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Başakşehir to face Copenhagen in Europa League last 16

Turkey's Medipol Başakşehir will take on Denmark's FC Copenhagen in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 stage, according to the draw at the union's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Feb. 28.

The first legs in this phase will be held on March 12 with second legs on March 19.

Başakşehir paired with FC Copenhagen for the first time in history.

Democracy Digest: Key Dates for Your Diary in 2020

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Croatia is due to hold a general election at some point in 2020, possibly in late autumn.

The European Commission and European Parliament will establish the so-called Conference on the Future of Europe, a political body aimed at engaging EU citizens to reform democracy in 2020-2022. It is expected to be up and running in the second half of the year.

JANUARY

Donald Tusk in Athens for Democracy Forum Oct. 9-10

The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, will visit Athens on Wednesday and Thursday after an invitation by the Athens Democracy Forum.
On Wednesday, Tusk will meet with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at 3 p.m., before addressing the Forum at 6.10 p.m. and meeting with Athens Mayor Costas Bakoyannis at 7.40 p.m.

EU27 sign Rome Summit declaration

Leaders hailed the visionary “war generation” of leaders from old foes France and Germany who signed the Treaty of Rome in the same room on March 25, 1957, along with Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands; some offered personal memories of their own generation’s debts to the expanding European Union.

Weeping Poles mark Shakespeare's 400th deathday

Four hundred weeping Poles took to the streets on April 23 in a symbolic funeral parade to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.
 
The volunteer thespians in full Elizabethan attire, weeping dramatically in Shakespeare's honour, wove through the streets of the city of Gdansk pretending to pull their hair and tear at their clothes in grief.
 

Bulgaria President to Attend WWII Conference in Poland

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev is due to take part in an international conference held in Gdansk, Poland to mark 70 years since the end of World War Two.

President Plevneliev is to be among the speakers in a discussion about the lessons Europe and the world learned after the war, his press office has said.

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