The G20 summit held in Hamburg on 7 July saw the first meeting between the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the US President Donald Trump.
On 22 June the European Council agreed on the need to launch a permanent structured cooperation (PESCO) in the field of security and defence.
Thirteen ministers responsible for energy issues representing various EU member states – Italy, Portugal and Central and Eastern European and Scandinavian countries – took part in the discussion on the proposed mandate.
21 czerwca parlament Rumunii przegłosował wotum nieufności wobec powołanego niespełna pół roku temu centrolewicowego gabinetu Sorina Grindeanu.
On 20th June representatives of the Croatian and Hungarian governments signed a letter of intent regarding the establishment
On 20th–25th June a strike was held in the Bratislava plant of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen which paralysed the work in the factory.
The crisis in Qatar which began on 5 June, involving Saudi Arabia and its allies blocking the country, has provoked a significant and unprecedented activation of Turkey in the Middle East.
The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) accepted two new member states, India and Pakistan, during its summit in Astana on 8 June.
On 14 June, the US Senate voted to impose new sanctions on Russia and to significantly impede the potential of the Donald Trump Administration to lift the already existing sanctions.
On the night of 29 May, the Azeri opposition journalist Efgan Muhtarli went missing in Tbilisi.