9th Jun 2023


2021 summer was Europe's warmest ever

Europe had its warmest summer time on record this year, although onley by a small margin over two earlier highest temperatures for June-August, the EU's Copernicus weather service stated, Reuters reports. The previous warmest summers, 2010 and 2018, were just 0.1C cooler. This summer's record is another milestone in the global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions.

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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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