Statement on the Draft Regulation of the European Commission on Minerals from Conflict-Affected Areas

On March 5, 2014, the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation for minerals from conflict-affected areas . In the Commission’s Joint Communication reference is made to the study carried out by the Oeko- Institut on this subject. The Oeko-Institut welcomes the activities of the European Commission on conflict minerals, but believes that there is room for improvement regarding some key sections of the draft.