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The Week Ahead: May 27 - June 2

May 31: World No Tobacco Day.
May 31: World No Tobacco 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, May 27:

Czech Republic/Russia: Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas visits Russia (to May 30).

EU: Brussels host the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting (to May 28).

Kyrgyzstan: Leaders from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan attend the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit in Bishkek (to May 28).

Belarus: The 23rd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva to review the situation of human rights in Belarus.

TUESDAY, May 28:

Kazakhstan: Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting opens in Astana (to May 29).

UK: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "China and Russia at the United Nations."

Ukraine/Finland: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara makes an official visit to Finland.


Kyrgyzstan/Kazakhstan: Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev visits Astana.

Russia/Latin America: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets the foreign ministers of Chile, Costa Rica, Haiti, and Cuba in Moscow.

Ukraine/Sweden: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara makes an official visit to Sweden.

UN: International Day of UN Peacekeepers.


Georgia/EU: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele receives Georgian Interior Minister Irakli Gharibashvili in Brussels.

FRIDAY, May 31:

Armenia: Yerevan hosts the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Standing Committee meeting.

Bosnia-Herzegovina/Russia: Bosnian Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija visits Moscow.

UK: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Pakistan's General Election: Continuity or Change?"

WHO: World No Tobacco Day.


World: International Children's Day.

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