On 2nd May the German federal government adopted a draft budget and a financial plan for 2018–2022.
On 22 May, the Russian State Duma adopted a law on measures to counter the hostile actions of the United States and other countries (the so-called counter-sanctions law).
On 12 May, the Armenian prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, concluded the formation of his cabinet.
The EU-Western Balkans summit held on 17 May in Sofia is one example of the EU’s increasing interest in the Balkan states which aspire to membership.
On 15 May, Vladimir Putin officially opened the bridge connecting Russia with the Crimean Peninsula via the Kerch Strait.
On 8th May the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia elected a new prime minister Nikol Pashinyan.
The ceremony of swearing in Vladimir Putin for a fourth presidency took place on 7 May at the Kremlin.
At its annual session in March 2018, the National People’s Congress approved a series of changes to the structure and organisation of the Central People’s Government.
In January 2018, Denmark adopted a new Defence Agreement for 2018–2023 – a cross-party strategy for the development of the Danish armed forces.
On 23 April, Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, the long-lasting and unquestioned leader of Armenia stepped down six days after taking office under pressure from street protests.