8th Jun 2023


Council of Europe puts Hungary under monitoring

Long-standing rule of law and democracy issues in Hungary "remain largely unaddressed", therefore the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the Strasbourg-based rights watchdog, has voted to place the country under its full monitoring procedure. Hungary is only the second EU country, besides Poland, to be placed under full monitoring, which involves regular visits from rapporteurs, dialogue with the authorities, and assessments of rule of law developments.

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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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