CSDDD & forced labour

Agriculture CSDDD & forced labour Latest news Ukraine

MEPs approve Ukraine trade legislation, forced labour ban

The European Parliament voted in favour of amending and extending EU liberalisation of agriculture imports from Ukraine at the price of tougher safeguards in a plenary session in Strasbourg today. Parliamentarians also backed the final version of legislation agreed with EU member states that is intended to prevent imports of …

A week in Brussels Chile CSDDD & forced labour Latest news Switzerland Ukraine

Week in Brussels: Chile, Switzerland, due diligence, forced labour, Ukraine

It was another busy week of voting in Brussels, as lawmakers continued to finalise the remaining legislation before the break for the European Union elections in June. This week also saw the launch of trade negotiations with the Philippines, a provisional agreement on rules governing Ukrainian agriculture imports and a proposal …

A week in Brussels CSDDD & forced labour Customs, RoOs Latest news Switzerland

Week in Brussels: Switzerland, forced labour, customs 

This week European Union institutions have been finalising what remains of the bloc’s packed legislative agenda before the elections in June.   The European Parliament approved the inter-institutional agreement on new forced labour legislation and adopted its position on the EU’s proposed new overhaul of its customs regime.   Parliamentarians also ratified …

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Flash: Push to get CSDDD, forced labour regulation over finish line

EU institutions are in a rush to finalise flagship legislation aiming to reduce industrial supply chain exposure to human rights abuses an environmental damages. The Belgian EU presidency hopes to announce an agreement of ambassadors to the EU tomorrow, Friday 8 March on the corpororate sustainability due diligence directive known …

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Week in Brussels: Protecting EU infrastructure, CSDDD, Chile, Kenya, SADC

While the world waits for an outcome to the 13th WTO ministerial conference in Abu Dhabi this week – which has gone overtime – here are other news not so much from Brussels than from Strasbourg.. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen talked tough on hostile foreign actors being …

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EU member states fail to approve deal on new corporate due diligence rules

EU member states were unable to approve new rules which would oblige businesses to undertake human rights, social and environmental due diligence operations across their global supply chains. It is now unclear whether there is enough time for the council and the parliament to approve the agreement before elections in …