Europe Africa news agenda for Nov 23

November 23, 2009 12:00 am

, PARIS, Nov 23, 2009 – Europe-Africa news agenda for Monday:


BANJUL: Visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (IRAN-GAMBIA-DIPLOMACY)

HARARE: The treason trial of Roy Bennett, ally of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, continues. (ZIMBABWE-POLITICS-JUSTICE-BENNETT)

JOHANNESBURG: World Cup organisers announce Fan Parks ahead of next year\’s football tournament which will be held for the first time on the African continent.

MAPUTO: Annual conference of African airlinesEU environment ministers meet ahead of Copenhagen summit


BRUSSELS: EU environment ministers meet, with preparations for the Copenhagen climate summit topping their agenda. From 0930 GMT. P

ANKARA: Israel\’s Industry, Trade and Labour Minister Benjamin Ben Eliezer holds talks with Turkish officials in a bid to mend fences after bilateral tensions

ATHENS: Visit by French Defence Minister Herve Morin for talks with his Greek counterpart Evangelos Venizelos and the Deputy Prime Minister Theodore Pangalos

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan: Launch of a Proton rocket carrying a Eutelsat satellite. 1420 GMT

BELGRADE: Start of a conference of south-east European countries hoping to join the European Union

BUCHAREST: Partial results expected from the first round of the Romanian presidential election. (ROMANIA-VOTE)

BUDAPEST: Hungarian central bank meets to discuss interest rates

GENEVA: Press conference following the restart of the Large Hadron Collider atom-smasher after a 14-month break for repairs. 1300 GMT (SCIENCE-PHYSICS-CERN)

KIEV: Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko presents his agenda for the presidential election planned for January 17. 1400 GMT (UKRAINE-POLITICS)

LONDON: Annual conference of the Confederation of British Industry, the country\’s business leaders. International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown are due to attend. Starts 0915 GMT. (BRITAIN-ECONOMY-BUSINESS-CBI)

MOSCOW: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets representatives from human and civil rights groups. 1000 GMT

PARIS: The French financial regulator AMF begins hearings for those suspected of insider trading at aerospace giant EADS

SARAJEVO: Kuwait\’s Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah visits

STRASBOURG: European parliament plenary week begins. From 1600 GMT

VELIKO TARNOVO, Bulgaria: Trial continues of suspected murderers of Bulgarian student Martin Borilsky in Paris in 2000

VENICE, Italy: Meeting of five European and five Mediterranean interior ministers. To Tuesday

WARSAW: Visit by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen


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