The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
MONDAY, July 26:
EU: EU foreign ministers are expected to discuss and formulate a common response to the ICJ opinion on Kosovo.
Background: "UN Court Says Kosovo Independence Legal" (RFE/RL)
Iran: Tehran expected to respond to International Atomic Energy Agency concerns about nuclear fuel-swap deal negotiated in May.
Moldova/Russia: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin visits Moldova and the breakaway region of Transdniester.
Turkey: UK Prime Minister David Cameron visits Turkey (until July 27).
World: Sweden hosts the annual conference of the International Council for Central and East European Studies, bringing together some 1,500 researchers, analysts, politicians, and journalists (until July 31).
TUESDAY, July 27:
Bosnia-Herzegovina: A London court is expected to rule on whether to extradite former Bosnian Presidency member Ejup Ganic to Serbia.
Background: "Bosnian Courts Could Have Resolved Ganic Case Years Ago, Critics Say" (RFE/RL)
Georgia/Russia: 12th round of Geneva discussions on stability and security in the Caucasus.
Background: "Statement by the Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions" (OSCE)
Iraq: Parliament convenes for second legislative session.
OSCE: OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic delivers first report to OSCE Permanent Council.
Turkey: German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle visits Turkey.
WEDNESDAY, July 28:
Russia/Ukraine: National holiday marking the Baptism of Rus.
Turkey: French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner visits Turkey.
Ukraine: IMF expected to finalize $14.9 billion bailout loan for Ukraine.
THURSDAY, July 29:
Azerbaijan/Turkey: Turkey-Azerbaijan business forum held in Baku.
CIS: CIS interstate anticorruption council experts group meets in Minsk (until July 30).
FRIDAY, July 30:
Afghanistan/Pakistan: Afghan President Hamid Karzai expected to visit Pakistan.
SATURDAY, July 31:
Azerbaijan: Opposition Musavat Party and Union for Democracy to hold protest action in Baku.
Moldova/Russia: Deadline set by Russia’s consumer-protection agency for Moldova to resolve purported problems with quality of exported wine expires.
Background: "Moldovan Minister Rejects Grounds For Russian Wine Ban" (RFE/RL)
Russia: March of Dissent rallies expected in Russian cities.
World: Fifth World Youth Congress convenes in Istanbul, with delegates from around the world discussing strategies for combating poverty and developing sustainable economies.
SUNDAY, August 1:
World: The 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions becomes binding international law.
Background: "Some 100 States Signing Cluster-Bomb Ban, But Big Powers Absent" (RFE/RL)
World: 35th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act.