European Union lawmakers voted for new rules that would require companies to report payments to government officials over energy, mining and forestry projects, a member of the European Parliament said.
Arlene McCarthy, a U.K. Socialist parliamentarian, said lawmakers would demand that EU governments and regulators agree that listed European and large private companies should report all payments of more than 80,000 euros ($104,480) for individual projects, according to a statement on her website.
The European Parliament must now negotiate with EU governments and the European Commission on a final version of the rules before they can become final.
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