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Calendário Geopolítico da Semana 19 Janeiro 2015



Geopolitical Calendar: Week of Jan. 19, 2015

Editor’s Note: The following is an internal Stratfor document listing significant meetings and events planned for the next week. Stratfor analysts use this to stay informed of the activities and travel of world leaders and to guide their areas of focus for the week.

EUROPE

  • Jan. 19: EU foreign ministers will meet in the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. Terrorism and relations with Russia are likely to be on the agenda.
  • Jan. 19: An unofficial offshoot of Pegida, a German anti-Muslim movement, will hold its first march in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Jan. 19-22: European Parliament committee meetings will be held in Brussels.
  • Jan. 20: EU foreign ministers and Europe ministers will meet in the General Affairs Council in Brussels. They are expected to adopt the work program for the first half of the year prepared by the Latvian presidency.
  • Jan. 21-24: The World Economic Forum will be held in Davos, Switzerland.
  • Jan. 22: The European Central Bank Governing Council will gather in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Jan. 25: Snap general elections will be held in Greece. Opinion polls suggest that the left-wing Syriza party will win.

FORMER SOVIET UNION

  • Jan. 19: A protest against cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed will be held in Grozny, Chechnya.
  • Jan. 22-23: Syrian opposition parties’ representatives will hold preliminary consultations in Moscow.
  • Jan. 23: The Russian State Duma will ratify the integration treaty signed by Russia and Abkhazia.

ASIA-PACIFIC

  • Unspecified date: Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani will visit Japanese troops stationed in South Sudan and Djibouti.
  • Jan. 16-21: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Israel to discuss security issues with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • Jan. 19: Senior officials from South Korea and Japan will hold talks in Tokyo to discuss the “comfort women” issue.
  • Jan. 19-23: The U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea will visit Japan.
  • Jan. 19-24: Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will visit India, the United Kingdom, France and Belgium.

SOUTH ASIA

  • Jan. 19: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with his climate experts’ council ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to India.
  • Jan. 19-20: The 10th meeting of the India-U.K. Joint Economic and Trade Committee will be held in London.
  • Jan. 19-21: An Academic Leadership Mission will depart from India to visit Singapore to study best practices and explore collaborative avenues in higher education.
  • Jan. 19-22: Potential bidders in India’s upcoming coal block auctions will be able to visit the sites and inspect land documents.
  • Jan. 20-23: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Anne C. Richard will visit Bangladesh.
  • Jan. 21-24: Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Indian Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be among the South Asian leaders attending the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
  • Jan. 22: The 6th International Conference on Nuclear Energy will be held in New Delhi.
  • Jan. 25: U.S. President Barack Obama will arrive in New Delhi for a three-day visit. He will attend bilateral meetings with India’s leadership as well as a Jan. 25 banquet held in his honor.

MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA

  • Jan. 16-21: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories.
  • Jan. 19: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will chair a Cabinet meeting.
  • Jan. 19: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will hold talks with his Iranian counterpart in Tehran.
  • Jan.19-22: Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will attend the World Future Energy Summit at the invitation of Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and the deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces.
  • Jan. 20: The Iraqi parliament’s financial committee is scheduled to submit the final 2015 budget to parliament for a vote.
  • Jan. 21: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will visit the United Kingdom.
  • Jan. 21: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will visit Yemen to sign a $100 million grant from Turkey to Yemen.
  • Jan. 22: A German parliamentary delegation will begin its four-day visit to Tehran, during which the delegation members will meet with Iranian officials, including Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani.
  • Jan. 24: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will attend the 24th African Union Summit in Ethiopia. Cairo is engaged in arbitration with Addis Ababa to resolve disputes over Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project, which is currently under construction.
  • Jan. 25: A group of 20 Egyptian anti-coup revolutionary movements, coalitions and youth icons have called for Egyptians to unite behind the banners and principles of the Jan. 25, 2011, revolution in large protests on this day.
  • Jan. 25: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will pardon some prisoners to mark Police Day and the fourth anniversary of the Jan. 25, 2011, revolution.
  • Jan. 25-27: The 8th Global Competitiveness Forum will be held. The forum’s theme will be public sector competitiveness and the event will be organized by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority.

AMERICAS

  • Jan. 19: The Ecuadorian government will begin releasing constitutional amendments to the public, including the amendment allowing presidential re-election.
  • Jan. 19: The Ecuadorian and Colombian trade ministers will resume their meeting in Quito, Ecuador.
  • Jan. 20: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will give his state of the union speech to the country’s National Assembly.
  • Jan. 21-22: Talks between the United States and Cuba will take place in Havana.
  • Jan. 22: Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes will meet with his Bolivian counterpart, Evo Morales, in La Paz to discuss the Paraguay-Parana waterway project that will connect Bolivia and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Jan 22: Bolivian President Evo Morales will begin his third presidential term.
  • Jan. 23: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will begin his official visit to Argentina.
  • Jan. 23: Venezuelan National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello has called for a ruling party march on this day to show support for the government.

AFRICA

  • Jan. 20: Zambia will hold its presidential election.
  • Jan. 20-22: Lawmakers from the African Great Lakes region will meet in Kenya to discuss regional political and security challenges.
  • Jan. 23-31: The 24th Africa Union Summit will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


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