The ¦ needs to change to a | pipe.
You might be better off having no trailing slash on some of your new URLs; so /en/news instead of /en/news/ here.
The rewrite would need to be adjusted to suit:
RewriteRule ^([^/]+)/([^/]+)/$ /$1/$2.php [L]
RewriteRule ^([^/]+)/([^/.]+)$ /$1/$2.php [L]
The reason for that is URLs ending with a slash represent physical folders on the harddrive. Without the trailing slash, you have an 'extensionless' URL, and that is likely to be preferable to both users and searchengines.
The bare /en/ folder URL would likely remain as /en/ as it looks like a folder.