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“EU must stop profits from trading minerals that fund armed conflicts”, Commission claims

March 5, 2014 - Foreign Affairs & Trade

Cornelia Primosch is joined by Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen, spokeswoman of the European Commission, to discuss an EU supply chain initiative for responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

The European Commission is working on the European Conflict Minerals legislation aimed at creating effective EU system to encourage the responsible sourcing of minerals originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. “Our objective is to have an integrated EU approach in order to stop profits from trading minerals that are being used to fund armed conflicts“, claims Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen.

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