The 21st Century in Europe

Can you guess those events that happened during the 21st century in Europe?
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Last updated: February 10, 2021
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2020
Mass protests erupt in this country demanding the resignation of dictator Lukashenko
Belarus
2019
This Gothic cathedral catches fire, followed by public dismay
Notre-Dame de Paris
2018
This anti-establishment movement demands lower fuel prices in France
Yellow vests movement
2017
This region declares itself independent from Spain, but lacks international support
Catalonia
2016
The withdrawal of the UK from the EU, known under this portmanteau, begins
Brexit
2015
This crisis reaches its peak (hint: Mediterranean Sea)
refugee crisis
2014
This peninsula (involuntarily?) joins the Russian Federation
Crimea
2013
Benedict XVI becomes the first pope in 600 years to do this
abdicate
2012
This cruise ship sinks off the Tuscan coast
Costa Concordia
2011
The Duke of Cambridge marries this woman in Westminster Abbey
Catherine Middleton
2010
This football player's goal in extra time makes Spain world champions
Andrés Iniesta
2009
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, PM of this country, becomes the first LGBT head of government
Iceland
2008
This Swedish music streaming service is launched
Spotify
2007
Name a country which joined the EU in 2007
Romania or Bulgaria
2006
This country declares itself independent
Montenegro
2005
This Polish pope dies after a 26-year pontificate
John Paul II
2004
The Olympics "return" to this city
Athens
2003
A diamond heist takes place in this city
Antwerp
2002
This neutral country finally becomes a member of the United Nations
Switzerland
2001
On April 1, the Netherlands becomes the first country to legalize this
Same-sex marriage
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