On 24 February 2022, the Russian Federation began a military operation in Ukraine. By acts of March 1, 2022 1, the Council of the European Union introduced a series of measures to suspend the broadcasting activities of certain media, including RT France, in or towards the Union. According to the Council, the Russian Federation has carried out propaganda actions targeting members of civil society in the Union and its neighbors, seriously distorting and manipulating the facts, having used, for this purpose, as channels media under the control of the Russian leadership.RT France has filed an action for annulment of the Council’s acts before the European Union Tribunal. It has also filed an application for interim measures to obtain a stay of execution of the latter.
By his order of today, the President of the Court of First Instance rejects RT France’s request for interim relief.