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The Week Ahead: February 10-16


February 15 marks the 25th anniversary of the end of Soviet military forces' withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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, February 10:

EU: Foreign Affairs Council opens in Brussels.

EU/Moldova: Brussels hosts a Group of Friends of Moldova meeting.

Russia: Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra visits Moscow (to February 11).

U.K./Iraq: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Iraq: Fragile Progress."

World: London hosts the 2014 Islamic Finance Summit (to February 12).

TUESDAY, February 11:

Georgia
: Members of the NATO Military Committee are scheduled to visit Georgia (to February 12).

EU: General Affairs Council opens in Brussels.

World: Safer Internet Day 2014.

U.K./Ukraine: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Ukraine's Relations with Russia."

World: Reporters Without Borders releases its annual World Press Freedom Index report.


WEDNESDAY, February 12:

Ukraine
: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele visits Kyiv (to February 13).

Georgia/Azerbaijan: Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili makes an official visit to Baku (to February 13).

Serbia/Kosovo: Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci meet in Brussels.


THURSDAY, February 13:

EU/U.S.
: EU foreign-policy chief Catherine Ashton visits Washington and New York.

OSCE: OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Winter Meeting opens in Vienna (to February 14).

UNESCO: World Radio Day.


FRIDAY, February 14:

Kazakhstan: UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women is scheduled to review Kazakhstan.

Russia/Germany: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Moscow.
SATURDAY, February 15:

Afghanistan: The 25th anniversary of the end of Soviet military forces' withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Serbia: National Day.

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