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MONDAY, JUNE 14 ** TBILISI – OSCE Secretary General Helga Maria Schmid will pay an official visit to Georgia.

** LUXEMBOURG – EU employment, health ministers to discuss COVID-19 and reinforcing the European Medicines Agency (to June 15).

** BRUSSELS – World leaders address a web forum organized by the German Marshall Fund to coincide with the Brussels NATO summit with speakers including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

** VIENNA – Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen holds a news conference with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in during a two-day visit to Austria by Moon. – 0930 GMT

** VIENNA – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and South Korean President Moon Jae-in sign a double taxation agreement before they speak to reporters. – 1045 GMT

** CANARIAS, Spain – Spain’s economy minister Nadia Calviño meets meets President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres; later both appear at a press conference. – 1100 GMT

** BRUSSELS – European Commissioner for cohesion and reforms Elisa Ferreira speaks in EU Parliament on the implementation of the Technical Support Instrument (TSI). – 1145 GMT

** GENEVA – The head of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to address WTO negotiators as they head into the final month of talks to cut fisheries subsidies ahead of a key ministerial meeting in mid-July. – 1300 GMT

** MADRID – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez gives press conference at NATO summit – 1700 GMT

SHANGHAI – Shanghai International Film Festival 2021 (to June 20) BRUSSELS – Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, will visit Brussels for a summit on (final day).

BRUSSELS – EU chief Ursula von der Leyen gives video speech at EU Parliament conference on migration – 0830 GMT

BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Josep Borrell speaks at the second European Parliament conference on migration and asylum. – 0845 GMT

BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Margaritis Schinas speaks at the second European Parliament conference on migration and asylum. – 1330 GMT

BRUSSELS – EU-Canada summit DUBLIN – European Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni speaks in Dublin on efforts to secure a global corporate tax deal – 1500 GMT

BRUSSELS – U.S Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will accompany President Joseph R. Biden to the NATO summit and the US-EU summit. (To June 15) BRUSSELS – EU Informal video conference of development ministers. GENEVA – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), give news conference on the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. BAKU – Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan visits Azerbaijan. (To June 15) GLOBAL – World Blood Donor Day.

GAZA – 14th anniversary of Hamas takeover of the Gaza strip from Fatah.

BRUSSELS – NATO leaders meet in Brussels to discuss substantive and forward-looking NATO 2030 agenda: Russia’s actions, the threat of terrorism, cyber attacks, emerging and disruptive technologies, the security impact of climate change, and the rise of China.

BRUSSELS – U.S. President Joe Biden will visit to Brussels to take part in NATO summit in BRUSSELS, Belgium.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 15

** BRUSSELS – EU climate policy chief Frans Timmermans and energy chief Kadri Simson speak at an event organized by the electricity sector, on how power companies plan to comply with the bloc’s emissions cutting targets.

** KYIV – Sweden’s Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ann Linde, completing her 3-day visit to Ukraine, will hold a briefing together with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba – 1115 GMT

** BRUSSELS – U.S. vice president Kamala Harris addresses a web forum organized by the German Marshall Fund to coincide with the Brussels U.S.-EU summit, to discuss transatlantic ties and the challenges facing democracies today. – 1235 GMT

** BRUSSELS – EU top diplomat, Josep Borrell, EU Commissioners speak in EU Parliament on international cooperation – 1245 GMT

** MADRID – South Korea’s President Moon Jae-In and his wife Kim Jung-Sook are welcomed by Spanish King Felipe and Queen Sofia at the start of their state visit to Spain. – 1500 GMT

BRUNEI – 15th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting

BRUSSELS – Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visit vaccine maker Pfizer site in Puurs.

Geneva – U.S secretary of State Antony Blinken will participate in President Biden’s bilateral meeting with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin in Geneva. BRUSSELS – Belgian King Philippe and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo meet with U.S. President Joe Biden. BRUSSELS – The heads of the European Commission and European Council host a summit with U.S. President Joe Biden to discuss issues including climate change, health trade and geopolitical challenges. BRUSSELS – EU-US summit, Brussels.

GLOBAL – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16 ** MADRID/LISBON – President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen visits Spain and Portugal

** BRUSSELS – The EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell speaks at event on international challenges facing Europe – 1300 GMT

** BARCELONA, Spain – Spain´s King Felipe to meet President of South Korea Moon Jae-in at inaugural dinner of the Cercle D´Economie annual meeting – 1730 GMT

** GENEVA – Swiss President Guy Parmelin plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Russia-US summit set to take place in Geneva.

BRUNEI – 8th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting-Plus PARIS – OECD Economic Survey: Netherlands 2021 GENEVA – Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden will hold a summit in Geneva.

BARCELONA – Spain´s economy minister Nadia Calvino to deliver a speech at an economy event in Barcelona – 1640 GMT.

WELLINGTON – APEC 2021 Structural Reform Ministers’ Meeting. BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Margaritis Schinas speaks on lessons learnt from the COVID-19 crisis.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 17

** COPENHAGEN/ ATHENS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen travels to Denmark and Greece to discuss the countries’ plans for spending their share of the EU’s 800 billion euro COVID-19 recovery fund.

MOSCOW – Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei will visit Moscow. (To June 18)

BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet – 1300 GMT. GLOBAL – United Nation’s World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. LUXEMBOURG – Eurogroup meeting.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 18

** BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen visits Luxembourg to discuss COVID recovery spending plan

** BRUSSELS – EU energy commissioner Kadri Simson speaks at event on bloc’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy – 1000 GMT

** BRUSSELS – European Commission Executive Vice-President Maros Sefcovic gives a speech at the College of Europe on the EU’s post-Brexit relations with Britain. – 1300 GMT

LONDON – Marco Buti, director-general for economic and financial affairs at the European Commission, joins Ellie Groves, managing director of OMFIF’s Economic and Monetary Policy Institute, to discuss the current European economic outlook and the Next Generation EU fund (virtual roundtable) – 1000 GMT. GENEVA – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), give news conference on the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. BARCELONA – Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sanchez and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi close Cercle D’Economia conferences – 0900 GMT.

LUXEMBOURG – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.

IRAN, Islamic Republic of Iran – President Election.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 20

ARMENIA – Armenia holds snap parliamentary election. GLOBAL – World Refugee Day. FRANCE – Regional and departmental elections – Second round

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) meeting. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, JUNE 21 PARIS – OECD Economic Survey: Sweden 2021 ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives election. DOHA – Qatar Economic Forum. A virtual event lasting three days with speakers including Qatar finance minister and top executives (to June 23).

LUXEMBOURG – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, JUNE 22 LUXEMBOURG – EU General Affairs Council meeting.

SINGAPORE – APEC Senior Finance Officials Virtual Meeting (To June 23). – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23

BRUSSELS – EU Commission vice-presidents Margrether Vestager and Margaritis Schinas present an EU recommendation for a joint cyber unit. JERUSALEM – Honduras’ President Juan Orlando Hernandez visits Israel. (To June 25) BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and United National Secretary General Antonio Guterres host the second Libya summit in Berlin. BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis speaks on a communication on a new occupational safety and health strategy framework. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, JUNE 24 BERLIN – 73rd anniversary of beginning of The Berlin Blockade. Communist forces cut off all land and water routes between West Germany and West Berlin, prompting the United States to organize a massive airlift.

VIENNA, Austria – 181st Meeting of the OPEC Conference.

BRUSSELS – European Council meeting (To June 25) – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, JUNE 25

WELLINGTON – APAC 2021 informal finance ministerial meeting with the APEC business advisory council. LOS ANGELES – 12th death anniversary of pop star Michael Jackson.

ARUBA – Aruban Legislature election.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 26

GLOBAL – International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, JUNE 28

MATERA, ITALY – G20 foreign ministers meet in the southern Italian city of Matera for a 3-day summit (to Jun. 30).

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TUESDAY, JUNE 29

MOSCOW – 11th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus Experts’ Working Group on Counter-Terrorism (to July 2). PYEONGTAEK – South Korea observes the 19th anniversary of an inter-Korean sea clash.

BEJING/TAIPEI – 11th Anniversary of signing of a landmark trade deal between China and Taiwan. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30

JERUSALEM – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Israel. (To July 2) PARIS – French president Emmanuel Macron welcomes his Argentinian and Mexican counterparts Alberto Ferndandez and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in a gender equality summit with the UN.

BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Dubravka Suica speaks on the EU’s long-term vision for rural areas. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, JULY 1 VIENNA, Austria – 18th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting via videoconference. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, JULY 2

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

SIENA – July annual horse race “Palio di Siena.” – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, JULY 3

GLOBAL – International Day of Cooperatives. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, JULY 4

UNITED STATES – Independence Day.

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BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis gives a press conference on the bloc’s renewed sustainable finance strategy and a communication on Establishment of an EU green bond standard. BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis gives a press conference on the bloc’s new anti money-laundering legislative package. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, JULY 7

KATHMANDU – 74th birthday of Nepal’s deposed king, Gyanendra.

LONDON – 16th anniversary of the attacks on London’s transport network that killed more than 50 and injured 700. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, JULY 9 TEHRAN – 22nd anniversary of attack on Tehran University dormitory in 1999.

RAMALLAH – Palestine marks the 16th anniversary of a World Court ruling that Israel’s walls and fences in the West Bank were illegal.

SOUTH SUDAN – 10th anniversary of South Sudan becoming an independent state. VENICE, Italy – G20 Economy Ministers meet in Venice for a two-day summit, one of the main events of Italy’s G20 presidency (To July 10)

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SOFIA – Bulgaria to hold snap parliamentary election. GLOBAL – United Nations World Population Day.

MUMBAI – 14th anniversary of deadly bomb attacks on Mumbai’s commuter rail network. MOLDOVA – Moldovan Parliament Election.

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MONDAY, JULY 12 BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, JULY 13 BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 14

BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on an EU digital levy. PARIS – Bastille Day. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, JULY 15

** WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel confer at the White House. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, JULY 17

GLOBAL – World Day for International Justice. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, JULY 18

GLOBAL – Nelson Mandela International Day. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, JULY 20

CYPRUS – Cyprus marks the anniversary of the Turkish invasion in 1974. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

LISBON – Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa and government ministers hold State of the Nation’s debate in Parliament with lawmakers

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida – 10th anniversary of conclusion of NASA’s space shuttle program after the successful completion of mission STS-135. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, JULY 22

OSLO – 10th anniversary of Norway bombing and mass shooting at youth summer camp on the nearby Utoya Island where 77 people were killed. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, JULY 23 BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Budget) meeting. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, JULY 26

MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his final State of the Nation Address.

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GLOBAL – World Hepatitis Day.

GLOBAL – 107th anniversary of the beginning of World War 1.

PERU – 200th anniversary of independence.

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SATURDAY, JULY 31

PALESTINIAN – Palestinians hold presidential elections. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 GLOBAL – World Breastfeeding Week (to Aug. 7). WARSAW – Poland marks 77th anniversary of its war-time Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation. CHINA – 94th founding anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, AUGUST 2 BRUNEI – 54th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (to August 7).

BRUNEI – 22nd APT Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (APT FMM) (to August 7).

BRUNEI – 11th EAS Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (EAS FMM) (to August 7).

BRUNEI – ASEAN Senior Economic Officials’ Meeting (SEOM) (To Aug. 4). – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3

SINGAPORE – APEC Business Advisory Council (Virtual Meeting).

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 EDINBURGH, Scotland – Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2021 (To Aug 30)

HIROSHIMA – Hiroshima Commemorations 76th Anniversary of 1945 nuclear attacks. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, AUGUST 9 NAGASAKI, Japan – Nagasaki Commemorations 76th Anniversary of 1945 nuclear attacks. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12

GLOBAL – International Youth Day.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 14

PAKISTAN – 74th Anniversary of Pakistan independence from British rule. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15

JAPAN – 76th Anniversary of country’s surrender in World War Two.

INDIA – 74th Anniversary of Indian Independence from British rule.

LIECHTENSTEIN – 215th Anniversary of Independence.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 19

GLOBAL – World Humanitarian Day.

MOSCOW – 29th Anniversary of the failed Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev which accelerated the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

SYRIA – 8th Anniversary of nerve gas attack which killed hundreds of people in rebel-held neighborhoods on the edge of Damascus.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 23

BALTIC WAY – 32nd anniversary of the Baltic Way, a human chain of people in 1989 stretching from Vilnius to Tallinn to mark solidarity in the struggle for independence from the Soviet Union.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 24

POLAND – Poland marks the 32nd anniversary of the creation of the first post-Communist government in 1989.

UKRAINE – 30th Anniversary of Independence.

WASHINGTON – 209th Anniversary of the Burning of Washington, including the White House and the US Capitol building, by the British troops during the War of 1812.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25

URUGUAY – Uruguay’s Independence Day.

PARIS – 77th Anniversary of the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation in the Second World War.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 01 VENICE, Italy – 71st Venice International Film Festival (To Sept 11). – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

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