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EU: Request not to delay any further the adoption of the legislative proposals on: (i) minimising the risk of deforestation and forest degradation associated with products placed on the EU market; and (ii) sustainable corporate governance

Dear President Von der Leyen, Executive Vice-President Timmermans, and Commissioners Sinkevičius, Reynders and Breton, In recent weeks, it has been reported that the Commission will delay the adoption of the legislative proposals on (i) minimising the risk of deforestation and forest degradation...
Business and Human Rights

Taming the Big Tech tiger

by Claudia Prettner, Legal/Policy Adviser – Technology, Data Protection, Human Rights, Amnesty International This opinion piece was originally published on Social Europe. New EU digital rules need to tackle the business model of surveillance capitalism. Last December the European Commission...
Asylum and migration

Open letter: The new CAP needs social conditionality

End exploitation and raise labour standards in European agriculture At least ten million people are employed in European agriculture, mainly as seasonal workers, day labourers or in other insecure statuses. Despite being defined as essential by the EU institutions and national governments when...
Economic, social and cultural rights

Civil society letter on supporting the proposal to a waiver from certain provisions under the TRIPS Agreement during the COVID-19 pandemic

Brussels, 19 November 2020 Dear Members of the Trade, Health and Development Committees of the European Parliament,Dear Members of National Parliaments of European Union member states, We, the undersigned civil society organisations, call on you to take actions in your capacity as a parliamentary...