9th Jun 2023


Russian firms funnelled €100bn through Dublin

More than €100 billion has been funnelled through Ireland's International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) since 2007 to Russian companies, including a Kremlin-linked bank and oil giant Rosneft, according to research from Trinity College Dublin, reported in the Sunday Business Post. "The government needs to think about what the risks are," commented former deputy governor of the Central Bank, Stefan Gerlach, to the Irish Times.

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EU's proposed ethics body 'toothless', say campaigners

Transparency campaigners say the new ethics body proposed by the European Commission will do little to prevent corruption at the EU institutions. The proposal comes six months after allegations of a Qatari corruption affair involving a former European Parliament vice-president.


The 'BlackRock exemption' has no place in the EU's due diligence directive

With the EU's Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, there's an opportunity to harness the power of investment for truly sustainable activities. But to do this, it must not allow the 'BlackRock exemption' and instead cover institutional investors and asset managers.

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