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EU Parliament amends proposal on regulating importation and use of conflict minerals

On 20 May 2015, the EU Parliament adopted (by 402 votes to 118, with 171 abstentions) important amendments to a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting up a Union system for supply chain … Continue reading

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EU Reporting by mining (and other extractive) companies on government payments – Early UK implementation

Two EU Directives were passed in 2013 which require annual reports on payments to governments by companies in the extractive industries (mining, oil and gas and logging). The UK government has now published a consultation paper on the early adoption … Continue reading

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Reporting by extractive companies on government payments: EU Directive published in the official journal and us court suspends SEC rule

There have been developments in the US and the EU in relation to the implementation of requirements for reporting by extractive industries on government payments. The new EU Directive (Directive 2013/34/EU) requiring the disclosure, on a project by project basis, … Continue reading

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