2013 (MMXIII) is a low year that began on Tuesday, January 1, and ended on Tuesday, December 31, according to the Gregorian calendar. 2013 is the year of our era, the 13th year of the III millennium and the XXI century, as well as the fourth of the 2010s of the decade. The UN has declared the International Year of Water Cooperation
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January, b / d - postal accounts of journalists M. Nayem, S. Leshchenko, politicians E. Tymoshenko were broken (it was hacked earlier - 31.07.2012), G. Nemyri, S. Vlasenko
January 1 - Ukraine takes over the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Co-operation (BSEC)
January 1 - Ireland heads the European Union for six months
January 5 - Mahmoud Abbas issues a decree renaming the Palestinian National Authority the State of Palestine
January 20 - A majority of Austrian voters vote in a referendum to maintain universal military service in the country.
January 22 - Parliamentary elections in Israel
January 23 - Candidates in support of the king and the incumbent win a landslide victory in Jordan's parliamentary elections, the main opposition force, the Islamic Action Front, boycotts the election
January 26 - Milos Zeman wins the first direct presidential election in the Czech Republic
January 28 - Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicates in favor of her eldest son, Prince Willem-Alexander
January 29 - Oleksiy Pukach, former head of the Interior Ministry's criminal investigation department, is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Georgy Gongadze
February 8 - The Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine revoked the powers of Pavel Baloga and Oleksandr Dombrovsky
February 17 - Ecuador's incumbent President Rafael Correa is elected for a third term in the first round, and his Socialist Party wins parliamentary elections.
February 18 - Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan wins the presidential election
February 24 - Nikos Anastasiadis, a candidate from the opposition right-wing Democratic Council, is elected president of Cyprus.
February 24-25 - Early parliamentary elections in Italy did not reveal a definite winner. The Democratic Party, in alliance with the small Sel Party, received only slightly more