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 21:
: Presidential election campaign begins
: European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs meeting in Brussels
to discuss the EC-Ukraine agreement on the facilitation of the issuance of visas and progress reports on the Balkan countries (to January 22).
Council of Europe
: 2013 Winter PACE Session opens in Strasbourg
with focus on the situations in Azerbaijan and Kosovo, as well as on the humanitarian situation in the conflict- and war-affected areas of Georgia and Russia (to January 25).
: OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara visits Chisinau and Tiraspol
: OSCE Secretary-General Lamberto Zannier visits Tashkent
: Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic visits Brussels
: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari summons the country's parliament
: Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev visits Tehran
for talks with high-ranking Iranian officials.
: Washington hosts the 57th presidential inauguration
TUESDAY, January 22:
: Georgian Rustavi-2 television hosts debates between Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri and former Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili
: Brussels hosts an EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting
: General elections
: Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki visits Brussels
, meets with EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele.
: OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara is scheduled to visit Ashgabat
(to January 23).
WEDNESDAY, January 23:
: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds a news conference in Moscow
to outline results of Russian diplomacy in 2012.
: EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht holds talks with Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Yuriy Boiko
: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee
about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.
: Swiss city of Davos hosts the Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013
(to January 27).
THURSDAY, January 24:
: Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov visits Moscow
(to January 25).
: Ukraine is expected to sign a shale-gas deal
with the Dutch-British company Royal Dutch Shell.
FRIDAY, January 25:
: Former Czech Prime Minister Milos Zeman in runoff against the current Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg in the second round of the Czech presidential election
(to January 26).
: 75th anniversary of the birth of the late Vladimir Vysotsky
, the immensely popular Soviet-era actor, singer, and poet.
: United States Institute of Peace in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Political and Economic Transition Challenges in Afghanistan
SATURDAY, January 26:
: Opposition organizations plan to hold a rally in Moscow
to demand an investigation into Aleksandr Dolmatov's suicide in the Netherlands.
SUNDAY, January 27
: International Holocaust Remembrance Day