- October 1, 2021
EU proposal to ban products made by forced labour
In her recent State of the Union address, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen mentioned a forthcoming proposal to ban the sale of products made by forced labour in the EU single market. Although no specific countries were mentioned, this ambition regarding human rights may concern the Chinese production of cotton by Uighur workers, a Muslim minority that sees itself as culturally and ethnically close to Central Asian nations.
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