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The Week Ahead: July 5-11

Fifteenth anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre marked on July 11.
Fifteenth anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre marked on July 11.

The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

MONDAY, July 5:

Balkans: Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, visits Croatia, Serbia, and Kosovo (to July 6).

Georgia: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Tbilisi.

Kazakhstan: Astana hosts summit of the leaders of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus to discuss progress with formation of a customs union.

Background: "Belarus Maneuvers Ahead of Customs Union" ("The Moscow Times")

TUESDAY, July 6:

Pakistan: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari visits China.

Russia/Kazakhstan: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is in Astana to celebrate the 70th birthday of President Nursultan Nazarbaev.


Belarus: 19th International Festival of Arts "Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk" opens (to July 16).

FRIDAY, July 9:

Croatia: Dubrovnik hosts the fifth Croatia Summit with participation of senior U.S. and European officials (to July 10).

SUNDAY, July 11:

Bosnia-Herzegovina: 15th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

Background: "Timeline: Siege of Srebrenica" (BBC)
Background: "Bosnia-Herzegovina: Ten Years After Srebrenica" (RFE/RL)

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