ANSAmed - Weekly diary from May 12 to May 18 [ANSAmed (Middle East)]
(ANSAmed (Middle East) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) (ANSAmed) - ROME, MAY 9 - Weekly diary of the main events scheduled in the Euro-Mediterranean area from May 12 to May 18.
MONDAY, MAY 12 BRUSSELS - EU, Foreign Ministers Council meeting. ATHENS - EU, Ministers for Competitiveness Council meeting. BORDEAUX (FRANCE) - Albert Londres awards ceremony. KAYSERI (TURKEY) - Hearing in a trial against four Turkish policemen accused of killing Gezi Park protestor Ali Ismail Korkmaz on June 2, 2013. OSLO - Freedom Forum, annual meeting of peace and human rights activists. OSLO - Visit by Israeli president Shimon Peres. PARIS - Hearing in trial against ETA militant Ainhoa Ozaeta Mendikute, charged with extortion committed when he was head of the terrorist group's section for raising funds. JERUSALEM - Summer parliamentary session opens. ROME - The training project 'Women, North Africa and the Middle East: rights, leadership and business' (until 15/5). ROME - Presentation of the book 'Le Donne nei Media Arabi. Tra Aspettative Tradite e Nuove Opportunità' ('Women in Arab Media: Betrayed Expectations and New Opportunities') by Renata Pepicelli.
TUESDAY, MAY 13 BRUSSELS - EU, General and European Affairs Council meeting. THE HAGUE - International Criminal Court (ICC) hearing in a trial against former Bosnian military chief Ratko Mladic on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. LONDON - Presentation of an Amnesty International report on torture in the world. JERUSALEM - the Israeli parliament will pay homage to the recently canonized Pope John XXIII. ROME - North Africa and UAE Economic Forum. ROME - Presentation of the book 'Marocco. Il Regno del Dialogo' (Morocco: the Kingdom of Dialogue') with Moroccan ambassador to Italy Hassan Abouyoub. ROME - 'Black Reality' theater festival on migration begins (until 18/5).
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14 - EU, 12th European Business Summit 2014, with European Commission chief Josè Manuel Durao Barroso ATHENS, - EU, Environment and Energy Council meeting (until 16/5). ATHENS - Hearing in trial against the alleged perpetrator of the Mardfin Bank fire in central Athens, in which three employees died. CANNES - International Film Festival (until 25/5). WARSAW - Annual European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) conference. ROME - Accademia d'Egitto international conference 'Cultural Diplomacy in the Mediterranean Region'.
THURSDAY, MAY 15 LONDON - meeting of the foreign ministers of the 11 member states of the Friends of Syria group. PARIS - nationwide public sector strike against the socialist government's austerity policies. CAIRO - Hearing in a trial against 20 Al-Jazeera journalists charged with supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and spreading false news. RAMALLAH/GAZA - Anniversary of the Nakba ('catastrophe' in Arabic), the exodus of 760,000 Palestinians from territory that became the State of Israel. ROME - Meeting on 'Kosovo, Between Hope and Enclaves'.
FRIDAY, MAY 16 DJERBA (TUNISIA) - Annual pilgrimage of the local Jewish community to the island's synagogue.
SATURDAY, MAY 17 VARIOUS CITIES - World Telecommunications and Information Society day. LISBON - Portugal officially leaves the three-year bailout plan granted by the EU and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
SUNDAY, MAY 18 ATHENS - local elections. (ANSAmed).
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