Tue, 2018-12-18 00:00

BAT document for the Management of Waste from the Extractive Industries finalised

General News

The European Commission has now finalised the Best Available Techniques document for the Management of Waste from the Extractive Industries, in accordance with Directive 2006/21/EC, abbreviated as MWEI BREF. This document is a review of the Reference Document for Management of Tailings and Waste-Rock in Mining Activities (MTWR BREF).

Mon, 2018-12-17 00:00

EU-Canada Bilateral Dialogue on Raw Materials - Report

General News

The report of the 1st meeting of the EU-Canada bilateral dialogue on raw materials is now published.
You can find the report using this link


Fri, 2018-12-14 00:00

Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič: Climate neutral Europe by 2050 - Raw materials: 'holy grail' of 21st century industrial policy

General News

28 November 2018:the European Commission adopted a strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy by 2050 – A Clean Planet for all by leading the way to climate neutrality by investing into realistic technological solutions, empowering citizens, and aligning action in key areas such as industrial policy, finance, or research including raw materials as a key driver.

Mon, 2018-11-26 21:43

EU starting to 'get it' - Euromines President for Mining Journal

General News

Raw Materials Week is a series of events organised by the European Commission addressing the latest news on raw materials in the EU. It provides an opportunity for the raw materials community to meet and discuss all relevant issues: policy, technology, international cooperation, framework conditions, knowledge base and so forth. 

Sun, 2018-11-18 00:00

Raw materials scoreboard 2018 - New Edition

General News

The Raw Materials Week in Brussels was a great occasion to present the new edition of the Raw Materials Scoreboard. The scoreboard's purpose is to provide quantitative data on the EIP’s general objectives and on the raw materials policy context.

Tue, 2018-11-06 12:51

Euromines defines the key measures and the way forward to the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials 2020-2030

General News

A series of elements is required for the raw materials sector since it is the basis for many value chains in Europe, therefore building new alliances and strategies for different value chains is required. The newly published Euromines strategy defines the key measures for the three pillars of the Raw Materials Initiative as well as the way forward to strengthen the existing framework and institutions.

Thu, 2018-10-18 12:25

Industry4Europe coalition launches ambitious campaign: make industry a top European Commission priority

General News

The Industry4Europe coalition, where Euromines is a member, has yesterday published a 'Joint Call to the candidates for the 2019 European Elections'. This Joint Call is available in 22 languages and is co-signed in every member state by both European and national associations representing industrial sectors from all branches of the economy.

Wed, 2018-10-17 16:00

Joint Call to the candidates for the 2019 European Elections

General News

The Industry4Europe coalition, where Euromines is a member, has today issued a Joint Call to the candidates for the 2019 European Elections. The Joint Call sets out the Coalition's aim to make industry the priority for EU policy makers, including future Members of the European Parliament and the future mandate of the European Commission.

Wed, 2018-10-03 11:34

Euromines’ newest book was officially presented at the EUMICON conference

General News

Euromines’ newest book, Before it’s yours we mine it: Industry 4.0, was officially presented at the EUMICON conference that took place 26-27 September in Vienna. With an emphasis on the role of Industry 4.0 in the mining world, this book explores the role of raw materials in our daily lives as well as how mining as an industry has shaped European history and present society. 

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.