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EU should ban imports of forced labour products, von der Leyen says

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The European Union should ban the import of products made by the roughly 25 million people forced into labour worldwide, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said. “We can never accept that [people are] forced to make products and that these products then end up for sale here in shops in Europe,” the EU executive branch chief said, announcing that she would propose such a ban at an unspecified date. “Global trade around the world, that is good and necessary, but this can never, ever be done at the expense of people‚Äôs dignity and freedom,” she said. The commission already publishe…

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