The 21st Century in Europe

Can you guess those events that happened during the 21st century in Europe?
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Last updated: August 6, 2019
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2001
On April 1, the Netherlands becomes the first country to legalize this
Same-sex marriage
2002
This neutral country finally becomes a member of the United Nations
Switzerland
2003
A diamond heist takes place in this city
Antwerp
2004
The Olympics "return" to this city
Athens
2005
This Polish pope dies after a 26-year pontificate
John Paul II
2006
This country declares itself independent
Montenegro
2007
A parliamentary election in this country becomes the first one to accept internet voting
Estonia
2008
This Swedish music streaming service is launched
Spotify
2009
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, PM of this country, becomes the first lesbian head of state
Iceland
2010
This football player's goal in extra time makes Spain world champions
Andrés Iniesta
2011
The Duke of Cambridge marries this woman in Westminster Abbey
Catherine Middleton
2012
This cruise ship sinks off the Tuscan coast
Costa Concordia
2013
Benedict XVI becomes the first pope to do this in 600 years
resign
2014
This peninsula (involuntarily?) joins the Russian Federation
Crimea
2015
The world's fair is held in this city
Milan
2016
The withdrawal of the UK from the EU, known under this portmanteau, begins
Brexit
2017
This region declares itself independent from Spain, but lacks international support
Catalonia
2018
This anti-establishment movement demands lower fuel prices in France
Yellow vests
movement
2019
This Gothic cathedral catches fire, followed by public dismay
Notre-Dame de Paris
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