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Bono: Among lobbyists to have strongly advocated the introduction of an EU extractive transparency law, arguing that companies should be obliged to disclose publicly what they pay to the governments for exploiting gold, gas and other minerals. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

EU To Force Oil, Gas, Mining And Logging Firms To Disclose Foreign Payments

The European Union has today agreed historic new rules which will require oil, gas, mining and logging companies to publish the payments they make for access to natural resources in all countries where they operate.