9th Jun 2023


EU agrees on single mobile charging port

EU countries and MEPs agreed on Tuesday on a single mobile charging port for smartphones, tablets and cameras, forcing Apple to change its iPhone connector sold in the bloc by 2024. By autumn 2024, the USB Type-C will become the common charging port, which in 2018 made up 29 percent of chargers sold with mobiles. EU industry commissioner Thierry Breton said the deal would save around €250m for consumers.

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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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