AFP Europe News Agenda

What's happening in Europe on Monday:

+ Snowden set to fly out of Moscow, headed for Cuba

+ Italy court verdict in Berlusconi sex trial

+ Albania awaits election results after shooting

MOSCOW: Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is expected to fly out of Moscow at 1005 GMT, en route to Havana, before heading to Ecuador where he is seeking asylum. Washington is demanding that Russian authorities hand him over to face espionage charges. File Picture. Video. File Video. (US-SECURITY-INTELLIGENCE-SNOWDEN)

MILAN: An Italian court is expected to render a verdict in the high-profile trial of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for allegedly having sex with an underage prostitute and abusing his official powers to favour her. No timing announced. (ITALY-POLITICS-SEX-TRIAL-BERLUSCONI)

TIRANA: Albania awaits the outcome of crucial parliamentary polls that could determine its chances of joining the European Union, but the vote was marred Sunday when an apparently politically motivated shootout left an opposition activist dead. Picture. Video (ALBANIA-POLITICS-VOTE-EU)


PARIS: Bernard Tapie is interrogated by investigators probing a 400-million-euro ($525 million) state payout to the disgraced tycoon in the latest chapter of a corruption probe that has embroiled IMF chief Christine Lagarde and the boss of telecommunications giant Orange. (FRANCE-IMF-PROBE-CORRUPTION)

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel presents electoral programme of her Christian Democratic Union at a party convention, three months ahead of September 22 elections. Merkel speaks at 1100 GMT. Picture. (GERMAN-POLITICS-VOTE)

MUNICH: Ifo economic institute releases business climate index for June at 1000 GMT. (GERMANY-ECONOMY)

PRAGUE: Czech President Milos Zeman embarks on a final day of closed-door consultations with political parties to pick a new prime minister after Petr Necas resigned over a corruption scandal. (CZECH-POLITICS)

LUXEMBOURG: EU foreign ministers meet at 0730 GMT to discuss Afghanistan, Syria, Turkey and Serbia-Kosovo relations. Picture. (EU-DIPLOMACY)

-- EU farm ministers meet at 0800 GMT to discuss reform of the Common Agricultural Policy. Picture (EU-AGRICULTURE)

BRUSSELS: EU Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger give presser at 1030 GMT on global warming. Picture. (EU-US-CLIMATE)

SOFIA: Anti-government demonstrators take to the streets for an 11th consecutive day triggered by the appointment of a controversial media mogul as state security chief. From 1530 GMT. Picture (BULGARIA-POLITICS-DEMO)

-- Britain's Prince Edward wraps up a visit which has been devoted to charities working for abandoned children and developing youth talent. Picture (BULGARIA-BRITAIN-ROYALS)

MOSCOW: Algeria's Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci visits till 26, to discuss with Russian minister Sergei Lavrov trade and military cooperation. (RUSSIA-ALGERIA)

WARSAW: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian starts a two-day visit to Poland. (POLAND-ARMENIA-DIPLOMACY)

LJUBLJANA: Slovenia celebrates 22 years since it gained independence from Yugoslavia. Picture (SLOVENIA-POLITICS-HISTORY)

-- SPORTS --

LONDON: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova are all in action on the first day of Wimbledon. Play starts at 1330 GMT. (TENNIS-GBR-WIMBLEDON)