2010 in Europe

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This is a list of 2010 events that occurred in Europe.



Heavy snowfall in Alton, England




The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull seen from Þórolfsfell


Demonstrators in front of the Greek Parliament, 29 May
  • May 5: Up to 500,000 people protested in front of the Greek Parliament amid plans to cut public spending and raise taxes as austerity measures in exchange for a €110 billion bail-out.[22] The protest degenerated in violences between protesters and riot police, resulting in three deaths and dozens of injuries.[23]
  • May 14: Throughout Eastern Europe, 21 people were killed in floods triggered by the Windstorm Yolanda.
  • May 24: Three people were killed and 35 injured when a Honda Civic car collided with a school bus near Keswick, Cumbria.[24]





  • September 19: A woman armed with an automatic weapon has shot dead three people and injured 18 others at a hospital in Germany before being killed by police.[39][40]
  • September 26: A Polish tourist bus returning from Spain careered into a bridge on a rain-soaked German motorway, killing 13 people.[41]


The French Union Solidaires protesting in the Place du Martroi in Orléans
  • October 1: 40 people were injured when a train derailed at Skotterud, Norway.[42]
  • October 4: Nine people died and 122 were injured in flooding from a ruptured red sludge reservoir at the Ajkai Timföldgyár alumina plant, Hungary.[43]
  • October 12
    • A bus packed with rush-hour commuters crashed into a train at a level crossing in Ukraine after jumping a red traffic light, killing 45 people and leaving another 9 wounded.[44]
    • At most 3.5 million people attended a series of demonstrations organised by the French Union leaders throughout France.[45]


  • November 11: More than 25,000 students protested in Dublin against increased student fees.[46]




  • January 11
  • January 19 - Panajot Pano, 70, Albanian footballer (b. 1939)
  • January 22 - Jean Simmons, 80, British actress (b. 1929)









  • September 9 - Bent Larsen, 75, Danish chess grandmaster (b. 1935)
  • September 12 - Claude Chabrol, 80, French film director (b. 1930)
  • September 29 - Georges Charpak, 86, French Nobel physicist (b. 1924)




  • December 12 - Tom Walkinshaw, 64, British racing car driver and team owner (b. 1946)
  • December 21 - Enzo Bearzot, 83, Italian footballer and coach (b. 1927)


  1. ^ "Trains collide in northern Turkey", BBC News
  2. ^ "Deaths during Britain's big freeze", The Times
  3. ^ "Social Democrat Ivo Josipovic elected Croatia president", BBC News
  4. ^ "Floods in Albania", NATO
  5. ^ "Ethiopia Airlines jet 'black box' retrieved in Lebanon", BBC News
  6. ^ "Giacometti Sculpture 'L'Homme qui marche I' Fetches $104.3 Million, World Record", Huffington Post
  7. ^ "French pupils in fatal bus crash in Italy", BBC News
  8. ^ "Azerbaijan announces names of soldiers killed and wounded by Armenian fire" Archived February 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., News.az
  9. ^ "Belgian train crash: Eighteen people dead in Halle", BBC News
  10. ^ "Storm batters Europe, at least 55 dead", CNN
  11. ^ "At least 50 dead in western Europe storms", BBC News
  12. ^ "Police battle to control EDL and UAF protest in Bolton", BBC News
  13. ^ (Norwegian) "Trodde vognene hang fast i skiftelok", Aftenposten.no
  14. ^ "Russia braces for terrorism's return as 38 die in subway bombings", The Washington Post
  15. ^ "Russian police release subway bomb suspects' photos", CNN
  16. ^ "Teenage girl dies in coach crash", BBC News
  17. ^ "At least three killed in Slovak train crash", Earth Times
  18. ^ "Polish president Lech Kaczynski killed in plane crash", The Guardian
  19. ^ "Landslide derails train in Italy leaving nine dead", BBC News
  20. ^ "Ash cloud chaos: Airlines face huge task as ban ends", BBC News
  21. ^ (German) "Bundespräsidentenwahl 2010", Federal Ministry of the Interior
  22. ^ "Three dead as Greece protest turns violent", BBC News
  23. ^ "Greek bailout: Athens burns – and crisis strikes at heart of the EU", The Guardian
  24. ^ "Two pupils and man killed in Cumbria bus crash named", BBC News
  25. ^ "Cumbria shooting: police hunt gunman after 'several shot dead'", The Telegraph
  26. ^ "Cumbria shooting rampage suspect's 'body found'", BBC News
  27. ^ "Boulders 'caused Glasgow to Oban rail derailment'", BBC News
  28. ^ (French) "Var: Le bilan des inondations s'alourdit à 25 morts", Le Monde
  29. ^ (Spanish) "Confusión hasta última hora sobre el número de muertos en Castelldefels", El País
  30. ^ "Spanish train kills 12 on tracks near Barcelona", BBC News
  31. ^ "Eight-death crash 'worst on record'", Independent.ie
  32. ^ (Polish) "Wypadek kolejowy w Korzybiu. Rannych zostało 36 osób. Kibice oddają krew", GP24.pl
  33. ^ "Fourteen killed in northern Albania bus crash", BBC News
  34. ^ "Driver error to blame for Glacier Express crash", Euronews
  35. ^ "Stampede at German Love Parade festival kills 19", BBC News
  36. ^ (Italian) "Deraglia la Circumvesuviana, un morto", Repubblica.it
  37. ^ "Suffolk train and lorry level crossing smash injures 21", BBC News
  38. ^ "Lambrecht - Charedi Man Amongst Rescued In Germany's High Speed Train Crash", Vosizneias.com
  39. ^ "Fatal shooting at German hospital", BBC News
  40. ^ "Woman opens fire in German town, four killed", Reuters
  41. ^ "Thirteen killed in Polish tourist bus crash in Germany", Asiaone.com
  42. ^ "Train derails on Norway-Sweden border, injuring 40", Yahoo! News
  43. ^ "Hungary declares a state of emergency after sludge disaster", The Guardian
  44. ^ "Ukraine train and bus collision kills 42", BBC News
  45. ^ "French police frustrated by new strike blockades", BBC News
  46. ^ "25,000 protest against fees increase", The Irish Times
  47. ^ "Croatian ex-PM Ivo Sanader arrested in Austria", BBC News

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