August 13, 2022

2012 (MMXII) is a leap year starting on a Sunday in the Gregorian calendar. 2012 AD, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the third of the 2010s of the decade.


Politics, elections

January 1 — Denmark assumed the presidency of the EU for six months January 12 - a year and a half after the elections, Bosnia and Herzegovina finally approved the Prime Minister, the Croat Vekoslav Bevanda January 15 — early elections of deputies of the Majilis (Parliament of the Republic) and Maslikhats (local authorities) are held in Kazakhstan. The election is being held for the first time under new legislation, according to which the second-placed party must enter the session hall, even if it does not overcome the 7% barrier January 17 — the head of the Social Democrats faction in the European Parliament, MP from Germany Martin Schulz was elected the head of the European Parliament On January 22, Croatian citizens voted in favor of joining the European Union in a plebiscite January 23 — European Union countries imposed an embargo on oil imports from Iran and froze the European assets of the Iranian Central Bank January 23 — Egypt's new parliament, the first since the January 25 revolution, began work. Most of the seats in the parliament after the parliamentary elections held in the fall of 2011 were occupied by representatives of the Islamist parties - the Muslim Brotherhood Freedom and Justice Party and the Salafist "An-Nur", which together received two-thirds of the seats January 25 - The head of Egypt's Supreme Military Council, Marshal Hussein Tantawi, lifted the state of emergency imposed by former President Hosni Mubarak 31 years ago. February 5 - conservative Sauli Niiniste won the presidential election in Finland February 6 - Romanian Prime Minister Emil Boc announced his resignation amid ongoing protests in the country February 7 - a police riot broke out in the Republic of Maldives, President Mohamed Nasheed resigned February 12 - The League of Arab States at a meeting in Cairo decided to end the observer mission in Syria due to the lack of conditions for their work and called on the UN Security Council to introduce a peacekeeping contingent to Syria February 17 - Federal President of Germany Christian Wulff resigned due to the soft loan scandal February 18 - in