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#Textile workers: the human cost of cheap clothes

#Textile workers: the human cost of cheap clothes

More than 1,100 workers were killed and 2,500 injured when a building housing several clothes workshops collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, nearly four year ago. The tragedy drew attention to working conditions in the sector. Parliament’s development committee has adopted a report calling for new legislation to ensure that the clothes and textiles we buy are […]

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Europe’s future is #digital: EU countries to commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital

Europe’s future is #digital: EU countries to commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital

As part of the celebrations of the 60 years of the Treaties of Rome, the Commission will bring Ministers together tomorrow (23 March) to progress on high-performance computing, connected mobility and industry digitisation. Initiatives to support digital skills will also be discussed. The Digital Day in Rome aims at boosting cooperation between EU member states to better […]

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EU antitrust regulators want more power for national #watchdogs

EU antitrust regulators want more power for national #watchdogs

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

EU antitrust regulators outlined a proposal on Wednesday aimed at giving national watchdogs in the 28-country bloc more power to crack down on anti-competitive practices and also ward off political interference, writes Foo Yun Chee. The move by the European Commission came after a study it commissioned found shortcomings in the way competition agencies were […]

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New measures will tackle trade in #ConflictMinerals

New measures will tackle trade in #ConflictMinerals

European Conservative and Reformist Group (ECR) MEPs have helped shape a new regulation to stop the financing of armed groups through trade in minerals.  Initial discussions pushed for a de facto embargo on high risk areas that could have forced some mines to close, throwing miners out of work. Conservative MEPs negotiated a more balanced system […]

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First #Boeing 737 MAX family member on track for customer deliveries in coming months

First #Boeing 737 MAX family member on track for customer deliveries in coming months

Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the 737 MAX 8 airplane for commercial service. Boeing is now in the final stages of preparing for the first 737 MAX 8 delivery to customers in the coming months. To earn certification for the 737 MAX 8, Boeing undertook a […]

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Review shows everyday #chemicals harm children’s brains

Review shows everyday #chemicals harm children’s brains

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) has welcomed today’s publication of a review by CHEM Trust on chemicals that harm the brain development of children. CHEM Trust’s review, “No Brainer – The impact of chemicals on children’s brain development: a cause for concern and a need for action” – calls for immediate action by the […]

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European Commission should stand firm on free #data flows

European Commission should stand firm on free #data flows

| March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission is losing its nerve over the free flow of data. After initially saying it would announce a regulation to overturn national laws preventing data flows to other member states, it has kicked the issue into the long grass by relegating it to a public consultation. This is disappointing. Data flows are an essential part of […]

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