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The Week Ahead: July 22-28


July 25: The European Court of Human Rights is scheduled to announce its judgment concerning the second application lodged with it by Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev.

July 25: The European Court of Human Rights is scheduled to announce its judgment concerning the second application lodged with it by Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev.

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

Now on Twitter! Daily updates at @The_Week_Ahead.



MONDAY, July 22:

Belarus/EU: Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimer Makei visits Brussels to attend an Eastern Partnership foreign ministers meeting.

EU: Brussels hosts an EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting with focus on Syria, Egypt, the Middle East peace process, and the Eastern Partnership.

EU: Foreign ministers of the Eastern Partnership states, which includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine, meet with EU officials in Brussels.

EU: European Policy Center in Brussels hosts a discussion titled "Heading towards Vilnius: A milestone for the Eastern Partnership."


TUESDAY, July 23:

Belarus: The sixth Congress of World Belarusians opens in Minsk (to July 24).

EU/Macedonia: Brussels hosts a Stabilization and Association Council meeting between Macedonia and the European Union.

Georgia: Georgian Patriarch Ilia II visits Moscow, Kyiv, and Minsk to attend celebrations of the 1,025th anniversary of the baptism of Kievan Rus.

Georgia/EU: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele meets with Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze in Brussels.

Russia: Moscow court holds a hearing in the trial of 27 defendants accused of violence during last year's Bolotnaya Square demonstration.


WEDNESDAY, July 24:

EU/Bosnia-Herzegovina: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele meets with Republika Srpska Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic in Brussels.

Russia: Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina attends a hearing of her appeal against the rejection of her request for parole at a court in Perm.

Russia/NATO: Brussels hosts a Russia-NATO Council experts meeting.

Serbia/Kosovo: The 14th round of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue begins in Brussels.

Turkmenistan/Moldova: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov visits Chisinau (to July 25).

UK: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Can the Two-State Solution Be Saved?" with Martti Ahtisaari, Lakhdar Brahimi, and Jimmy Carter as the main speakers.

U.S.: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers what the White House is billing as a major speech on the economy.


THURSDAY, July 25:

Balkans: Slovenia hosts the Brdo Process Summit, with the participation of the leaders of all countries of the Western Balkans and French President Francois Hollande as a special guest.

EU: Polish Foreign Ministry hosts an event titled "European Neighborhood Policy: priorities and directions for change."

Georgia/Russia: A delegation of the Russian food-safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor is scheduled to visit Tbilisi.

Russia: The European Court of Human Rights is scheduled to announce its judgment concerning the second application lodged with it by Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev.

UK: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Nagorny Karabakh: Closer to War than Peace," featuring Thomas de Waal.


FRIDAY, July 26:

Azerbaijan: EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Philippe Lefort visits Baku.

Balkans: Macedonia commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Skopje earthquake.


SATURDAY, July 27:

Ukraine: Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit Kyiv on the occasion of the 1,025th anniversary of the baptism of Kievan Rus.

World: The 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

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