Spain's competition commission fines American technology companies Amazon and Apple 194 million (US$218 million) for allegedly agreeing to restrict competition by having Apple products sold directly through Amazon's platforms and limiting opportunities for third-party retailers.
An unusually strong and early heat wave increases temperatures above 40 C in Spain. Seville records a temperature of 41.0 C, beating its all-time high for May, while the hottest settlement, Andújar, ties the record with 42.3 C. Several settlements in France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and western Austria beat all-time high records for the month.
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announces that Spain will allow all vaccinated travelers to visit the country starting on June 7 regardless of their country of origin, and it will also allow British holidaymakers to visit as well starting on May 24, as it aims to revive its pandemic-hit tourism industry.
Several European Union states, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal and Spain, officially recognize Juan Guaidó as interim President of Venezuela after Nicolás Maduro rejects the European ultimatum to call a new snap election. Other European Union countries, such as Greece and Ireland, stop short of recognizing Guaidó, while Italy's leading coalition party, the 5 Star Movement, declares that it is not "for the EU to tell another nation what to do".
Russia withdraws a request to refuel three of its warships, including the flagship of the Russian Navy, "Admiral Kuznetsov", en route to Syria, at the Spanish port of Ceuta following NATO pressure on the Spanish government to not allow the warships to dock.
Following a January 18 airstrike against a Hezbollah convoy, Hezbollah targets an Israeli military convoy near the Lebanon border at the Shebaa farms area, killing two and wounding another seven. While the Israeli military responds with artillery fire upon several South Lebanon border villages and Shebaa Farms, Hezbollah responds with mortar shells. Cross fire fighting kills a Spanish UN peacekeeper in the town of Ghajar.
Tens of thousands of workers across Europe protest against austerity measures being taken by their governments. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-europe-11432579 (BBC)] [http:--english.aljazeera.net-news-europe-2010-09-2010929114043842969.html (Al Jazeera)], [http:--www.guardian.co.uk-business-2010-sep-29-europe-austerity-protests ("The Guardian")]Rallies take place in Portugal, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Serbia, Romania, Poland, Ireland and France. [http:--edition.cnn.com-2010-WORLD-europe-09-29-europe.strikes-?hpt=Sbin (CNN)]A concrete mixer is crashed into the gates of Ireland's national parliament by a man protesting against the cost of bailing out Anglo Irish Bank. [http:--www.irishtimes.com-newspaper-breaking-2010-0929-breaking10.html?via=rel ("The Irish Times")] [http:--news.ph.msn.com-business-article.aspx?cp-documentid=4366433 (AFP)]date=April 2020 [http:--www.guardian.co.uk-business-2010-sep-29-anglo-irish-bank-bailout-cost ("The Guardian")]Spanish workers stage the country's first general strike since 2002. Transport operates at below normal levels, TV and newspapers are reduced and picketers deliver pamphlets to offices in Madrid explaining their position. [http:--www.thenewstribune.com-2010-09-29-1360855-general-strike-starts-in-spain.html ("The News Tribune")]date=August 2019 Thousands of people converge outside government headquarters in Warsaw under the slogan "No to cuts, yes to development". [http:--news.smh.com.au-breaking-news-world-workers-swarm-europes-streets-in-anticuts-protests-20100930-15xnn.html ("The Sydney Morning Herald")]An estimated 100,000 people march on Brussels as part of a Europe-wide strike call given by the European Trade Union Confederation. [http:--www.thehindu.com-news-international-article803003.ece ("The Hindu")] [http:--news.xinhuanet.com-english2010-world-2010-09-30-c_13536202.htm (Xinhua)]A strike by air traffic controllers in Brussels and the general strike in Spain impacts flights by airlines such as Etihad Airways, easyJet and Ryanair. [http:--gulfnews.com-business-aviation-etihad-delays-flight-to-brussels-1.689198 ("Gulf News")]Spanish workers stage the country's first general strike since 2002. Transport operates at below normal levels, TV and newspapers are reduced and picketers deliver pamphlets to offices in Madrid explaining their position. [http:--www.thenewstribune.com-2010-09-29-1360855-general-strike-starts-in-spain.html ("The News Tribune")]date=August 2019
American John Isner defeats Frenchman Nicolas Mahut, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7), 6-7 (3), 70-68, in the longest match in tennis history, finally advancing from the first round of the 2010 Wimbledon Gentlemen's Singles tournament. The match took over 11 hours, spanning three days.