2010 in Europe
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This is a list of 2010 events that occurred in Europe.
- January 1: Spain assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Sweden.
- January 3: Two passenger trains collided in Bilecik, Turkey. One train driver was killed and seven passengers were injured.
- January 7: 22 people had died in the UK due to a cold snap.
- January 10: The opposition Social Democrat, Ivo Josipović, won 60.3% of the vote in the second round run-off, beating the mayor of Zagreb, Milan Bandić.
- January 11: More than 5,300 residents in the regions of Shkodër and Lezhë were evacuated due to severe flooding in northern Albania.
- January 25: Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on board.
- February 3: The sculpture L'Homme qui marche I by Alberto Giacometti sells in London for £65 million (US$103.7 million), setting a new world record for a work of art sold at auction.
- February 16: A bus carrying French children on a school trip has overturned in Italy, killing at least three people on board and injuring another 20.
- February 18: A scattered exchange of gunfire on the line of contact dividing Azerbaijani and the Karabakh Armenian military forces left six people dead and one wounded.
- February 25: A collision between two trains in Buizingen, Belgium, left 18 people dead and 162 injured.
- February 26: At least 63 people were killed and one million homes were left without power in western France after cyclone Xynthia crossed Western Europe.
- March 20: 67 people were arrested and several people were injured in Bolton town centre during a clash between members of the English Defence League and Unite Against Fascism.
- March 24: A set of 16 goods wagons runaway for 8 km from a freight station at Alnabru in Oslo to hit and destroy a quayside warehouse. Three people died, and four were seriously injured.
- March 29: At least 40 people died after two female suicide bombers struck the Moscow Metro.
- March 31: A coach crashed into a river after falling from a bridge in a snowstorm in Lanark, Scotland, killing a 17-year-old girl and injuring 44 passengers.
- April 1: A locomotive ran into a stationary passenger train after its brakes failed during a test ride in Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia, killing three people and injuring seriously eight others.
- April 10: The President of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, was among 96 killed when their airplane crashed in western Russia.
- April 12: A passenger train was hit by a landslide and partially derailed near Merano, Italy, killing 9 and injuring 28.
- April 14: Over 95,000 flights had been cancelled all across Europe because violent eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull.
- April 25: Austrian candidate for chairmanship, Heinz Fischer, won the presidential election with 79.3% of the valid votes.
- 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. The protest degenerated in violences between protesters and riot police, resulting in three deaths and dozens of injuries.
- 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.
- June 2: 13 people were killed and 25 injured in a shooting spree in Cumbria, England.
- June 6: A passenger train collided with boulders that had fallen on the line near Falls of Cruachan, Scotland, derailed and caught fire. Several people were hospitalised and the line was blocked for a week.
- June 15: Heavy rainfall in southern France caused severe floods in the department of Var, resulting in at least 25 deaths.
- June 23: A passenger train struck a group of people who were crossing the railway on the level at Platja de Castelldefels station near Barcelona. Twelve people were killed, and fourteen injured.
- July 1: Belgium assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Spain.
- July 11: A traffic accident, near Inishowen, in Ireland, killed eight people.
- July 13: Two trains collided at Korzybie, in north Poland, injuring 36 people.
- July 18: Fourteen people were killed and twelve injured after a bus fell off a cliff in northern Albania, near the city of Durrës.
- July 23: One person was killed and 42 were injured when an eastbound Glacier Express derailed near Fiesch on the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn.
- July 24: At least 21 people have been killed and 510 more injured in a stampede at the Love Parade dance music festival in the German city of Duisburg.
- August 6: One person died and about 40 were injured in a train derailment in Naples, Italy, on the Circumvesuviana railway.
- August 17
- A sewage tanker lorry struck and derailed a passenger train on a level crossing at Little Cornard, England. 21 people were injured.
- The Intercity-Express from Frankfurt to Paris hit a truck that had slid onto the rail near Lambrecht. The first two carriages derailed and ten people were injured.
- 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.
- September 26: A Polish tourist bus returning from Spain careered into a bridge on a rain-soaked German motorway, killing 13 people.
- October 1: 40 people were injured when a train derailed at Skotterud, Norway.
- October 4: Nine people died and 122 were injured in flooding from a ruptured red sludge reservoir at the Ajkai Timföldgyár alumina plant, Hungary.
- 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.
- At most 3.5 million people attended a series of demonstrations organised by the French Union leaders throughout France.
- December 10: Former Prime Minister of Croatia, Ivo Sanader, was arrested in Austria over charges of corruption.
- January 11
- January 19 - Panajot Pano, 70, Albanian footballer (b. 1939)
- January 22 - Jean Simmons, 80, British actress (b. 1929)
- February 1 - Steingrimur Hermannsson, 81, 19th Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1928)
- February 6 - John Dankworth, 82, British jazz musician and composer (b. 1927)
- February 11 - Alexander McQueen, 40, British fashion designer (b. 1969)
- February 14 - Dick Francis, 89, British author and jockey (b. 1920)
- March 3 - Michael Foot, 96, British politician (b. 1913)
- March 12 - Miguel Delibes, 89, Spanish author and journalist (b. 1920)
- March 21 - Wolfgang Wagner, 90, German festival director (b. 1919)
- March 22
- March 27 - Vasily Smyslov, 89, Soviet-Russian chess grandmaster (b. 1921)
- March 30 - Martin Sandberger, 98, German army officer (b. 1911)
- April 6 - Corin Redgrave, 70, British actor and political activist (b. 1939)
- April 8 - Malcolm McLaren, 64, British musician and manager (b. 1946)
- April 10
- April 16 - Tomas Spidlik, 90, Czech cardinal (b. 1919)
- April 21 - Juan Antonio Samaranch, 89, Spanish sports official (b. 1920)
- April 25 - Alan Sillitoe, 82, British writer (b. 1928)
- April 30 - Paul Mayer, 98, German cardinal (b. 1911)
- May 2 - Lynn Redgrave, 67, British actress (b. 1943)
- May 4 - Luigi Poggi, 92, Italian cardinal (b. 1917)
- May 5 - Giulietta Simionato, 99, Italian opera singer (b. 1910)
- May 8 - Andor Lilienthal, 99, Hungarian chess grandmaster (b. 1911)
- May 15 - Besian Idrizaj, 22, Austrian footballer (b. 1987)
- May 17
- May 18 - Edoardo Sanguineti, 79, Italian writer (b. 1930)
- May 31 - Louise Bourgeois, 98, French-born American sculptor (b. 1911)
- June 1 - Andrei Voznesensky, 77, Soviet-Russian poet (b. 1933)
- June 2 - Giuseppe Taddei, 93, Italian baritone (b. 1916)
- June 3 - Vladimir Arnold, 72, Soviet-Russian mathematician (b. 1937)
- June 9 - Marina Semyonova, 101, Russian ballerina (b. 1908)
- June 10 - Sigmar Polke, 69, German painter and photographer (b. 1941)
- June 14 - Leonid Kizim, 68, Soviet-Ukrainian cosmonaut (b. 1941)
- June 16 - Ronald Neame, 99, British cinematographer, producer and director (b. 1911)
- June 18
- June 26 - Algirdas Brazauskas, 77, 9th President of Lithuania (b. 1932)
- July 2 - Beryl Bainbridge, 76, British novelist (b. 1934)
- July 5 - Cesare Siepi, 87, Italian opera singer (b. 1923)
- July 17 - Bernard Giraudeau, 63, French actor and film director (b. 1947)
- July 24 - Alex Higgins, 61, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)
- August 6 - Tony Judt, 62, British historian (b. 1948)
- August 7 - Bruno Cremer, 80, French actor (b. 1923)
- August 12 - Guido de Marco, 79, 6th President of Malta (b. 1931)
- August 16 - Nicola Cabibbo, 75, Italian physicist (b. 1935)
- August 17 - Francesco Cossiga, 82, 63rd Prime Minister and 8th President of Italy (b. 1928)
- August 18 - Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, 80, Spanish aristocrat (b. 1930)
- August 26 - Raimon Panikkar, 91, Spanish theologian (b. 1918)
- August 27 - Anton Geesink, 76, Dutch judoka (b. 1934)
- August 30 - Alain Corneau, 67, French filmmaker (b. 1943)
- August 31 - Laurent Fignon, 50, French road bicycle racer (b. 1960)
- 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)
- October 4 - Norman Wisdom, 95, British actor and comedian (b. 1915)
- October 9 - Maurice Allais, 99, French Nobel economist (b. 1911)
- October 14 - Benoit Mandelbrot, 85, French-American mathematician (b. 1924)
- October 30 - Harry Mulisch, 83, Dutch writer (b. 1927)
- November 2 - Rudolf Barshai, 86, Soviet-Russian conductor and violist (b. 1924)
- November 3 - Viktor Chernomyrdin, 72, 31st Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1938)
- November 5 - Hajo Herrmann, 97, German fighter pilot and lawyer (b. 1913)
- November 10 - Dino De Laurentiis, 91, Italian film producer (b. 1919)
- November 12 - Henryk Gorecki, 76, Polish composer (b. 1933)
- November 13 - Luis Garcia Berlanga, 89, Spanish film director (b. 1921)
- November 17 - Isabelle Caro, 30, French model and actress (b. 1930)
- November 29
- 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)
- "Trains collide in northern Turkey", BBC News
- "Deaths during Britain's big freeze", The Times
- "Social Democrat Ivo Josipovic elected Croatia president", BBC News
- "Floods in Albania", NATO
- "Ethiopia Airlines jet 'black box' retrieved in Lebanon", BBC News
- "Giacometti Sculpture 'L'Homme qui marche I' Fetches $104.3 Million, World Record", Huffington Post
- "French pupils in fatal bus crash in Italy", BBC News
- "Azerbaijan announces names of soldiers killed and wounded by Armenian fire" Archived February 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., News.az
- "Belgian train crash: Eighteen people dead in Halle", BBC News
- "Storm batters Europe, at least 55 dead", CNN
- "At least 50 dead in western Europe storms", BBC News
- "Police battle to control EDL and UAF protest in Bolton", BBC News
- (Norwegian) "Trodde vognene hang fast i skiftelok", Aftenposten.no
- "Russia braces for terrorism's return as 38 die in subway bombings", The Washington Post
- "Russian police release subway bomb suspects' photos", CNN
- "Teenage girl dies in coach crash", BBC News
- "At least three killed in Slovak train crash", Earth Times
- "Polish president Lech Kaczynski killed in plane crash", The Guardian
- "Landslide derails train in Italy leaving nine dead", BBC News
- "Ash cloud chaos: Airlines face huge task as ban ends", BBC News
- (German) "Bundespräsidentenwahl 2010", Federal Ministry of the Interior
- "Three dead as Greece protest turns violent", BBC News
- "Greek bailout: Athens burns – and crisis strikes at heart of the EU", The Guardian
- "Two pupils and man killed in Cumbria bus crash named", BBC News
- "Cumbria shooting: police hunt gunman after 'several shot dead'", The Telegraph
- "Cumbria shooting rampage suspect's 'body found'", BBC News
- "Boulders 'caused Glasgow to Oban rail derailment'", BBC News
- (French) "Var: Le bilan des inondations s'alourdit à 25 morts", Le Monde
- (Spanish) "Confusión hasta última hora sobre el número de muertos en Castelldefels", El País
- "Spanish train kills 12 on tracks near Barcelona", BBC News
- "Eight-death crash 'worst on record'", Independent.ie
- (Polish) "Wypadek kolejowy w Korzybiu. Rannych zostało 36 osób. Kibice oddają krew", GP24.pl
- "Fourteen killed in northern Albania bus crash", BBC News
- "Driver error to blame for Glacier Express crash", Euronews
- "Stampede at German Love Parade festival kills 19", BBC News
- (Italian) "Deraglia la Circumvesuviana, un morto", Repubblica.it
- "Suffolk train and lorry level crossing smash injures 21", BBC News
- "Lambrecht - Charedi Man Amongst Rescued In Germany's High Speed Train Crash", Vosizneias.com
- "Fatal shooting at German hospital", BBC News
- "Woman opens fire in German town, four killed", Reuters
- "Thirteen killed in Polish tourist bus crash in Germany", Asiaone.com
- "Train derails on Norway-Sweden border, injuring 40", Yahoo! News
- "Hungary declares a state of emergency after sludge disaster", The Guardian
- "Ukraine train and bus collision kills 42", BBC News
- "French police frustrated by new strike blockades", BBC News
- "25,000 protest against fees increase", The Irish Times
- "Croatian ex-PM Ivo Sanader arrested in Austria", BBC News