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** PARIS / BERLIN / LONDON – Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla will visit France, Germany and the UK. (as of November 04) ** NUR-SULTAN – Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbayev is in Kazakhstan on a working visit, Kazakbayev is due to meet Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi. ** LONDON – The International Monetary Fund publishes a review of the UK economy. Fund boss Kristalina Georgieva and Rishi Sunak speak – 2:15 p.m. GMT. ** BERLIN – German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz will hold a press conference to present new plans to support the German economy after the government announced a month-long partial lockdown for November – 1:00 p.m. GMT. ** PARIS – French Prime Minister Jean Castex delivers a speech and attends a debate on new COVID-19 measures as a second wave of the coronavirus disease sweeps through France, at the National Assembly in Paris.

BELGRADE – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visits Serbia (last day)

BRUSSELS – EU Council President Charles Michel and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen take part in debate on economic recovery organized by EU advisory body – 09:30 GMT. HANOI – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Vietnam for a two-day official visit. (Until October 30) BRUSSELS – European Transport Commissioner Adina Valean addresses European lawmakers on reducing carbon emissions from the maritime sector – 08:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen hold a video conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to discuss issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic – 13:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – EU leaders hold a video conference on the COVID-19 health crisis – 17:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager speaks at an EPC online event on EU digital services. (As of October 30)

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FRIDAY, OCT. 30

** WASHINGTON DC – Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva discusses ‘Funding for the Covid-19 response and resilient recovery’, at the online forum hosted by the Center for Global Development – 3:15 p.m. GMT .

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and Armenian Foreign Ministers Zohrab Mnatsakanyan visit Washington. BERLIN – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz speaks at an event of the European Movement Germany, a network to promote European integration – 0945 GMT. BERLIN – EU Health Ministers hold informal videoconference to discuss WHO reform – 09:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – Video conference of ministers of health – 08:00 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

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

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

SUNDAY, NOV. 1

MOLDOVA – Presidential election in Moldova.

EGYPT – Egypt holds parliamentary elections

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TUESDAY, NOV. 3

** BEIJING – Hong Kong Managing Director Carrie Lam is heading to Beijing for a three-day visit. (as of November 05)

DUBLIN – Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney speaks at the Brexit event – 12:00 GMT. 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 to 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 NOV. 4

BRUSSELS – EU 27 finance ministers hold videoconference – 08:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – EU Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Ministers

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THURSDAY NOV. 5

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES – Election of the Saint Vincentian Assembly. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, NOV. 7

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

SUNDAY, NOV. 8

MYANMAR – Election to the House of Burmese Nationalities.

MYANMAR – Election to the Myanmar House of Representatives.

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

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MONDAY NOV. 9

GENEVA – World Health Organization (WHO) resumes annual ministerial meeting, focused on pandemic (November 9-14) KUALA LUMPUR – Foreign and Trade Ministers from APEC economies meet to discuss policies relating to trade and international affairs during the APEC Ministerial Meeting in Malaysia.

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

TUESDAY, NOV. ten

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. (to 11 NOVEMBER) JORDAN – Election to the Jordanian Chamber of Deputies.

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WEDNESDAY NOV. 11

HANOI – 37th ASEAN Summit and related summits (until November 15) BELIZE – Election of the Belize House of Representatives.

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

THURSDAY NOV. 12

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). – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, NOV. 15

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

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MONDAY NOV. 16

BERLIN – European leaders and heads of state meet in Berlin for an informal summit to discuss China. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY NOV. 19

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

FRIDAY, NOV. 20

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia will virtually convene the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM). 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. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, NOV. 29

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

MONDAY NOV. 30 BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting – – – – – – – – –

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

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2

** BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on the European law on digital services.

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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. 7 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. – – – – – – – – –

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.

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