May 2022


May 17, 2022

This article covers daily news and events in May 2022. For an overview of articles on "long-running" themes and longer-running events, see the current events page.

Daily Events

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Monday, May 2, 2022

Sheffield/United Kingdom: The World Snooker Tour ends with the conclusion of the Snooker World Championship.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Munich/Germany: CSU General Secretary Stephan Mayer resigns.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Germany: National Earth Overshoot Day.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Northern Ireland: Election to the Northern Ireland Assembly Wilhelmshaven/Germany: Start of construction of the LNG terminal. Munich/Germany: The district court of Munich subsequently declared Wirecard's balance sheets from 2017 and 2018 to be void. Jerusalem/Israel: The Supreme Court authorizes the expulsion of around 1,000 Palestinian residents from several villages in the Masafer Yatta area. It is also the IDF's firing zone 918 training ground. If implemented by the IDF, it would be one of the largest displacement operations since Israel occupied the West Bank in 1967.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Budapest/Hungary: Start of the Giro d'Italia (until May 29) Berlin/Germany: The four-month registration period for the referendum on testing an unconditional basic income in the state of Berlin begins.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Kabul/Afghanistan: Taliban leader Hibatullah Achundsada announces that women will be required to wear a burqa in public. Colombo/Sri Lanka: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa re-imposes a state of emergency on the country. Stuttgart/Germany: The human rights organization Memorial International is awarded the Theodor Heuss Prize of the Theodor Heuss Foundation. The Theodor Heuss Medals are given to the Syrian news platform Al-Jumhuriya, the operators of the German blog NSU-Watch, the organizers of the Frankfurt-Słubice-PRIDE and the Russian journalist Olga Romanowa from Russia behind bars.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Schleswig-Holstein/Germany: state election Costa Rica: Rodrigo Chaves Robles is inaugurated as President of Costa Rica, succeeding Carlos Alvarado Quesada. South Ossetia: Presidential Election (Second Round) Hong Kong SAR/People's Republic of China: Chief Executive elected. The only candidate to succeed incumbent Carrie Lam is former police chief John Lee Ka-chiu. (English)

Monday, May 9, 2022

Philippines: Presidential, Parliamentary and Senate elections. (English: Presidential, Parliamentary and Senate elections) Universal City/United States: Finals of the American Song Contest United States: The Washington Post newspaper wins the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in the main category of public service for its coverage of the attack on the US Capitol. Sri Lanka: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned after days of protests.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Albania: Presidential Election Turin/Italy: Start of the 66th Eurovision Song Contest (until May 14th) Seoul/South Korea: Yoon Suk-yeol is sworn in as President. Budapest/Hungary: Katalin Novák takes office as President. Kyiv/Ukraine: Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is the first member of the German government to travel to the capital Kyiv after the start of the Russian attack on Ukraine, where she meets President Volodymyr Zelenskyj. She will also reopen the German embassy.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The European Commission presents a draft law for the introduction of a so-called chat control. Abidjan/Ivory Coast: At the 15th World Soil Conference (Conference of the Parties to the Wü