9th Jun 2023


Italian police make 334 mafia arrests, including politicians

About 2,500 police officers were deployed in raids in the Italian province Calabria and have arrested 334 people on suspicion of membership of the 'Ndrangheta mafia, thel Corriere della Sera reports. The newspaper called it a "maxi-blitz" as it is the second-largest alleged mafia bust in the history of the country. One colonel, one former senator, a local mayor and one local police commander are among those detained.

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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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