9th Jun 2023


Poll: Irish conservatives lead EP election race

Ireland's Fine Gael party, part of the EPP group in the European Parliament, is topping the polls ahead of the EU elections, according to an Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll. Fianna Fail polled second, while the leftist Sinn Fein stands to keep its three MEPs but see their vote decline. Ireland has 11 MEPs and votes in three constituencies on 24 May.

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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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