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Author: TÜV Rheinland
We invited TÜV Rheinland to respond the press release by ECCHR and in particular the concern that TÜV Rheinland broke off the negotiations. TÜV Rheinland responded and referred us to a statement on their website available here....
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Author: Kate Hodal, The Guardian
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