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Conflict Minerals Social & human rights

Conflict minerals: European Parliament trade committee endorses compromise deal with member states

After eighteen months of back-and-forth between European institutions, a compromise text over a planned ‘conflict minerals’ regulation was endorsed in Parliament today (24 January 2017).   The compromise text was backed by 39 votes in favour. Two MEPs abstained.    The new regulation aims to curb the financing of armed groups in minerals-rich …

United States & TTIP

TTIP: EU proposal on engineering released

The 14th round of TTIP talks has seen a record number of proposal documents on finance, energy, chemicals and others, made available yesterday by the Commission. The EU’s text on regulatory cooperation in engineering has joined the fray today (15 July 2016).    The proposal covers technical requirements, conformity assessment procedures, and standards relating …