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Jan Cappelle

Exceptions in dual-use export licenses

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The European Commission (EC) presented in December 2008 a Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1334/2000 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports of dual-use items and technology. This proposal has been set up to achieve ‘uniform and consistent application of controls throughout the Community’, to ‘simplify the current […]

An analysis of Finexpo’s and Ducroire/Nationale Delcrederedienst’s support practices in comparison to the EURODAD principles on responsible financing

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In 2007, Belgian exports generated 89,3% of Belgium’s gross domestic product. The exports created employment as well as fiscal and parafiscal revenues. Because of the importance that exporting holds in the Belgian economy, Belgium has several public instruments in place to encourage and support the export of goods and services. At the federal level, there […]

Rechercher la problématique des ressources naturelles dans la République Démocratique du Congo. Syllabus sur le cadre juridique

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Ce syllabus a été rédigé dans le cadre du projet ‘Renforcement de capacité d’ONG congolaises qui travaillent autour les ressources naturelles : méthodologies de recherche et rédaction de dossiers de haute qualité servant de base aux activités de campagne et de lobbying’. Ce projet est éxécuté par l’ONG belge International Peace Information Service (IPIS) et […]

Towards a Sustainable Cocoa Chain: Power and possibilities within the cocoa and chocolate sector

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This report contributes in various ways to the debate on a sustainable cocoa economy. A sustainable cocoa economy is where each person investing time or money into the supply chain would be able to earn a decent income for themselves and their family, work in good conditions, and in a manner which did not harm […]

From conflict resources to sustainable development

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Memorandum by Fatal Transactions on the European Union’s contribution to natural resource management in Africa This Memorandum looks specifically at the European Commission’s contribution to a sustainable exploitation of natural resources in Africa and a sustainable supply chain. It also assesses its approach on conflict resources. The paper provides an analysis of the Commission’s trade […]

Fatal Transaction’s second submission on EIB Statement of Environmental and Social Principles and Standards

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Fatal Transactions supports the initiatives of the European Investment Bank to revise its “Statement of Environmental and Social Principles and Standards”. We applaud the realisation of this revision in an open and transparent consultative process. This has without any doubt positively contributed to the revised draft Statement that has been presented by the Bank on […]

Transacties van de Nationale Delcrederedienst onder de loep. Een overzicht van enkele cases

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Ieder land heeft het soevereine recht om projecten en werken op zijn grondgebied goed te keuren, rekening houdend met de effecten (positieve b.v. economische belangen of negatieve effecten b.v. schadelijke gevolgen voor het leefmilieu) ervan. Een buitenlands bedrijf moet bij zijn deelname aan dergelijke activiteiten rekening houden met bepaalde voorwaarden. Deze kunnen zowel worden geregeld […]

A Practical Guide about the International Human Rights Frameworks and how Business fits into it

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This guide provides business enterprises an overview of the international human rights frameworks. It also uses the Human Rights Compliance Assessment tool created by the Danish Institute for Human Rights. It should be used as a tool for businesses and does not absolve them from not working out detailed principles for the specific sector which […]

Het milieu- en sociaal beleid van exportkredietverzekeringsmaatschappijen. Een vergelijkende analyse

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De Nationale Delcrederedienst, een Belgisch overheidsbedrijf, verzekert bedrijven tegen politieke en commerciële risico’s van internationale handelstransacties, onder andere met betrekking tot kapitaalgoederen, industriële projecten, aannemingswerken en diensten. In vele landen, zowel Westerse als ontluikende landen, kunnen bedrijven genieten van soortgelijke overheidssteun. De goedkeuring van dergelijke steun wordt in tal van landen onderworpen aan ethische voorwaarden. […]