The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region
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MONDAY, June 17:
: Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian visits Madrid
: Azerbaijani Defense Minister Safar Abiyev meets with Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania
: Washington hosts a screening of a film "Belarusian Dream," followed by a Q&A with experts about the human rights situation in Belarus
: The European Policy Center in Brussels hosts a discussion titled "Nagorno-Karabakh and the role of the EU
: A two-day G8 summit opens in Northern Ireland
with the Syrian conflict expected to be high on the agenda.
: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
: EU Special Representative for Central Asia Ambassador Patricia Flor visits Tashkent
TUESDAY, June 18:
: An Azerbaijani delegation, led by Economic Development Minister Shahin Mustafayev, visits Aktau for an Azerbaijani-Kazakh business forum
(to June 19).
: Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka is scheduled to visit Kyiv
: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele receives Georgian Parliament Speaker David Usupashvili in Brussels
: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele receives Moldovan Parliament Speaker Igor Corman in Brussels
: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele receives Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Dukanovic in Brussels
: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele receives Ukrainian Secretary of National Security and Defense Council Andriy Klyuyev in Brussels
: The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara visits Tbilisi
: A youth summit, Y20 Russia 2013, opens in Saint Petersburg
as part of the official program of Russia's G20 presidency (to June 21).
: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Iran After Ahmadinejad
: U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs
holds a hearing in Washington titled "Elections in Iran: The Regime Cementing its Control
WEDNESDAY, June 19:
: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele chairs a trilateral meeting of the European Commission with delegations of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
: One year since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought refuge in Ecuadorian Embassy
: U.S. President Barack Obama gives a speech at the Brandenburg Gate
: The Atlantic Council in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Two Decades of Transition in Caucasus and Central Asia: Taking Stock and the Road Ahead
: The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Interpreting the Iranian Election
THURSDAY, June 20:
: Brussels hosts an assessment meeting on Individual Partnership Action Plan signed between NATO and Azerbaijan
European Commission hosts a second SpeakUp! conference in Brussels
to assess the challenges faced by the media in the countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey.
: European Policy Center in Brussels hosts a discussion titled "Turkey-Armenia relations – Bilateral and regional perspectives and challenges
: Provincial elections in the Sunni-majority provinces of Anbar and Nineveh
: International Economic Forum opens in St. Petersburg
(to June 22).
: 35th Moscow International Film Festival opens
(to June 29).
: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Georgia's New Government: The Record So Far and Challenges Ahead
: World Refugee Day
: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Kerri-Ann Jones travels to Kazakhstan
(to June 26).
FRIDAY, June 21:
: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visits Brussels
, meets with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barosso.
: Economic and Financial Affairs Council opens in Luxembourg
: Pakistani government employees are expected to hold a rally
calling for higher wages.
: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
in Russia (to June 21).