10th Jun 2023


BASF subsidiary piped €14bn of Russian gas across Germany

German BASF chemical giant's subsidiary Wintershall has piped €14bn worth of Russian gas across Germany in March, a report from NGO Global Witness revealed on Thursday. Wintershall made €400m in profits processing the Russian gas and oil in partnership with Russia's state-owned gas giant Gazprom, despite pledges to end their Russian business. About 40 percent of Germany's gas came from Russia in March, with purchases worth €2.8bn.

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Negotiations on asylum reform to start next week, says MEP

The European Parliament is seeking to launch negotiations on key asylum reforms with member states as early as next week. The demand follows Thursday's breakthrough political agreement in Luxembourg among EU interior ministers.

EU gig workers compromise dubbed ‘a disaster for workers’

After several attempts to reach a common position, the EU Council could finally reach an agreement on the platform workers' rules at the upcoming ministerial meeting — but disagreements over the employment status of these workers remain sharp.

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.

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