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, July 1:
: The European Parliament plenary session
opens in Strasbourg (to July 4).
: Croatia becomes the 28th member state of the European Union
: Lithuania for the first time assumes the Presidency
of the Council of the European Union.
: European Council President Herman Van Rompuy travels to Belgrade and Pristina
:The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) hosts a conference on nuclear security
in Vienna (to July 5).
: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad visits Moscow
to attend the Gas Exporting Countries summit (to July 2).
: British Prime Minister David Cameron holds talks with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev
and other senior officials during the first visit by a serving British prime minister to Kazakhstan.
: The 22nd annual session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
continues in Istanbul (to July 3).
: Moscow hosts the Gas Exporting Countries summit
: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Brunei to attend the Russia-ASEAN ministerial meeting
, ASEAN’s regional security forum, and the ministerial meeting of the East Asia Summit (to July 2).
: Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt visits Belgrade
TUESDAY, July 2:
: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele meets Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti
: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) monitoring co-rapporteurs, Theodora Bakoyannis and Andreas Gross, make fact-finding visit to Moscow and Yaroslavl
(to July 4).
: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych attends a meeting of the heads of the states of Visegrad Four
in Vistula, Poland (to July 3).
: The Bush Institute hosts the African First Ladies Summit, “Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa,”
in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (to July 3).
WEDNESDAY, July 3:
: Independence Day
: Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimer Makey visits Belgrade
(to July 5).
: The global rights group Amnesty International
publishes a report titled "Return to Torture: Extradition, Forcible Returns and Removals to Central Asia.
THURSDAY, July 4:
: Brussels hosts a meeting between senior officials from the European Union and the "European Neighborhood" countries
: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visits China on his first foreign tour since assuming office
(to July 8).
: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Iraq on the International Stage: Foreign Policy and National Identity in Transition
: Independence Day
FRIDAY, July 5:
: Vilnius hosts the opening ceremony of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
SATURDAY, July 6:
: International Day of Cooperatives
: The 27th World University Summer Games, or Summer Universiade
, opens in Kazan (to July 17).
SUNDAY, July 7:
: Yerevan International Film Festival Golden Apricot
opens (to July 14).
: Tbilisi hosts a friendly football match between Russian team Dynamo Moscow and Georgian Dinamo Tbilisi