9th Jun 2023


EU slams 'blackmail' of Gazprom gas cuts to Poland and Bulgaria

The European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday that Russian energy giant Gazprom's decision to halt gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland, due to the absence of payments in roubles, was "unjustified" and "unacceptable". "[This] is yet another attempt by Russia to use gas as an instrument of blackmail," her statement said, adding Russia has proven to be an unreliable supplier.

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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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