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3 May 2017

EU: MEPs call for rules on human rights obligations of private security companies

Author: European Parliament

Private security companies must respect minimum requirements on accountability, the screening of staff and reporting on misconduct [...] said committee MEPs on Tuesday. Foreign Affairs Committee and Defence Sub-Committee MEPs advocate EU-wide rules on...

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3 May 2017

Planned power plants in the Balkans need review as EU adopts tougher pollution standards

Author: CEE Bankwatch Network

The European Union has...approved an updated set of binding standards for power plants, which include new, stricter pollution limits. The standards, known as the LCP BREF...will help prevent thousands of premature deaths caused by air pollution from...

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2 May 2017

Europe: Health experts to study VW emission scandal impact

Author: Peter Teffer, EU Observer

Researchers will look at how the health of the population in the 28 EU member states, plus Switzerland, has been affected by excess emissions from diesel cars. For years, carmakers have produced diesel passenger cars that comply with EU emissions...

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30 April 2017

Wary of Trump, European Union assures Iran on Nuclear Deal

Author: Khaleej Times

Wary of US President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, the European Union is courting Tehran to signal to its commitment to a nuclear deal and holding out the promise of its economic payoff ahead of May 19 presidential polls, EU diplomats say....

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27 April 2017

Iran's Rouhani defends his economic record before May election

Author: Reuters, Parisa Hafezi

Wary of US President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, the European Union is courting Tehran to signal to its commitment to a nuclear deal and holding out the promise of its economic payoff ahead of May 19 presidential polls, EU diplomats say....

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27 April 2017

EU: Parliament closes loopholes used by multinationals to avoid paying tax

Author: European Parliament

MEPs amended the EU’s anti-tax avoidance directive to prevent multinationals taking advantage of mismatches between EU and third countries’ tax rules to reduce their tax bills... If EU ministers back these amendments, corporations established in two...

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15 April 2017

Indonesian & Malaysian palm oil firms acknowledge increasing need to respond to human rights concerns, not just environmental ones

Author: Hannah Koh, Eco-Business

"Has the conversation about palm oil moved from environment to people?", 12 April 2017...

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13 April 2017
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Author: Jacques Théodore Balima, Lefaso.net (Burkina Faso)

"Orpaillage : « Eau Vive » veut promouvoir les droits humains sur les sites", 12 avril 2017...

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11 April 2017

EU Prolongs Sanctions on Iran Over Human Rights Violations

Author: Reuters, Gabriela Baczynska

The European Union on Tuesday extended until April 2018 sanctions against Iran for "serious human rights violations", a narrower measure than restrictions the bloc had already lifted after an international accord on Tehran's nuclear programme....

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10 April 2017
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Lebensmittelkonzerne wie Nestlé profitieren von der steigenden Knappheit an sauberem Wasser, insbesondere in Entwicklungsländern, zeigt eine Pravda TV Recherche. Nestlé hat sich auf ihrer Website hier zu diesen und ähnlichen Vorwürfen geäußert.

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