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European companies able to reap rewards from deadly conflict mineral trade

European companies able to reap rewards from deadly conflict mineral trade

The European Union is failing to stifle a deadly trade in conflict minerals, a coalition of NGOs warned today, weeks before new legislation will be discussed in Brussels. A new analysis by Global Witness shows that companies are bringing billions of euros worth of minerals into Europe without having to check if their purchases finance armed groups or human rights violations in countries ravaged by conflict.
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