• Thursday, March 1

    Thursday, March 10

    EU-BALKANS TALKS

    EU-Balkans accession talks to push for continued resolution of territorial disputes

    Today, Bulgaria’s prime minister will host talks between the heads of the Balkan states and European Commission Chief Jean-Claude Juncker. Read this briefing

  • Wednesday, February 28

    Wednesday, February 280

    CHINA IN CYBERSPACE

    Apple shifts iCloud data for Chinese users to the mainland

    Following the passage of a data regulation law last year, Apple will hand over management of its Chinese customers’ iCloud data to a Chinese state-owned firm today. Read this briefing

  • Tuesday, February 27

    Tuesday, February 270

    POLAND-EU TENSIONS

    European Affairs Council to be briefed on Art. 7 disciplinary action against Poland

    Today ministers for European affairs will meet at a session of the European Union General Affairs Council, where disciplinary action against Poland is expected. Read this briefing

  • Monday, February 26

    Monday, February 260

    CHINESE POLITICS

    President Xi Jinping to oversee key leadership meeting in Beijing

    The Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, the country’s top decision-making body, will hold its Third Plenum meeting today through Wednesday to address high-ranking leadership positions and Mr Xi’s vision for China’s future. Read this briefing

  • Sunday, February 25

    Sunday, February 250

    CATALONIA INDEPENDENCE

    Spanish King to visit Barcelona in wake of referendum

    Spanish King Felipe plans to visit Barcelona today, his first such visit since Catalonia’s unconstitutional independence referendum last year and recent regional elections. Read this briefing

  • Saturday, February 24

    Saturday, February 240

    EGYPTIAN ELECTION

    Presidential campaign begins despite lack of serious opposition

     

    Few will take much notice when Egypt’s presidential campaign begins today, as incumbent President Abdel Fatteh el-Sisi’s government has engaged in intensive efforts to force any serious challengers to either withdraw or face being detained by security forces. Read this briefing

  • Friday, February 23

    Friday, February 230

    DJIBOUTI POLITICS

    Legislative elections held in Djibouti

    Djiboutians will head to the polls today to elect a new legislature; all 65 seats are up for grabs. Read this briefing

  • Thursday, February 22

    Thursday, February 220

    BANGLADESHI POLITICS

    Zia conviction leaves opposition leadership void

    Today, protests demanding the release of Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia are expected in the Bengali capital of Dhaka. Read this briefing

  • Wednesday, February 21

    Wednesday, February 210

    SOUTH AFRICA’S ECONOMY

    2018 budget revealed as Ramaphosa takes the reins

    South Africa’s finance minister will present the 2018 budget today, in newly instated President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first official act. Read this briefing

  • Tuesday, February 20

    Tuesday, February 200

    GERMAN POLITICS

    Odds of CDU minority government shorten as SPD begins coalition vote

    The deeply divided membership of the Social Democrats start casting postal votes today on whether to approve a grand coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU. Read this briefing

  • Monday, February 19

    Monday, February 190

    RUSSIA IN THE MIDDLE EAST

    Top advisors attend conference on Russia’s Middle East policy

    Along with a top Syrian presidential advisor, the foreign ministers of Russia and Iran will headline a conference on Russia’s role in the Middle East today. Read this briefing

  • Sunday, February 18

    Sunday, February 180

    TRIPURA ELECTIONS

    Voters of India’s Tripura state head to elections

    Voters in the Indian state of Tripura head to the polls today to test the state’s long-standing left-wing political consensus. Read this briefing

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