The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
MONDAY, February 22:
Broadcast Region: Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, and Ukraine are on the agenda of the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.
Background: "Belarus Forces Way To Top Of EU Ministers' Agenda" (RFE/RL)
Georgia: U.S. Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke visits Tbilisi.
Background: "Holbrooke Heads To Georgia After Ending Central Asia Tour" (RFE/RL)
Kazakhstan: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Astana (ITAR-TASS).
TUESDAY, February 23:
Azerbaijan: EU South Caucasus Representative Peter Semneby visits Baku (to February 25).
Balkans: The ICTY holds a conference, called Assessing the Legacy of the ICTY, in The Hague (to February 24).
Official Site: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Central Asia: Chatham House hosts The Politics of Central Asian and Caspian Energy conference in London (to February 24).
Iran: Iran's Assembly of Experts holds its seventh formal meeting (to February 24).
WEDNESDAY, February 24:
Broadcast Region: Prague hosts a three-day international conference on crimes of communist regimes (The Prague Daily Monitor).
THURSDAY, February 25:
Belarus: EU parliamentary delegation visits Minsk (to February 27).
Russia: Russia chooses its Person of the Year 2009.
Ukraine: Inauguration of Viktor Yanukovych as president of Ukraine.
Official Site: President of Ukraine
FRIDAY, February 26:
Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan commemorates the Khojaly tragedy of 1992.
SUNDAY, February 28:
Tajikistan: Parliamentary elections in Tajikistan.
Background: "Tajik Islamic Party Puts Face-Lift To A Test" (RFE/RL)
Background: OSCE/ODIHR's interim report