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The Week Ahead: July 8-14

July 11: World Population Day.
July 11: World Population Day.
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, July 8:

Azerbaijan/Armenia/OSCE: OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara visits Baku and Yerevan.

Azerbaijan/EU: A delegation of European Parliament members visits Baku (to July 9).

Belarus/Bangladesh: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visits Minsk (to July 10).

Croatia/Bosnia-Herzegovina: Croatian President Ivo Josipovic visits Sarajevo and Tuzla (to July 9).

EU: European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee meeting begins in Brussels, with Belarus, Kosovo, Egypt, and EU enlargement on the agenda.

Kazakhstan/U.S.: Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrisov pays an official visit to the United States (to July 10).

Moldova/Slovakia: Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak visits Chisinau to open his country's embassy in Moldova.

Serbia/Kosovo: Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and Kosovo Prime Minister Hasim Taci meet in Brussels.

Tajikistan/New Zealand: Tajik Foreign Minister Hamrokhon Zarifi visits New Zealand.

UN: The 108th session of the Human Rights Committee to be held at the United Nations Office at Geneva (to July 26).

TUESDAY, July 9:

Armenia/EU: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele visits Yerevan (to July 10).

Moldova/EU: European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visits Chisinau.

Russia/Israel: Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni visits Moscow.

World: Anticorruption watchdog Transparency International publishes its "Global Corruption Barometer 2013" report.

World: Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, begins.


Belarus/Russia: Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimer Makey visits Moscow to hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Moldova/OSCE: The Special Representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on protracted conflicts, Andriy Deschytsia, visits Chisinau and Tiraspol (to July 12).

THURSDAY, July 11:

Belarus: The 22st International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar opens in Vitebsk (to July 15).

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Eighteenth anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

Georgia/EU: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele visits Tbilisi and Batumi (to July 12).

Kazakhstan: Amnesty International publishes its report titled "Old Habits: The Routine Use of Torture and Other Ill-Treatment in Kazakhstan."

Moldova: Third summit of Eastern Partnership heads of state whose parties are members of the European People’s Party (EPP) to be held in Chisinau.

UN: World Population Day.

FRIDAY, July 12:

Russia/Ukraine: An intergovernmental meeting of the prime ministers of Ukraine and Russia starts in Sochi.

Ukraine: Odessa International Film Festival opens (to July 20).

SATURDAY, July 13:

Kyrgyzstan/SCO: Kyrgyzstan hosts a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states.

Montenegro: Statehood Day.

SUNDAY, July 14:

Iraq: Republic Day.

Ukraine/Poland: Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski will visit Lutsk (Ukraine’s Volyn region) to commemorate victims of the Volyn tragedy of 1943-45.

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