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The Week Ahead: October 20-26

 October 26: Ukraine holds parliamentary elections.

October 26: Ukraine holds parliamentary elections.

he 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, October 20:
Azerbaijan/EU: EU Special Representative for South Caucasus Herbert Salber visits Baku.
EU: Luxembourg hosts a EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.
EU: European Parliament's Plenary Session opens in Strasbourg (to October 23).
EU/Ukraine: EU Commissioner for Energy Gunther Oettinger visits Kyiv.
Germany: Berlin hosts the World Health Summit 2014 (to October 22).
Ukraine: Amnesty International releases its briefing on the killings during the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
World: The 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum opens (to October 22).
TUESDAY, October 21:
Azerbaijan/Lithuania: Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius visits Baku (to October 23).

EU: European Parliament is scheduled to discuss and vote on the prolongation of Ukraine’s duty-free access to the EU market (to October 22).
EU/Ukraine/Russia: Brussels hosts energy trilateral talks.

Georgia/Japan: Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili visits Tokyo (to October 25).
Russia/Belarus: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visits Minsk.
WEDNESDAY, October 22:
Albania/Serbia: Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama postponed his visit to Belgrade scheduled for October 22 to November 10, 2014.
EU: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker presents his team of 27 Commissioners-designate in Strasbourg.

Turkey/Latvia: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Riga (to October 23).
THURSDAY, October 23:
EU: European Council meeting begins in Brussels (to October 24).
FRIDAY, October 24:
UN: Disarmament Week (to October 30).

UK/Russia: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Russian Influence Abroad: Non-state Actors and Propaganda."

SATURDAY, October 25:

Ukraine: International film festival Molodost starts in Kyiv (to November 2).
SUNDAY, October 26:

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