8th Jun 2023


Russia's stand-in EU ambassador reprimanded on Ukraine

Russia's caretaker EU ambassador, chargé d'affaires Kirill Logvinov, was summoned by the EU foreign service for a formal complaint about Ukraine annexations on Tuesday. Belgium, in April, had wanted to expel Logvinov on grounds he was a spy, but the EU foreign service requested for him to stay in Brussels, according to EUobserver's sources. Logvinov took over from veteran Russian ambassador Vladimir Chizhov, who was recently recalled to Moscow.

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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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