9th Jun 2023


US ex-diplomat: Trump's 'historical mistake' on EU

Anthony Gardner, US ambassador to the EU under Obama, told CNBC Trump is making a "historical mistake" with the EU. "For 60 years, the US administration, both Republic and Democratic, thought that European integration should be promoted because it was good for Europe and it was good for the US," he said, adding "this administration decided that European integration is bad and that the EU is in fact an enemy."

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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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