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The Weeks Ahead

The Weeks Ahead

January 17: Human Rights Watch - World Report 2019.
The Weeks Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming weeks affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
The first meeting of foreign ministers, which is part of the India-Central Asia dialogue involving Afghanistan, will take place in Samarkand, Jan 12-13
Serbia - Citizens' Protests called "One in Five Million”, Belgrade, Jan 12
European Parliament plenary session, Strasbourg, Jan 14-17
Parliament holds first session since Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan won landslide victory in December polls, Yerevan, Jan 14
Independent committee of World Anti-Doping Agency meets to decide on possible new sanctions against Rusada, Montreal, Jan 14-15
Britain's big Brexit vote, London, Jan 15
Austrian FM Karin Kneissl will visit Belarus, Minsk, Jan 15
Russia - Gaidar Forum 2019, Moscow, Jan 15-17
Ukraine - OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Miroslav Lajčák visits Kyiv, Jan 15-16
EPC - The rule of law in the Balkans, Brussels, Jan 15
Freedom House: Kleptocracy: How Can the West Stem the Globalization of Authoritarian Corruption? (Ukraine, Georgia), Washington, Jan 15
HRW - World Report 2019, Jan 17
Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Serbia and meets Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic, Belgrade, Jan 17
Czech Republic - Jan Palach Day, Jan 19
Israel - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko will visit Jerusalem, Jan 19
Germany - Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will visit Berlin, Jan 20-22
Russia - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Moscow, Jan 21
PACE - Winter Session, Strasbourg, Jan 21-25
EU - Foreign Affairs Council, Brussels, Jan 21
Romania - European Affairs Ministers meet in Bucharest, Jan 21-23
EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting, Brussels, Jan 22
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos-Klosters, Jan 22-25
HRW - Pakistan: Millions Abused, Exploited in Garment Industry, Jan 23
UN - International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan 27
Global - Data Protection Day, Jan 28
Bulgaria will host an economic forum on its bid to join the euro zone, Sofia, Jan 29
Global - World Hijab Day, Feb 1
WHO - World Cancer Day, Feb 4
Chinese New Year 2019 / Year of the Pig, Feb 5
Freedom House: Freedom in the World, Feb 5
UN - International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, Feb 6
Germany - Berlinale Film Festival, Feb 7-17
Bosnia-Herzegovina - 2019 Winter EYOF, Sarajevo, Feb 9-16
UN - World Radio Day, Feb 13
Global - Valentine's Day, Feb 14
Serbia's National Day, Feb 15
Ukraine - OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Miroslav Lajčák visits Kyiv, Jan 15-16
The Year of Rembrandt: 350th Anniversary, Amsterdam, Feb 15-June 10
U.S. - Presidents' Day, Feb 18
Summit of the Visegrad Four, Jerusalem, Feb 19
Moldova - Parliamentary elections, Feb 24
EU-Arab summit, Cairo, Feb 24-25
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Feb 25-28