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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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Myanmar takes global lead on company ownership transparency

Myanmar takes global lead on company ownership transparency

25 oil and gas companies in Myanmar have set a global precedent by publishing who their real owners are, says our new report. This development comes as Myanmar prepares to host a meeting of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative international board in Nay Pyi Taw. Read more

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