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, May 13:
: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev travels to Vienna
for an official visit.
: Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka visits Yerevan
to meet with Armenia's leadership.
: UN Special Rapporteur Farida Shaheed visits Sarajevo
to assess the country’s implementation of cultural rights (to May 24).
: European finance ministers meet
in Brussels (to May 14).
: Bishkek holds a week against homophobia and transphobia
: Hundreds of world's most influential people meet at the fifth annual Oslo Freedom Forum to promote free and open societies
(to May 15).
: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Ukraine's Foreign Policy Priorities.
: Center for Strategic and International Studies presents the "Building on Progress in Afghanistan: 2014 and Beyond" forum
: Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Enforcing Laws on Human Trafficking in Russia.
: U.S. President Barack Obama meets British Prime Minister David Cameron
in the White House.
TUESDAY, May 14:
: Ankara hosts a trilateral summit among presidents of Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Turkey
(to May 15).
: Arab Media Forum
begins its work in Dubai (to May 15).
: NATO chiefs of defense meeting
takes place in Brussels (to May 15).
: Two Kazakh students appear in court
to face charges of obstructing the investigation of Boston Marathon bombing suspect.
: Carnegie Endowment in Washington hosts a panel discussion titled "North Caucasus Under the Spotlight
WEDNESDAY, May 15:
: Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung travels to Minsk
to meet with his counterpart, Mikhail Myasnikovich (to May 17).
: European Policy Center in Brussels hosts a discussion titled "Political Reforms in Georgia: Challenges and Perspective in the Transition Period.
: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton meets Iran's nuclear negotiator Said Jalili
in Istanbul, aiming to resolve the dispute over Tehran's nuclear program.
: European Business Summit opens in Brussels
(to May 16).
: Negotiations between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran
take place in Vienna.
: Trial of Russian opposition activist Aleksei Navalny
resumes in Kirov.
: Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin's mausoleum in Red Square reopens to public
after being closed for half a year.
: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attends International Legal Forum in St. Petersburg
(to May 18).
: Swedish city of Kiruna hosts a ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council
, which consists of the eight Arctic countries: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States.
: International Day of Families
: U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee holds hearings on Iran
THURSDAY, May 16:
: The European Policy Center in Brussels hosts an event titled "EU-Ukraine: Prospects for the Vilnius Summit.
: Academic scholars and decision makers come together at the Munich Economic Summit
to discuss important European issues (to May 17).
: Bishkek hosts a Kyrgyz-Tajik intergovernmental commission meeting
(to May 16).
: U.S. President Obama meets with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan
FRIDAY, May 17:
: Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian meets his Azerbaijani counterpart, Elmar Mammadyarov
, in Krakow, Poland.
: Sarajevo Business Forum
: Foreign ministers of the Visegrad Group countries
meet in Krakow.
: Eastern Partnership ministerial council
meeting begins in Krakow (to May 18).
: International Day Against Homophobia
SATURDAY, May 18:
: Armenia assumes the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
: Grand Final of Eurovision Song Contest 2013
: International Museum Day
SUNDAY, May 19:
: Local elections
: The U.S. and Iranian wrestling teams face in an exhibition match
in Los Angeles.