Tag: European Union

European Parliament approves conflict minerals rules for the EU

by Cydney Posner Last week, the  European Parliament approved, by a vote of 558 to 17 with 45 abstentions, new rules on conflict minerals, 3TG—tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold.  Proceeds from the sale of conflict minerals, which are used in the production of products such as mobile phones, cars and […]

Just as the U.S. seeks to roll back regulations, the European Parliament adopts new corporate governance rules

by Cydney Posner Just when the U.S. is looking at how to roll back its regulations on corporations (among others) (see, e.g., this PubCo post, this PubCo post and this PubCo post), the rest of the world seems to be headed in the opposite direction.  On Tuesday, the EU Parliament approved a […]

EU reaches understanding on conflict minerals framework

by Cydney Posner According to Euranet Plus News Agency, the “EU has reached a preliminary deal to curb the trade in minerals from war zones and corrupt regimes. The rules will force companies that mine, refine or import ‘conflict minerals’ and metals into the EU to audit the suppliers they […]