9th Jun 2023


France: EU ought to create digital regulator

The EU ought to create a European-level regulator for digital firms such as Google, which could impose fines or other sanctions for non-compliance with EU law, a French official told press in Paris on Tuesday. "A big American company, Google namely, has announced it would not comply with an EU copyright directive ... we have to put an end to this illegal behaviour," he said, the Reuters news agency reported.

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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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