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21 - 24/04/2019

Sri Lanka Bombings

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

Multiple explosions occured on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. The blasts took place during services at Churches and also ripped through four hotels in the capital Colombo. At least 140 confirmed dead and over 500 people were injured. Hospitals confirm there are foreigners of mulitple nationalities amongst the victims. EBU NewsEvents will be operational in Colombo in the morning of 22 Apirl. For updates: SIngapore Bureau +6565213510 asia@eurovision.net Geneva bureau +41227172840 newsevents@ebu.ch

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20 - 23/04/2019

Ukraine Presidential Elections Second Round

KIEV, UKRAINE

The second round of presidential elections in Ukraine is between Volodymyr Zelenskiy and incumbent president Petro Poroshenko. According to results from the Central Election Commission, the first round on 31 March saw Zelenskyy on course for first-place with 30.4 percent of the vote. Poroshenko was well behind with 16.1 percent, followed by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, with 13.2 percent. EBU NewsEvents is operational from 20 April in 2 locations

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26 - 27/04/2019

Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation

BEIJING, CHINA

The 2nd Belt and Road Forum will be taking place in Beijing on 26 and 27 April. President Xi of China will also be holding bilateral meetings with a number of heads of State. EBU News Events can provide services on site. Please state your interest by Monday 22 April.

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28 - 29/04/2019

Spain : General Elections

MADRID, SPAIN

Spain will go to the polls for the third time in four years after PM Pedro Sanchez called a snap elections , 2 days after the " Congreso de los Diputados " the Spanish parliament rejected his 2019 budget .General Elections will be held on April 28 . one month before European and Regional Elections. Catalan independentists parties voted again sanchez budget in the middle of the independentist leaders trail .

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05 - 07/05/2019

Pope Francis Visits Northern Macedonia and Bulgaria

SKOPJE, MACEDONIA (FYR)

Pope Francis is set to visit Bulgaria and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in May. He had accepted the invitation of the civil authorities and the Catholic Church in the two countries. The Pope will visit the cities of Sofia and Rakovski during the visit to Bulgaria, which will take place on 5-7 May; and on 7 May will travel to the city of Skopje in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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07 - 09/05/2019

South Africa 2019 General Election

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA

General elections for the National Assembly as well as provincial legislatures, will be held in South Africa on 8 May. These will be the 6th elections since the end of apartheid in 1994 and will determine the next President. Incumbent Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the ruling ANC, with the party attempting to retain its majority status and secure Ramaphosa a full term in office. There will be 48 parties on the ballot. EBU NEWS EVENTS will offer standup positions at the IEC in Pretoria

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09/05/2019

Informal Meeting of Heads of State and Government

SIBIU, ROMANIA

Romania will host the first EU summit to be organized after Brexit on 9 May, Europe Day, in the Transylvanian city of Sibiu. National leaders are expected to mark the culmination of this process with a renewed commitment to an EU that delivers on the issues that really matter to people.

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10 - 19/05/2019

Eurovision Song Contest 2019 - NEWS

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Israel will host the 2019 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest at Tel Aviv's "Expo Tel Aviv" congress and convention centre 14-18 May, following the country's victory at the 2018 contest in Lisbon with the song "Toy", performed by Netta. It is the third time Israel hosts the Contest, following earlier victories in Paris in 1978 and in Birmingham in 1998.

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13 - 25/05/2019

72nd Cannes Film Festival 2019

CANNES, FRANCE

The 72nd Festival de Cannes will take place from 14 to 25th of May 2019. Mexican Director Alejandro González Iñárritu will preside the jury and is the first Mexican to do so. Iñárritu won best director Oscar two years ago with "Birdman" and "The Revenant". The Festival will open on May 14 with the first Palme d'Or Competition screening of Jim Jarmusch's "The Dead Don't Die" at the Grand Theatre Lumiere. The Official Selection will be announced on April 18.

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23 - 26/05/2019

European Parliament Elections

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

The next European Parliament elections are expected to take place on 23-26 May 2019. Elections to the EP are held every five years.

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05/06/2019

Gianni Infantino set for second term FIFA President

PARIS, FRANCE

Gianni Infantino has been President of FIFA since February 2016 after the resignation of Sepp Blatter. It was announced on 7 Feb that Infantino is the only candidate in the next election which will be held on June 5 in Paris, on the sidelines of the opening of the Women's FIFA World Cup in France. No other candidate obtained the necessary internal 5 supporting votes. Only one ballot will be available to voters. Please contact newsoperations@eurovision.net +41227172840

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17 - 21/06/2019

53rd Paris Air Show 2019 Le Bourget

LE BOURGET, FRANCE

The 53rd International Paris Air Show will take place from 17 to 23 June 2019 at the Exhibition Center of Le Bourget, a few kilometers North of Paris.

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20 - 21/06/2019

EUROPEAN COUNCIL

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

The European Council will take place on 20-21 June 2019 at the Europa building in Brussels.

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28 - 29/06/2019

G20 meeting 2019

OSAKA, JAPAN

The 2019 G20 Osaka summit will be the fourteenth meeting of Group of Twenty. It will be held on 28–29 June 2019 in Osaka and will be the first-ever G20 summit to be hosted in Japan. EBU News Events will be offering facilities and services including workspaces with 2 x pool signals converted to 1080_50i.

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24 - 27/08/2019

G7 Summit BIARRITZ

BIARRITZ, FRANCE

the 45th G7 Summit will held in France in the city of Biarritz .

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17 - 18/10/2019

EUROPEAN COUNCIL

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

The European Council will take place on 17-18 October 2019 at the Europa building in Brussels.

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12 - 13/12/2019

EUROPEAN COUNCIL

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

The European Council will take place on 12-13 December 2019 at the Europa building in Brussels.

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