Fri, 2017-10-13 13:45

Euromines Position with regards to the Energy Efficiency Directive

General News

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 -

General News

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. 

Fri, 2017-06-02 16:43

Why Not Invest in Europe - Euromines Annual Report 2016

General News

Euromines Annual Report 2016 “Why Not Invest in Europe!” is now available. This theme addresses the challenge the extractive industry faces of supplying minerals and metals to 500 million Europeans, as well as the steps the industry and in particular Euromines members are taking to help meet those needs. 

Fri, 2017-06-02 14:09

New Euromines Health and Safety Publication is Now Available

General News

A top priority for the European extractive industry is keeping workers as safe as possible. To do that, companies must make health and safety more than just a priority – it must be deeply embedded in the culture of an organisation. 

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.