9th Jun 2023


'No reason' for EU statement on US-Iran tension

EU leaders did not discuss the threat of US military strikes on Iran, European Council president Donald Tusk confirmed on Friday after their summit ended. "There was no reason to prepare a specific European statement on this," said Tusk. He said that the EU was "closely following" the situation in the Gulf, but that "sometimes it's better not to intervene" and that the EU's position on Iran was "responsible".

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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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