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15th Dec 2019

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Industry to fight new EU rules on conflict minerals

A slim centre-left majority in the European Parliament on Wednesday voted to have a mandatory EU-wide scheme on trading minerals originating from conflict areas. European business reacted with deep disappointment and pledged to continue to follow the developments closely, turning attention to the trialogue discussions which may start soon.

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EU values face scrutiny This WEEK

Rule of law, environmental protection, and minority rights will feature high on the agenda in Brussels and Strasbourg as 2019 comes to a close.

EU sighs relief after 'decisive' Johnson victory in UK

The remaining 27 EU countries also told the UK to quickly ratify the withdrawal agreement, and start negotiations on future trade. The EU is keen to protect its own interests and prevent unfair competition from Britain.

Huge win for Conservatives in UK election

Britain is almost certain to leave the EU in January after a huge election win for prime minister Boris Johnson, but Scotland aims to break off and stay.

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