8th Jun 2023


Russia forecast to redouble Ukraine attacks this week

Ukraine should brace itself for more intense Russian attacks this week, as EU leaders meet to discuss Ukraine's candidacy status, Ukrainian president Volodomyr Zelensky has said. "We should expect greater hostile activity from Russia," he said in his nightly address Sunday. "And not only against Ukraine, but also against other European countries," he added. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday Russia has "nothing against" Ukraine's EU integration.

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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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