2016 is a leap year that began on Friday in the Gregorian calendar (and ended on Saturday). 2016 AD, 16 year of the III millennium and XXI century, 6 year of the 2nd decade of the XXI century, as well as the seventh year of 2010.
1000th anniversary of the founding of the city of Almaty, the former capital of Kazakhstan (until 1997).
the closure of borders in the EU as a result of the crisis involving refugees from the Middle East.
January 1 - The Netherlands begins its six-month presidency of the EU
January 1 - Ukraine's two-year non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council begins
Curtis Scaparotti has replaced Philip Breedlove as Chief of Staff of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
Panama-leaks. Events related to the interception, publication (initially, at the hands of special services) of investigative journalists about terabytes of files related to offshore transactions, which include senior officials of countries, including Iceland, Ukraine, Russia and others. In continuation of the Ukrainian "epic" of documents (which affected the Ukrainian politicum) - the barn book "Party of Regions"
March 20 - Barack Obama becomes the first US president to visit Cuba since 1928
April 6 - In the Netherlands, in a referendum, people voted against the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU
April 10 - Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his decision to resign as Prime Minister of Ukraine
April 14 - Volodymyr Groysman is appointed Prime Minister of Ukraine
May 7 - A Muslim Muslim of Pakistani descent, Sadiq Khan, takes over as mayor of London.
May 9 - The Philippines elects Rodrigo Duterte president
May 12 - The Verkhovna Rada approves amendments to the Law on the Prosecutor's Office and approves the appointment of Yuriy Lutsenko as Prosecutor General
June 9 - Pedro Kuczynski defeats Keiko Fujimori in Peru's presidential election
June 25 - Historian Gundi Johannesson is elected President of Iceland
July 1 - Slovakia begins its six-month presidency of the EU
July 16 - A military coup attempt is carried out in Turkey
July 22 - The Sejm adopts a resolution recognizing the Volyn tragedy as genocide of the Polish population of Volhynia and Eastern Lesser Poland
August 7 - More than 60% of voters in a referendum supported the Constitution of Thailand, wrote