DIARY-Political and General News Events from June 29

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MONDAY, JUNE 29

** TUNIS – Greek foreign minister Nikos Dendias meets Tunisian leadership to discuss developments in Libya and Eastern Mediterranean and sign sea transport agreement. ** DUBAI – Canada-UAE business council to host a webinar on oil markets. UAE’s energy minister and OPEC secretary-general will be among the leading figures in a webinar – 1400 GMT.

** NOUAKCHOTT – Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to travel to Mauritania to meet heads of states including President Emmanuel Macron.

** ALMATY – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomartt Tokayev to discuss additional measures to combat COVID-19 with cabinet as outbreak worsens in the Central Asian nation. ** BRATISLAVA – Slovak central bank chief Peter Kazimir meets deputy EU Commission president Maros Sefcovic to discuss plans for European economic recovery – 0900 GMT. ** ANKARA – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan chairs a meeting of the cabinet of ministers with topics on the agenda likely to range from the coronavirus to the economy and from Libya to Syria – 1200 GMT. BRUSSELS – EU Commissioner for climate Timmermans, commissioner for energy Simson and Commissioner for cohesion Ferreira speak at the event, Just Transition – Coal Regions in Transition virtual week & Carbon Intensive Regions

BRUSSELS – Didier Reydners, EU Commissioner for justice debates the establishment of an EU mechanism on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights with EU lawmakers – 1145 GMT

BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron hold a joint news conference at Meseberg castle near Berlin. – 1400 GMT

LJUBLJANA – Presidents of Serbia, Croatia, Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia meet Slovenia President Borut Pahor at Brdo pri Kranju to discuss regional topics.

PYEONGTAEK – South Korea observes the 18th anniversary of an inter-Korean sea clash.

BEJING/TAIPEI – 10th Anniversary of signing of a landmark trade deal between China and Taiwan.

LUXEMBOURG – European ministers for agriculture and fisheries meet for talks. (to June 30). – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, JUNE 30

** BRUSSELS – EU chiefs Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel hold a video conference with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in – 0700 GMT. ** DUBAI – The IMF and central bank governors of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain will discuss economic recovery prospects for the Gulf.

NOUAKCHOTT – French President Emmanuel Macron meets leaders of West African states in Nouakchott to discuss the fight against Islamist militancy in the Sahel, where French military forces are involved.

BRUSSELS – EU Commissioner for trade Phil Hogan speaks at online event on global trade, WTO and the COVID-19 crisis. – 1400 GMT

BRUSSELS – EU Commissioner for cohesion and reform Elisa Ferreira speaks at an online event on “Coal Regions in Transition”. – 1000 GMT

BRUSSELS – EU’s commissioner for justice, Didider Reynders, speaks at an event presenting the European Data Protection Supervisor strategy for 2021-2024. – 1130 GMT

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 ** BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Schinas presents the EU’s updated Skills Agenda in Brussels. MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez, delivers a speech on the second anniversary of his victory at presidential elections. MOSCOW – Russian Federation Referendum Election. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, JULY 2

** BRUSSELS – French minister of the armed forces Florence Parly speaks to EU lawmakers on the defence and security challenges facing Europe. ** MOSCOW – Russian Deputy Energy Minister Sorokin takes part in a conference on taxes in energy sector – 1100 GMT.

BRUSSELS – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, hold a joint news conference to mark Berlin taking over the EU’s rotating presidency from July until the end of the year.

GLOBAL – World UFO day on anniversary of the Roswell incident.

SIENA – July annual horse race “Palio di Siena”.

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FRIDAY, JULY 3

** LJUBLJANA – German and Portuguese foreign minister Heiko Maas and A.S.Silva visit Slovenia. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, JULY 4

UNITED STATES – Independence Day.

GLOBAL – International Day of Cooperatives.

WASHINGTON D.C – U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at “2020 Salute to America” on White House South Lawn and Ellipse.

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SUNDAY, JULY 5

Dominican Republic – Chamber of Deputies election. Dominican Republic – Senate election. Dominican Republic – President election.

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TUESDAY, JULY 7

KATHMANDU – 73rd birthday of Nepal’s deposed king, Gyanendra.

LONDON – 15th anniversary of the attacks on London’s transport network that killed more than 50 and injured 700.

Malawi – President’s election. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

** BRUSSELS – Vice-President of the EU Commission Frans Timmermans presents the bloc’s smart sector integration in Brussels.

TOKYO – IMF Deputy Managing Director Furusawa, ADB President Asakawa speak at Columbia-hosted seminar – 1200 GMT.

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THURSDAY, JULY 9

TEHRAN – 21st anniversary of attack on Tehran University dormitory in 1999.

RAMALLAH – Palestine marks the 15th anniversary of a World Court ruling that Israel’s walls and fences in the West Bank were illegal.

SOUTH SUDAN – 9th anniversary of South Sudan becoming an independent state. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, JULY 11

GLOBAL – United Nations World Population Day.

MUMBAI – 13th anniversary of deadly bomb attacks on Mumbai’s commuter rail network. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, JULY 14

BRUSSELS – EU Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans speaks at online event on the role of the European Green deal in the bloc’s recovery from COVID-19. – 1330 GMT

PARIS – Bastille Day.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

** BRUSSELS – EU Commission vice-president Margaritis Schinas presents the EU’s plan for COVID-19 preparedness for a possible resurgence: early detection and response. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, JULY 17

GLOBAL – World Day for International Justice. BRUSSELS – European Union leaders will meet in Brussels to haggle over a proposed COVID-19 economic stimulus and their next joint budget (to July 18) – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, JULY 18 GLOBAL – Nelson Mandela International Day. RIYADH – Saudi Arabia hosts third meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors in Riyadh (to July 19).

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MONDAY, JULY 20 CYPRUS – Cyprus marks the anniversary of the Turkish invasion in 1974.

KYIV – President of Switzerland Simonetta Sommaruga will be the first foreign visitor of Ukraine after the COVID-19 outbreak (to July 23) – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, JULY 21

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida – 9th anniversary of conclusion of NASA’s space shuttle program after the successful completion of mission STS-135. SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia – Russia hosts SCO and BRICS summits (to July 23). – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

OSLO – 9th anniversary of Norway bombing and mass shooting at youth summer camp on the nearby Utoya Island where 77 people were killed.

BRUSSELS – EU Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis presents targeted amendments to financial regulations to facilitate the economic recovery post-COVID-19 crisis.

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MONDAY, JULY 27 MANILA – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte delivers State of the Nation address. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, JULY 28

GLOBAL – World Hepatitis Day.

GLOBAL – 106th anniversary of the beginning of World War 1.

PERU – 199th anniversary of independence. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, July 31

VALPARAISO, Chile – Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera delivers the annual state of the nation address.

HANOI – Vietnam host 53rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and Related Meetings (to August 5).

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SUNDAY, AUGUST, 9 BELARUS – Belarus President Election.

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