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, October 14:
EU: The Eurogroup, composed of the member states whose currency is the euro, holds a meeting in Luxembourg to deal with issues relating to the Economic and Monetary Union.
Georgia: Batumi hosts the 37th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (to October 18).
Kazakhstan: OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara visits Astana.
Russia/Belgium: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Brussels (to October 18).
Russia/Georgia: Georgian fruit exports to Russia are scheduled to resume after a seven-year ban.
UN: The United Nations Human Rights Committee session meeting opens in Geneva (to November 1).
World: The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2013 announced in Stockholm.
TUESDAY, October 15:
Iran: The negotiations over Iran's nuclear program between Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and EU foreign-policy chief Catherine Ashton, along with representatives of the P5+1 group made up of the United States, Britain, China, France, and Russia, plus Germany, are due to start in Geneva.
EU/Montenegro: Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic visits Brussels to meet with EU officials.
Global: World Handwashing Day.
Kyrgyzstan: OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara visits Bishkek.
Russia/Ukraine: A meeting of the intergovernmental committee on economic cooperation between Ukraine and Russia begins in Kaluga.
Ukraine: EU envoys Pat Cox and Aleksander Kwasniewski report on the results of their mission in Ukraine at a meeting the political leaders of the European Parliament.
Ukraine/Estonia: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych visits Tallinn.
UK: Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2013 announced in London.
UN: International Day of Rural Women.
World: The annual Islamic Eid al-Adha (Kurban Bairam) festival, which is also known as the "Feast of Sacrifice" in English, is celebrated across the Muslim world.
WEDNESDAY, October 16:
EU: European Commission adopts the 2013 Enlargement Package.
Russia: The Kirov region court holds the hearing of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny’s appeal against his sentence in a timber-embezzlement case.
Russia/Georgia: Tbilisi hosts Georgia-Russia business forum.
Serbia: Croatian President Ivo Josipovic visits Belgrade, meets with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic.
Tajikistan: OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara visits Dushanbe.
UK/Afghanistan: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Protecting Women's Rights in Afghanistan."
UN: World Food Day.
Uzbekistan: Tashkent hosts the International Uzbek Cotton and Textile Fair (to October 17).
THURSDAY, October 17:
Belarus: A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visits Minsk (to October 28).
EU/Azerbaijan: European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs holds a debriefing on the European Parliament's Election Observation Mission to Azerbaijan.
EU/Georgia: European Policy Center in Brussels hosts a diccussion titled “Georgia's path to Vilnius and beyond.”
OSCE/Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan jointly with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) hold an international conference on energy security in Ashgabat (to October 18).
Turkmenistan: OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara visits Ashgabat (to October 18).
Ukraine: A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visits Kyiv (to October 29).
UN: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
FRIDAY, October 18:
Azerbaijan: Independence Day.
EU: Luxembourg hosts the European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting.
SATURDAY, October 19:
Ukraine: Kyiv international film festival "Molodost" opens (to October 27).
SUNDAY, October 20:
Russia: Moscow hosts a World Economic Forum meeting under the theme "Russia’s Regions: Drivers of Growth."
The Week Ahead: October 14-20
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