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The Week Ahead: June 25 - July 1

July 1: Kyiv hosts the Euro 2012 final.
July 1: Kyiv hosts the Euro 2012 final.
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, June 25:

Armenia/Austria: Austrian President Heinz Fischer visits Yerevan to take part in Armenian-Austrian business forum.

Belarus/Cuba: Belarus President Alyaksandr Lukashenka makes an official visit to Cuba.

Council of Europe: The summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) opens in Strasbourg (to June 29).

Croatia: Statehood Day.

EU: The EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg is scheduled to discuss Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, and human rights.

Kosovo: Closing arguments to be presented in the retrial of former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj in The Hague (to June 26).

OSCE: A prominent group of experts, think tanks, and OSCE delegates to discuss new security challenges in Vienna.

Russia/Middle East: Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Israel, the Palestinian territories, and Jordan (to June 26).

Ukraine: The hearing of the case against former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to be held in Kharkiv.

TUESDAY, June 26:

BSEC: The 20th Anniversary Summit of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), co-chaired by Serbia and Turkey, opens in Istanbul.

Belarus/Venezuela: Belarus President Alyaksandr Lukashenka scheduled to visit Caracas.

EU: The EU General Affairs Council in Luxembourg is scheduled to discuss issues linked to the accession of Montenegro to the European Union.

Kazakhstan/U.K.: Lord Mayor of the City of London David Wootton visits Kazakhstan (to June 30).

Moldova/EU: Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat visits Brussels to attend the EU-Moldova Cooperation Council.

Russia/Belarus: Russia's Speaker of the State Duma Sergei Naryshkin is expected to visit Minsk.

Ukraine: The hearing of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal in gas case to be held in Kyiv.

UN: International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

UN: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

U.S.: Center for International Media Assistance hosts a discussion titled "Clear and Present Danger: Attempts to Change Internet Governance and Implications for Press Freedom" in Washington.

U.S./Russia: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to vote on the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act.

U.S./Pakistan: Atlantic Council hosts a discussion titled "Gender Dynamics of Development in Pakistan" in Washington.


Armenia/EU: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian meets with the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton in Brussels.

Azerbaijan/Russia: The delegation led by the head of Russian presidential administration Sergei Ivanov visits Baku (to June 28).

Belarus: The UN Human Rights Council to discuss the situation of human rights in Belarus.

Bosnia-Herzegovina/EU: The High Level Dialogue about the process of Bosnia-Herzegovina accession to the EU to be held in Brussels.

Georgia/EU: Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili meets with the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton in Brussels.

Kazakhstan/OSCE: Astana hosts a high-level meeting on combating money laundering, terrorism financing, and corruption.

OECD: The OECD’s International Migration Outlook 2012 to be published in Brussels.

Russia/N.Caucasus: Chatham House hosts a discussion titled "The North Caucasus: Islam, Security, and Politics" in London.

U.S./Iran: United States Institute of Peace hosts a discussion titled "Change and Continuity in the Islamic Republic of Iran" in Washington.

THURSDAY, June 28:

Azerbaijan: Baku hosts the 23rd annual Crans Montana Forum (to July 1).

Belarus/Ecuador: Belarus President Alyaksandr Lukashenka scheduled to visit Ecuador.

Central Asia: Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a discussion with Alexander Cooley on the occasion of his new book "Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia" in Washington.

China/Muslim World: The first Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) congress on China and the Muslim World opens in Beijing (to June 30).

EU: European Council opens in Brussels (to June 29).

EU/Balkans: European Policy Center hosts a discussion titled "The EU and the Balkans – A long engagement or a happy marriage?" in Brussels.

EU/Eastern Europe: Atlantic Council hosts a discussion titled "The Next 40 Years: Advancing EU Energy Objectives in East Central Europe" in Washington.

U.S./Russia: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to St. Petersburg to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Women and the Economy Forum (WEF).

FRIDAY, June 29:

Czech Republic: International Film Festival opens in Karlovy Vary (to July 7).

Russia: Chatham House hosts a discussion titled "Putin and the Silovik Wars" in London.

SATURDAY, June 30:

World: Robert Zoellick is expected to step down as president of the World Bank.

SUNDAY, July 1:

EU: Cyprus assumes EU Presidency (to December 31).

EU/Central Asia: Newly appointed EU Special Representative for Central Asia Patricia Flor to take office.

EU/Iran: The oil embargo against Iran comes into force.

Germany: Lindau hosts the 62nd Nobel Laureate meeting to exchange ideas, discuss projects, and build international networks.

Ukraine: Kyiv hosts the Euro 2012 final.

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