The “lex Tusk” was debated in the European Parliament. The final of the Europa League was played in Budapest. The attention of the world media was drawn to the spot of Law and Justice, the ruling party was criticized, among others, by the Auschwitz Museum. Here are six things you should know today.
1. Debate on “lex Tusk” in the European Parliament
We are dealing with a threat to the foundations of the European Union – said MEP Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar (Socialists and Democrats) during the debate in the European Parliament, which concerned the Polish law establishing a special commission to investigate the impact of Russiacalled “lex Tusk”.
Four groups in the European Parliament agreed to organize it “in urgency”. Dutch Tineke Strik from the Greens assessed that “the Polish ruling party is on a warpath against democracy to win the elections at all costs”. Former Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło assessed that “this debate shows that Ruthenian influence is very strong”.
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2. Sevilla won the Europa League for the fifth time
Sevilla players won the Europa League – for the seventh time in history, counting the UEFA Cup. They broke their record. In the final in Budapest, they defeated Roma on penalties 4–1. After 90 minutes and extra time it was 1-1. Nicola Zalewski appeared in the colors of the Roman team from the 91st minute.
Previously, players from Andalusia triumphed in 2006 and 2007 (still under the name of the UEFA Cup) and in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2020. They have never lost a final. Thanks to Wednesday’s triumph, they secured the right to play in the new season in the Champions League.
3. An accident during a trip to a historic fort in Canada
16 children and one adult were injured on a trip to the historic Fort Gibraltar in Winnipeg, the capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba, when an internal structure collapsed and the group fell about six meters. The condition of the three children is unstable, the Associated Press reports.
Children aged 10-11 were visiting the reconstructed historic Fort Gibraltar when the internal wooden structure collapsed and the whole group fell, injuring a teacher and two students who were at the bottom of the building.
4. Scandal around the PiS spot
“This is a sad, painful and unacceptable manifestation of the moral and intellectual corruption of the public debate” – emphasized the Auschwitz Museum in a statement, referring to the video material PISshown on the internet.
Previously on the social media profiles of Law and Justice spot has been published, which used photos of the former German Nazi concentration camp and an entry by journalist Tomasz Lis. “June 4 march is getting closer. Are you sure you want to be there?” – reads the tweet of the ruling party, which was posted together with the recording.
5. NASA Public Meeting on UFOs
The US space agency NASA held the first-ever public meeting and press conference on the “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” (UAP), which until recently was known as the more popular abbreviation UFO (Unidentified Flying Objects). In 2022, NASA appointed a special team to deal with this topic.
‘If I had to sum up what I think we’ve learned in one sentence, it’s that we need high-quality data,’ said panel chair David Spergel.
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6. Latushka: Ukrainian children forcibly deported to Belarus
According to the Belarusian oppositionist Pavel Latuszko, the Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko personally signs documents within the framework of the so-called union state of Russia and Belarus on the financing of activities related to the transfer of children from the territory Ukraine. According to Latushka, 1,150 Ukrainian children were deported to Belarus last year, and 1,000 since the beginning of this year.
“According to our data, we can confirm that at least 2,150 Ukrainian children were deported to the territory of Belarus,” said Latushka.
Main photo source: Raul Caro/PAP/EPA