9th Jun 2023


EU to look into Italy spending on migrant boat later on

The European Commission said it will assess EU funds allegedly spent by Italy for escorting the Aquarius boat carrying migrants to Valencia once the "reporting period" for the use of such funds ends at the end of this year, a spokesperson said following EUobserver's report. "We cannot confirm this information ... we have standard procedures through which we assess eligibility at the end of the reporting period," she said.

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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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