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EU proposes responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict zones Arna fhoilsiú an : 05/03/2014, Nuashonrú is déanaí: 24/06/2015

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High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht proposed on 5 March 2014 an integrated EU approach to stop profits from trading minerals being used to fund armed conflicts.

The package of measures will make it more difficult for armed groups in conflict-affected and high-risk areas to finance their activities through the mining of and trade in minerals.  The focus of the approach is to make it easier for companies to source tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold responsibly and to encourage legitimate trading channels.

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