9th Jun 2023


Frontex gets its European border police force

In its final step towards becoming a European border police corp, the EU Council, representing member states, on Friday, officially rubber-stamped a new regulation underpinning Frontex. The self-described law enforcement agency will now have more powers to return unwanted migrants. It will also have a standing corps of 10,000 border guards at its disposal, the ability to acquire its own equipment, and operate in countries outside the European Union.

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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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