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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Armed groups in areas such as the Democratic Republic of Congo often fund their activities through the sale of precious metals and those used in electronic goods such as laptops and mobile phones. The European Parliament will vote on a regulation this week that would force...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]General Motors has launched a parts-buying program that forgoes conventional supplier bidding. Instead, GM inspects suppliers' factories and analyzes their internal cost data. Suppliers who agree to the procedure, dubbed the One Cost Model, get contracts for periods ranging up to the life of a vehicle. GM,...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Lorry and bus manufacturers will be allowed to exceed current length and weight limits to use designs that will improve road safety and fuel efficiency. These changes to the 1996 weights and dimensions directive were adopted by the Council. More information at: Press Consilium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Putting an end to profits from the trade of minerals being used to fund armed conflicts while promoting responsible sourcing from conflict-affected areas is the aim of the European Parliament’s Report on an EU system for supply chain due diligence self-certification of responsible importers of...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] MEPs gave their input to the upcoming summit in Wednesday’s debate with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, and Latvian Secretary of State for European Affairs Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px" background_image="" image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" use_as_box="" type="full_width" anchor="" text_align="left" background_color="" background_image="" section_height="" border_color="" row_negative_margin="" side_padding=""...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]European automotive supplier body, CLEPA, says it will take its pro Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) message to Washington next month. The component association says it believes adoption of TTIP by the European Union (EU) and the US could see huge increases in parts and...