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Less red tape, tighter liability regime sought by EU governments in sustainability due-diligence bill

By Joanna Sopinska and Kathryn Carlson
  • 19 Oct 2022 13:05
  • 19 Oct 2022 14:27
EU sustainability due-diligence requirements may have their administrative burden reduced under a draft position paper being debated by national governments, seen by MLex.

The draft negotiating position on the proposed EU directive, on corporate sustainability due diligence, also increases the civil liabilities that EU companies would face for damages they caus

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Joanna Sopinska

Senior Correspondent

Joanna covers trade in Brussels. Formerly trade editor of EU Trade Insights, she has many years' experience reporting on trade, investment policy and foreign affairs. Before that, she spent nine years at Europolitics news agency writing on trade, agriculture policy and foreign affairs. Before moving to Brussels in 2006, Joanna worked as an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM) in Warsaw.

Kathryn Carlson

Financial Services Correspondent, Europe

Kathryn is a correspondent leading EU financial services coverage for MLex in Brussels. She previously covered energy and trade as a reporter for MLex, and has written for Reuters and The Times of London among other outlets. Kathryn holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford and spent time working in Italy and France before making the move to Brussels.

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