Mon, 2017-07-24 12:09

New membership of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials

General News

The European Commission just published in its EIP News flash that the call for applications to recruit new members for the second part of the EIP's mandate was very successful. DG GROW received more than 60 applications from private organisations for the High-Level Steering Group and more than 150 for the Operational Groups.

Mon, 2017-06-19 19:36

EU-Canada Mineral Investment Facility Project - First Workshop

General News

On June 15, the first workshop was held to discuss challenges and opportunities around investment possibilities between the EU and Canada across the entire non-energy extractive industry (NEEI) value chain. The workshop was attended by critical members of the NEEI value chain who are potential future partners in the endeavor. 

Fri, 2017-06-02 16:43

Why Not Invest in Europe - Euromines Annual Report 2016

General News

Euromines Annual Report 2016 “Why Not Invest in Europe!” is now available. This theme addresses the challenge the extractive industry faces of supplying minerals and metals to 500 million Europeans, as well as the steps the industry and in particular Euromines members are taking to help meet those needs. 

Fri, 2017-06-02 14:09

New Euromines Health and Safety Publication is Now Available

General News

A top priority for the European extractive industry is keeping workers as safe as possible. To do that, companies must make health and safety more than just a priority – it must be deeply embedded in the culture of an organisation. 

Tue, 2017-05-30 11:47

Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy

General News

We are pleased to announce that the “Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy” officially published in February 2017 now has three more signatories. The updated document was published yesterday on the occasion of the European Council’s unanimous adoption of Conclusions on a future EU industrial policy strategy.

Tue, 2017-05-30 11:44

Council conclusions on a future EU industrial policy strategy

General News

On 29 May, European Council unanimously agreed on the Council Conclusions proposed by the Maltese Presidency. Industry Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska stated in a press conference: “We all agreed on some key horizontal actions to be taken. We also agreed that we need some sectoral focus where it’s necessary” and concluded: “we are now much stronger equipped for the future discussions on the coherent unified industrial policy document in the European Commission”. 

Thu, 2017-05-18 13:27

First issue of FORAM Newsletter available

General News

FORAM is a two-year project designed to advance the idea for a World Forum on Raw Materials. It was launched in Brussels during the first Raw Materials Week, organized by the European Commission last November. 

Thu, 2017-05-18 13:21

Battery Electric Vehicles Underground Guideline Successfully Published by GMSG and CMIC

General News

Mining companies that have been eager to make the move from diesel to electric vehicles underground are now a big step closer to that goal. The Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group (GMSG) and the Canadian Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) recently published a best practice guide for battery electric vehicles in underground settings. 

Mon, 2017-05-08 09:42

Euromines publication "Natura 2000: A Guide to the Guide" is now available in Spanish

General News

The purpose of the European Commission Guidance on Non-energy mineral extraction and Natura 2000 is to address issues for which the European Commission is responsible. However, the extractive industry has its own guidelines on how to prevent the loss of biodiversity in all areas of operation, some of which go beyond, but do not specifically address, particular requirements of the EU Nature Directives.

Tue, 2017-04-11 20:20

INTRAW Operational Reports Available

General News

Identifying best practices to boost international cooperation in the raw materials sector

The INTRAW project consortium recently launched three operational reports providing insights on best practices and weaknesses of raw materials research & innovation, education & outreach and industry & trade in the five Reference Countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa and the United States of America.

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