�End of mining secrecy� � EU

The European Union (EU) has passed historic legislation re quiring oil, gas, mining and logging companies to publish the pay­ments they make to governments for access to natural resources country-by-country and project-by-project where they operate this week.

During President Festus Mogae’s ten­ure, Botswana joined the Extractive In­dustries Transparency Initiative (EITI) that sought to promote transparency among countries rich in minerals.

The new rules regulate the provision of financial information by all limited li­ability companies registered in the Eu­ropean Economic Area (EEA), mean­ing several locally based miners are likely to be affected.

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