The Week Ahead: February 25 - March 3
Tajikistan becomes the 159th WTO member on March 2.
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, February 25:
: Final results of the presidential election in Armenia
to be announced.
: Baku hosts 16th meeting of heads of CIS state news agencies
Georgia/Russia: A delegation from Russia’s consumer watchdog visits Georgia
to inspect Georgian winemakers and mineral water producers.
The G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group holds a meeting in Moscow
to discuss ways to fight corruption, extortion, and money laundering, as well as other corruption-related issues.
: Brussels hosts an EU-Ukraine Summit
: Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem visits Moscow
: The Human Rights Council
holds its 22nd regular meeting in Geneva (to March 22).
: Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Boris Rabbot and the Shestidesiatniki: The Forgotten Liberals of the 1960s.
: Geneva hosts the WTO's General Council meeting
(to February 26).
TUESDAY, February 26:
: European Policy Center in Brussels hosts a discussion titled "Azerbaijan and the EU: The road ahead?
: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are scheduled to meet
: Kazakhstan's Almaty hosts talks between Iran and world powers on Tehran's nuclear program
WEDNESDAY, February 27:
: European Parliament plenary session
begins in Brussels (to February 28).
: Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev visits Tokyo
(to February 28).
: French President Francois Hollande visits Moscow
, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
: U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs
holds a subcommittee hearing titled "Islamist Militant Threats to Eurasia
THURSDAY, February 28:
: Gazprom head Aleksei Miller is scheduled to visit Serbia
: Pope Benedict XVI's resignation as head of the Catholic Church becomes effective.
FRIDAY, March 1:
: Next meeting of Russian and Georgian representatives
for improving of bilateral relations is scheduled.
: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych holds press conference in Kyiv
: The 60th anniversary of Radio Liberty's first broadcast
: The Carnegie Endowment in Washington hosts a discussion titled "The Stalin Puzzle
: International Film Festival on Human Rights
opens in Geneva (to March 10).
SATURDAY, March 2:
: Russian opposition plans to hold a protest rally
in Moscow and other cities.
: Tajikistan becomes the 159th WTO member
: Women's World Team Chess Championship
starts in Astana (to March 12).
SUNDAY, March 3:
: Zurich hosts the Russian Economic and Financial Forum
(to March 4).
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