Mon, 2015-03-23 19:29

EU-AU Joint Session on Infrastructure for the Raw Materials Sector

General News

Organised by the African Union Commission and the European Commission the EU-AU Joint Session on Infrastructure for the Minerals Sector took place in Brussels from 19th to 20th March 2015.

The aim of this event was to discuss the infrastructure needs of the raw materials sector and identify ways in which those can find support in the broader context of existing and planned infrastructure projects and networks. 

Tue, 2015-03-17 19:06

New information system on raw materials launched by Joint Research Centre

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On 16th March 2015 the JRC launched the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS), a comprehensive online repository of information on policies, activities and data related to the European raw materials sector. The RMIS supports a series of European Commission initiatives which aim to tackle the pressure on valuable resources and their more efficient use to the benefit of EU’s economies.

Sun, 2015-03-15 15:29

Crans Montana Forum on Africa & South-South Cooperation

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From 12th to 14th March 2015 Crans Montana Forum took place in Dakhla, Marocco. The aim of the Forum was to create an opportunity for top-level Representatives of Africa and the rest of the World, and the local populations to interact and share projects and visions for the future.
The event gathered top level decision makers from governments, NGOs and the private sector from around the world, aiming to address the challenges of African integration, Africa’s role on the international stage, the new South-South synergies of common development, the issues of natural resources and growth.

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

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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

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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

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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.