Euromines Position on the strategic importance of EU Critical Raw Materials (CRM) and other mineral resources for the Green Deal and EU economy

To meet future growing global demand of a growing population, Europe must take its responsibility in securing the raw material supply for the EU industry. The European metals and minerals mining sector can secure availability of critical raw materials, other minerals and metal ores needed for existing and future products and technologies enabling a climate neutral, service and welfare orientated, circular and resource-efficient as well a digital society.

Euromines welcomes the Commission Communication ‚ÄúCritical Raw Materials Resilience: Charting a Path towards greater Security and Sustainability‚ÄĚ which confirms the principles of the Raw Materials Initiative (RMI), launched in 2008 with the main objective of assuring a sustainable and safe supply of mineral raw materials to the European industry and society.¬†