25th Mar 2023


EU clears Danish and Estonian regulators in €200bn bank scandal

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has cleared Danish and Estonian financial regulators of breaking any EU laws in their handling of a €200bn money laundering scandal at Danish lender Danske Bank and its Estonian branch. The EBA, which has just two full-time staff dealing with money laundering, also did not issue recommendations for change in its decision Wednesday. Questions over regulators' "responsibility" remained "unanswered" Jeppe Kofod, a Danish MEP, said.

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EU's new critical raw materials act could be a recipe for conflict

Solar panels, wind-turbines, electric vehicle batteries and other green technologies require minerals including aluminium, cobalt and lithium — which are mined in some of the most conflict-riven nations on earth, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, and Kazakhstan.


Okay, alright, AI might be useful after all

Large Language Models could give the powers trained data-journalists wield, to regular boring journalists like me — who don't know how to use Python. And that makes me tremendously excited, to be honest.

Polish abortion rights activist vows to appeal case

Polish abortion rights activists Justyna Wydrzyńska was last week sentenced for giving abortion pills to a 12-week pregnant woman. She will appeal. But with a court stacked by politically-appointed judges, her chances of overturning it are slim.

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