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MONDAY, April 28:
: Baku hosts the second Global Shared Societies Forum
Budapest hosts a Visegrad Group and Eastern Partnership countries foreign ministers meeting
(to April 29).
: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev delivers a lecture on Eurasian integration
at Moscow State University.
: The international observers monitoring the early parliamentary elections and the second round of the presidential election in Macedonia present their preliminary post-election statement
at a press conference in Skopje.
: Moldovans start visa-free travel to the Schengen zone
: Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of the Russian parliament's upper chamber, the Federation Council, meet
in Petrozavodsk to discuss Crimea's integration into Russia.
: European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visits Belgrade
to meet with Serbia's new government and address the parliament.
: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Afghanistan Elections, Media & Evolving Political Landscape
: Holocaust Remembrance Day
TUESDAY, April 29:
: Armenia is expected to sign the Customs Union accession agreement
: Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman visits Baku
: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev, and Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka attend a Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting
: Croatian President Ivo Josipovic visits Ashgabat
(to April 30).
: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Norway, NATO and the Crisis in Ukraine
: Woodrow Wilson Center
in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States
: International Dance Day
WEDNESDAY, April 30:
: Parliamentary elections
: Amnesty International
publishes its report on attacks on journalists in Pakistan.
: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visits London
(to May 2).
: International Jazz Day
THURSDAY, May 1:
: The 10th anniversary of the biggest round of EU enlargement
, with the accession of ten countries.
: NATO and partner-nation forces hold a major exercise
at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas in southeastern Germany (to June 30).
: The Elliott School of International Affairs
in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Revolution and Art in Kyrgyzstan
: Heritage Foundation
in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Understanding Islamic Parties, Political Violence, and Extremism in Pakistan
: The International Institute for Strategic Studies
(IISS) hosts a discussion titled "The Ukraine Crisis and the Search for a New normal
: Freedom House
publishes its annual Freedom of the Press 2014 report
: Labor Day
FRIDAY, May 2:
: Woodrow Wilson Center
in Washington hosts a discussion titled "NATO Expansion and European Security after the Cold War
SATURDAY, May 3:
: World Press Freedom Day
SUNDAY, May 4:
: The 100th anniversary of the birth of Tajik famous composer Ziyodullo Shahidi