Mon, 2017-11-27 14:08

Stakeholder Consultation on the Research and Innovation Roadmap for European Raw Materials 2050

General News

Have your say on the development of the future R&I actions needed to boost the European raw material sector and secure a sustainable and competitive supply

Wed, 2017-11-22 10:29

New Euromines Publication - Best practices on reducing NOx and CO gases

General News

Euromines just published a new brochure on best practices on reducing NOx and CO gases in the extractive industry. Keeping workers healthy is essential to the success of mining companies, and Euromines members are driven to meet the highest standards for worker health and safety. 

Fri, 2017-10-13 15:08

Euromines President spoke about importance of mining for Europe

General News

Watch Euromines President’s speech at 7th International Conference on Mineral Resources in the Republic of Serbia highlighting the role of the mining industry in Europe.

Fri, 2017-10-13 13:45

Euromines Position with regards to the Energy Efficiency Directive

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Euromines welcomes the Commission’s proposal aiming to promote energy efficiency within the European Union. However, the rules aiming at removing barriers and overcoming market failures should not lead to an overall increase in pressure and economic, social and environmental costs that might subsequently undermine the fundamental principle of sustainable development by making impossible to serve the essential needs of mankind at present while protecting and ensuring the needs of future generations.

Mon, 2017-10-09 12:32

METS Exhibition Booths Available

General News

n April 2018, one of the three elements of the European Commission-funded MDNP project will take place in Madrid. The Mining Exploration and Trade Show Conference (METS) will feature prominent speakers from across the non-energy extractive industry and workshops covering a variety of relevant topics in the field. Leading experts in the mining industry, its downstream consumers and its service and technology suppliers will discuss issues around investment, trade, technology, consulting services, infrastructure, training and skills, health and safety, good governance and other relevant areas of the value chain. 

Fri, 2017-09-22 13:46

Explore the world of minerals during European Minerals Day 2017!

Press Release

Brussels, 20 September 2017. On 22-24 September, during European Minerals Day 2017, more than 130 quarries and plants in 27 countries open their doors to the public. This unique pan-European event happening only once every two years, attracts around 30.000 people eager to find out what goes on behind the gates of a quarry, mine or plant, and have the opportunity to explore the world of minerals through the offered entertaining and educational experience. Typical activities include school visits, guided tours, workshops, exhibitions, biodiversity projects, and many more.

Participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Estonia,

Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia,

Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, as well as North America, Brazil, Malaysia and South Africa. To find an event nearby, visit  

Mon, 2017-09-11 00:00

Designing the EU-Canada Mineral Investment Facility -

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The second workshop of the EU-Canada Mineral Investment Facility Feasibility Study will be held in Toronto, Canada on November 15th, 2017. The purpose of the second workshop will be to present and discuss capital access, investment and business opportunities in exploration and mining, engage and network with all relevant stakeholders including industry, public authorities, academia and civil society, and allow all key stakeholders to share their opinion on the design, function, and scope of the proposed EU-Canada Mineral Investment Facility.

Wed, 2017-08-23 14:00

Euromines President interviewed by Mining Journal

General News

Euromines President Mark Rachovides was recently interviewed by Mining Journal about his career and insights into the European mining world, with a special focus on his Greek heritage and knowledge of mining in that region. He specifically discusses the challenge many mining companies face of understanding how the EU works when they want to start doing business in Europe. 

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.