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The Week Ahead: March 1-7

Iraq holds parliamentary elections on March 7.

Iraq holds parliamentary elections on March 7.

The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

MONDAY, March 1:

Balkans: Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's trial resumes at the international tribunal.

Official Site: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Iran/IAEA: Board of Governors of the IAEA meets, with Iran at the top of the agenda (to March 5).

Official Site: International Atomic Energy Agency

Russia: President of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev visits Paris (to March 3).

Background: "Medvedev, Sarkozy to discuss Iran and European security" (ITAR-TASS)

: Viktor Yanukovych pays his first foreign visit as Ukrainian president to Brussels.

TUESDAY, March 2:

Moldova: Vienna hosts the first meeting on Transdniester settlement under Kazakh OSCE Chairmanship.


Kazakhstan/Russia: Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov visits Moscow (RIA Novosti).

THURSDAY, March 4:

Armenia/Turkey: U.S. congressional panel votes on a resolution to label the WWI-era massacre of Armenians by Turkish forces as "genocide."

Russia: The European Court of Human Rights hears a case brought against Russia by shareholders of the collapsed oil firm YUKOS.

Official Site: The European Court of Human Rights
Background: "Yukos Case In Strasbourg Is An Uphill Battle" (RFE/RL)

FRIDAY, March 5:

Turkmenistan: Eurasian Transition Group (ETG) hosts a roundtable discussion on Turkmenistan in Vienna.

Ukraine/Russia: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych visits Moscow.

SUNDAY, March 7:

Iraq: Parliamentary elections in Iraq.

Background: "Iraq’s Kurdish Region Gears Up For National Vote" (RFE/RL)

Ukraine: IMF’s technical mission visits Kyiv.

Official Site: The International Monetary Fund

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