Two Weeks Ahead – 12 May 2014

by TRG Alerts Admin on May 11, 2014

Two Weeks Ahead (12MAY-25MAY)

Produced by the Rendon Group

KEY UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNIVERSARIES

  • EUROPE REGION: European parliament elections (22MAY)
  • MALAWI: Presidential and national assembly elections (20MAY)
  • UKRAINE: Presidential elections (25MAY)
  • COLOMBIA: Presidential elections (25MAY)
  • PHILIPPINES: World Economic Forum on East Asia (12MAY to 23MAY)
  • GUINEA BISSAU: Run-off presidential elections (18MAY)
  • UKRAINE AND UNITED STATES: United States-Ukraine Working Group on Nonproliferation and Export Controls (15MAY to 16MAY)

KEY RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

  • Nothing to report

Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Europe Region: Anniversary of the Black Sea Fleet – 1783
  • Middle East Region: Arab FMs hold meeting on Syria in Saudi Arabia
  • Cambodia: Royal Ploughing Day Ceremony
  • Germany: Anniversary of Soviets lifting the blockade of West Berlin after eleven months – 1949
  • Philippines: World Economic Forum on East Asia (to 23MAY)
  • Uruguay: President Jose Mujica to visit White House

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Ecuador: Independence Day – 1830
  • Pakistan: EU EOM will issue a statement of its preliminary findings on elections
  • Philippines: Elections
  • United States: GovSec Expo (14MAY)
  • Uzbekistan: Anniversary of Andijan massacre – 2005

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  • Global: Anniversary of the creation of the Warsaw Pact – 1955
  • Malaysia: Malaysian Youth Day
  • Paraguay: Paraguay becomes independent – 1811

Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • Global:  Foreign ministers of the Arctic Council, an international forum for the eight states bordering the Arctic, are to meet
  • France: Date of trial of makers of a diabetes and weight loss drug suspected in hundreds of deaths in France will be set
  • Israel/Palestine: Anniversary of Day of Al-Nakba – 1948
  • Russia:  Heads of G8 drug control agencies will convene in Moscow
  • Ukraine and United States: United States-Ukraine Working Group on Nonproliferation and Export Controls (to 16MAY)

Friday, May 16, 2014

  • China: Anniversary of hundreds of thousands arriving in Beijing to support college students fasting for freedom in Tiananmen Square – 1989
  • India: Results of the general election to be announced
  • Japan: Anniversary of Japan’s Premier Tsuyoshi Inukai is assassinated in Tokyo – 1932
  • South Korea: Anniversary of Maj. Gen. Park Chung-hee stages a military coup in South Korea – 1961
  • Sudan: Anniversary of the beginning of the rebellion of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army – 1983
  • Zaire/DRC: Anniversary of Zaire’s President Mobutu Sese Seko gives up power after 32 years of autocratic rule – 1997

Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Norway: Constitution Day -1814
  • Zaire/DRC: Anniversary of Zaire renamed to the Democratic Republic of Congo – 1997

Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Guinea Bissau: Run-off election
  • India: Anniversary of India’s first nuclear test – 1974
  • Sri Lanka: Anniversary of the end of fighting between the Sri Lankan Government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam – 2009

Monday, May 19, 2014

  • United States and New Zealand: U.S.-NZ Partnership Forum in Washington (to 21MAY)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

  • Cuba: Anniversary of Cuba’s independence from the US – 1902
  • Malawi: Presidential and national assembly elections
  • United States: National Defense Industrial Association Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (to May 22)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Chile: Navy Day (Battle of Iquiqie – 1879)
  • Montenegro: Independence Day
  • Yemen: Anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Yemen and North Yemen agreeing to unity – 1990

Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Europe Region: European parliament elections
  • Chile: Anniversary of a 9.5-magnitude earthquake, the biggest ever recorded, kills 5,700 people in Chile while the tsunami it triggers leaves 130 dead in Japan and 61 in Hawaii -1960
  • Europe Region: Anniversary of creation of the Eurocorps, an intergovernmental standing army corps, which integrates the Franco-German brigade. – 1992
  • Iraq: Anniversary of end of Britain’s military presence in Iraq – 2011
  • Kazakhstan: International exhibition of armaments and military equipment KADEX-2014 (to 25MAY)
  • Russia: St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Afghanistan: President Karzai to step down, successor to take office

Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • Eritrea: Eritrean Independence Day – 1993
  • Israel: Catholic Pope Francis to visit Amman, Bethlehem and Jerusalem (to 26MAY)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

  • Belgium: Chamber of representatives elections
  • Colombia: Presidential elections (1st round)
  • Denmark: Referendum
  • Jordan: Jordan Independence Day / Renaissance Day – 1946
  • Lebanon: Anniversary of Southern Lebanon’s “liberation” – 2000
  • Lithuania: Presidential elections
  • Saudi Arabia: Anniversary of the creation of the Gulf Cooperation Council – 1981
  • Sierra Leone: Anniversary of rebels toppling the government of Sierra Leone in a violent coup – 1997
  • Sudan: Anniversary of parliamentary government in Sudan overthrown in bloodless coup and Maj. Gen. Jafaar Numeiry heads new military regime – 1969
  • Ukraine: Presidential elections

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