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MONDAY, December 12:
: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian visits Italy and the Vatican
(to December 15).
Council of Europe/Georgia
: PACE Sub-Committee on Migration, Refugees, and Population Chairperson Tina Acketoft visits Sukhumi and Gali
, in the framework of the preparation of her report about the “follow-up on the humanitarian consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia: the humanitarian situation in the war-affected areas.”
: A hearing into the case of Bidzina Ivanishvili's request
to restore his Georgian citizenship begins in Tbilisi.
: Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri visits Brussels
, meets with EU President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht.
: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki meets with the U.S. President Barack Obama
: Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Secretary-General Nikolai Bordyuzha visits Kazakhstan
: Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat visits Brussels
, meets with EU Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht.
: Constitution Day
: Tajik President Emomali Rahmon visits Berlin
(to December 13).
: Neutrality Day
: European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule visits Kyiv
TUESDAY, December 13:
: Azerbaijan and Russia launch talks in Baku on the Russia-leased Gabala radar station
(to December 15).
: Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski visits Russia
(to December 14).
: In appeals court in Kyiv begins preliminary consideration of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal of her
conviction on abuse-of-office charges.
WEDNESDAY, December 14:
: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits Brussels
, takes part in the 28th Russia-EU Summit (to December 15).
: This year’s Sakharov prize to be presented by the European Parliament's President Jerzy Buzek
during a formal session in Strasbourg.
: The election authority of Transdniester, a breakaway region of Moldova, to announce the preliminary results of the December 11 presidential election
: The next round of the Russia-Georgia security talks
is scheduled to be held in Geneva.
: The U.S.-Russia arms control and international security working group holds a meeting
THURSDAY, December 15:
: Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari visits Baku
Council of Europe
: PACE Monitoring Committee to discuss Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, and Ukraine
during a meeting in Paris.
: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is due to hold his annual live television call-in show
to answer citizens' questions from a number of Russian regions.
: Tajik President Emomali Rahmon visits Kyiv
(to December 16).
: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller is scheduled to travel to Bucharest and Chisinau
to discuss arms-control-related issues (to December 16).
: The World Trade Organization (WTO) holds its Eighth Ministerial Conference
in Geneva (to December 17).
FRIDAY, December 16:
: Independence Day.
: Moldovan parliament is scheduled to try to elect a new president
: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev holds talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
SUNDAY, December 18:
: International Migrants Day