Geopolitical Forecast for December 5th - 11th
Monday, December 5th
Moscow, Russia. Scheduled talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Foreign Minister of the Republic of the Philippines, Perfecto Aseem.
Tehran. Iran. The planned visit of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mikhail Bogdanov. Scheduled meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Hossein Jaberi-Ansari.
Tehran. Iran. 5-8 December. 27th meeting of the Council of the Regional Planning Organization on economic cooperation.
London. UK. 5-8 December. The UK Supreme court is expected to consider the government's appeal on the decision of the High court of London that the process of exiting the EU cannot be implemented without the decision of parliament.
London. UK. On 5-6 December. Oil Council World Oil & Gas Week.
Essen. Germany. 5-7 December. Congress of the Christian Democratic Union party. A presentation will be made by the party leader, Angela Merkel. Also on the agenda is the election of a new chairman and his deputies.
Barcelona. Spain. 5-10 December. Conference on research in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning NIPS.
New York. USA. Briefing of the UN Security Council on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Accra. Ghana. 5-6 December. 5th forum of the African Union Commission on international law entitled "The Role of Africa in the Development of International Law."
World Soil Day.
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development.
Tuesday, December 6th
Moscow, Russia. Meeting between Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, and Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim.
Moscow, Russia. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, will meet with Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland.
Moscow, Russia. 3rd Eurasian economic Congress.
China. 6-9 December. Visit by President of Gabon Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba.
Japan. December 6-7. The visit of U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter who is scheduled to meet with his Japanese counterpart, Tomomi Indoi.
Mumbai. India. The meeting of the heads of tax authorities of the BRICS countries.
New York. USA. Briefing and consultations in the UN Security Council on the situation in Libya and sanctions against the country.
Tampa. USA. President Barack Obama will deliver a speech devoted to the fight against terrorism.
Brussels. Belgium. December 6-7. Meeting between the foreign ministers of NATO member countries chaired by Secretary General of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg.
Vilnius. Lithuania. Plenary session of parliament. As expected, Prime Minister Saulius Squirrels will present to parliament the program of the government.
Paris. France. Conference "Russia and France: Joint Navigation in a Systemic Crisis." The organizer is the "Franco-Russian Dialogue Association.”
EU. Expected that anti-trust regulators will decide on the purchase of the American Microsoft social network LinkedIn.
Venezuela. The next scheduled meeting between representatives of the government and the opposition to discuss ways of bringing the country out of the crisis.
Guadalajara. Mexico. 6-9 December. A meeting of the Forum on Internet Governance.
Wednesday, December 7th
Minsk. Belarus. Planned meeting of the Contact Group on settling the situation in Ukraine.
Paris. France. 7-9 December. Conference of the Open Government International Initiative.
Geneva. Switzerland. 7-8 December. Meeting of the General Council of the World Trade Organization.
New York. USA. Briefing and consultations in the UN Security Council on the situation in Central Africa.
Ghana. Parliamentary elections are scheduled.
International Civil Aviation Day.
Thursday, December 8th
India. 8-9 December. The visit of U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter who is scheduled to meet with his Indian counterpart, Manohar Parrikar.
Hamburg. Germany. 8-9 December. 23rd meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is also planned to participate.
Vilnius. Lithuania. International conference of experts of the Baltic States and the Nordic countries on a single patent policy.
Frankfurt-on-Main. Germany. Meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank and a press conference on the outcome.
Paris. France. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development will publish a summary of leading economic indexes for member countries.
Paris. France. Planned national strike by workers of the country’s postal service.
Lausanne. Switzerland. 8-9 December. The General Assembly of the European Broadcasting Union.
New York. USA. Consultations in the UN Security Council on the situation in the Middle East.
New York. USA. Debate in the UN Security Council on the international criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.
Ottawa. Canada. 8-9 December. The visit of the Vice President of the USA Joseph Biden, who is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Friday, December 9th
Moscow, Russia. 72nd meeting of the CIS Economic Council.
Doha. Qatar. A scheduled meeting of the representatives of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
Finland. Visit by chairman of the Russian government, Dmitry Medvedev who is planned to hold talks with Prime Minister Juha Sipila.
International Anti-Corruption Day.
International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.
Saturday, December 10th
Manama. Bahrain. The visit of U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter who will deliver a speech at the International Institute of Strategic Studies and will also meet with U.S. troops.
Paris. France. The next scheduled international meeting on Syria with the participation of representatives of European countries, Arab states, and the United States.
Sweden, Norway. In Stockholm will be held the ceremony of the awarding of the Nobel Prize in physics, chemistry, physiology, medicine, literature, and economics. At the same time, the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded in Oslo.
Human Rights Day.
Sunday, December 11th
Kyrgyzstan. A referendum on amending the country's Constitution. The proposed changes involve reducing the powers of the President and empowering the Prime Minister and Parliament, as well as reforms of the judicial and law enforcement systems.
Presidential elections in the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. Transnistria remains a self-proclaimed territory whose status is unsettled. The Western community considers it part of Moldova.
Tehran. Iran. 11-13 December. Meeting of the Permanent Russian-Iranian Commission on Trade-Economic Cooperation.
Macedonia. Parliamentary elections.
Romania. Parliamentary elections.