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The Week Ahead: November 17-23

Ukraine -- People attend a commemoration ceremony at a monument for Holodomor victims in Kyiv, November 23, 2013
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, November 17:

EU: European Union's Foreign Affairs Council begins meeting in Brussels (to November 18).
Kazakhstan: UN Committee against Torture reviews Kazakhstan in Geneva (to November 18).
Russia/Iran: Russian State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin visits Tehran.
Ukraine: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin visits Brussels, meets with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.
TUESDAY, November 18:
Germany/Russia/Ukraine: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Kyiv and Moscow (to November 19).

Russia/Belarus: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Minsk.
Turkmenistan/Italy: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzimakes visits Ashgabat.
Ukraine/Norway: Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg makes an official visit to Kyiv.
UK/Russia: The Henry Jackson Society in London hosts a discussion titled "Five Years from the Death of Sergei Magnitsky."
UN: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) publishes its State of World Population 2014 report.
U.S./Czech Republic: Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and unveil a bust of the late Czech President Vaclav Havel in the Capitol, the seat of the U.S. Congress.
WEDNESDAY, November 19:
Montenegro/NATO: Montenegrin Justice Minister Dusko Markovic visits Brussels, meets with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

THURSDAY, November 20:
EU/Serbia: EU's new neighborhood and enlargement negotiation commissioner Johannes Hahn visits Belgrade.
Moldova: Ukrainian and Polish Presidents Petro Poroshenko and Bronislaw Komorowski visit Chisinau in show of support for Moldova’s pro-European course.
NATO/Baltic States: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg visits Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania (to November 21).
Turkey: Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit opens in Istanbul (to November 21).

UK/Russia: Chatham House in London holds a discussion titled "Russian Energy: The New International Context."

FRIDAY, November 21:
Azerbaijan: Baku hosts the 43rd session of the European Olympic Committee (to November 22).
Montenegro: EU's new neighborhood and enlargement negotiation commissioner Johannes Hahn visits Podgorica.
Ukraine: The first anniversary of the Ukrainian protest movement known as Euromaidan that swept former President Viktor Yanukovych.
U.S./Russia: U.S. Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller visits Moscow (to November 22).
U.S./Ukraine: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Kyiv.
SATURDAY, November 22:
SUNDAY, November 23:
Russia: The eighth anniversary of ex-KGB officer turned Kremlin critic Aleksandr Litvinenko's death in London.

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