9th Jun 2023


Poland insists on German WW2 reparations

Polish foreign minister Zbigniew Rau on Monday signed a diplomatic note to Berlin concerning reparations for the second world war, formalising his country's demand for compensation ahead of a visit by German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock to Warsaw on Tuesday. Poland's ruling nationalists in September estimated that Germany owed the country €1.28 trillion. Germany, Poland's biggest trade partner, has said all financial claims linked to the war had been settled.

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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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