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(15/03/2017) Europe must lead on ‘cleaning up’ global trade of conflict minerals Europe’s role in cleaning up the global conflict mineral trade is more important than ever, Amnesty ... EU: Conflict Minerals agreement reached as exemptions added EU: Conflict Minerals agreement reached as exemptions added The European Union (EU) has today taken a positive, but half-hearted, step towards cleaning up Europe’s trade in minerals. EU legislators concluded their negotiations on a new law on so-called ‘conflict minerals’—a Regulation which is meant to ensure that minerals entering the EU do not finance conflict or human rights violations. (17/11/2016) EU: Loopholes in regulation risk allowing trade in conflict minerals to ... European decision makers must close loopholes in a draft regulation on conflict minerals which would ... (16/06/2016) EU political agreement on conflict minerals risks allowing a deadly trade ... Despite its rhetoric on responsible business Europe has prioritised profit over people, said civil society ... (14/06/2016) European Union risks undermining global efforts to tackle conflict minerals The European Union is set to squander a unique opportunity to play its part in tackling the conflict ... (31/01/2016) Proposed EU law must stamp out trade in conflict minerals for good European Union (EU) governments must drastically strengthen a proposed law designed to ensure minerals used ... (20/05/2015) European Parliament defies lobbying to vote for strong conflict minerals ... Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have made history today by voting in favour of a strong and ... (19/05/2015) European Parliament looks set to cave in to big business over conflict ... Europe looks set to prioritise big business over people suffering under the deadly conflict minerals trade, ...