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Geopolitical Calendar: Week of July 30, 2012

4 MINS READJul 30, 2012 | 12:03 GMT
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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.

EUROPE

  • July 30: U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney will visit Poland to meet with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, President Bronislaw Komorowski, Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and former President Lech Walesa.
  • July 30: Some 12.9 billion euros ($15.9 billion) of Spanish debt will mature.
  • July 31: Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki will host a Kenyan investment conference while attending the Olympic Games in London.
  • July 30-Aug. 1: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will hold a Nigerian investment conference while attending the Olympic Games in London.
  • July 31: Sicilian Gov. Raffaele Lombardo is expected to resign.
  • July 31: international Monetary Fund and EU officials will meet in Bucharest to assess Romania's loan program.
  • July 31: Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti will meet with French President Francois Hollande in Paris.
  • Aug. 2: Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London.
  • Aug. 2: The Dutch finance committee will meet to discuss the European crisis. 

FORMER SOVIET UNION

  • July 30: The Ukrainian Communist Party will meet in Kiev to discuss the party's platform and to nominate candidates for Ukraine's 2012 parliamentary elections.
  • July 30: Richard Morningstar will be sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
  • July 31: Hearings will be held in the tax evasion case against former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko.
  • Aug. 1: A visa agreement between Ukraine and Turkey will be implemented.
  • Aug. 1: The Russian Ministry of Economic Development will present suggestions to optimize ministries and departments concerning Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization.

SOUTH ASIA

  • July 31: India will convene a panel of ministers to review the country's ongoing monsoon situation and explore measures to combat potential drought. 
  • July 31: India's Joint Council of Bus Syndicates is expected to stage a strike to demand increased bus fares.
  • Aug. 1-3: Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will visit Sri Lanka to meet with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris.

EAST ASIA

  • July 30-Aug. 1: Pamela Cox, the vice president of the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific Regional division, will visit Myanmar for the opening of the organization's newest Asia branch.
  • Aug. 1: Indonesia will cut a five percent import duty on soybeans to help offset the burden of rising global prices on domestic consumers. 
  • Aug. 3: Japanese Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto will meet with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

AMERICAS

  • July 30: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will attend a Mercosur summit in Brazil. 
  • July 30: Workers in Costa Rica's public energy firm and local energy distribution cooperatives will hold public demonstrations against government plans to attract private investment. 
  • July 30: Costa Rican and Colombian authorities will begin negotiating a free trade agreement. 
  • July 30-Aug. 2: Singaporean Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew will visit the Brazilian cities of Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba. 
  • July 31: Venezuela will officially be incorporated into the Mercosur customs union during an extraordinary session of the bloc. 
  • July 31: Chile will auction the exploration and production rights to more than 31,000 tons of lithium deposits. 
  • July 31: Brazilian Science and Technology Minister Marco Antonio Raupp will visit Buenos Aires. 
  • Aug. 1-2: The Brazilian Supreme Court will preside over the sentencing of the officials involved in the 2005 "mensalao" corruption scandal. 
  • Aug. 2: Pakistani intelligence chief Lt. Gen. Zahirul Islam will meet with CIA Director David Patraeus in Washington. 
  • Aug. 3: Argentina plans to officially cancel the payment of the Boden 2012 bonds and end the "corralito" restriction on dollar extracts from banks. 

MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA

  • July 30: An Egyptian administrative court will hear the case on the legality of the formation of the country's Constituent Assembly.
  • July 31: The reinstituted 2009 Kuwaiti parliament will hold its first session.
  • Aug. 1: Israel's Tal Law, which governs draft deferrals for yeshiva students in Israel, is set to expire.
  • Aug. 1-4: Turkey's Supreme Military Council will meet.
  • Aug. 4: The Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood is expected to hold a "solidarity with Jerusalem" rally at Mount Nebo in Madaba, Jordan.

AFRICA

  • July 31: The deadline set by the Southern African Development Community for Malagasy political parties to resolve disputes and agree to an elections timetable in Madagascar will expire.
  • Aug. 2: The U.N. Security Council resolution deadline for Sudan and South Sudan to submit plans for a cessation of hostilities will expire.

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