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THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER ** BRUSSELS – The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, makes a statement on the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK – 09:00 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – European Commissioner for Industry and the Single Market Thierry Breton addresses European lawmakers on upcoming EU legislative proposals such as the law on data governance or the law on digital services – 0715 GMT. ** ALGIERS – US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pays a rare visit to Algeria. ** BRUSSELS – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz meets European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels – 11:30 GMT. ** ISTANBUL – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks at the opening of the parliamentary session – 11:00 GMT. ** ABUJA – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari delivers a televised address to mark the 60th anniversary of the country’s independence from Britain – 08:00 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – French President Emmanuel Macron gives a press conference after meeting his fellow EU leaders on the first day of an extraordinary summit. ** BRUSSELS – European Council President Charles Michel and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen give a press conference after meeting European leaders gathered for an extraordinary summit. ** SYDNEY – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will deliver a pre-budget speech on Thursday before handing over a pandemic-affected deficit next week – 02:30 GMT. ** MADRID – Spanish Minister of Economy Nadia Calvino will speak at the Madrid Digital Forum – 07:00 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar meets European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels – 9:30 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic meets European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels – 10:30 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis meets European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels – 11:00 GMT. ** DUBLIN – Irish Finance Minister speaks in parliamentary committee on October 13 budget – 12:00 GMT. ** PARIS – French Minister of Health Olivier Veran holds press conference as COVID-19 infection rates continue to climb in France – 13:30 GMT. BERLIN – Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov will visit Berlin. (Last day) ATHENS – US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will visit Greece, Italy, the Holy See and Croatia. (as of 02 Oct) BRUSSELS – Discussions on Brexit in Brussels (as of 2 Oct).

ROME – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Rome. (Last day)

BRUSSELS – European Union leaders hold bilateral meetings on the sidelines of extraordinary EU summit – 09:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – European Parliament President David Sassoli gives a press conference after meeting European leaders gathered for an extraordinary summit – 13:30 GMT. HANOI – ASEAN bank governors and finance ministers meet online for a virtual summit. (as of 02 October) BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet with Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Igor Matovič at NATO Headquarters. BRUSSELS – European Union leaders hold extraordinary summit to discuss single market issues (until 02 October) PRAGUE – Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau visits Prague and meets Czech counterpart Tomas Petricek – 13:00 GMT. GLOBAL – International Day of Older Persons.

ABUJA – Nigeria celebrates its 60th anniversary.

CHINA – 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. BRUSSELS – Special meeting of the European Council (until 2 October).

Bermuda – Bermuda holds early general election

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FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER

** ROME – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is due to pay an official visit to Italy at the invitation of his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio.

DUBLIN – Irish Finance Minister and Eurogroup Chairman Paschal Donohoe and EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speak at Irish webinar – 07:00 GMT.

GUINEA – 62nd anniversary of independence from France.

GLOBAL – International Day of Non-Violence. CZECH – Czechs vote in regional and senatorial elections (until October 3).

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 4

TOKYO – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Japan, South Korea and Mongolia. (Until October 8) KYRGYZSTAN – Election of the Kyrgyz Supreme Council. NEW CALEDONIA – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY 5 OCTOBER

BRUSSELS – Eurozone finance ministers meet for monthly videoconference talks – 13:00 GMT. GLOBAL – World Teachers’ Day.

SAN FRANCISCO – 9th anniversary of the death of Apple (NASDAQ 🙂 co-founder Steve Jobs. BERLIN – German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier invites EU energy ministers for informal talks in Berlin (until 6 October). BERLIN – Informal meeting of the meeting of EU energy ministers (until 6 October). BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Eurogroup.

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TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER

TOKYO – Foreign ministers of Japan, the United States, India and Australia to hold a so-called Quad meeting in Tokyo to discuss the concept of a “free and open Indo-Pacific” in the middle concerns about China’s maritime assertion. TOKYO – Indian Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar will travel to Tokyo for a Quad meeting. (as of October 07) LONDON – IMF Chief Kristalina Georgieva speaks at LSE – 12:00 GMT.

BRUSSELS – EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell speaks out to lobby for EU enlargement package and economic and investment plan for the Balkans westerners.

BRUSSELS – Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna speaks during a video conference with Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank, Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President of the Commission European Union, Paschal Donohoe, President of the Eurogroup, And Klaus Regling, Director General of the ESM on Economic and Monetary Union – 13:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic addresses the press on better regulation in the EU. LUXEMBOURG – Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER

** PARIS – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire will speak at the Paris Financial Conference – 12:30 GMT. ULAANBAATAR – US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to pay official visit to Mongolia During the visit, Pompeo will officially meet with Foreign Minister Enkhtaivan, President of Mongolia Khaltmaa Battulga and Prime Minister of Mongolia Ukhnaa Khurelsukh . MOSCOW – 14th anniversary of the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. BERLIN – German Health Minister Jens Spahn and European Commissioner Thierry Breton speak at a conference on how to increase drug production in Europe after COVID-19 pandemic highlights vulnerabilities of the supply chain of active ingredients used in medicines. – 11:30 am GMT

HANOI – Vietnam hosts ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting in Hanoi. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY 8 OCTOBER

** BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet the President of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, at NATO Headquarters. ** LONDON – OPEC to release its OPEC World Oil Outlook 2020 via video conference in Vienna, Austria – 12:00 GMT. GLOBAL – World Sight Day.

Luxembourg – Meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the EU (until 09 October)

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

GLOBAL – World Post Day. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER

GLOBAL – World Mental Health Day.

GLOBAL – World Day Against the Death Penalty.

FIDJI – 50th anniversary of independence.

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SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER

TAJIKISTAN – Election of the President – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY 12 OCTOBER

BALI – 18th anniversary of the Bali attacks.

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.

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TUESDAY OCTOBER 13

WORLD – International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction.

SAN JOSE, Chile – 10th anniversary of the rescue of 33 Chilean miners trapped in a collapsed Andean mine. LUXEMBOURG – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU.

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WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER

BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a speech at a press conference on how to remove barriers to investment to ensure a successful bloc recovery. BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission and Chief Climate Officer, Frans Timmermans, presents the bloc’s report on the energy state of the Union, the wave of renovation and offshore renewable energies.

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THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER

WORLD – United Nations Global Handwashing Day.

GLOBAL – International Day of Rural Women. BRUSSELS – European Council arrives for two-day summit (until October 16)

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 16

GLOBAL – World Food Day.

MIAMI, United States – Analysis of the second debate between US President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden – 0100 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17

GLOBAL – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. NEW ZEALAND – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER

BOLIVIA – Bolivia holds a delayed 2020 presidential election.

JERUSALEM – 9th anniversary of the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit after more than five years of Hamas incommunicado detention in the Gaza Strip. GUINEA – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY 20 OCTOBER

TRIPOLI – 9th anniversary of the capture and murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER

SEYCHELLES – Election of the president – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER

LIBYA – 9th anniversary of the declaration of liberation of Libya.

VAN, Turkey – 9th anniversary of the earthquake that killed over 600 people and injured over 4,000 others. NASHVILLE, USA – Analysis of the final debate between US President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden – 0100 GMT.

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SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER EGYPT – Election of the Egyptian People’s Assembly – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER CHILE – Referendum election. BERLIN – World Health Summit (until OCTOBER 27).

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 KUALA LUMPUR – Finance ministers of APEC countries meet to discuss regional macroeconomic and financial issues as well as national and regional financial policy priorities at APEC finance ministers meeting in Malaysia (until October 28) – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER

TANZANIA – Tanzania to hold presidential and parliamentary elections

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BRAZIL – Local elections in Brazil. (as of Nov. 15) – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 COTE D’IVOIRE – Presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire.

GEORGIA – Election of the Georgian Parliament. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER

MOLDOVA – Presidential election in Moldova.

EGYPT – Egypt holds parliamentary elections

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TUESDAY 03 NOVEMBER

GUAM – Non-voting delegate in the election of the United States House of Representatives. United States of America – Election to the United States House of Representatives.

Palau – Election of the Senate of Palau.

Puerto Rico – Election to the Puerto Rico House of Representatives.

United States of America – Election of the United States Senate.

Puerto Rico – Election of the Puerto Rican Senate.

Puerto Rico – Election of Puerto Rican Governor.

United States of America – Election of President.

Palau – Election of the House of Delegates of Palau.

Guam – Legislative Election of Guam. BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Eurogroup.

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WEDNESDAY 04 NOVEMBER BRUSSELS – EU Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Ministers

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SUNDAY 08 NOVEMBER

MYANMAR – Election to the House of Burmese Nationalities.

MYANMAR – Election to the Myanmar House of Representatives.

KUALA LUMPUR – Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministers from APEC Economies Meet to Discuss Trade and International Affairs Policies at APEC Ministerial Meeting in Malaysia (through November 9)

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER

KUALA LUMPUR – Business pioneers in Asia-Pacific interact with business leaders, policymakers and academics on topical issues at the APEC-CEO Summit in Malaysia. (November 11) JORDAN – Election to the Jordanian Chamber of Deputies.

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WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER

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

THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER

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. BRUSSELS – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU (cohesion). – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU (budget) – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

BOSNIA – Bosnia holds local elections – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19

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

FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defense) – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

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

SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER

BURKINA FASO – Referendum election.

BURKINA FASO – Election to the Burkinabè National Assembly.

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

MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting

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