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9th Jun 2023

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Taxi protest calls for EU probe into Uber leaks

Taxi drivers from more than 20 European countries staged a protest in Brussels on Thursday, demanding that the EU Commission investigates allegedly improper lobbying by US transport firm Uber. Leaked files recently published by a consortium of investigative journalists showed the firm used access to politicians to bypass local laws and recruited ex-EU commissioner Neelie Kroes to petition the Dutch government on its behalf.

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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.

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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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