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Nov 26, 2012 | 11:03 GMT

Geopolitical Calendar: Week of Nov. 26, 2012

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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

  • Nov. 26: Eurozone finance ministers will meet in Brussels to discuss the Greek bailout.
  • Nov. 26: Slovak teachers are expected to strike.
  • Nov. 26: A delegation from the Bulgarian National Assembly will visit Azerbaijan to discuss bilateral relations.
  • Nov. 27: The Portuguese Parliament will vote on the 2013 budget. Protests are expected to take place outside the parliament.
  • Dec. 1: Romania will celebrate National Day.
  • Dec. 2: Slovenia will hold presidential runoff elections.

FORMER SOVIET UNION

  • Nov. 26: Baku will host an Azerbaijan-Serbia business forum under the organization of AzPromo; Serbian entrepreneurs representing the construction, food, agriculture and other industries will attend.
  • Nov. 27: Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis will visit Azerbaijan to meet with the country's leadership and discuss prospects of future cooperation.
  • Nov. 27: A delegation of British entrepreneurs will visit Armenia to discuss conditions of and opportunities for cooperation.
  • Nov. 29-30: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso will visit Moldova to discuss relations between Moldova and the European Union.

SOUTH ASIA

  • Nov. 26: Banglandesh and Malaysia will sign a memorandum of understanding on the recruitment of Bangladeshi laborers.
  • Nov. 26: Chinese National Development and Reform Commission head Zhang Ping will lead a delegation to New Delhi to hold the second round of Strategic Economic Dialogue. India's Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia will host the delegation.
  • Nov. 29: This is the deadline for Nepal's political parties to elect a new prime minister.

EAST ASIA

  • Nov. 25-28: Norway's Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit will visit Indonesia to strengthen bilateral ties.
  • Nov. 25-Dec. 1: New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English will lead a delegation to Australia with the aim of expanding New Zealand's role in the Australian mining and resources sector.
  • Nov. 26: The fifth China-South Africa strategic dialogue meeting will be held in Pretoria.
  • Nov. 26: Panamanian Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade Jose Pacheco will visit Taipei to promote the expansion of bilateral trade and investment ties.
  • Nov. 26-28: Roughly 150 representatives of Myanmar's Shan ethnic minority will gather in Yangon for a conference on the ongoing peace process, demobilization, drug trafficking and development.
  • Nov. 27-29: The Singaporean and Indonesian air forces will hold a joint static display in Indonesia's Lombok International Airport as part of the ongoing 10-day Elang Indopura exercise.
  • Nov. 27-Dec. 3: A delegation from the Indonesian House of Representatives will visit Gaza to offer support.
  • Nov. 28: Taiwanese Minister of Culture Lung Ying-Tai will visit Hong Kong to promote bilateral cultural exchanges.

AMERICAS

  • Nov. 26-27: Brazilian Minister of Science and Technology Marco Antonio Raupp will visit Moscow.
  • Nov. 26-27: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will meet with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Los Cardales to discuss ongoing trade disputes and barriers between the two countries.
  • Nov. 26-28: Colombia will hold a large-scale auction of oil blocks.
  • Nov. 27: Peruvian President Ollanta Humala will travel to Argentina to sign a number of bilateral accords with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
  • Nov. 27: U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto in Washington.
  • Nov. 27-29: Representatives from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and the Colombian government will hold the final round of negotiations during the first phase of peace talks in Havana.
  • Nov. 28: Ecuador will begin auctioning 13 oil blocks.
  • Nov. 28: A U.S. trade delegation from the agriculture industry will visit Managua.
  • Nov. 28-29: Ecuador will host the ninth meeting of justice ministers and other legal dignitaries from the Organization of American States in Quito.
  • Nov. 29-30: The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea will hold a hearing to deliberate on the seizure of the Argentine frigate Libertad in the Ghanaian port of Tema.
  • Nov. 30: The Union of South American Nations will hold its sixth heads of state summit in Lima.

MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA

  • Nov. 25: Israel's Likud party will hold its primary ahead of the parliamentary elections set for Jan. 22, 2013.
  • Nov. 26: This is the deadline for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to decide whether to grant Egypt the status of potential recipient country.
  • Nov. 27: Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah will visit the United Kingdom.
  • Nov. 28: An EU delegation will visit Tunisia for trade talks.
  • Nov. 29: Algeria will hold municipal council elections.
  • Nov. 29: Israel's Labor Party will hold its primary ahead of the parliamentary elections set for Jan. 22, 2013.
  • Nov. 29: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to request a U.N. General Assembly vote on a bid for recognition of the Palestinian Territories as a non-member observer state.
  • Nov. 30: Kuwaiti opposition groups will hold a mass rally ahead of parliamentary elections.
  • Dec. 1: Kuwait will hold parliamentary elections.
  • Dec. 1: Morocco will assume the rotating presidency of the U.N. Security Council.
  • Dec. 1: The Syrian government will hold by-elections for five empty parliamentary seats.

AFRICA

  • Unspecified date: Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank will travel to South Africa and Kenya to launch an initiative to expand business ties.
  • Nov. 26: A plan for an intervention in northern Mali will be presented to the U.N. Security Council on behalf of West African heads of state.
  • Nov. 26: The trial of 29 Movement for Democratic Change activists will recommence in Zimbabwe.
  • Nov. 30: The court hearing for Julius Malema, the former president of the African National Congress Youth League, will recommence.

Editor's note: A previous version of this calendar misstated the date of Romanian parliamentary elections, which will not take place this week.

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