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AFP Europe News Agenda


What's happening in Europe on Tuesday:

+ Snowden whereabouts unknown as US pressures Russia

+ US, Russia, UN meet to prepare Syria peace talks

+ New Czech PM to be named after graft scandal

+ Djokovic takes the spotlight at Wimbledon

MOSCOW: US whistleblower Edward Snowden's whereabouts remain a mystery after he failed to board a flight from Moscow to Cuba while the United States ramped up pressure on Moscow to hand him over. Picture. Video. Graphic. (US-SECURITY-INTELLIGENCE-SNOWDEN-RUSSIA)

TURKU, Finland: Russian President Vladimir Putin holds talks with Finnish leaders and gives a news conference at 1230 GMT. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds a news conference separately in Moscow at 0800 GMT.

GENEVA: Senior US, Russian and UN diplomats hold from 1100 GMT a second preparatory meeting ahead of a widely anticipated yet increasingly elusive international peace conference for Syria. Picture. Video. (SYRIA-CONFLICT-UN-US-RUSSIA-DIPLOMACY)

PRAGUE: Czech President Milos Zeman appoints the head of a new caretaker government a week after Petr Necas resigned as prime minister amid a corruption scandal involving his chief of staff and alleged lover. Picture. (CZECH-POLITICS-CORRUPTION)

LONDON: Second day of the Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament at the All England Club, with world number one Novak Djokovic playing Florian Meyer. Picture (TENNIS-GBR-WIMBLEDON).


PARIS: Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius meets Yaihiya Nanah, the head of the Aleppo administrative council, to discuss French support for rebel-held areas of Syria, at 0800 GMT. Nanah and other Aleppo rebel officials will meet the press on Wednesday. (SYRIA-CONFLICT-OPPOSITION-FRANCE)

TIRANA: More results expected from Albania's parliamentary elections on Sunday after the opposition Socialists take the lead in early results that are closely watched by European capitals as Tirana pushes an EU membership bid. Picture. Video. (ALBANIA-POLITICS)

BRUSSELS: European President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission head host Tunisian Premier Ali Larayedh. Picture. (EU-TUNISIA-DIPLOMACY)

-- We have moved an ADVANCER ahead of the EU summit opening Thursday when leaders will face pressure to deliver growth and jobs, especially for the young, as years of debt crisis austerity and soaring dole queues test faith in the European project. (EU-SUMMIT-ECONOMY). We have moved a FACT box on youth unemployment in Europe. (EUROPE-ECONOMY-UNEMPLOYMENT)

BERLIN: Economic conference organised by Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats, with European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi and European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger. From 1200 GMT. (GERMANY-EU-FINANCE-ECONOMY)

LUXEMBOURG: EU European affairs ministers discuss enlargement, including opening of talks with Serbia on possible accession, and planned 2014-20 EU budget ahead of EU leaders summit June 27-28. Picture. (EU-SERBIA-DIPLOMACY)(EU-ECONOMY-BUDGET)

ATHENS: International Labour Organisation director Guy Ryder and EU Labour Commissioner Laszlo Andor take part in a conference on the jobs crisis in Greece, with a press conference scheduled for 0900 GMT. (GREECE-LABOUR-EU)

ANKARA: Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjoern Jagland meets Turkey's leaders after several weeks of anti-government protests. No time schedule announced. Picture. (TURKEY-UNREST-POLITICS-RIGHTS)

GENEVA: Russia and Georgia begin a fresh round of talks on easing tensions after the 2008 war over breakaway Georgian provinces. The parties and the UN, EU and OSCE mediators will host a news conference when the talks end late Wednesday. (UN-GEORGIA-RUSSIA-ABKHAZIA-DIPLOMACY-POLITICS)

ROME: Italy's Culture Minister Massimo Bray and conductor Riccardo Muti hold a press conference from 1000 GMT to present a concert to raise money for areas hit by an earthquake in 2012. (ITALY-ART-MUSIC-QUAKE)

WARSAW: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian joins Polish counterpart Bronislaw Komorowski at a binational economic forum held during his visit to Poland. At 1500 GMT. (POLAND-ARMENIA-DIPLOMACY)