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9th Jun 2023

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Icelandic airline transported weapons to Saudi Arabia

Icelandic MPs will discuss on Monday if Icelandic Air Atlanta's transport of weapons from eastern European countries, Bulgaria, Serbia and Slovakia, to Saudi Arabia from where they were taken to war-torn Syria and Yemen was in breach of international agreements and Icelandic law.

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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.

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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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