1st Jun 2023


Study: Corporate lobbyists 'weakened EU bill on rights'

Transparency campaigners in a report say corporate lobbyists from Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, and elsewhere weakened a European Commission bill that aims to hold the industry to account on human rights, climate change, and environmental destruction. The proposed law, known as the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence, was meant to hold them liable but has since been eviscerated by lobbyists with help from the European Commission, it says.

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ECB: eurozone home prices could see 'disorderly' fall

The European Central Bank in its Financial Stability Review warned EU home prices could see a 'disorderly' fall as high mortgage rates are making houses unaffordable for households and unattractive for investors.

Adapting to Southern Europe's 'new normal' — from droughts to floods

Extreme weather events in recent months have worsened agricultural production in southern Europe, prompting concerns for authorities in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy. As countries will likely face dryer conditions, experts urge adaptation measures for the 'new normal'.

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