16.07. The European Parliament has supported the candidacy of Ursula von der Leyen as European Commission President. She became the first woman to head the European Commission.
16.07. In Ukraine, the law "On ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as a state language" came into force. It guarantees the position of the Ukrainian language in public administration, services, education and media.
16.07. As part of a strategic confrontation with Russia and China, the Pentagon plans to focus on the use of artificial intelligence technology, hypersonic weapons, and the development of cyber capabilities and space forces in the United States.