EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht today proposed 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.

As HR/VP Catherine Ashton and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht stated: “We are committed to preventing internation...


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