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The Week Ahead: January 23-29

January 25-29: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 in Davos.
January 25-29: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 in Davos.
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

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MONDAY, January 23:

EU: The EU Foreign Affairs Council to discuss Iran and its nuclear program. Will also exchange views on the Middle East peace process and on recent developments in Serbia, Kosovo, and Belarus in Brussels.

France: The French Senate is scheduled to debate a bill that would make it a crime to deny that the 1915 mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks amounted to genocide.

Iraq/Czech Republic: Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for energy Hussein al-Shahristani and members of the Iraq's government meet with Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas in Prague.

PACE: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to discuss Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Ukraine during its winter session in Strasbourg (January 27).

Russia: Sochi hosts a trilateral meeting of the presidents of Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

Serbia: Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic visits Brussels (to January 24).

World: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) releases its annual Energy Outlook.

TUESDAY, January 24:

Armenia/Georgia: Yerevan hosts a conference on integrated management of the Armenian-Georgian border.

EU: EU High Representative Catherine Ashton travels to Israel and the Palestinian Territories (to January 26).

Turkey/Russia: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is scheduled to visit Moscow.

Ukraine: Ukrainian government officials to hold talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington.

World: IMF releases updates to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) and World Economic Outlook (WEO) in Washington.

WEDNESDAY, January 25:

Azerbaijan: National Endowment for Democracy holds a discussion titled "What is to be done with Pseudo-Democracies: The Case of Azerbaijan" in Washington.

Belarus: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is scheduled to discuss the situation in Belarus.

Georgia: Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze to address the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg.

Russia: Greek opposition leader Antonis Samaras visits Russia (to January 27).

World: The World Economic Forum annual meeting opens in Davos (to January 29).

THURSDAY, January 26:

Ukraine/Azerbaijan: Ukraine and Azerbaijan plan to sign a gas agreement in Davos.

FRIDAY, January 27:

EU: Brussels hosts EU General Affairs Council meeting.

Ukraine: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych attends the eighth Davos Ukrainian Lunch.

UN: International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

SATURDAY, January 28:

Russia/Japan: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is expected to visit Japan.

SUNDAY, January 29:

Iran: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) delegation is expected to visit Iran (to January 31).

Russia: PACE delegation visits Russia ahead of the presidential election of March 4.

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