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Corporate sustainability due diligence: MEPs make it harder to sue directors

The European Parliament voted on the high-profile Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence directive. The voting contest involved extra last-minute centre-right amendments in plenary. The single one adopted in the end could, if it survives inter-institutional negotiations, make it harder to sue company directors.

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Comment: TTC 4  addresses some recent transatlantic crises over tech, green subsidies

The fourth meeting of the EU-US mega-talk shop called the Trade and Technology Council in Sweden has, in the eyes of most observers, been the most productive of them all so far. Although it hasn’t delivered on some big-ticket items, a slew of small deals and initiatives start revealing its …

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EU-US TTC 4’s sustainability agenda: what it includes

The European Union and the United States established a joint work programme under the Transatlantic Initiative on Sustainable Trade – TIST – during the fourth meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council in Luleå, Sweden. The TTC participants also agreed on a number of recommendations to eliminate forced labour. …

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WTO dispute settlement: reform proposals to be tabled after summer break

Work will commence in September on drafting concrete proposals for a new dispute settlement system for the WTO, a Geneva-based trade official said today. A sense of momentum is evident following a series of informal but extensive consultations over the past few months between WTO members and the diplomat charged …