8th Jun 2023


Antisemitism reared up in France and Germany last year

The number of antisemitic incidents in France jumped 75 percent in 2021 compared to 2020 and by 29 percent in Germany, as part of a wider, global trend, according to the Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University. The study said lockdown-era social media and the dark web were part of the problem. Israel's killing of 261 people in Gaza in 2021 also prompted hatred.

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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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