The German government passed a bill imposing on social networking portals the obligation to block or remove untrue information and hate speech.
On 2 April, the Serbian Prime Minister and leader of the centre-right Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), Aleksandar Vučić, won the presidential election.
On 4 April, the Hungarian parliament passed an amendment to the higher education act.
On 28 March, the European Commission sent a letter to the governments of Denmark and Sweden, in which it confirmed its position on Nord Stream 2.
he CDU secured a clear victory with a 40.7% share of the vote in the state election held on 26th March in Saarland.
The centre-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) of Boyko Borisov won the early parliamentary election held on 26th March.
The past week has seen the first political tensions in Turkish-Russian relations for a year.
On 28 March, the European Union’s decision to abolish short-term visas for Georgian citizens came into force.
In 2016 the basic macroeconomic indicators of the Belarusian economy clearly proved that the Belarusian government failed to reverse the negative trends.
The three million-strong Turkish diaspora in Germany, of whom nearly a half have the right to vote, makes bilateral relations between the two countries important.