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The Week Ahead: January 12-18

January 15-16: U.S. President Obama hosts British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House.
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, January 12:
EU: European Parliament Plenary Session opens in Strasbourg (to January 15).
Georgia/Estonia: Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas visits Tbilisi (to January 13).
Ukraine: The foreign ministers of Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France meet in Berlin for talks on the crisis in Ukraine.
U.S./Azerbaijan: The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) hosts a discussion titled "The Crackdown on Independent Voices in Azerbaijan."
U.S./Pakistan: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits Islamabad.
WEDNESDAY, January 14:
Iran/U.S.: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meet in Geneva ahead of a fresh round of negotiations between Iran and six world powers.
Russia: Moscow hosts an international conference Gaidar Forum 2015 (to January 16).​
Serbia/Kosovo: Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic is scheduled to visit Kosovo.
THURSDAY, January 15:
EU/Georgia: EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn visits Tbilisi (to January 16).​
EU/Ukraine: European Parliament holds a vote on the situation in Ukraine.
UK/Ukraine: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands."

UK/U.S.: British Prime Minister David Cameron visits Washington, meets with U.S. President Barack Obama (to January 16).
U.S./France: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Paris for talks with French officials on countering extremist violence (to January 16).
FRIDAY, January 16:
UK/U.S.: U.S. President Obama hosts British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House to discuss a range of issues including Iran, ISIL, Ebola, and Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
SUNDAY, January 18:

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