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Civil society calls for transparency on the companies subjected to the European Union’s Regulation on the supply of 3TG minerals

(Brussels, BE) The EU Regulation on the responsible supply of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG) from conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRA) is a crucial first step towards supply chains free from human rights abuse. The EU Regulation on...

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Despite Commission promise, new list of energy infrastructure ‘projects of common interest’ prioritises climate-wrecking fossil gas

Joint Press Release by 350.org, Corporate Europe Observatory, Counter Balance, PowerShift, Gastivists, Justice and Environment and Food & Water Europe. Brussels, 24 November – Today, the European Commission presented its third “Projects...

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PR: New legislation on conflict minerals, a missed opportunity for the European Union

New legislation on conflict minerals, a missed opportunity for the European Union On Thursday, the European Parliament will vote on the law on the responsible sourcing of minerals, a regulation aimed at ensuring that revenues from minerals imported...

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Open letter to the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Member States of the European Union

A mine in Congo (c) Fairphone with CClicense[/caption] This initiative is long overdue. The EU is the largest trading block in the world and a significant destination for these minerals. The EU is also a major market for many of …

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PR and Open Letter: German NGOs demand Swedish Parliament to stop the sale of Vattenfall’s lignite assets in Germany

Berlin, 23rd of May 2016 Twelve environmental and developmental organisations based in Germany are calling for a stop of the sale of Vattenfall’s lignite assets in Germany. One day before a parliamentary debate on the issue, the NGOs address...

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New leaked documents show Five EU Member States shamelessly attempting to quietly institutionalise ISDS throughout Europe

Leaked Documents show Five EU Member States shamelessly attempting to quietly institutionalise ISDS throughout Europe

Press Release – Thursday 19th May, 2016 

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