A short bleg for everybody.
The German Justice Minister, Brigitte Zypries, announced yesterday that Germany supports the efforts to create a European Day Against the Death Penalty. The Council of Europe has decided to proclaim October 10 to the European Day Against the Death Penalty.
However, according to Zypries’ press announcement, the effort to get the day formally adopted by the entire European Union as a whole have failed "because of the opposition of a single State."
Does anyone happen to know which country this is and why they’re opposing the official adoption of the Day Against the Death Penalty? Thanks in advance for any help.