8th Jun 2023


Danish general election called for 1 November

Danes will vote in a general election on 1 November, social democrat prime minister Mette Frederiksen announced on Wednesday after her government lost majority in parliament over its decision to cull millions of mink during the Covid pandemic. Frederiksen has governed since 2019, supported by three left-leaning parties. Recent polls indicate a close race with Frederiksen's alliance set to win 84 seats against 85 for the center-right opposition.

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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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