CHRONOLOGY - January - June 2019.
Malta agreed to take 49 stranded migrants.
Over 3000 Greek primary school teachers took to streets against public sector hiring reforms.
Catalan police arrested over 17 people in anti-terrorist raids in Barcelona and its suburbs.
A Belgian city-councilor was arrested on suspicion of selling humanitarian visas.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven reelected for a second term.
Greeks came out in thousands to protest Macedonia name deal.
Irish European affairs Minister Helen Louise McEntee said that the Good Friday Agreement was non-negotiable.
Denmark began building a 70-km long fence along the German border to protect its pigs from disease-carrying wild boars.
Pope Francis paid a historic visit to the United Arab Emirates.
The President of the European Council Donald Tusk said there was a 'special place in hell for those who promoted Brexit without a plan'.
An Austrian court ordered the state to pay [euro]1.5 million for Hitler's house.
In an unprecedented move, France recalled its ambassador from Rome after Italian deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio met French 'gilets jaunes' (yellow vests) protestors.
Sardinian farmers destroyed their milk reserves to protest market deflation.
Austrian Federal Ministry of Interior banned symbols related to the pro-Nazi Ustasha regime, which ruled Croatia between 1941-1945.
Sofia witnessed a far-right march in honour of a Bulgarian General (HristoLukov) who was sympathetic to the Nazis. The World Jewish Congress termed the event 'absolutely abhorrent'.
A parliamentary election in Moldova resulted in a hung parliament with mandate divided between pro-Western and pro-Russian forces.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov assured NATO that his country was not Russia's trojan horse in the alliance.
Estonia's centre-right Reform party won the general election with 28.8% of the vote.
A majority of British lawmakers voted against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.
Three people killed in a shooting incident in Utrecht.
A Lithuanian court sentenced an ex-Soviet defense chief (Dmitry Yazov) of war crimes for his role in the 1991 violent crackdown of the independence movement.
Romania's western partners voiced their concerns over Bucharest's attempts at influencing judicial independence.
Caio Giulio Cesare Mussolini, the great-grandson of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, announced to run in the EU elections from a far-right platform.
In Albania, a gang of robbers stormed Tirana International Airport and snatched bags of cash as they were about to be loaded. The police eventually chased them down and, in the process, killed one robber.
The European Union agreed to extend Brexit deadline until October.
Finnish Social Democrats won a thin majority against far-right rivals the Finns Party in the parliamentary election.
Intense fire engulfed the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Protesters clashed with the Georgian police in the sensitive Pankisi gorge region over the construction of a hydropower plant.
Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky won the presidential election in a landslide victory. He defeated the incumbent Petro Poroshenko.
A Russian passenger aircraft crashed landed at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport resulting in the death of 41 passengers.
Two French soldiers killed in a rescue operation in northern Burkina Faso.
British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she would step down as party leader on June 7. However, she would remain as Prime Minister until her party elected a new leader.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz lost a motion of no-confidence resulting in his dismissal.
Kosovan authorities conducted raids in the northern region mainly populated by Serbs. Belgrade retaliated by alerting its forces for any eventuality.
Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve the Knesset after incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to stitch a coalition. The new election is due in September.
Pope Francis arrived in Romania for a three-day visit. Romania adheres to the Eastern Orthodox branch of Christianity.
A Spanish professional footballer, Jose Antonio Reyes, died in a fatal car accident. He was 35.
Sammarinese citizens voted overwhelmingly to end discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.
The Danish Social Democrats and its allied parties emerged victorious in the parliamentary elections.
British Prime Minister resigned as Conservative Party leader.
Amidst tensions with neighbouring Dagestan and Ingushetia, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov threatened to 'break fingers and tea out tongues' of those who insulted his people.
In Tbilisi, after a lawmaker from Russia occupied the seat reserved for the speaker in the Georgian parliament to address the interparliamentary session on Orthodoxy, hundreds took to the streets marched towards the legislative building.
The Opposition alliance candidate Ekrem Imamoglu defeated Erdogan loyalist Binali Yildrim in a re-run for Istanbul mayoral seat.
Former Armenian President Robert Kocharian returned to custody after the Court of Appeal ordered his re-arrest. He had been charged with overthrowing the constitutional order in 2008.
Moldovan Constitutional Court resigned en masse.
German authorities arrested a Bosnian man in the eastern city of Dresden in connected with the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.
To mark the 75th anniversary of liberation from Nazi occupation, the Belarusian lawmakers approved mass amnesty bill granting reprieve to around 6000 people convicted or under investigation. According to the Interior Minister, the bill covered minor suspects, pregnant women, handicaps, terminally ill, military veterans, and individuals involved in the Chernobyl clean-up operations. The bill, however, did not include those convicted for corruption or crimes involving illegal drugs.