8th Jun 2023


Denmark: CIA did not warn of Nord Stream attack

This morning several media outlets, including Der Spiegel and The New York Times, reported that the CIA warned several EU countries this summer of a potential attack Nord Stream. Danish defence minister Morten Bødskov denied these claims on Wednesday. "Neither the government nor I have been notified," he told government broadcaster TV2. "I also don't think these explosions are something you would be warned about."

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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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