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The Week Ahead: September 8-14

September 9: The European Union is expected to formally adopt a fourth wave of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine.
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, September 8:
EU/Ukraine: European Parliament hosts a press conference with Ukrainian pop singer Ruslana in Brussels.
Macedonia: Independence Day.
TUESDAY, September 9:
EU: The European Union is expected to formally adopt a fourth wave of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine.
Tajikistan: Independence Day.
WEDNESDAY, September 10:
OSCE: Prague hosts a meeting of the OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum (to September 12).
U.S./Ukraine: Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts a discussion titled "The Ukrainian Crisis in Historical Perspective."
THURSDAY, September 11:
EU/Ukraine: European Parliament's Subcommittee on Security and Defense hosts a discussion on the security situation in Ukraine.
Iran/Kazakhstan: Iranian President Hassan Rohani is scheduled to visit Astana.
Moldova: Next round of 5+2 talks on the Transdniester conflict settlement, involving representatives of Moldova, Transdniester, Russia, Ukraine, and the OSCE, plus the United States and the European Union, is scheduled to begin in Vienna (to September 12).

Ukraine: The 11th Yalta Annual Meeting titled "New Ukraine, New Europe, New World Building And Defending," organized by the Yalta European Strategy (YES), opens. (to September 13).
Ukraine: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele, European Parliament President Martin Schulz, and European Commission President Jose Manual Barroso visit Kyiv (to September 12).
FRIDAY, September 12:
EU: Representatives of Russia, the European Union, and Ukraine meet in Brussels for a ministerial meeting to discuss the implementation of Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the European Union.

Tajikistan: Dushanbe hosts the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit (to September 13).

Iran/Tajikistan: Iranian President Hassan Rohani visits Dushanbe, attends the SCO summit. (to September 13).

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