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The Week Ahead: December 8-14

December 10: World Human Rights Day.
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, December 8:
EU: Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting begins in Brussels (to December 9).
EU/Ukraine: Representative of the President of Ukraine on Crimean Tatar Affairs Mustafa Dzhemilev holds a press conference in European Parliament in Brussels.

Georgia/Georgia: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Tbilisi (to Decemebr 9).
Serbia: Belgrade hosts the OSCE Roma and Sinti Youth Conference (to December 9).
Uzbekistan: Constitution Day.

World: Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons opens in Vienna (to December 9).
TUESDAY, December 9:

Balkans: Brussels hosts a conference titled "Balkan Revival: Kick-starting stalled policies."
Eastern Europe: European Policy Center (EPC) hosts a conference in Brussels titled "Security Challenges and Conflict Resolution in Eastern Europe."
Georgia/Russia: The 30th round of Georgia-Russia talks starts in Geneva (to December 10).
Slovakia: Bratislava hosts a meeting of V4 Group prime ministers (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland).
Syria/Iran: Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem visits Tehran.
Ukraine/Singapore: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visits Singapore (to December 10).

WEDNESDAY, December 10:
THURSDAY, December 11:
Ukraine/Australia: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visits Sydney (to December 12).

FRIDAY, December 12:

EU: Brussels hosts a Foreign Affairs Council meeting (to December 15).
Turkmenistan: Neutrality Day.

SATURDAY, December 13:
Culture: Riga hosts the 27th European Film Awards ceremony.
SUNDAY, December 14:
Kazakhstan: A Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) prime ministers meeting opens in Astana (to December 15).

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