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28 May 2020

EU Commission presents proposal for post-COVID-19 Recovery Plan, includes initiative on sustainable corporate governance in 2021

On 27 May 2020, the EU Commission presented its proposal for a post-pandemic recovery plan 'Next Generation EU' to help the bloc recover from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. The EU’s updated seven-year €1 trillion budget proposal and €750 billion...

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26 May 2020

Civil society calls for EU policy reforms & standards on corporate sustainability reporting

Author: Frank Bold, WWF, BHRRC & 7 others

"The time is ripe for EU policy reforms and standards on corporate sustainability reporting", 26 May 2020...

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25 May 2020

EU Commission adopts Farm to Fork & Biodiversity strategies, intended to promote sustainable economy as part of Green Deal

On 20 May 2020, the EU Commission announced the adoption of two policy packages as part of the European Green New Deal - the Biodiversity and Farm to Fork Strategy strategies. The initiatives are intended to promote a sustainable and competitive...

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25 May 2020

Members of European Parliament call for EU anti-oligarch law

Author: EU Today (UK)

MEPs call for "anti-oligarch" law, 14 May 2020...

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20 May 2020

New academic research finds many audits are unreliable and underlines need for mandatory due diligence & worker participation

Author: Jason Judd & Sarosh Kuruvilla, The Conversation

"Why apparel brands’ efforts to police their supply chains aren’t working", 30 April 2020...

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18 May 2020

EU: Digital rights group publishes set of fundamental rights demands for Commission & member states on surveillance technologies

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18 May 2020

Foundation for Human Rights in Eritrea sues EU for funding road construction despite alleged use of forced labour in such projects

Author: Nikolaj Nielsen, EU Observer

"EU sued for funding 'forced labour' Eritrea highway"...

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15 May 2020

EU: Anti-Slavery Intl. brief underscores need for due diligence legislation to prevent forced & child labour in supply chains

Author: Anti-Slavery International

"A call for European Union legislation on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence, to prevent forced and child labour in global supply chains", May 2020...

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6 May 2020
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El 29 de abril de 2020, el Comisario Europeo de Justicia, Didier Reynders, anunció que la Comisión se compromete a introducir reglas para la debida diligencia obligatoria corporativa sobre el medio ambiente y los derechos humanos.  El anuncio se dio en...

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6 May 2020

EU: 65 civil society organisations publish joint strategy for sustainable textile supply chains as Commission is set to new develop 'Textile Strategy'

In April 2020, a coalition of 65 civil society organisations put forward a joint shadow European Strategy for Sustainable Textile, Garments, Leather and Footwear, in which they propose a set of legislative and non-legislative actions for more...

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