The European Union announced that it will relaunch legal action against the UK over a draft law that would override parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol. The current bill will mean a unilateral violation of the Brexit agreement signed in 2020.
The German government is setting in motion plans to legalise the sale of cannabis for recreational purposes, aiming to have legislation ready later this year. The pledge to legalise controlled sales of cannabis to adults in licensed shops is one of the reforms outlined in the coalition deal between the three socially liberal parties.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has apologised to hundreds of ex-soldiers sent to defend Srebrenica during the Bosnian War. Previously, Dutch governments have insisted fault lay with the UN for failing to provide air support.
Ukraine and Moldova are now candidate countries for EU Membership. Georgia will have its status as a candidate country once the priorities mentioned in the Commission’s opinion are resolved and addressed.
German transgender footballers will be allowed to choose if they want to play against women's or men's teams as part of new regulations granted by the German Football Association. Officials will also be appointed to ensure that there is no discrimination against athletes.
About 2,000 migrants tried to breach the perimeter fence separating Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla. More than 20 migrants were killed and dozens injured as a result of violent clashes with Moroccan police and Spanish security forces.
Source: Financial Times
Russian artist Aleksandra Skochilenko was arrested after being accused of replacing price tags with anti-war information in a supermarket. She is charged with «disseminating knowingly false information about the use of the Russian Armed Forces». She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
French lawmakers propose a bill enshrining abortion rights in France's constitution after the US Supreme Court revoked the nationwide legal protection for American women to terminate pregnancies.
Dmitry Talantov is accused of spreading "fakes" about the Russian army. He defended
journalist Ivan Safronov and became his second lawyer to be prosecuted.
Source: Radio Free Europe