2014 (MMXIV) is a non-leap year that began on Wednesday, January 1 and ended on Wednesday, December 31 on the Gregorian calendar. 2014 AD, the 14th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the fifth of the 2010s of the decade.
The United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming and Crystallography.
January — strong frosts in the USA and Canada, Niagara Falls partially froze. Unprecedented frosts spread across the US.
On September 22, a tornado occurred in the Rivne region.
January 1 — Greece assumed the presidency of the EU.
On January 3, Eri Radzaunarimampianina, the country's former finance minister, was elected the new president of Madagascar.
January 7 — ex-Prime Minister of Romania Adrian Nestace was sentenced to 4 years in prison for corruption and blackmail.
January 10 - the self-proclaimed president of the Central African Republic, Michel Djotodia, and the prime minister, Nicolas Tiangai, resigned.
Jan. 11 — Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Djomaa took office in Tunisia, his appointment the result of a compromise between the ruling Islamist Ennahda party and the secular opposition.
January 14-15 — 98% of Egyptians supported the draft of the new constitution in a referendum.
On January 16, regionalists and communists in the Verkhovna Rada manually adopted a package of laws on the arbitrariness of the authorities.
January 16 — The Catalan Parliament voted for a referendum on independence from Spain.
January 17 — President Yanukovych signed laws on arbitrariness and fired the head of his administration, Serhii Lyovochkin.
January 26 - The National Assembly of Tunisia adopted a democratic constitution.
January 28 — President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych dismissed Mykola Azarov's government.
February - Renzi announced a vote of no confidence in the Letta government, which, in his opinion, is too sluggish in carrying out reforms. Letto's cabinet, having lost the support of the DP, was forced to resign. The new government was headed by Renzi. Its party composition remained unchanged, but the representation of women and young politicians expanded.
February 2 - in the conditions of a political crisis and a boycott of the opposition in Thailand, a new parliament is elected in early elections.
February 7 — in Bosnia, demonstrators protesting against the closure of privatized enterprises set fire to the presidential building