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EU to propose ban on products made by forced labour - von der Leyen

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EU Commission President von der Leyen speaks at European Parliament in Strasbourg

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will propose an EU ban on products made by forced labour, its president Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday, adding that human dignity and freedom were more important than making money.

"Doing business around the world is good, global trade around the world is good and necessary, but can never be done at the expense of people's freedom and dignity. We will propose a ban on products made with forced labour," she said in a policy speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

(Reporting by Marine Strauss and Foo Yun Chee; editing by Philip Blenkinsop)

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