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Conflict minerals: extracts from the debate

Event date: 15/03/2017

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During the EP plenary session in Strasbourg, MEPs debate a draft EU regulation to stop the financing of armed groups and human rights abuses through trade in minerals from conflict areas. The new law will oblige all but the smallest EU importers of tin, tungsten, tantalum, gold to monitor their sources and do "due diligence" checks on their suppliers. Statements by Iuliu WINKLER (EPP, RO), rapporteur, Cecilia MALMSTRÖM, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, Bogdan Brunon WENTA (EPP, PL), Daniel CASPARY (EPP, DE), Maria ARENA (S&D, BE) and Louis MICHEL (ALDE, BE).