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WEDNESDAY NOV. 11

** ATHENS – Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will meet his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry.

** BERLIN – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz explains how Europe will emerge stronger from the coronavirus crisis. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also gives a speech. German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and European Commission Vice-President Timmermanns talk about climate protection / jobs. ** NAQOURA, Lebanon – Israel and Lebanon are set to hold another round of US-mediated talks over their controversial maritime border that has delayed exploration for hydrocarbons in the potentially gas-rich area.

ABUJA / NIAMEY / FREETOWN / ACCRA – United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed leads a delegation of senior United Nations officials to Nigeria and three other West African countries, Niger, Sierra Leone and Ghana to discuss with governments and other stakeholders on strategies for reconstruction after the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. (November 11th)

WASHINGTON D.C. – South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will visit the United States early next week to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (as of November 11) LONDON – UN Climate Finance Envoy Mark Carney speaks ahead of the Green Horizon Virtual Conference on Climate Change and Finance in London. It will feature speakers including European Central Bank Director Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, and BlackRock (NYSE 🙂 Managing Director Larry Fink – (until November 11). GENEVA – World Health Organization (WHO) Resumes Annual Ministerial Meeting, Focusing on Pandemic (Until November 14) KUALA LUMPUR – Business Pioneers in Asia-Pacific Interact with Economic Leaders, policymakers and academics on topical issues during the APEC – CEO Summit in Malaysia. (to 11 NOV)

ATHENS – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will pay an official visit to Greece. He is due to meet his Greek counterpart Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. (as of November 12)

BRUSSELS – EU senior diplomat Josep Borrell presents the bloc’s action plan on gender equality and the empowerment of women in external relations for 2021-2025. MADRID – Spanish Minister of Economy Nadia Calvino to attend 10th Annual UBS Flagship European Conference – 13:00 GMT

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas presents legislative proposals on the mandates of EMA and ECDC. BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager speaks to lobby for a European directive on data governance.

BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, gives a press conference on the proposal for a Union regulation on serious cross-border threats to health and on “the construction of a European Health Union: preparation and resilience “HANOI – 37th ASEAN Summit and Associated Summits (as of November 15) BELIZE – Election to the Belize House of Representatives.

HANOI – Vietnam hosts the ASEAN Foreign Ministers (AMM) meeting in Hanoi (until November 15). – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY NOV. 12

** HANOI – Leaders of ASEAN countries and Japan, India, South Korea and China meet by video link on the sidelines of the 37th ASEAN Summit. ** BERLIN – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz announces tax revenue projection – 14:00 GMT

CAPE TOWN – President of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera to visit South Africa amid Bushiri troubles (through November 13)

MADRID – Spanish Minister of Economy Nadia Calvino opens second digital dividend conference – 08:00 GMT

GLOBAL – World Pneumonia Day.

DUBLIN – German Minister of Health Jens Spahn addresses Irish webinar – 13:00 GMT.

KUALA LUMPUR – Government leaders from all APEC member economies come together to discuss issues relating to trade growth, jobs and people’s quality of life at the meeting of economic leaders of the ‘APEC in Malaysia.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 13

** HANOI – Leaders of Mekong River countries (Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam) and Japan meet by video link on the sidelines of the 37th ASEAN Summit.

** PARIS / TBILSI / Jerusalem / Doha / Abu Dhabi / Riyadh – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a State Department briefing that he would leave for France on Friday and then travel to Turkey, in Georgia, Israel, Qatar, United States United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia (until 23 November).

YANGON, Myanmar – 9th anniversary of the release of detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest.

BERLIN – German Minister of Health Jens Spahn speaks alongside Minister of Labor and Minister of Families – 12:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – The EU’s Justice and Home Affairs Council meets on a controversial new pact on migration in the EU. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, NOV. 14

** HANOI – Leaders of ASEAN countries and Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, United States and South Korea meet by video link on the sidelines of the 37th summit of the ASEAN. ** HANOI – East Asia summit leaders meet by video link on the sidelines of the 37th ASEAN summit.

GLOBAL – World Diabetes Day. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, NOV. 15

** HANOI – ASEAN country leaders and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres meet by video link on the sidelines of the 37th ASEAN Summit. ** HANOI – Vietnam concludes 37th ASEAN Summit with Southeast Asian leaders participating via video link. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan is expected to deliver a speech at the closing ceremony and make a statement afterwards.

GLOBAL – World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

BOSNIA – Bosnia holds local elections BRAZIL – Brazilian municipal elections (first round).

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MONDAY NOV. 16

** GENEVA – UN and WTO representatives discuss ideas for a sustainable recovery from COVID-19 with ministers at a virtual meeting. – 1500 GMT

GLOBAL – International Day for Tolerance.

BERLIN – German Minister of Economy Peter Altmaier speaks at the opening of the 2020 SME Assembly for the German Presidency – 09:00 GMT.

KUALA LUMPUR – Foreign and Trade Ministers from APEC Economies virtually meet to discuss trade and international affairs policies at APEC Ministerial Meeting in Malaysia. BERLIN – European leaders and heads of state meet in Berlin for an informal summit to discuss China.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 17

** TBILISI – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to pay two-day visit to Georgia (as of November 18)

BRUSSELS – European affairs ministers from the 27-nation bloc are meeting by videoconference in mid-November to seal a new Brexit trade deal.

WORLD – World Prematurity Day.

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa is holding its annual investment conference, with this year’s gathering focused on helping economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic (through November 18).

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WEDNESDAY NOV. 18

GLOBAL – World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day. VUKOVAR, Croatia – 29th anniversary of the Vukovar massacre. On November 18, 1991, Serbian militia and Yugoslav army troops who refused to accept Croatian independence captured the once prosperous and ethnically mixed city on the banks of the Danube, having reduced it to rubble during a brutal three-month siege.

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President and Chief Climate Officer Frans Timmermans presents the EU’s offshore renewable energy strategy. BRUSSELS – The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis present the Commission’s opinions on the draft budget plans.

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THURSDAY NOV. 19

BRUSSELS – Leaders of the 27 countries forming the European Union to hold their second videoconference to discuss the EU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic – 5:00 p.m. GMT

KUALA LUMPUR – Business pioneers in Asia-Pacific interact virtually with business leaders, policy makers and academics on topical issues at the APEC-CEO Summit in Malaysia. (Until November 20) BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, NOV. 20

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia will virtually convene the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) (AELM) Economic Leaders Meeting. BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defense) – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, NOV. 21

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia hosts 15th Annual G20 Leaders’ Summit in Riyadh (until November 22) – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, NOV. 22

BURKINA FASO – Referendum election.

BURKINA FASO – Election to the Burkinabè National Assembly.

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MONDAY NOV. 23 BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development). – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, NOV. 24

BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, presents the pharmaceutical strategy of the block. He will also talk about the EU’s preparedness and resilience in health emergencies.

BRUSSELS – Vice-President of European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on the EU action plan on intellectual property. BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic addresses the press on better regulation in the EU.

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WEDNESDAY NOV. 25

GLOBAL – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

LONDON – UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak will announce a one-year plan for government spending which he says will focus on tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and implementing government plans to protect jobs.

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THURSDAY NOV. 26

MUMBAI, India – 12th anniversary of a series of devastating attacks on the Indian city by militants. The attacks, which began on November 26, 2008, lasted almost three days and left 174 people dead, including nine gunmen.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 29

Tehran, Iran – 9th anniversary of an attack on the British Embassy by dozens of Iranian students and protesters angry at British unilateral sanctions.

BRAZIL – Brazilian municipal elections (second round). – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY NOV. 30

ATHENS – Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will visit Athens following a recent online meeting with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias.

BRUSSELS – Eurozone finance ministers meet to discuss IMF Article IV review mission to Eurozone, economic performance of Cyprus, Portugal, Ireland, Spain , Greece, preparations for the December Eurozone summit – 2:00 p.m. GMT.

BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, DEC. 1

TOKYO – Japanese Minister of Economy Yasutoshi Nishimura speaks at a seminar hosted by Nikkei on the transformation of Japan into a global financial center – 23:30 GMT.

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

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2

BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Vera Jourova, presents the Action Plan for European Democracy, a new strategy for the implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and a communication on the digitization of judicial systems. BRUSSELS – European Commissioner Vice-President Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on the European law on digital services.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 3

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the EU. (Until 04 December)

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SUNDAY, DEC. 6

Romania – Election of the Romanian Senate. Romania – Election to the Romanian Chamber of Deputies.

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MONDAY, DEC. seven

ACCRA – Ghana holds presidential and parliamentary elections.

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

TUESDAY, DEC. 8

LUXEMBOURG – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9

HANOI – 14th ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM) (as of December 11)

HANOI – 7th ASEAN Plus Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMMPlus) (until December 11)

BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, speaks about Horizon Europe’s research and innovation missions. BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, presents the Union’s action plan to beat cancer.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 10 BRUSSELS – European Council arrives for two-day summit (until December 11) – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, DEC. 15

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-Presidents Margrethe Vestager, Margaritis Schinas and Josep Borrell give a press conference on the EU’s cybersecurity strategy. BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas presents the EU’s proposal for additional measures on the protection of critical infrastructure and on strengthening Europol’s mandate. BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis gives a press conference on strengthening Europe’s economic and financial sovereignty as well as fair minimum wages for EU workers.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16 BRUSSELS – Euro area finance ministers meet to assess euro area member states’ draft budget plans, euro area budget situation and outlook, and euro area recommendations for 2021.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 17

BRUSSELS – Economic and Financial Affairs Council

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SUNDAY, DEC. 27

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – Presidential election. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – Election to the Central African National Assembly. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, DEC. 31 ITALY – Presidential election. LIBERIA – Election of the Liberian Senate. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY JAN. 1 TALLINN – 10th anniversary of the adoption of the euro by Estonia. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY JAN. 4 BURMA – 73rd anniversary of Burma’s independence. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY JAN. 11 WASHINGTON / MOSCOW – 10th anniversary of the US-Russia Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY JAN. 12 HAITI – 11th anniversary of the magnitude 7 earthquake in Haiti that destroyed much of the Haitian capital.

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