The Norwegian government and parliament had granted approval for the rotational stationing of the US Marines to continue in Norway for the next five years.
On 2 May, the Permanent Court of Arbitration passed a ruling in a case brought by a group of Ukrainian companies and one individual against the Russian Federation.
58% of the voters backed the formation of a minority government led by the ANO movement in the referendum held inside the Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD).
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church have submitted a request to grant autocephaly to Ukrainian Orthodoxy.
On 14 June, Russia opened the FIFA World Cup and won the first game. On the same day, the Russian government announced unpopular bills.
Angela Merkel’s government finds itself in its deepest crisis since she became Chancellor in 2005.
Four years since the unrecognized ‘republics’ in the east of Ukraine were declared, their future remains unclear.
On 4 June, Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks in Washington.
On 6 June, the German federal government established a commission whose main task will be to develop a plan for a so-called ‘coal phase-out’.
On 12 June, the prime ministers of Greece and of Macedonia announced that a compromise solution had been developed on the subject of the name of the latter state.