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Week in Brussels: Moldovan plums, forced labour, OECD ministerial

It’s been a dramatic week in the EU as the European Parliament failed to agree on wide-ranging plans to move the EU to net-zero carbon emissions. Votes on the MEPs’ positions on the proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism and a related reform of the EU’s emissions trading scheme were postponed. …

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Week in Brussels: forced labour ban, EU views on MC12, anti-coercion instrument

One can’t say the European Parliament is not working diligently. It shows in this week’s range of trade-related activities. It approved lifting  import duties on Ukraine and expedited its work on the GSP regulation overhaul. Below is a selection of what else happened on trade in parliament this week. By …

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Corporate due diligence: EU casts wide net of companies, shuns forced labour product ban

The European Commission released its long-awaited proposal obliging companies of a certain size operating in the EU to undertake due diligence across its supply chain covering potential human rights and environmental abuses. In a separate communication on ‘decent work worldwide’, the EU executive announced it was preparing legislation to ban products …

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EU supply chain due diligence legislation contours emerging

The European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on corporate sustainability due diligence looks likely to apply to EU companies with more than 500 employees with a net turnover of more than €150 million in the last financial year. But smaller companies involved in sensitive sectors in matters related to environmental …