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

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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.

Tue, 2017-03-21 21:57

Latest News: Open Tender

General News

Call for Submission of expression of interest for equipment and engineering service procurement

OPEN TENDER      Deadline 4 April 2017

Purchaser: Grecian Magnesite S.A.

Preselected suppliers:
-          SCHEUCH GmbH
-          CTP Team
-          FIVEMASA S.A.
http://betterlife-withmgo.eu/en/open-tender

Mon, 2017-02-13 00:00

New OECD Video "Trade in Raw Materials"

General News

Industrial raw materials are essential to everyday life - for instance, did you know that your mobile phone is made using 50+ different minerals and metals? 

The OECD's newest video "Trade in Raw Materials" demonstrates how overly restrictive export policy in the raw materials sector can have adverse effects on economic growth and development. 

Fri, 2016-12-02 16:00

Euromines President's Article for Mining Journal

General News

We all receive many unsolicited pieces of investment ‘advice’ every day whether we have the money to actually act on it or not. So do governments and other bodies including the European Commission (EC). A deluge in fact, from the downright hair brained, to the plausible. 

 

Wed, 2016-11-30 23:20

Mining in Europe Needs Makeover

General News

There is more “joined-up thinking” on the agenda in Brussels that should better target the practical issues miners are facing in Europe, according to president of industry lobby group, Euromines, Mark Rachovides.

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