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The Week Ahead: November 5-11

November 7: European Parliament President Martin Schulz meets with the wives of Belarusian political prisoners Ales Byalyatski and Mikola Statkevich.
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, November 5:

Armenia: A NATO week events take place in the framework of the Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP) in Armenia (to November 8).

Azerbaijan: Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks and OSCE Representative for Media Freedom Dunja Mijatovic visit Baku.

Balkans: Tirana hosts the EU-Western Balkans ministerial meeting (to November 6).

EU/Ukraine: European Policy Center hosts a discussion titled "Ukraine’s parliamentary elections and EU-Ukraine relations, where to next?" in Brussels.

NATO: Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen holds his monthly press conference in Brussels.

Russia/Jordan: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Amman, meets with King Abdullah II (to November 6).

Turkmenistan: Caspian Environmental Forum (to November 6).

World: Laos hosts the ninth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit of Heads of State and Government (to November 6).

TUESDAY, November 6:

Azerbaijan: UN Internet Governance Forum opens in Baku (to November 9).

EU/Azerbaijan: Next round of talks on visa regulations starts in Baku (to November 7).

UN: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict.

Ukraine: European Parliament monitoring mission to Ukraine, headed by former Presidents Aleksander Kwasniewski and Pat Cox, visits Kyiv (to November 7).

U.S.: Presidential election.

WEDNESDAY, November 7:

Central Asia: Chatham House hosts a discussion in London titled "Politics and Contested Transformations in Central Asia."

EU/Belarus: European Parliament President Martin Schulz meets with the wives of Belarusian political prisoners Ales Byalyatski and Mikola Statkevich in Brussels.

Russia: The Moscow City Court considers a motion to release Russian opposition figure Leonid Razvozzhayev.

Russia: A district court in St. Petersburg holds a hearing on a lawsuit against U.S. pop diva Madonna.

World: International Anti-Corruption Conference opens in Brasilia (to November 10).

THURSDAY, November 8:

China: National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party opens in Beijing.

Russia/Israel: Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Israeli President Shimon Peres in Moscow.

FRIDAY, November 9:

NATO: Parliamentary Assembly annual session begins in Prague (to November 12).

World: International Day Against Fascism and Anti-Semitism.

SATURDAY, November 10:

UN: World Science Day for Peace and Development.

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