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The Week Ahead: March 10-16

Ukraine -- Pro-Ukrainian activists sing the state anthem during a rally in the center of the eastern city of Kharkiv, March 6, 2014
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, March 10:

EU/Ukraine: European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs in Strasbourg is scheduled to discuss the international assistance package for Ukraine.

Germany: Hannover hosts the 2014 CeBIT technology trade fair (to March 14).

Iran: The European Center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Brussels hosts a discussion titled "Tehran Calling: A New Direction for Iran?"

Kazakhstan/Russia: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev visits Moscow, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Kyrgyzstan: UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva considers a report on Kyrgyzstan (to March 11).

UN: News York hosts the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (to March 21).

TUESDAY, March 11:

EU: European Day for Victims of Terrorism.

Ukraine: Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych makes public statement from Russia's southern city of Rostov-on-Don.

WEDNESDAY, March 12:

EU/Ukraine: European Parliament Plenary Session in Strasbourg is scheduled to discuss the situation in Ukraine, Pakistan, and the Eastern Partnership.

International: World Day Against Cyber-Censorship.

Iran/UN: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to address the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Tajikistan/Russia: Chairwoman of Russian Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko visits Dushanbe.

Ukraine/U.S.: Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk visits Washington to meet with U.S. senior officials.

U.S./Afghanistan/Pakistan: The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) hosts a discussion titled "Post-2014 Transition in Afghanistan: Pakistan's Perspective."

U.S./Azerbaijan: Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts a discussion titled "Challenges to Strategic Interests of the U.S. in Azerbaijan."

U.S.: Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hosts in Washington a hearing on the U.S. national security and foreign policy priorities in the FY 2015 international affairs budget.

World: The 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web.

THURSDAY, March 13:

EU: The European Center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Brussels hosts a discussion titled "Resetting the European Neighborhood Policy."

Germany/Ukraine: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to address the German Parliament with statement on Ukraine.

UK/Ukraine: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Ukraine: The International Response."

U.S.: House Committee on Foreign Affairs hosts a hearing titled "Advancing U.S. Interests Abroad: The FY 2015 Foreign Affairs Budget."

FRIDAY, March 14:

Georgia/Russia: Prague hosts a meeting of the Georgian Prime Minister's Special Representative Zurab Abashidze and Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin.

Ukraine: UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic is scheduled to address the media in Kyiv.

SUNDAY, March 16:

Serbia: Parliamentary Elections.

Ukraine: Pro-Moscow authorities of Crimea hold an unsanctioned referendum on whether to split from Ukraine and join Russia.

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