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Jun 1, 2015 | 09:00 GMT

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Geopolitical Calendar: Week of June 1, 2015

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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

  • June 1: The European Parliament will hold committee meetings in Brussels.
  • June 2: The European Commission will hold the 2nd European CITIES Forum to discuss urban development policies.
  • June 3-4: European Development Days, a forum on international cooperation and development, will commence in Brussels.
  • June 4: The European Parliament will hold committee meetings in Brussels.
  • June 5-7: France's ruling Socialist Party will hold a party congress in Poitiers.
  • June 7-8: Representatives from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union will meet in Germany for the G-7 summit.

FORMER SOVIET UNION

  • June 1: Representatives of 66 public organizations in Transdniestria will officially ask Russian President Vladimir Putin for protection from external threats.
  • June 1: Russian foreign ministry officials will visit Italy.
  • June 2: Russian, Ukrainian and EU officials will discuss Ukraine's EU association.
  • Jun 2-3: Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak to meet with representatives from OPEC countries.
  • June 3: Baku will host an Azerbaijan-Austria business forum.
  • June 4: The Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine will meet in Minsk.
  • June 4-5: Interior ministers from Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states will meet in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

ASIA-PACIFIC

  • May 31-June 2: U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will visit Vietnam.
  • June 1-3: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will lead an economic mission to China.
  • June 5-7: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Ukraine.
  • June 6: Japanese and Chinese finance officials will hold talks in Beijing.

SOUTH ASIA

  • June 1-2: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Sweden.
  • June 2: Pakistan's foreign secretary will lead a delegation to a Pakistan-U.S. strategic dialogue in Washington.
  • June 2-4: Mukherjee will visit Belarus.
  • June 2: The Reserve Bank of India will announce the second bi-monthly monetary policy statement for fiscal year 2015-16.
  • June 2-3: U.S. Defense Secretary Carter will visit India.
  • June 3: India will sign the G-20 and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development global bank account and tax information sharing treaty.
  • June 5: Pakistan's National Assembly will present the budget for fiscal year 2015-16.
  • June 6-7: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bangladesh.

MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA

  • June 2: An international meeting on the conflicts in Iraq and Syria will take place in Paris.
  • June 2: Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam will visit Saudi Arabia for talks with Saudi officials.
  • June 3: Lebanon will resume the parliament's presidential election session.
  • June 3-4: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will visit Germany.
  • June 5: OPEC member states will hold a meeting.
  • June 7: Turkey will hold a general election.

THE AMERICAS

  • June 1: Argentina's largest labor union group will go on strike in the northern Rosario grains hub.
  • June 2-3: A delegation of Lebanese businesses will visit Cuba.
  • June 3: Brazil's central bank will meet to decide monetary policy.
  • June 4: Argentine trucker's labor union General Confederation of Labor will go on strike demanding a 35 percent pay raise as opposed to accepting the 27 percent raise proposed by the government.
  • June 4: Mexico's central bank will meet to decide monetary policy.
  • June 7: Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will meet with Pope Francis in the Vatican.

AFRICA

  • June 2: Sudanese President Omar al Bashir will be sworn for a new term.
  • June 3-6: An Indian business delegation will visit Ethiopia.
  • June 5: Burundi will hold parliamentary elections despite violent opposition against President Pierre Nkurunziza's third term bid.

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