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** BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas holds virtual press conference after attending videoconferences with his counterparts from NATO countries and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). – 10:30 am GMT

** PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron meets Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo at the Elysee Palace in Paris – 12h00 GMT

** BERLIN – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz holds a virtual press conference after a discussion with his EU counterparts on banking union, the latest economic forecasts from the European Commission, debt relief measures and taxation. – 13:00 GMT

** OTTAWA – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak to reporters about the second wave of coronavirus and his government’s fall financial update, which pledged C $ 100 billion in new stimulus spending. – 4:30 p.m. GMT

** BRUSSELS – European Council President Charles Michel meets Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa – 17:00 GMT

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet his Urguay counterpart Francisco Bustillo. – 2:00 p.m. GMT

BERLIN – German Minister of Economy delivers speech at Digital Summit – 0820 GMT. PARIS – OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria and Chief Economist Laurence Boone present the global economic outlook, updating his forecasts for major economies and member countries, amid the coronavirus crisis. – 10:00 GMT BERLIN – Ursula von der Leyen, head of the administrative body of the European Union, delivers a speech at a German digital summit. – 10:00 GMT BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a virtual summit on digital transformation. – 12:25 GMT

BRUSSELS – EU health ministers and pharmaceutical industry leaders speak at European conference – 08:00 GMT.

BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addresses the Foreign Ministers of the Military Alliance – 13:00 GMT.

BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gives a press conference following his meeting with the foreign ministers of the military alliance – 16:30 GMT.

VIENNA – The 12th OPEC and non-OPEC ministerial meeting. BRUSSELS – NATO Foreign Ministers hold two days of videoconferencing. (Until 02 December) BRUSSELS – Videoconference of EU-ASEAN Foreign Ministers.

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

BANGKOK – Thai Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith speaks at a business seminar on “Thailand 2021: New Game, New Normal” – 01:30 GMT

BRUSSELS – Videoconference of European Ministers of Health.

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 – European Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson speaks at an event about the EU’s plans to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its energy sector. – 7:55 a.m. GMT

NEW YORK CITY, United States – Members of the United Nations General Assembly hold a special two-day session dedicated to the coronavirus pandemic.

MANILA – WHO Virtual Press Conference on Coronavirus in the Western Pacific Region – 02:30 GMT.

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

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SATURDAY, DEC. 5

Kuwait – Election to the National Assembly. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, DEC. 6

** MOSCOW – Acting President of Kyrgyzstan Talant Turdumamatovich Mamytov will visit Moscow as part of parliamentary cooperation (until 07 December).

Venezuela – Election to the National Assembly. Romania – Election of the Romanian Senate. Romania – Election to the Romanian Chamber of Deputies.

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MONDAY, DEC. seven

GHANA – Ghana holds presidential and parliamentary elections

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

TUESDAY, DEC. 8

Liberia – Election of the Senate. LUXEMBOURG – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9

BRUSSELS – Vice-President of European Commissioner Frans Timmermans gives a press conference on the Union’s sustainability requirements for batteries in the EU. BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic addresses the press on better regulation in the EU. BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission and Chief Climate Officer, Frans Timmermans, presents a revision of the EU TEN-E regulation. 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) – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, DEC. 11

BRUSSELS – Euro summit. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, DEC. 14

BRUSSELS – Video conference of EU energy ministers.

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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

NIGER – Niger holds presidential and legislative elections 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. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY JAN. 10 Kyrgyzstan – Presidential election

Kazakhstan – Election to the Kazakh House of Representatives. – – – – – – – – –

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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THURSDAY JAN. 14

UGANDA – Uganda will hold presidential and parliamentary elections. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY JAN. 18

BRUSSELS – Meeting of Euro Zone Finance Ministers – 2:00 p.m. GMT.

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MONDAY JAN. 25 BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers speech on “Priorities for Europe” – 19.30 GMT. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

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