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MONDAY, December 12:
Armenia: 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.”
Georgia: A hearing into the case of Bidzina Ivanishvili's request to restore his Georgian citizenship begins in Tbilisi.
Georgia/EU: Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri visits Brussels, meets with EU President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht.
Iraq/U.S.: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki meets with the U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington.
Kazakhstan/CSTO: Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Secretary-General Nikolai Bordyuzha visits Kazakhstan.
Moldova: Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat visits Brussels, meets with EU Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht.
Russia: Constitution Day.
Tajikistan/Germany: Tajik President Emomali Rahmon visits Berlin (to December 13).
Turkmenistan: Neutrality Day.
Ukraine: European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule visits Kyiv.
TUESDAY, December 13:
Azerbaijan/Russia: Azerbaijan and Russia launch talks in Baku on the Russia-leased Gabala radar station (to December 15).
Poland/Russia: Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski visits Russia (to December 14).
Ukraine: 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:
EU/Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits Brussels, takes part in the 28th Russia-EU Summit (to December 15).
EU: This year’s Sakharov prize to be presented by the European Parliament's President Jerzy Buzek during a formal session in Strasbourg.
Moldova: The election authority of Transdniester, a breakaway region of Moldova, to announce the preliminary results of the December 11 presidential election.
Russia/Georgia: The next round of the Russia-Georgia security talks is scheduled to be held in Geneva.
U.S./Russia: The U.S.-Russia arms control and international security working group holds a meeting in Washington.
THURSDAY, December 15:
Azerbaijan/Iraq: 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.
Russia: 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.
Tajikistan/Ukraine: Tajik President Emomali Rahmon visits Kyiv (to December 16).
U.S./Romania/Moldova: 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).
WTO: The World Trade Organization (WTO) holds its Eighth Ministerial Conference in Geneva (to December 17).
FRIDAY, December 16:
Kazakhstan: Independence Day.
Moldova: Moldovan parliament is scheduled to try to elect a new president.
Russia/India: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev holds talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Moscow.
SUNDAY, December 18:
UN: International Migrants Day.