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THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER ** BRUSSELS – EU leaders and heads of EU institutions meet in separate bilateral meetings on the sidelines of a summit to take stock of Brexit negotiations, but also to discuss COVID-19, climate change and the Union’s relations with Africa – 07:00 GMT.

** BRUSSELS – German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a press conference after meeting her fellow EU leaders on the day of a summit to discuss Brexit negotiations.

** WASHINGTON DC – Annual IMF / World Bank meetings (until October 18).

** BRUSSELS – European Parliament President David Sassoli gives a press conference after meeting European leaders gathered for the summit – 13:30 GMT.

** JOHANNESBURG – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa presents the government’s reconstruction and economic recovery plan at a joint session of parliament, as Africa’s most advanced economy tries to emerge from a worsening recession by the COVID-19 pandemic – 12:00 GMT.

** BRUSSELS – French President Emmanuel Macron gives a press conference after meeting his fellow EU leaders on the day of a summit to discuss Brexit negotiations.

** BRUSSELS – European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen give a press conference after meeting with EU leaders gathered for a summit to discuss Brexit.

** BRUSSELS – Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin gives a press conference after meeting his fellow EU leaders on the day of a summit to discuss Brexit negotiations. ** BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen meets Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis arrives in Brussels – 08:00 GMT.

** MADRID – Spanish Minister of Economy Nadia Calvino speaks at the conference “Latin America: an agenda for recovery” organized by the Ibero-American General Secretariat – 08:30 GMT.

** BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen meets Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa in Brussels – 9:00 GMT.

** PARIS – Foreign ministers Zbigniew Rau (Poland), Jean-Yves Drian (France) and Heiko Maas (Germany) meet in the so-called Weimar format to discuss key European issues and hold a post-meeting press – 1000 GMT.

** BERLIN – German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier holds a press conference after a video conference with telecommunications ministers from EU countries. Key issues include use of data and artificial intelligence – 10:45 a.m. GMT.

** MADRID – Spanish Economy Minister Calvino to attend IMF online plenary meeting – 12:30 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – Sigrid Kaag, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, and Franck Riester, French Minister for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness present to European legislators an informal Franco-Dutch document on sustainable trade – 12:40 GMT.

PARAMARIBO, Suriname – A team of ministers from Suriname will visit Guyana from Wednesday to Friday to continue discussions on various initiatives launched by the presidents of the two countries in August. (to October 16). CAMBODIA, KUALA LUMPUR, VIENTIANE, BANGKOK, SINGAPORE – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay official visits to Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos and Thailand, and pay a transit visit to Singapore (last day)

DHAKA – US Assistant Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun to visit Dhaka (until October 16)

PARIS – The foreign ministers of Zbigniew Rau (Poland), Jean-Yves Drian (France) and Heiko Maas (Germany), the so-called Weimer Triangle, will meet for the first time in four years in Paris on Thursday PARIS – The French foreign minister is traveling to Algeria for bilateral talks, will include meetings with senior officials and will focus on bilateral relations, Libya and Mali. (as of October 16)

BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas meets his Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau at Villa Borsig in Berlin – 14:00 GMT.

BERLIN – German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier makes a statement ahead of a video conference with telecommunications ministers of EU countries – 0700 GMT.

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

** HANOI – Hungarian Foreign and Trade Minister Szijjártó Péter visits Vietnam.

** ISTANBUL – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy hold joint press conference – 14:00 GMT.

** VILNIUS – Canada’s Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne is in Vilnius, will meet Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius and attend a meeting of the Baltic Group with the Foreign Ministers of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia – 9:10 a.m. GMT.

NUR-SULTAN – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan and hold talks with the country’s military and political leaders on multidisciplinary cooperation.

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

WASHINGTON DC – Annual meeting between the IMF and the World Bank Group.

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

SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER

** SOFIA, Bulgaria – IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva will give a virtual press conference for Bulgarian journalists on the Fund’s global outlook and the outlook for Bulgaria and Eastern Europe in the middle of a coronavirus pandemic – 12:30 p.m. GMT.

HANOI – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will arrive in Hanoi for a four-day visit. (Until October 21) BOLIVIA – Bolivia is holding 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

** TALLINN – Bulgarian President Rumen Radev meets Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas in Tallinn – 08:30 GMT.

BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen addresses the European Parliament to present the Commission’s 2021 work program.

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic addresses the press on better regulation in the EU.

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21

** BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gives a press conference ahead of the Defense Ministers’ meeting.

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THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER

BRUSSELS – NATO Defense Ministers hold virtual meeting via teleconference (until 23 October)

MADRID – Spain’s Energy Minister Teresa Ribera will speak at the Santander International Banking Conference – 14:00 GMT.

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 more than 600 people and injured more than 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

CANADA – The Canadian province of British Columbia holds its election. 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 the APEC-Finance Ministers meeting in Malaysia (until to October 28) – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY OCTOBER 27

** ZAGREB – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is visiting Croatia. ** SARAJEVO – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is visiting Bosnia. (As of October 28)

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WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic addresses the press on better regulation in the EU.

TANZANIA – Election to the Tanzanian National Assembly. TANZANIA – Tanzania is due to hold presidential and parliamentary elections.

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THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager speaks at an EPC online event on EU Digital Services – 10:00 GMT.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

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

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Minister of Finance of the euro zone – 14:00 GMT. 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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SATURDAY 07 NOVEMBER

GHANA – Ghana holds presidential and parliamentary elections. – – – – – – – – –

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

KUALA LUMPUR – Foreign and Trade Ministers from APEC economies meet to discuss trade and international affairs policies at APEC Ministerial Meeting in Malaysia.

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

TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER

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

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

BELIZE – Election to the Belize House of Representatives.

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 – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY 1 DECEMBER BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER

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

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MONDAY 7 DECEMBER BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY 8 DECEMBER Luxembourg – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER BRUSSELS – The European Council arrives for a two-day summit (until 11 December) – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY 15 DECEMBER 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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