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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28

** LISBON – The Head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will meet Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa – 19:00 GMT. ** ATHENS – US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will visit Greece, Italy, the Holy See and Croatia. (as of October 02) ** BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, addresses European lawmakers on the Union’s climate target for 2030 – 12:15 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – European Commissioner for Industry, Thierry Breton, discusses the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis with European lawmakers – 08:10 GMT. ** NAIROBI – President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta will deliver a speech describing the status of containment measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 – 13:00 GMT. ** SOCHI, Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov in Sochi. ** BERLIN – German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer meets European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas in Berlin – 14:00 GMT. VIENNA – 64th IAEA General Conference (last day). NEW YORK CITY – World leaders participate in the 75th annual high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly (final day).

JAKARTA – South Korea’s Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Gunn will travel to Jakarta on a four-day trip that could include a courtesy visit to Lim Jock Hoi, secretary general of the Association of Nations of Southeast Asia (ASEAN). (as of September 29) Saudi Arabia – Online meeting of G20 energy ministries (last day).

ATHENS – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Greece and meet Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias (until September 29)

MOSCOW, BUDAPEST – President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov will pay a working visit to the Russian Federation and Hungary. (as of September 29).

BRUSSELS – European Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni gives a press conference on the EU’s new plan for the customs union – 09:00 GMT

BRUSSELS – The King of Belgium Philippe receives the Belgian politicians Paul Magnette and Alexander De Croo who will announce the name of the future Prime Minister. MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hosts talks with Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, Cuban Deputy Prime Minister at 13:00 GMT. VILNIUS – French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Lithuania on an official visit and meet Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda (until September 29).

DUSHANBE – Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov will visit Tajikistan (until September 30).

GLOBAL – World Rabies Day.

SEOUL – South Korea marks the 66th anniversary of Seoul’s recovery from North Korea during the Korean War. BRUSSELS – Brexit discussions in Brussels (until October 2).

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

** BRUSSELS – The Georgian Prime Minister will pay an official visit to Brussels. (as of September 30) ** BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to reporters after a video conference with state prime ministers as infections rise in Europe’s largest economy. ** BERLIN – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz delivers a speech on financial plans for 2021 at a Bundestag meeting in Berlin -0800 GMT. ** COPENHAGEN – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to speak at Danish Industry Summit – 11:00 GMT. ** SEOUL – British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab holds 5th strategic dialogue with his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha in Seoul – 02:30 GMT. HANOI – British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab visits Hanoi for two days of meetings with his Vietnamese counterparts (until September 30)

RIGA – French President Emmanuel Macron visits Latvia (until September 30).

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Competitiveness Council of the EU (Research and Innovation).

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30

** NEW YORK, USA – The United Nations hosts a “ United Nations Biodiversity Summit ” with the aim of providing “ political direction and momentum for the development of a global biodiversity framework for post-2020 ”. – 2:00 p.m. GMT. ROME – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Rome. (as of October 1)

CLEVELAND, OHIO – US President Donald Trump and Democratic Candidate Joe Biden participate in the First Presidential Debate – 01:00 GMT.

BRUSSELS – European Commissioner Margaritis Schinas speaks out to put pressure on the new EU pact on migration and asylum.

TORONTO – Canada hosts the Global Circular Economy Forum in Toronto.

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THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER

** 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

** 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 4 OCTOBER KYRGYZSTAN – Election of the Kyrgyz Supreme Council. NEW CALEDONIA – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY 5 OCTOBER

** 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

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

** 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

** 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 – 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

** GLOBAL – 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

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

SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER

** 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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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

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

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

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 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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