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The Week Ahead: July 1-7

July 7 - Tbilisi hosts a friendly football match between Russian team Dynamo Moscow and Georgian Dinamo Tbilisi.

July 7 - Tbilisi hosts a friendly football match between Russian team Dynamo Moscow and Georgian Dinamo Tbilisi.

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:

EU: The European Parliament plenary session opens in Strasbourg (to July 4).

EU: Croatia becomes the 28th member state of the European Union.

EU: Lithuania for the first time assumes the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

EU/Serbia/Kosovo: European Council President Herman Van Rompuy travels to Belgrade and Pristina.

IAEA:The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) hosts a conference on nuclear security in Vienna (to July 5).

Iran/Russia: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad visits Moscow to attend the Gas Exporting Countries summit (to July 2).

Kazakhstan/UK: 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.

OSCE: The 22nd annual session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly continues in Istanbul (to July 3).

Russia: Moscow hosts the Gas Exporting Countries summit.

Russia/ASEAN: 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).

Serbia/Sweden: Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt visits Belgrade.

TUESDAY, July 2:

EU/Moldova: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele meets Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti in Strasbourg.

Russia/PACE: 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).

Ukraine: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych attends a meeting of the heads of the states of Visegrad Four in Vistula, Poland (to July 3).

World: The Bush Institute hosts the African First Ladies Summit, “Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa,” in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (to July 3).


Belarus: Independence Day.

Belarus/Serbia: Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimer Makey visits Belgrade (to July 5).

Central Asia: The global rights group Amnesty International publishes a report titled "Return to Torture: Extradition, Forcible Returns and Removals to Central Asia."


EU: Brussels hosts a meeting between senior officials from the European Union and the "European Neighborhood" countries.

Pakistan/China: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visits China on his first foreign tour since assuming office (to July 8).

UK/Iraq: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Iraq on the International Stage: Foreign Policy and National Identity in Transition."

U.S.: Independence Day.

FRIDAY, July 5:

EU/Lithuania: Vilnius hosts the opening ceremony of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.


UN: International Day of Cooperatives.

Russia: The 27th World University Summer Games, or Summer Universiade, opens in Kazan (to July 17).

SUNDAY, July 7:

Armenia: Yerevan International Film Festival Golden Apricot opens (to July 14).

Georgia/Russia: Tbilisi hosts a friendly football match between Russian team Dynamo Moscow and Georgian Dinamo Tbilisi.

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