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The Week Ahead: April 16-22

April 22: Earth Day.
April 22: Earth Day.
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

Now on Twitter! Daily updates at @The_Week_Ahead.

MONDAY, April 16:

Armenia/Belarus: Belarus Foreign Minister Syarhey Martynau visits Yerevan (to April 17).

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Bosnian Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija attends a policy briefing titled "Bosnia-Herzegovina: Working To Forge A European Future" in Brussels.

EU: The EU Commission will host a "EU Sustainable Energy For All Summit" in Brussels.

Moldova: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin visits Chisinau to discuss Russian-Moldovan relations and the Transdniester dispute (to April 17).

Russia: The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg delivers its judgment in the case which concerns complaints about the adequacy of the investigation by the Russian authorities into the 1940 Katyn massacre.

Ukraine: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych visits Jordan.

World: The 2012 Pulitzer Prizewinners and Nominated Finalists to be announced in New York.

TUESDAY, April 17:

Asia: Labor ministers from Asian and Middle Eastern countries hold a meeting in Manila (to April 19).

Iran: Iran marks its National Army Day.

Iran: The 17th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition starts in Tehran (to April 20).

Kazakhstan: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev visits Malaysia (to April 18).

Russia: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange launches his new talk show "The World Tomorrow" on Russia's state-funded TV network.

Russia/Syria: Syrian opposition leaders visit Moscow for talks (to April 18).

Ukraine: The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg holds a hearing in the case of Ukrainian ex-Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko against Ukraine.

WEDNESDAY, April 18:

EU: European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg to vote on reports on Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Germany: Festival of Central and Eastern European Film opens in Wiesbaden.

NATO: Brussels holds NATO Foreign Affairs and Defense Ministerial meetings (to April 19).

Turkmenistan: Ashgabat holds an international meeting on the revival of Afghanistan.

Ukraine/NATO: Ukraine and NATO hold joint exercises aimed at security protection during the Euro 2012 Football Championship (to April 20).

World: Czech Republic holds "Prague Transatlantic Talks" international expert conference this year on the future of NATO operations after Libya.

World: Stockholm hosts a conference on Internet freedom (to April 19).

World: The 100 list of the most influential people in the world to be revealed by "TIME" magazine.

THURSDAY, April 19:

Belarus: Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to deliver the annual state of the nation address. The nation address has reportedly been postponed.

Russia/NATO: The Russia-NATO Council meeting begins in Brussels.

Ukraine: The trial in the case brought against Yulia Tymoshenko involving United Energy Systems of Ukraine is scheduled to start in Kharkiv.

World: Doha hosts the 8th Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival (to April 22).

World: The World Energy Leaders Summit opens in Istanbul (to April 20).

FRIDAY, April 20:

World: Doha hosts the World Investment Forum.

SATURDAY, April 21:

Georgia: American business magnate Donald Trump visits Georgia, attends the presentation of the Trump Tower project in Batumi.

SUNDAY, April 22:

Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani opposition plans to hold a protest rally.

Georgia: Czech delegation led by the Chairman of the Senate Milan Stech to visit Georgia (to April 24).

World: Earth Day 2012.

World: G20 finance ministers and central bank governors hold a meeting in Washington.

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