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What's happening this week 19/10/15


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What's happening this week 19/10/15

MONDAY

USA – EU

Miami • The 11th round of EU-US trade talks are due to take place in Florida. The talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) aim to create the world’s biggest free-trade agreement. Talks until the 23rd.

GERMANYCLIMATE CHANGE

Bonn • In the run-up to the Paris COP21, negotiators from all nations will meet for the last time in Bonn, to prepare for a new agreement to be adopted in December.

TUESDAY

UK – CHINA

London • Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a four-day state visit to the UK. Welcome by Queen Elizabeth. During his visit, the Chinese president is expected to address the parliament and meet Prime Minister David Cameron. Some protests are expected.

SWITZERLANDFIFA

Zurich • Soccer’s governing body FIFA holds an extraordinary Executive Committee meeting. The meeting comes after FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini were suspended for 90 days by FIFA’s Ethics Committee.

SOUTH AFRICAPISTORIUS

Johannesburg • Oscar Pistorius is to be released from prison and into house arrest, a year after he was sentenced to five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

ALASKAARCTIC COUNCIL

Anchorage • The Arctic Council convenes. The meeting brings together the Arctic States, Permanent Participants (six organizations representing Arctic Indigenous peoples), Working Groups and Observers. The programme for this meeting includes discussion of several focus areas of the Arctic Council, including climate change, environment and biodiversity, Arctic communities, and oceans.(to 22)

WEDNESDAY

SPAINEPP

Madrid • Europe People’s Party congress. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to attend.

THURSDAY

GREECEFRANCE

Athens • French President Francois Hollande is scheduled to make a two-day visit to Greece. He is expected to meet with Greek Prime Minister Tsipras for talks.

USACLINTON

Washington DC • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is due to testify to the Selection Committee for the first time on the attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi in 2012, during which she was US Secretary of State.

SATURDAY

UN – 70

New York • 70th anniversary of the official formation of the United Nations

SUNDAY

POLANDELECTIONS

Various • Poland holds a parliamentary election. Opposition PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski faces incumbent Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz’s Civic Platform party.

ARGENTINEELECTIONS

Various • Argentines go to the polls for first round vote in presidential and legislative elections.

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