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Geopolitical Calendar: Week of June 20, 2016

Geopolitical Calendar: Week of June 20, 2016

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. 


  • June 20: The EU Foreign Affairs Council will meet in Luxembourg to discuss visa liberalization for Georgia and EU Naval Force Mediterranean, also known as Operation Sophia.
  • June 22: The European Central Bank (ECB) will launch a program granting long-term loans to banks.
  • June 22: The ECB Governing Council will hold a nonmonetary policy meeting in Frankfurt.
  • June 23: The United Kingdom will hold its referendum on EU membership.
  • June 23: More protests are scheduled to be held in France against the country's recent labor reform.
  • June 23: The ECB General Council will meet in Frankfurt.
  • June 24: Belgium's FGTB union will hold a general strike.
  • June 24-25: Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union and its Bavarian sister party, Christian Social Union, will meet to reconcile and establish long-term policy priorities.
  • June 24-26: Pope Francis will visit Armenia.
  • June 25: Iceland will hold its presidential election.
  • June 26: Spain will hold parliamentary elections.


  • June 20: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will meet in St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • June 21-30: The International Monetary Fund will send a delegation to visit Belarus.
  • June 22: Russian and Japanese officials will hold treaty consultations in Tokyo.
  • June 23-24: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization will hold a summit in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.


  • June 18-22: Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Serbia, Poland and Uzbekistan.
  • June 21: The Nuclear Suppliers Group will hold a plenary meeting in Seoul.
  • June 22: Campaign season will officially begin for the upper house of the Japanese Diet.
  • June 23-24: Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
  • June 23-25: Myanmar political leader Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Thailand.
  • June 24-25: Taiwan's new president, Tsai Ing-wen, will visit Miami, Florida, on her way to Paraguay and Panama.
  • June 25-26: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will announce its first batch of investments at its first annual meeting in Beijing.


  • June 18-24: The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and the U.S.-India Investors Forum will organize a delegation of Indian businessmen to attend the SelectUSA Investment Summit 2016 in Washington, D.C., followed by visits to Maryland, Ohio and Michigan.
  • June 23-24: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are expected to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Tashkent, Uzbekistan..


  • June 21: The Egyptian State Council Administrative Court will announce the final verdict of a case challenging Egypt's recent maritime border agreement with Saudi Arabia.
  • June 23: Deadline for bids to be made on Turkish Islamic lender Bank Asya. If no buyer is found, the bank could be liquidated.
  • June 26: Iraq's Federal Supreme Court is scheduled to announce its delayed ruling on the constitutionality of two parliamentary sessions held in April. 


  • June 20: Venezuelan National Assembly Speaker Henry Ramos Allup will hold a press conference to discuss President Nicolas Maduro.
  • June 20-21: Figures from the Colombian government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will meet with indigenous representatives in Havana.
  • June 22: Paraguay's central bank will meet.
  • June 23: The Organization of American States (OAS) will decide whether it will apply the Democratic Charter to Venezuela.
  • June 23: Venezuelan National Assembly Speaker Henry Ramos Allup will travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in an OAS session on Venezuela's economic and political crises.
  • June 26: The Panama Canal Expansion project will be officially inaugurated. 


  • June 20: Nigeria's new foreign exchange policy will take effect after the Central Bank says it will allow the naira to float.

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