Mon, 2018-07-16 10:26

Conflicting EU policies are killing the raw materials industries vital to steel making and steel recycling

Press Release

Recent EU level negotiations concerning the application of the Emissions Trading System after 2021 jeopardise the activity, competitiveness and mere existence of several upstream industries such as the mining industry, the carbon and graphite sector and the refractories industry, sectors vital to the steel making and steel recycling. If no supportive measures are taken, Europe will soon become fully dependent on Chinese and Indian imports.

Thu, 2018-06-21 18:55

HYBRIT: Construction start for Globally-unique Pilot Plant for creating Fossil-free steel

General News

Euromines member LKAB has partnered with SSAB and Vattenfall to create HYBRIT, a joint venture company that is working to be the first in the world to create fossil-free steel at the industrial level. HYBRIT recently broke ground for their pilot factory, beginning construction that is expected to be completed in 2020. The factory is located in Luleå, Sweden.

Wed, 2018-05-30 00:00

VERAM Research and Innovation Roadmap 2050 released

General News

On 17 April 2018, the final conference of the VERAM project marked the dissemination of a common Research and Innovation Roadmap 2050, jointly developed by the European raw material sectors. Spanning over two years, VERAM was a unique coordination project bringing together five European Technology Platforms in the field of raw materials. 

Thu, 2018-05-24 12:29

Euromines President highlights role of EU mining during Bulgarian presidency to the EU

General News

Euromines President Mark Rachovides participated in the fifth European Mining Business Forum in Sofia, Bulgaria on 18 May. At this event, which Euromines helped organise, high-level decision makers from across Europe discussed the future of the mining industry in the context of the increasing demand for resource independence of the European Union. 

Fri, 2018-05-18 00:00

A STRONG EU economy needs a STRONG raw materials supply

Press Release

The Bulgarian Presidency’s motto “United we stand strong” echoes the EU’s raw materials policy. No one EU country alone can supply the raw materials for the economic and industrial growth we want. Raw materials enable economic growth; they are simply the basis of most economic activities, industrial or agricultural, touristic or digital.

Mon, 2018-04-30 00:00

First Ever EU-Latin America Mining & Exploration Convention and Trade Show - METS 2018

General News

On 10-12 April, the first Ever EU-Latin America Mining & Exploration Convention and Trade Show (METS 2018) took place in Madrid, Spain. METS 2018 was part of the EU-Latin America Mineral Development Network Platform (MDNP) project which aims to boost a continuous and structured cooperation between the EU and Latin America.

Mon, 2018-04-02 22:43

“Mined in Europe, Made in Europe” Euromines Annual Report available

General News

The mining sector is improving in all areas of the industry and shows many signs of moving past previous hardships and into a bright future. In this report, you will find information about how Euromines is helping the mining industry remain competitive and secure.

Mon, 2018-03-19 00:00

EU had an official presence at PDAC

General News

The 2018 PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange took place in Toronto, Canada from 4-7 March. The event is considered the premier international convention for the mining sector and attracted over 25,000 people from 135 countries. Some individual member states have participated in the 4-day conference in the past, but the EU had an official presence for the first time this year. 

Thu, 2018-02-15 13:54

EU-Canada Exploration & Mining Day

General News

The European Union (EU) is organising the EU-Canada Exploration & Mining Day on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange (PDAC).

Thu, 2018-01-25 00:00

Handing over Industry4Europe Joint Paper on EU industrial strategy

General News

On the afternoon of 24 January2018, European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, met with the Industry4Europe delegation. Euromines’ director Corina Hebestreit participated in the meeting as she is the rapporteur for skills and training. The Commissioner highlighted this issue as a top priority.

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