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What’s happening this year 2016

Our diary highlights only a selection of the events scheduled for 2016. All are subject to change and inclusion on this page does not guarantee coverage by Euronews

JANUARY

1 – EU PRESIDENCY

The Hague • The Netherlands holds the EU presidency for 6 months. It will be followed by Slovakia from the 1st of July.

11 – FRANCE ANNIVERSARY

Paris • Ceremonies to mark one year since the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the hostage crisis in Paris. A gathering is expected in Place de la République in Paris on the 10th and the French President is to give an address on the 11th.

12 – USA OBAMA

Washington DC • Barack Obama to deliver his State of the Union address in Congress, the last of his mandate.

20-23 – SWITZERLAND WORLD ECONOMY

Davos • World Economic Forum annual meeting.

FEBRUARY

1 – USA CAUCUSES

Iowa • Both Democratic and Republican caucuses in Iowa. This is the first electoral event of the nominating process for President of the USA. The presidential elections is due in November.

18-19 – EU SUMMITBREXIT

Brussels • European leaders meet. A EU-UK deal on reforms is needed to prevent a Brexit. An in-or-out referendum will occur some time between June 2016 and end of 2017.

26 – IRAN ELECTIONS

Tehran • Iranians go to the polls to elect the Parliament and the Assembly of Experts.

26 – FIFA PRESIDENT

Zurich • World’s football governing body will elect its next president.

28 – USA OSCARS

Hollywood • The Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

MARCH

5 – SLOVAKIA ELECTION

Bratislava • Parliamentary election. Prime Minister Robert Fico seeks a third term in office.

14 – EXOMARS

Baikonour • Launch of ESA-Roscomos’s ExoMars 2016 mission.

15 – SYRIA CONFLICT

Syria • 5 years since the Syrian conflict started.

APRIL

Early April – IRELAND ELECTION

Dublin • General election. Irish voters will elect the members of the 32nd Dáil who will assemble shortly afterwards to elect a Taoiseach.

21 – UK QUEEN

London • Queen Elizabeth II turns 90. Main celebrations due in May (12-15).

MAY

11-22 – FRANCE CINEMA

Cannes • 69th Cannes Film Festival.

14 – SWEDEN EUROVISION

Stockholm • Eurovision song contest.

23-24 – TURKEY SUMMIT

Istanbul • First World Humanitarian Summit. The purpose of the summit is to set a forward-looking agenda for humanitarian action to collectively address future humanitarian challenges.

26-27 – JAPAN G7

Shima • Japan hosts the summit of the Group of Seven

JUNE

1-SWITZERLAND TUNNEL

Saint Gotthard base tunnel • The world’s longest railway tunnel will officially open.

10 – EUROPE FOOTBALL

France • The 2016 UEFA European Championship is held in France from 10 June to 10 July. Spain are two-time defending champions.

23-24 – EU SUMMIT

Brussels • Europeans leaders meet for the European Council.

JULY

4 – JUPITER

Space • NASA’s Juno mission is scheduled to arrive at Jupiter.

8-9 – POLAND NATO

Warsaw • NATO summit with heads of state and government, foreign and defence ministers, high-ranking military, and 2 500 delegates.

18-21 – USA CONVENTION

Cleveland • Republican National Convention to nominate the Republican candidate to the US presidential election.

25-28 – USA CONVENTION

Philadelphia • Democratic National Convention to nominate the Democrat candidate to the US presidential election.

AUGUST

5- BRAZIL OLYMPICS

Rio de Janeiro • Olympic Games take place until the 21st.

SEPTEMBER

11 – USA 9/11


New York: 15 years since the 9/11 attacks in the USA.

18 – RUSSIA ELECTIONS


Various: Russians vote in the parliamentary elections. These elections, due every five years, will elect 450 seats in the State Duma. Some local and mayoral elections are also scheduled on that date.

OCTOBER

NOBEL PRIZE


Sweden/Norway: Announcements of the Nobel Prizes expected in October

7-9 USA MEETING


Washington DC: Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.

23 – HUNGARY HISTORY


Budapest: 60 years since the Hungarian uprising of 1956.

NOVEMBER

8 – USA ELECTION


Nationwide: Election of the 45th President of the United States.

13 – FRANCE ATTACKS


Paris: One year since the terrorist attacks that left 130 dead.

DECEMBER

10 – HUMAN RIGHTS


Global: International human rights day

31 – UN MANDATE


New York: Ban Ki-moon’s mandate as UN Secretary General expires.

JANUARY

11-FRANCE ANNIVERSARY

Paris • Ceremonies to mark one year since the Charlie Hebdo shooting and the hostage crisis Paris. A Gathering is expected Place de la République in Paris on the 10th, and French President is to give an address on the 11th.

12 – USA OBAMA

Washington DCs • Barack Obama to deliver his State of the Union address in Congress, the last of his mandate.

20-23 – SWITZERLAND WORLD ECONOMY

Davos • World Economic Forum annual meeting.

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