9th Jun 2023


Albania keen to break free of Skopje-Sofia quarrel

Albania wants to decouple its EU entry bid from North Macedonia due to Bulgaria's veto on Skopje's progress, Albanian prime minister Edi Rama has said. "Albania cannot wait anymore until two neighbours resolve their quarrel," Rama said Thursday, Reuters reports. He voiced pessimism Sofia would lift its veto, which relates to claims North Macedonia falsified its historical ties to Bulgaria, any time soon.

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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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