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, October 14:
: The Eurogroup
, composed of the member states whose currency is the euro, holds a meeting in Luxembourg
to deal with issues relating to the Economic and Monetary Union.
: Batumi hosts the 37th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(to October 18).
: OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara visits Astana
: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Brussels
(to October 18).
: Georgian fruit exports to Russia are scheduled to resume
after a seven-year ban.
: The United Nations Human Rights Committee session
meeting opens in Geneva (to November 1).
: The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2013
announced in Stockholm.
TUESDAY, October 15:
: The negotiations over Iran's nuclear program
between Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and EU foreign-policy chief Catherine Ashton, along with representatives of the P5+1 group made up of the United States, Britain, China, France, and Russia, plus Germany, are due to start in Geneva.
: Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic visits Brussels
to meet with EU officials.
: World Handwashing Day
: OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara visits Bishkek
: A meeting of the intergovernmental committee on economic cooperation between Ukraine and Russia
begins in Kaluga.
: EU envoys Pat Cox and Aleksander Kwasniewski report on the results of their mission in Ukraine
at a meeting the political leaders of the European Parliament.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych visits Tallinn
: Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2013
announced in London.
: International Day of Rural Women
: The annual Islamic Eid al-Adha (Kurban Bairam) festival
, which is also known as the "Feast of Sacrifice" in English, is celebrated across the Muslim world.
WEDNESDAY, October 16:
: European Commission adopts the 2013 Enlargement Package
: The Kirov region court holds the hearing of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny’s appeal
against his sentence in a timber-embezzlement case.
Tbilisi hosts Georgia-Russia business forum
: Croatian President Ivo Josipovic visits Belgrade
, meets with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic.
: OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara visits Dushanbe
: Chatham House
in London hosts a discussion titled "Protecting Women's Rights in Afghanistan
: World Food Day
Tashkent hosts the International Uzbek Cotton and Textile Fair
(to October 17).
THURSDAY, October 17:
: A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visits Minsk
(to October 28).
: European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs holds a debriefing on the European Parliament's Election Observation Mission to Azerbaijan
: European Policy Center in Brussels hosts a diccussion titled “Georgia's path to Vilnius and beyond
: Turkmenistan jointly with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
hold an international conference on energy security in Ashgabat (to October 18).
: OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara visits Ashgabat
(to October 18).
: A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visits Kyiv
(to October 29).
: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
FRIDAY, October 18:
: Independence Day
: Luxembourg hosts the European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting
SATURDAY, October 19:
: Kyiv international film festival "Molodost"
opens (to October 27).
SUNDAY, October 20:
: Moscow hosts a World Economic Forum meeting
under the theme "Russia’s Regions: Drivers of Growth."