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The Week Ahead: June 30 - July 6

July 4-12: Karlovy Vary hosts the 49th International Film Festival.
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, June 30:
Azerbaijan/China: Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov visits Beijing (to July 2).
Sweden/Moldova/Georgia: Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt travels from Chisinau to Tbilisi.
TUESDAY, July 1:
EU: European Parliament's Plenary Session opens in Strasbourg (to July 3).
Russia: A law comes into force that bans the use of profanity in theater, film, and other cultural events.
Ukraine: Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt visits Kyiv.
U.S./Azerbaijan: Atlantic Council in Washington hosts a discussion titled "NATO in the Caucasus: The Case of Azerbaijan."
U.S./Iraq: Carnegie Endowment in Washington hosts a discussion titled "The Future of Iraq."
U.S./Russia/Ukraine: Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Russia, Ukraine and Energy Security."
World: Global Media Forum 2014 starts in Bonn (to July 2).

Iran: Vienna hosts another round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 group, which includes the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia, and Germany.
Tajikistan: Dushanbe hosts Kazakhstan-Tajikistan business forum (to July 4).

EU/Ukraine: The European Commission's Support Group for Ukraine begins its work in Brussels.
FRIDAY, July 4:
Czech Republic: Karlovy Vary hosts the 49th International Film Festival (to July 12).
SUNDAY, July 6:
Kazakhstan: Astana hosts day of the capital, which coincides with the birthday of current Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev.

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