The European Union's Galileo satellite navigation system suffers a major outage due to a "technical incident related to its ground infrastructure," taking all active Galileo satellites offline.
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
The Royal Gibraltar Police seize a superyacht, owned by Russian oligarch Dmitry Pumpyansky, docked at the Port of Gibraltar. Pumpyansky is currently sanctioned by the United Kingdom and the European Union.
The prime ministers of Poland, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic travel to Kyiv by train to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in order to demonstrate "unequivocal support" of the European Union for the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.
The Cyprus Papers, consisting of more than 1,400 confidential approved applications relating to the Cyprus Investment Programme run by the Republic of Cyprus, are published by the international broadcaster Al Jazeera, which says they have been sold to criminals and fugitives who, by purchasing a Cypriot passport, become European Union citizens. The European Commission, as well as a leading anti-corruption NGO, want this program phased out.
A European Union law enters force, scrapping roaming charges for people using mobile phones abroad within the EU and the European Economic Area.
Peter Altmaier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff, warns Britain of dire consequences of exit from the European Union, saying in a newspaper interview that UK leaders should not rule out the possibility of another referendum on the same issue.
In the United Kingdom House of Commons, an amendment to last Wednesday's Queen's Speech expressing regret that it did not contain legislation for a referendum on EU membership is defeated 277–131.
Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, said in an interview with the "Financial Times" of London that the European Union is planning regulatory moves later in the year that will facilitate consolidation of the telecommunications market across national borders.
Vice President of Iran Mohammad-Reza Rahimi delivers an anti-Semitic speech at a United Nations conference on the illegal drug trade saying that a central Jewish text, the Talmud, was responsible for the spread of illegal drugs around the world; his speech draws condemnation from U.N. and the European Union diplomats.
The Parliament of Slovakia passes a law providing for a parliamentary election on March 10, as part of a deal to allow the passage of the European Union's European Financial Stability Fund.
The 25th EU-Russia summit begins in Rostov-on-Don with talks on industrial and trade links, human rights and a visa-free regime. [http:--euobserver.com-9-30168 ("EU Observer")] [https:--web.archive.org-web-20110716090844-http:--english.ruvr.ru-2010-05-31-8761013.html (Voice of Russia)] [http:--www.hurriyetdailynews.com-n.php?n=russia-and-crisis-hit-eu-to-ease-disputes-at-summit-2010-05-31 ("The Hürriyet")]date=August 2019