9th Jun 2023


Facebook promises political ad revamp for EU elections

Facebook has promised to step up political advertising transparency ahead of the European Parliament elections in May. In a statement on Monday, the tech giant promised "new tools to help prevent foreign interference in the upcoming elections and make political advertising on Facebook more transparent", including pre-authorisation for advertisers and a searchable advert library, revealing who was behind it, the cost, and number of readers and their demographics.

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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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