Two Weeks Ahead – 16 February 2015

by TRG Alerts Admin on February 15, 2015

Two Weeks Ahead (16FEB-01MAR)

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  • EUROPE REGION: Eurogroup of finance ministers to meet (16FEB)
  • GLOBAL: Carnival (16FEB)
  • UNITED STATES: US to host summit on how to fight “violent extremists around the world” (18FEB)
  • CHINA: Chinese New Year, beginning of Spring Festival (to 25FEB)
  • IRAQ: Anniversary of ‘Day of Rage’ protests and clashes in Iraq – 2011 (25FEB)
  • FRANCE AND PHILIPPINES: French President Francois Hollande will visit Philippines (26FEB to 27FEB)
  • TUNISIA: Anniversary of former Tunisian PM Ghannouchi resigning – 2011 (27FEB)
  • LESOTHO: Lesotho national elections (28FEB)


  • Christianity: Ash Wednesday (18FEB)
  • Hinduism: Maha Shivaratri (17FEB)

Monday, February 16, 2015

  • Global: Carnival (variable end dates)
  • Canada: Islander Day
  • Europe Region: Eurogroup of finance ministers to meet, expected to discuss Greece
  • Iran and Azerbaijan: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to visit Azerbaijan (to 17FEB)
  • Liberia: The Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Helen Clark to visit Monrovia
  • North Korea: Kim Jong-il’s Birthday – 1941
  • Serbia: National Day Holiday – 1835
  • United States: President’s Day

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

  • Hungary and Russia:  Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to meet Hungarian PM Viktor Orban
  • Kosovo: Anniversary of Kosovo’s parliament declareing independence, sparking a fierce reaction in Serbia which refused to recognize Pristina – 2008
  • Libya: Anniversary of uprising against former Libyan leader Gaddafi – 2011
  • Sierra Leone: The Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Helen Clark to visit Freetown
  • Turkey and Pakistan: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is expected to visit Pakistan (to 18FEB)
  • Hinduism: Maha Shivaratri

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

  • Gambia: Gambia Independence Day – 1965
  • Russia and South Ossetia: Russia, South Ossetia to sign state border treaty
  • Sierra Leone: Armed Forces Day
  • United States: US to host summit on how to fight “violent extremists around the world”
  • Venezuela: Anniversary of jailing of Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez – 2014
  • Yemen: Arab League will hold a meeting to discuss the crisis in the country and “review the recent dangerous developments on the Yemeni scene”
  • Christianity: Ash Wednesday

Thursday, February 19, 2015

  • China: Chinese New Year, beginning of Spring Festival (to 25FEB)

Friday, February 20, 2015

  • Global: World Day of Social Justice
  • Poland and Germany: President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski will visit Germany

Saturday, February 21, 2015

  • Global: International Mother Language Day
  • Ireland: Ireland Republic Day – 1922

Sunday, February 22, 2015

  • Middle East Region: Anniversary of the United Arab Republic formed – 1958
  • Poland and Ukraine: President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski will visit Ukraine
  • St Lucia: Independence Day – 1979

Monday, February 23, 2015

  • Guyana: Republic Day
  • Russia: Motherland Defenders’ Day – 1919
  • Tajikistan: Tajik National Army Day

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

  • Mexico: Flag Day

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

  • Cyprus and Russia: Delegations of Cyprus and Russia to meet over two countries’ Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation
  • Europe Region: The Energy Union framework strategy is scheduled for adoption
  • Iraq: Anniversary of ‘Day of Rage’ protests and clashes in Iraq – 2011

Thursday, February 26, 2015

  • France and Philippines: French President Francois Hollande will visit Philippines (to 27FEB)
  • Kuwait: Liberation Day – 1991
  • Lebanon: Anniversary of US troop withdrawal from Lebanon – 1984
  • Poland and Japan: President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski will visit Japan (to 27FEB)
  • United States: Anniversary of NY World Trade Center bombings – 1993
  • United States: Anniversary of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin shot and killed in Florida causing widespread rallies across the US – 2012

Friday, February 27, 2015

  • Chile: Anniversary of A huge 8.8-magnitude earthquake rocks Chile, killing at least 450 people and triggering tsunami warnings across the Pacific – 2010
  • Dominican Republic: Independence Day -1844
  • Nigeria: Anniversary of Nigerians voting to break military rule – 1999
  • Tunisia: Anniversary of former Tunisian PM Ghannouchi resigning – 2011
  • Venezuela: Anniversary of the the deadly revolt led by commander Hugo Chavez – 1989

Saturday, February 28, 2015

  • Kuwait: Gulf War ends – 1991
  • Lesotho: Lesotho national elections
  • Sweden: Anniversary of Swedish PM’s assassination – 1986
  • United Kingdom: “Anti-Islamisation” PEGIDA group has said it’s planning to hold a march in Newcastle

Sunday, March 01, 2015

  • Estonia: Parliament elections
  • Sudan: Anniversary of US Deputy Secretary of State held hostage in Sudan – 1974
  • Switzerland: Republic Day – 1889
  • Tajikistan: Assembly of Representatives elections


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