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 2:
: Swiss President and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Didier Burkhalter visits Baku
: European Policy Center in Brussels hosts a discussion titled "Ukraine After The Presidential Election
: U.S. Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal travels to Dushanbe
(to June 3).
: Brussels hosts a new round of negotiations between Russian and Ukraine
on gas payments and the price for future gas supplies.
TUESDAY, June 3:
: The 21st Caspian International Oil & Gas Exhibition
opens in Baku (to June 6).
: Slovenian President Borut Pahor visits Sarajevo
(to June 4).
: Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek visits Baku
: Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel
: Swiss President and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Didier Burkhalter visits Tbilisi
: Brussels hosts a NATO defense ministers meeting
(to June 4).
: NATO defense chiefs meet with defense officials from Ukraine and Georgia
in Brussels to discuss reforms in the two countries' militaries (to June 4).
: U.S. President Barack Obama and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski host a meeting in Warsaw with the leaders of Eastern and Central European states
-- including Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, and Slovakia.
: Amnesty international
publishes a report
on violations of the right to freedom of assembly in Russia.
WEDNESDAY, June 4:
: Swiss President and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Didier Burkhalter visits Yerevan
: The 25th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square
: Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek visits Tbilisi
(to June 5).
: Brussels hosts the Group of Seven (G7) summit
, with the situation in Ukraine and relations with Russia on the agenda (to June 5).
: The 25th Anniversary of the first democratic elections in Poland
: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
: U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko
THURSDAY, June 5:
: Next round of 5+2 talks on the Transdniester conflict settlement
, involving representatives of Moldova, Transdniester, Russia, Ukraine, and the OSCE, plus the United States and the European Union, opens in Vienna (to June 6).
: Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Paris
, meets with French President Francois Hollande.
: An international economic summit of Russia and member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
opens in Kazan (to June 6).
: Presidents of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan attend the summit
of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States in Bodrum.
: World Environment Day
FRIDAY, June 6:
: Normandy hosts the ceremony marking the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings
: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Russian Narratives of Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century
SATURDAY, June 7:
: Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko is due to be inaugurated in Kyiv as Ukraine’s president
SUNDAY, June 8:
: General elections
: World Oceans Day