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The Week Ahead: February 22-28

Tajikistan holds parliamentary elections on February 28.
Tajikistan holds parliamentary elections on February 28.

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:

: 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:

: EU parliamentary delegation visits Minsk (to February 27).

: 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

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