9th Jun 2023


EU plan to stop firework abuse in football stadiums

EU countries are looking to stop the use of fireworks inside football stadiums and other spectator arenas across the bloc, in a new strategy proposed by the Czech EU presidency and seen by EUobserver. It pushes for all 27 countries to criminalise the practice at national level and to train people in health and safety issues. The strategy is not legally binding, but could lead to future legislation.

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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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