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, January 14:
: Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide visits Baku
: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele meets with Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic
: Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze starts her official visit to Riga
: European Parliament plenary session
opens in Strasbourg (to January 17).
: Brussels hosts an annual meeting with the EU delegations from European Neighborhood countries
with the participation of EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele.
: A delegation of the Polish Sejm visits Chisinau
(to January 15).
: An influential Pakistani imam and thousands of his supporters are due to reach Islamabad as part of a protest march
to demand sweeping election reforms.
: Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Anti-Extremism Policies in Russia and How they Work in Practice
TUESDAY, January 15:
: Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka holds press conference
for local and foreign media in Minsk.
: Vienna hosts the 18th annual Central and Eastern European Forum
to debate the outlook for Central and Eastern European economies.
: Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze visits Prague
: Germany hosts a senior executive seminar on Central Asia after ISAF transition in Afghanistan
(to January 23).
: Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar presides over the counterterrorism debate at the United Nations Security Council
in New York.
: The International Institute For Strategic Studies in London hosts a discussion titled "Iraq: From War to a New Authoritarianism
: U.S. Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake visits Ashgabat
: World Bank launches the latest biannual Global Economic Prospects report
: Abu Dhabi hosts the International Water Summit 2013
(to January 17).
World: Abu Dhabi hosts the World Future Energy Summit 2013
(to January 17).
WEDNESDAY, January 16:
: Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resume negotiations
: The 168th NATO Chiefs of Defense meeting
opens in Brussels (to January 17).
: Moscow hosts a conference titled "Russia in the World: Challenges of Integration"
within the framework of the Gaidar Forum
(to January 19).
: A Russian delegation headed by General Staff Chief Col. Valery Gerasimov visits Brussels
to discuss Russian-NATO military cooperation (to January 17).
: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Dushanbe
: U.S. Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake visits Bishkek
: Freedom House
releases its annual Freedom in the World report
THURSDAY, January 17:
: Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili visits Yerevan
, meets with Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian.
: OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria
pays an official visit to Moscow (to January 18).
: The 150th anniversary of the birth of Konstantin Stanislavsky
, whose teachings shaped modern acting, particularly in Russia and the United States.
: Serbian city of Nis hosts an event that launches the marking of 1,700 years of the Edict of Milan
: Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and his Kosovar counterpart Hashim Thaci hold a meeting
: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara presents priorities of Ukraine's OSCE Chairmanship
at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna.
: Sundance Film Festival
opens in Salt Lake City, Utah (to January 27).
: Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Permanently Besieged: Agrarian Uzbeks and the Conundrum of Independence
FRIDAY, January 18:
: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev meets with representatives of foreign diplomatic missions and international organizations
accredited in Kazakhstan.
: The court hearing of a case against former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko
to be held in Kharkiv.
SUNDAY, January 20:
: Georgian Orthodox Patriarch Ilia II visits Moscow
(to January 21).