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MONDAY April 15:
: European Parliament Plenary Session
opens in Strasbourg (to April 18).
: European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visits Montenegro, Albania, and Macedonia
: United Nations Special Rapporteur Najat Maalla M'jid visits Kyrgyzstan
to investigate the sale and sexual exploitation of children (to April 26).
: Ukraine's special representative to OSCE Andriy Deschytsia visits Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia
(to April 17).
: U.S. President Obama's national security adviser Thomas Donilon visits Moscow
, meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and other Russian officials.
: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office
publishes its 2012 Human Rights and Democracy report
: Committee on Rights of Migrant Workers holds its 18th session
in Geneva (to April 26).
: UN Special Rapporteur Gabriela Knaul visits Russia to assess the independence of the judiciary
in the country (to April 25).
: 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists
to be announced in New York.
: Uzbek President Islam Karimov visits Moscow
and meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Tuesday April 16:
: European Commission presents its reports on Kosovo, Serbia, and Macedonia
: Finnish President Sauli Niinisto makes a state visit to Kazakhstan
(to April 18).
: Officials and experts from 57 OSCE states
meet in Kyiv to discuss the environmental impact of energy activities (to April 17).
: Sberbank of Russia hosts the sixth Russia Forum
in Moscow (to April 19).
: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Trends in Civil Society in Russia.
Wednesday April 17:
: UN Committee on Rights of Migrant Workers reviews Azerbaijan report
at the committee's 18th session in Geneva (to April 18).
: Prague Writers' Festival
opens (to April 19).
: European Parliment is scheduled to discuss the progress reports on Montenegro, Serbia, and Kosovo
: The trial of Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny
is scheduled to begin in Kirov.
: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Turkey
, meets with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu.
: European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is expected to visit Belgrade
: Funeral for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
takes place in London.
: World Hemophilia Day
Thursday April 18:
: Ninth Al-Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival
opens in Doha (to April 21).
: Global Security Forum opens in Bratislava
(to April 20).
: American weekly news magazine "Time"
publishes its annual list of the top 100 most influential people in the world.
Friday April 19:
: Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka delivers the annual state-of-the-nation address
: President Mikheil Saakashvili's United National Movement holds a protest rally in Tbilisi
Saturday April 20:
: Local elections