8th Jun 2023


Possible terror attack halts gay pride in Norway

Two people were killed and more than a dozen injured when a man opened fire outside a bar popular with the LGBTQ community in Norway's capital, Oslo early Saturday. The annual Pride parade to be held in the city on Saturday was cancelled on advice from the police. The perpetrator, a 42 year old Norwegian citizen of Iranian origin, is charged with murder, attempted murder and terror.

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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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