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Nov 5, 2012 | 11:00 GMT

Geopolitical Calendar: Week of Nov. 5, 2012


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


  • Nov. 5: French trade union CGT calls for a 24-hour strike at oil refineries throughout France.
  • Nov. 5: The Greek Parliament is expected to vote on a new round of austerity measures.
  • Nov. 5: The French government will discuss a report on how to boost the competitiveness of the French economy.
  • Nov. 5-8: Interpol will hold its general assembly in Rome, Italy.
  • Nov. 6: Business plans are due to be presented by all the companies competing for the tender of Greek natural gas company DEPA.
  • Nov. 6: Greek trade unions ADEDY and GSEE called for a two-day general strike beginning on this date.
  • Nov. 6-8: The North African Oil and Gas summit will be held in Vienna.
  • Nov. 6-14: An International Monetary Fund delegation will visit Bucharest, Romania.
  • Nov. 7: The European Commission is expected to release a new growth and deficit forecast for the European Union.
  • Nov. 7: The European Commission is expected to present its position on Hungary's fiscal policies.
  • Nov. 7-8: The European Parliament will meet to debate the new multiyear EU budget.
  • Nov. 9: The Bulgarian government is expected to sign an agreement with Gazprom on the construction of the Bulgarian section of the South Stream natural gas pipeline.
  • Nov. 9: The Polish parliament is expected to debate the European Fiscal Compact.
  • Nov. 11: Slovenia will hold presidential elections.


  • Nov. 5: European Council Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks will arrive in Azerbaijan.
  • Nov. 5: The Azerbaijani-Bulgarian business forum will be held in Baku.
  • Nov. 5: A delegation of NATO and U.S. experts will visit Baku to attend trainings.


  • Nov. 5: India and Japan will hold their first meeting on cybersecurity. 
  • Nov. 5-6: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit Laos.
  • Nov. 5-10: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will continue his trip to India.
  • Nov. 9: Nitish Kumar, chief minister of the Indian state of Bihar, will visit Pakistan along with a delegation composed of Cabinet members.


  • Nov. 5-6: The ninth summit of the Asia-Europe meeting will be held in Vientiane, Laos.
  • Nov. 5-6: The ninth session of the Belarusian-Vietnamese intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Nov. 5-16: The United States and Japan will hold a military drill in Japan.
  • Nov. 8: The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China will begin in Beijing. 


  • Unspecified date: The Mexican Chamber of Deputies will finalize the text of the labor law reform.
  • Unspecified date: The Pacific Alliance will hold a ministerial meeting in Cartagena, Colombia. 
  • Nov. 5-8: A delegation from the Indian steel and mining sectors will continue its visit to Brazil.
  • Nov. 6: The U.S. presidential election will be held.
  • Nov. 7: Peruvian public workers have threatened to strike over wage demands.


  • Nov. 5: The Muscat International Islamic Finance Forum will be held in Oman.
  • Nov. 5-6: The Algeria Future Energy conference will be held in Algiers.
  • Nov. 5-6: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran will hold a joint anti-drug trafficking meeting that will include interior ministers.
  • Nov. 5-7: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will visit Turkey.
  • Nov. 10-14: A British business delegation will visit Algeria.


  • Nov. 7: The U.N. Security Council will prepare a resolution to extend the mandate of the African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia by a full year.
Geopolitical Calendar: Week of Nov. 5, 2012

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