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The Week Ahead: February 9-15

February 11: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko are expected to meet in Minsk.
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, February 9:
EU: Foreign Affairs Council meeting opens in Brussels.

Russia/Egypt: Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Cairo to discuss bilateral ties and regional issues in the Middle East (to February 10).

Sebia/Kosovo: Prime ministers of Kosovo and Serbia, Isa Mustafa and Aleksandar Vucic, meet in Brussels.
TUESDAY, February 10:
WEDNESDAY, February 11:

Russia: The Russian Supreme Court is expected to hear a petition from the parents of Muslim school students over the ban on wearing hijabs at schools in the region of Mordovia.
Russia: The Amsterdam District Court is set to rule on a lawsuit against Russian state-owned oil producer Rosneft.
U.S./Russia: Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled Property Rights and Wrongs In Russia Today.
THURSDAY, February 12:
Global: Reporters Without Borders publishes its annual World Press Freedom Index report.
EU/Middle East: European Parliament in Strasbourg holds a vote on a resolution on the crisis in Syria and Iraq.
Moldova: Moldovan Parliament is scheduled to hold a vote on a new government led by Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca.
U.S./Ukraine: Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled Ukrainian Democracy After the Maidan: Threats and Opportunities.
FRIDAY, February 13:
SATURDAY, February 14:
Kazakhstan: The Evaluation Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) visits Almaty to review the readiness of the city to receive the 2022 Olympics (to February 18).
SUNDAY, February 15:
Serbia: National Day.

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