Erdogan poster in Turkey News 01:20

EU-Turkey relations turn icy

World -

Weeks ahead of a referendum consolidating President Erdogan's powers, tensions are running high between Turkey and the EU.

Waste image News 02:43

How to deal with Europe's waste?

Economy -

Europe needs to reduce landfills and food waste, handle and recycle packaging waste better : these are the main goals of the "Waste Package" to be adopted by the European Parliament at its March session in Strasbourg.

Two miners wearing torches and sitting on the mine floor. 04:23

Conflict minerals: The truth behind your smartphone

Economy -

We all use electronic devices like mobile phones, but where do the materials that make them come from? Tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold are the four most common 'conflict minerals', known collectively as 3TGs. Their mining causes insecurity and human rights abuses in many regions. Armed groups clash over their illegal trade. Fairphone is one manufacturer which takes responsibility to ensure its supply chains extract minerals lawfully. The European Parliament is pushing for more transparency in supply chains through mandatory OECD due diligence systems.


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