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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY. 12

** ATHENS – Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein meets with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias to discuss financial cooperation and the situation in the region. ** BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Parliament President David Sassoli and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa hold a press conference on measures to support European social and economic recovery – 09:30 GMT. ** SARAJEVO – North Macedonian Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani is traveling to Bosnia, where he will meet his Bosnian counterpart and hold a press conference – 10:00 GMT. ** LISBON – Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa holds a press conference in Brussels alongside European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen and Council President Charles Michel – 10:30 GMT. ** BERLIN – German Health Minister Jens Spahn and other senior officials hold a press conference on the pandemic situation – 9.15 am GMT. ** DJIBOUTI – Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh is in France for a 72-hour visit to strengthen relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries (until February 13)

LONDON – UK to lead G7 discussion on economic recovery from COVID-19.

Venice, Italy – Venice Carnival (NYSE 🙂 2021 (as of February 16).

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY. 13 BEIRUT – 13th anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah.

GLOBAL – World Radio Day. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, FEB. 14

CATALONIA, Spain – The regional election for Catalonia 2021 will take place. PRISTINA – Kosovo is holding early parliamentary elections. GLOBAL – Valentine’s Day.

BEIRUT – 16th anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, FEBRUARY. 15

N’DJAMENA – G5 Sahel countries and their allies hold summit on security in the Sahel region, leaders of a group of five countries and allies in West Africa in the Sahel will meet for a summit in the Chadian capital to take stock of the security situation as France prepares to “adjust” the operations of its troops in the region. (as of February 16)

BRUSSELS – Meeting of Euro Zone Finance Ministers – 2:00 p.m. GMT. TRIPOLI, Libya – Municipal election in Tripoli. ASIA – Parinirvana Day, Buddhist celebration marking the anniversary of the death of Buddha BRUSSELS – Eurogroup videoconference. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY. 16

** DUBLIN – European Commission Vice-President Sefcovic addresses the Irish Parliament – 10:00 GMT.

SINGAPORE – Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat to announce 2021 budget – 07:00 GMT

BRUSSELS – Informal EU Video Conference of Economy and Finance Ministers. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY. 17

** BRUSSELS – The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell presents a joint communication on strengthening the EU’s contribution to rules-based multilateralism.

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas gives a press conference on the EU’s bio-defense readiness program. Krakow – European Council President Charles Michel attends the Visegrad Four Leaders’ Meeting in Krakow, Poland. BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, presents the EU action plan on synergies between civil, defense and space industries. BRUSSELS – NATO Defense Ministers hold videoconference (until February 18)

PRISTINA – 13th anniversary of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY. 19

** BRUSSELS – Informal videoconference of members of the EU-Tajikistan Cooperation Council. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, FEB. 21

NIGER – Niger holds second round of presidential election

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY. 22

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council. WELLINGTON – Deputy finance ministers of Asia-Pacific countries meet ahead of APEC summit in New Zealand. (until March 07) – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY. 23

COLOMBO – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan expected to arrive in Sri Lanka

BRUSSELS – Informal EU video conference of ministers for European affairs.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY. 24 ** MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador meets his Argentine counterpart Alberto Fernandez. AMLO invited Fernandez to attend celebrations for the 200 anniversary of Mexico’s independence.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY. 25

BRUSSELS – Videoconference of members of the European Council. (As of February 26)

BRUSSELS – Euro area finance ministers meet to discuss macroeconomic developments and political outlook in the euro area – 14:00 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY. 26

BRUSSELS – EU leaders hold videoconference on EU Security and Defense and Southern Neighborhood (NYSE :). – 08:00 GMT.

ROME – Meetings of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, videoconference (until February 27). – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, FEB. 28

EL SALVADOR – Election to the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly.

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MONDAY TUE 1

BUENOS AIRES – Argentine President Alberto Fernández addresses Parliament at the opening of the annual sessions.

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TUESDAY, TUE. 02

LISBON – Informal Meeting of Defense Ministers (until March 3)

MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF – Election to Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.

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WEDNESDAY, TUE. 03

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith speaks at a corporate seminar – 05:30 GMT.

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THURSDAY, TUE. 4

LISBON – Informal Meeting of Foreign Ministers – Gymnich (until March 5). VIENNA – The 14th Ministerial Meeting of OPEC and Non-OPEC by videoconference. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, TUE. 7

BOLIVIA – Local elections in Bolivia

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TUESDAY, TUE. 09

BRUSSELS – The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, Josep Borrell, speaks on EU humanitarian aid in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, gives a press conference on “Europe’s Digital Decade: digital goals for 2030”. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, TUE. 11

BRUSSELS – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council (until 12 March) – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, TUE. 14

STUTTGART, Germany – Baden-Württemberg state elections. MAINZ, Germany – The German state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland Pfalz) is holding national elections.

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MONDAY TUE 15

BRUSSELS – Meeting of Euro Zone Finance Ministers – 2:00 p.m. GMT.

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Eurogroup.

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TUESDAY, TUE. 16

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU.

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WEDNESDAY, TUE. 17

BRUSSELS – European Commission President Maros Sefcovic addresses the press on better regulation in the EU – 11:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, gives a press conference on the theme “Updating the new industrial strategy for Europe”. NETHERLANDS – Election to the Dutch second chamber. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, TUE. 18

BRUSSELS – EU Environment Council

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MONDAY TUE 22

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, TUE. 23

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU. ISRAEL – Election to the Israeli Knesset. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, TUE. 25

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the European Council (until March 26). – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, TUE. 26

DHAKA – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Bangladesh.

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WEDNESDAY, TUE. 31

BRUSSELS – European Commission President Pice Frans Timmermans gives a press conference on the EU action plan for the development of organic production: on the way to 2030. CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) – President election.

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FRIDAY, APR. 9 ** SAMOA – Election to the Legislative Assembly of Samoa.

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SUNDAY APR. 11

CHAD – Chad is holding presidential elections. ECUADOR – Ecuador is holding the second round of presidential elections for the 2021-2025 term. PERU – Peru is holding presidential elections. BENIN – Benin is holding presidential elections.

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