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The Week Ahead: October 4-10

Former Czech President Vaclav Havel will open the 14th Forum 2000 conference in Prague on October 10.
Former Czech President Vaclav Havel will open the 14th Forum 2000 conference in Prague on October 10.

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

MONDAY, October 4:

Azerbaijan: Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group conduct field assessment mission in the territories around Nagorno-Karabakh (to October 14).

Belarus: Political situation in Belarus to be discussed at a Council of Europe NGO conference (to October 6).

EU/Azerbaijan: The next EU-Azerbaijan plenary meeting on the Association Agreement opens in Brussels (to October 5).

Russia/Ukraine: Ukrainian-Russian Economic Forum, with participation of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych, takes place in Gelendzhik, Russia.

UN: World Habitat Day.

TUESDAY, October 5:

Russia: Sochi hosts international security conference. U.S. national security adviser General James Jones attends a security conference.

Serbia: Tenth anniversary of former President Slobodan Milosevic's fall from power in a popular uprising.

Background: "Ten Years On, Milosevic Scars Remain In Balkans" (EurActiv)

UNESCO: World Teachers Day.

WEDNESDAY, October 6:

Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev pays an official visit to Algeria.

THURSDAY, October 7:

Kazakhstan: Astana hosts the first Kazakhstan International Halal Expo 2010 exhibition.

Russia: Moscow hosts the World Thematic Conference of Compatriots (to October 8).

Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits the Republic of Cyprus (to October 7).

Ukraine: French President Nicolas Sarkozy meets Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in Paris.

World: Bulgarian capital hosts the forum of former European leaders headed by ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

FRIDAY, October 8:

Kazakhstan: Launch of three-man Russian-American crew from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

OSCE: Autumn session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly opens in Palermo (to October 11).

SUNDAY, October 10:

Kyrgyzstan: Parliamentary elections.

Serbia: Belgrade plans to hold first Pride Parade since 2001‎.

World: Prague hosts the 14th Forum 2000, attended by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and many other distinguished guests (to October 12).

World: World Day Against the Death Penalty.

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