Tue, 2015-03-10 18:43

Pushing boundaries beyond - Circular by 2020?

Press Release

Dublin, 9th March 2015: Today the International Conference on New Technologies and Policies for Mining and Mining Products “Pushing boundaries beyond - Circular by 2020?” was held at Trinity College Dublin. 

The conference focussed on the role of new technologies and policy approaches for a future mining industry in Europe. 


Tue, 2015-03-10 08:26

Euromines as a partner in round table discussions on EIP

General News

Raw Materials Initiative and the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials are key policies that may contribute decisively to maintaining the competitiveness and sustainability of European industry, and consequently, the maintenance or creation of new jobs, especially in regions that were affected by restructuring due to globalization. 
Going local in events that will be organized in four Member States in 2015 will create the right framework to better understand the situation on the ground and the concerns/challenges of the Member States.

Thu, 2015-01-29 11:06

A new ICMM report - The role of mining in national economies

General News

A new ICMM report provides a comprehensive picture of how important mining is to economies across the world, with evidence that the mining and metals industry makes its most significant contribution in the most impoverished regions of the world.

Thu, 2014-11-20 12:17

Reindustrialization of Europe - Minerals Industry Contribution

Press Release

Brussels, 20 November 2014: Today at the Non-Energy Extractive Industry Panel Conference, Euromines presented its position paper: “Minerals Industry Contribution to Sustainable Development”. In the document, Euromines' members highlight the importance of needing a healthy industrial market within the EU, what the mining industry needs to answer the new European Commissioner’s call for increased investment in the EU and what the mining industry needs to be realise its potential to be a contributor to European recovery over the long-term.

Mon, 2014-09-22 14:42

Raw Materials for Europe’s survival

Press Release
Mark Rachovides

Brussels: Euromines President Mr. Mark Rachovides lead the first Euromines Annual Press Conference today. The aim of the Press Conference was to provide information on the state of the mining industry in Europe and to raise awareness about its contribution to economic growth.

Thu, 2014-07-10 00:00

The resources producing industries react to the publication of the Circular Economy Package

General News

On 2 July the Commission published a Circular economy package including the communication “Toward a circular economy: A zero waste programme for Europe” (COM(2014 398 final). The Commission indicates in its Communication that it “will take the recommendations of the European Resource Efficiency Platform on a headline target for resource efficiency into account together with outcomes of the public consultation in the ongoing review of the Europe 2020 strategy”.

Fri, 2014-06-20 19:06

The importance of the extractive industry to growth in the EU

Press Release

Athens: Prof. Dr. Yannis Maniatis, Minister, Ministry of Energy, Environment and Climate Change, today opened the Raw Materials High Level Conference as part of the official programme of the Hellenic Presidency of the EU. The conference was organized under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Environment Energy and Climate Change, the European Economic and Social Committee and Euromines – the European Association of Mining Industries, Metal Ores & Industrial Minerals. In total more than 150 delegates attended this event.

Wed, 2014-05-14 14:23

Coal Mine Accident in Western Turkey

Press Release

Brussels, 14 May 2014:

We are deeply sorry to hear about the deaths of 301 miners in a coal mine accident in western Turkey. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families and colleagues of the deceased.

Soma Komur Isletmeleri is not a member of Euromines, however, whether a mining operation is a member or not, we are always concerned by an accident such as that at the mine at Soma in Manisa province in Turkey.

The lessons to be learned from this accident, will be identified and shared with the industry at large.

For more information please contact: Veronika Sochorova, Euromines, email: sochorova@euromines.org

Mon, 2014-03-24 00:00

Euromines President presents Euromines visions on the 4th Mineral Resources Conference in Athens

General News

The 4th International Conference on Mineral Resources took place at Athens Hilton Hotel on 20 March 2014. The conference was a great success with more than 20 high profile speakers from Greece and abroad.

Thu, 2014-02-20 10:37

Raw Materials University Day

General News

We would like to inform you that the European Commission recently launched a communication campaign ''Raw Materials University Day'' in the framework of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials. The successful implementation of the EIP also depends on the ability to communicate on the challenges of the sustainable supply of raw materials.