9th Jun 2023


Greece opens EU-funded barbed-wire migrant camps

Greece has opened two new EU-funded "Closed Controlled Structures" for migrants, with barbed wire-fences and CCTV, on the islands of Kos and Leros. "We have finally put behind us a migration crisis that started in 2015," Greek migration minister Notis Mitarachi said Saturday. Meanwhile, Italy rescued 244 migrants, including 41 minors, of which one was a baby, from a boat drifting in bad weather near its southern coastline on Sunday.

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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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