9th Jun 2023


UK to repatriate 'Islamic State' orphans

UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab said the UK has made arrangements to repatriate orphaned children from parents who were involved in the war in Syria, including children from fighters from the so-called "Islamic State". With this the UK joins Germany, Belgium and Australia who made these arrangements earlier. "These innocent, orphaned, children should never have been subjected to the horrors of war," he said.

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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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