9th Jun 2023


EU to ban bonuses for firms saved by state

The EU Commission plans to ban paying executive bonuses at companies that have been rescued by a state share-buying program during the coronavirus crisis, the Guardian reports. The restrictions, which would include a ban on dividend payments and share buybacks, could be imposed on companies where the government has bought a stake in order to keep the business afloat. The planned proposal will have to be backed by the EU-27.

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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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