DIARY-Political and General News Events from May 19

PUBLISHED: Wed, 19 May 2021 12:10:43 GMT
Share

May 19 (Reuters) –

For other diaries, please see:

Political and General News

Top Economic Events

Emerging Markets Economic Events

Government Debt Auctions

U.S. Federal Reserve

Today in Washington

————————————————————————– This diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ————————————————————————– WEDNESDAY, MAY 19 ** BRUSSELS – Republic of North Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev meets with EU Council President Charles Michel – 0900 GMT. ** MADRID – Spain’s Foreign Affairs minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya meets European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic in Madrid – 1100 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – European Council President Charles Michel holds online meetings with EU leaders. ** BERLIN – Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier meets with President Maia Sandu of Moldova in Berlin – 0930 GMT. ** MOSCOW – Azerbaijan Prime Minister Ali Asadov pays a 2-day visit to Moscow (to May 20). ** BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Slovenian counterpart meet in Berlin – 1330 GMT. Jerusalem/Ramallah/AMMAN – Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will visit Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Egypt to meet his counterparts (to May 20) BUCHAREST – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission will virtually visit Romania to evaluate the state of the country’s economy. (To May 28)

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

NETHERLANDS – 2021 Eurovision Song Contest (To May 22)

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

CAIRO – Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias visits Cairo, meets with Egyptian counterpart. WASHINGTON, D.C. – South Korean President Moon Jae-in will make a five-day trip to the United States this week for his first face-to-face summit talks with his American counterpart, Joe Biden (to May 23).

NICOSIA – Cypriot Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides, his Greek counterpart Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos and the Egyptian Defence Minister General Mohamed Zaki will discuss the latest developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, the wider region, and ways to further enhance their cooperation and improve regional security.

REYKJAVIK – The Arctic Council Ministerial meeting will be held in person in Reykjavik, with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attending along with indigenous leaders and other ministers (to May 20). BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold a speech about the future of German and European innovation research – 1045 GMT.

BRUSSELS – The European Commission and European Council debates a proposal to the WTO to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines. UNITED NATIONS – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to chair U.N. Security Council meeting on causes of conflict and post-pandemic recovery in Africa. Other minsters expected to speak. – 1200 GMT

DUSHANBE – President of Kazakhstan Kasym-Jomart Tokayev will make an official visit to Tajikistan at the invitation President Emomali Rahmon. (To May 20) – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MAY 20

** BRUSSELS – EU health ministers meet in Brussels. ** KYIV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy gives annual news conference on results of the second year of his presidency – 0900 GMT. REYKJAVIK – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meet in Reykjavik on the sidelines of the Arctic Council. 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

** PARIS – French president Emmanuel Macron meets NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg at the Elysee palace – 0800 GMT. LISBON – Euro zone finance ministers meet in Lisbon to discuss fiscal policy, banking union – 0700 GMT. MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum in Moscow. LISBON – Eurogroup meeting.

WASHINGTON – South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit the White House for talks with U.S. President Joe Biden. 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 GLOBAL – International Day for Biological Diversity.

– – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, MAY 23

VIETNAM – Vietnamese legislative election CYPRUS – Cypriot House of Representatives election.

– – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MAY 24

SOCHI, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with his Kyrgyz counterpart Sadyr Japarov in Sochi BRUSSELS – EU special meeting of the European Council. (To May 25)

GENEVA – The World Health Organization is due to hold its annual World Health Assembly of health ministers from its 194 member states where debate is expected to focus on reforms after the COVID-19 pandemic (to Jun. 1). – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MAY 25

DHAKA/ISLAMABAD – President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Volkan BOZKIR will visit to Bangladesh and Pakistan (to May 27). BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26

BRUSSELS – European Commission vice president for values Vera Jourova speaks on guidance for strengthening the code of practice on disinformation.

SYRIA – Syrian presidential elections are held in different parts of the country

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

THURSDAY, MAY 27

** KIGALI – French President Emmanuel Macron will be on an official visit to Rwanda (to May. 28). BRUSSELS – EU Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers – Gymnich

– – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, MAY 28

BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, UN Secretary-General António Guterres and President of the G20 speak at the Global Solutions Summit. LONDON – UK to host a virtual meeting Group of Seven of finance ministers and central bank governors ahead of a G7 leaders’ summit in June.

BRUSSELS – EU Informal meeting of defense ministers.

– – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, MAY 30

WELLINGTON – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to visit New Zealand (to May 31). CYPRUS – Cyprus holds parliamentary elections

– – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, MAY 31

PARIS – OECD Economic Outlook 2021 Virtual Event.

GLOBAL – World No Tobacco Day. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, JUNE 1

KATHMANDU – 20th anniversary of Nepal King Birendra, Queen Aishwarya and eight other members of the royal family assassinated by Crown Prince in royal family massacre.

BRUSSELS – Valdis Dombrovskis, executive vice president of the European Commission and trade commissioner, discusses trade relations 6 months into 2021, a new U.S. Administration & Brexit. – 1200 GMT

VIENNA, Austria – 17th OPEC and non-OPEC ministerial meeting via videoconference.

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2

BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Margaritis Schinas presents a communication on a strategy for the future of Schengen and an Amendment of the Regulation establishing the Schengen Evaluation Mechanism.

BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on “A trusted and secure European e-ID.” – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, JUNE 4 CHILE – 10th anniversary of Chile’s Puyehue volcano eruption, causing air traffic cancellations across South America, New Zealand, Australia.

HONG KONG – Tens of thousands attend a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing.

LONDON – Finance ministers from across the G7 nations will meet at Lancaster House in London. (To June 05) – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, JUNE 5

WELLINGTON – Trade ministers of Asia-Pacific countries meet ahead of the APEC Summit in New Zealand. GLOBAL – World Environment Day. GAMBIA, THE – Referendum Election. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, JUNE 6

SEOUL – South Korea marks the 66th anniversary of Memorial Day. PERU – Presidential election – Second round MEXICO – Mexican Chamber of Deputies election.

– – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, JUNE 7

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 8

BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Commissioner for budget Johannes Hahn give a press conference on the draft General Budget 2022.

– – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9

MONGOLIA – President Election.

– – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, JUNE 10

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

– – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, JUNE 11 SHANGHAI – Shanghai International Film Festival 2021 (to June 20) CORNWALL, England – U.S. President Joe Biden will visit UK to attend the G7 summit in Cornwall, England (To June 13)

– – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, JUNE 12

GLOBAL – World Day against Child Labour ILO. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, JUNE 13

FRANCE – Regional and departmental elections – First round – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, JUNE 14

GLOBAL – World Blood Donor Day.

GAZA – 14th anniversary of Hamas takeover of the Gaza strip from Fatah.

BRUSSELS – NATO leaders meet in Brussels to discuss substantive and forward-looking NATO 2030 agenda: Russia’s actions, the threat of terrorism, cyber attacks, emerging and disruptive technologies, the security impact of climate change, and the rise of China.

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

– – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, JUNE 15

GLOBAL – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16

WELLINGTON – APEC 2021 Structural Reform Ministers’ Meeting. BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Margaritis Schinas speaks on lessons learnt from the COVID-19 crisis.

– – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, JUNE 17 GLOBAL – United Nation’s World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. LUXEMBOURG – Eurogroup meeting.

– – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, JUNE 18

LUXEMBOURG – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.

IRAN, Islamic Republic of Iran – President Election.

– – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, JUNE 20 GLOBAL – World Refugee Day. FRANCE – Regional and departmental elections – Second round

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

MONDAY, JUNE 21 LUXEMBOURG – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, JUNE 22 LUXEMBOURG – EU General Affairs Council meeting.

SINGAPORE – APEC Senior Finance Officials Virtual Meeting (To June 23). – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23

BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis speaks on a communication on a new occupational safety and health strategy framework. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, JUNE 24 BERLIN – 73rd anniversary of beginning of The Berlin Blockade. Communist forces cut off all land and water routes between West Germany and West Berlin, prompting the United States to organize a massive airlift.

VIENNA, Austria – 181st Meeting of the OPEC Conference.

BRUSSELS – European Council meeting (To June 25) – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, JUNE 25

WELLINGTON – APAC 2021 Informal Finance Ministerial Meeting with the APEC Business Advisory Council. LOS ANGELES – 12th death anniversary of pop star Michael Jackson.

ARUBA – Aruban Legislature election.

– – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, JUNE 26

GLOBAL – International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, JUNE 28

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

– – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, JUNE 29

PYEONGTAEK – South Korea observes the 19th anniversary of an inter-Korean sea clash.

BEJING/TAIPEI – 11th Anniversary of signing of a landmark trade deal between China and Taiwan. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30

PARIS – French president Emmanuel Macron welcomes his Argentinian and Mexican counterparts Alberto Ferndandez and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in a gender equality summit with the UN.

BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Dubravka Suica speaks on the EU’s long-term vision for rural areas. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, JULY 9 VENICE, Italy – G20 Economy Ministers meet in Venice for a two-day summit, one of the main events of Italy’s G20 presidency (To July 10)

– – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, JULY 11 MOLDOVA – Moldovan Parliament Election.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

For Technical Issues Please contact Thomson Reuters Customer Support (TRCS) at https://customers.reuters.com/kccontactus/telephone.aspx

(c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2021. Click For Restrictions – https://agency.reuters.com/en/copyright.html

Sign Up for Our Newsletter Daily Update
Get the best of CNBC Africa sent straight to your inbox with breaking business news, insights and updates from experts across the continent.
Get this delivered to your inbox, and more info about about our products and services. By signing up for newsletters, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.