28th Feb 2024


France nominates Moscovici as EU commissioner

France has nominated former finance minister Pierre Moscovici as its EU commissioner candidate, eyeing the economics portfolio, AFP reports. Moscovici was picked over former EU affairs minister Elisabeth Guigou, despite future EU commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker calling on member states to send more female candidates.

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For Ukraine's sake, pass the EU due diligence directive

The EU Commission's 2022 CSDDD proposal did not include provisions incorporating "conflict due diligence", they were added, after the Russian invasion, by the European Parliament and Council into the final directive text — for Ukraine's sake, vote for it.

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