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The Week Ahead: March 23-29

March 24: European Parliament holds a debate with Crimean Tatar Mejlis movement leader Refat Chubarov, Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev, and members of the Ukrainian parliament on Crimea’s militarization and security situation.
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, March 23:
Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev visits Vienna.
U.S./Iran/Russia: Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled Russian-Iranian Relations In The Shadow Of Ukraine.
TUESDAY, March 24:

Global: Tunis hosts the World Social Forum 2015 (to March 28).
Russia/Latin America: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Cuba, Columbia, Nicaragua, and Guatemala (to March 26).​
U.K./Russia: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled The Impact Of Sanctions On Russia's Domestic And Foreign Policy.
WEDNESDAY, March 25:
EU/Kosovo: EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn visits Pristina.
EU/Ukraine: European Parliament is scheduled to hold a vote on whether Ukraine should be granted up to 1.8 billion euros ($2.086 billion) in EU macro-financial assistance for economic and political stabilization and reform.

U.S./Afghanistan: Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled Afghanistan: The Next Phase.

THURSDAY, March 26:
Council of Europe: Justice Ministers from the 47 Council of Europe member states meet in Brussels to discuss the reform of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) system (to March 27).
EU/Kosovo: EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini visits Pristina.
Iran: The next round of nuclear talks between Iran and six major world powers -- the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia, and China -- is scheduled to start.
Kyrgyzstan/EU: Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev visits Brussels (to March 30).
U.S./Belarus: Freedom House in Washington hosts a discussion titled Belarus On The Eve Of A Presidential Election.
FRIDAY, March 27:
EU/Serbia: EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini visits Belgrade.
SATURDAY, March 28:
Egypt: Arab League foreign ministers meet for the annual Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh (to March 29).
World: Earth Hour - a global annual event where millions of people switch off their lights for one hour.
SUNDAY, March 29:
Russia/Armenia: Russian Parliament Speaker Sergei Naryshkin visits Yerevan (to March 30).

Uzbekistan: Presidential Election.

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