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The Week Ahead: October 6-12

Norway -- African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela (C) holds up the medal and certificate after he was jointly awarded the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize with South African President F.W. de Klerk (R) at a ceremony at Oslo's city hall, 10Dec1993
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 6:
EU: European Policy Center in Brussels hosts a discussion titled “Georgia 2008 – Ukraine 2014: Implications for the Euro-Atlantic Choice.”
Moldova: Legatum Institute hosts a presentation of Vladimir Soloviev’s report titled “Moldova. The Failing Champion of European Integration.”
Ukraine: U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland visits Kyiv to hold talks with senior Ukrainian government leaders.

U.S./Russia: Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Russia and U.S. : Is a Real Partnership Still Possible?"
World: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014 announced in Stockholm.

TUESDAY, October 7:
EU: European Parliament shortlists three candidates for the 2014 Sakharov Prize.
EU/Moldova: The European Parliament's foreign affairs committee debates the Association Agreement with Moldova.
Serbia/Russia: Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic visits Moscow (to October 8).
U.S./NATO: The Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington hosts a discussion titled “NATO After Wales: Back to Area and Back in Business.”
World: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 announced in Stockholm.
WEDNESDAY, October 8:
Germany: Frankfurt Book Fair opens (to October 12).
Germany: Winners of the European Union Prize for Literature announced in Frankfurt.
Kazakhstan/EU: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev visits Brussels (to October 9).
U.S./Russia: The Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington hosts a discussion titled “Where is the Putin Regime Headed?
World: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 announced in Stockholm.
THURSDAY, October 9:
Belarus: Minsk hosts a Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) foreign ministers council meeting.
EU: European Commission hosts a high level energy security conference in Brussels..
U.S./Ukraine: Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Russia and Ukraine: Hybrid War in the Donbas."
World: The Nobel Prize in Literature 2014 announced in Stockholm.
FRIDAY, October 10:
Belarus: Minsk hosts the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Council of Heads of State and the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meetings.

Culture: Warsaw Film Festival opens (to October 19).
EU/Serbia: European Policy Center in Brussels hosts a policy briefing on the Serbia's EU accession negotiations with the participation of the Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic.
IMF/World Bank: Washington hosts the IMF and the World Bank Group annual meetings (to October 12).

World: The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 announced in Oslo.
SATURDAY, October 11:
SUNDAY, October 12:
Bosnia-Herzegovina: General Elections.
Czech Republic: Prague hosts the 18th Forum 2000 Conference (to October 15).

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