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The Week Ahead: July 28 - August 3

July 31: A public inquiry into the death of Russian ex-spy and fierce Kremlin critic Aleksandr Litvinenko begins in London.
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, July 28:
Belarus/Poland: Minsk hosts Belarus-Poland ministerial consultations.
Italy/Serbia/Montenegro: Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini visits Belgrade and Podgorica.
U.S./Georgia/Moldova/Ukraine: National Endowment for Democracy in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova: How Corruption Threatens the Eastern Partnership."
TUESDAY, July 29:
EU/Russia: The Council’s Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) is set to go through the legislative proposals of broader sanctions on Russia.
Kyrgyzstan/CSTO: The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) six member-states -- Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan -- take part in the "Enduring Brotherhood - 2014" joint military exercises in Ala-Too mountains, near Bishkek.
Tajikistan: Dushanbe hosts a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers meeting (to July 31).
U.S./Iraq: The Heritage Foundation in Washington hosts a discussion titled "The Iraq Meltdown: What Next?"
THURSDAY, July 31:
FRIDAY, August 1:
Moldova/EU: Moldova is set to begin exporting its fruits to the European market.
Russia: A new law that would subject popular bloggers to the same restrictions as traditional media goes into effect.

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