MONDAY, JUNE 28

** MATERA, ITALY – G20 foreign ministers meet in the southern Italian city of Matera for a 3-day summit (to Jun. 30).

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