8th Jun 2023


Ukrainians win 2022 Sakharov Prize

The European Parliament awarded the people of Ukraine the 2022 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. "This award is for those Ukrainians fighting on the ground. For those who have been forced to flee," said Roberta Metsola, president of the European Parliament. The nomination follows Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February. The award, which is named after Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov, will be handed out 14 December in Strasbourg.

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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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