Tue, 2023-02-07 16:57

CRMA: Unions and employers call for strong social dialogue

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Unions and employers call for strong social dialogue and cohesive policies in the forthcoming Critical Raw Materials Act

With the European Commission set to present a Critical Raw Materials (CRM) Act in March 2023, the social partners of the extractive industries have endorsed a joint statement. They welcome the Commission's initiative to address the pressing issue of securing the necessary supply of raw materials for essential value chains and call for a cohesive policy framework and strong social dialogue.

Wed, 2023-02-01 16:17

Energy-intensive industries should be at the heart of the Green Deal Industrial plan

General News

Energy-intensive industries (EIIs) provide direct employment to around 2.6 million people and represent the foundations of critical and strategic value chains for the EU economy and society.

We welcome the renewed attention to the competitiveness of the EU industry vis à vis its international competitors as a key enabler of the energy transition and essential to create longterm and sustainable growth for the EU economy and EU citizens.

We remain ready to engage with the Commission, Parliament and Member States to achieve successful outcomes for European Energy Intensive Industries and our many stakeholders across European Society.

Wed, 2023-02-01 14:41

Green Tech starts in the mine – as does an open strategic autonomy

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We welcome the renewed attention to the competitiveness of the EU industry vis à vis its international competitors as a key enabler of the energy transition and a sustainable EU economy. 
  • A Green Deal will only work if the industry prospers and has the means and positive vision to invest and operate;
  • Incentives are necessary for that – more than regulatory pressure. Thus, more wiggle room for Member States and possibilities to decarbonize and run decarbonized processes is highly appreciated. 
We are also happy to see that for most parts, the Communication focuses on developing EU-own capacities to make the green and digital transition work – rather than relying on outsourcing activities to third countries. This is of particular interest when it comes to mining raw materials for green industrial transformation. Green Tech starts in the mine – as does an open strategic autonomy. 
Fri, 2023-01-20 10:28

EU Nature Restoration Law proposal - Joint Position paper

General News

Euromines warmly welcomes the objectives of the, however, we call for clarification with the purpose of enabling the European extractive industry to make an even more substantial contribution to restoration. This ambitious proposal lacks clarity when raw materials are indispensable for the move to an EU climate-neutral and sustainable economy. 

Read the joint paper from EurominesEurogypsumAggregates Europe - UEPGCerame-Unie, & EXCA.

Thu, 2023-01-19 15:51

Euromines Safety Award 2023

General News

Euromines is aware of the substantial efforts its members have been taking to prevent and mitigate workplace injuries, diseases, and fatalities and to improve the safety culture. 
Euromines, therefore, wishes to recognize and promote them by creating this Euromines Safety Award.

 

Thu, 2023-01-12 14:43

Europe’s largest deposit of REE located in the Kiruna area in northern Sweden

General News

Euromines is thrilled by the announcement of one of our member companies LKAB: Europe’s largest deposit of rare earth metals is located in the Kiruna area. “This is good news, not only for LKAB, the region and the Swedish people but also for Europe and the climate" highlighted Jan Moström, President and CEO of LKAB and President of Euromines. 

"Important day for Sweden and for the whole European Union", said today the Minister for Energy, Business and Industry, Ebba Busch.

Thu, 2022-12-15 12:35

Euromines welcomes 5 new members

General News

Euromines is pleased to welcome 5 new members that were officially approved by the Euromines Extraordinary General Assembly this week.

These members will bring new perspectives to Euromines, where partnership, innovation and best practice sharing are integral to everything we do. Euromines Members are engaged to secure a sustainable and verifiable supply of raw materials. We are looking forward to our cooperation.

Tue, 2022-12-13 17:15

Jan Moström elected Euromines President

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Jan Moström, President and CEO of LKAB Europe's largest, and globally the most sustainable iron ore producer, is to be the new President of Euromines from 1 January 2023.

“Europe is at a crossroads and needs to urgently take the right decisions. Shall we continue to outsource raw materials production for the clean and digital transition and raise environmental pressure in other parts of the world? Or shall Europe produce them responsibly? The European mining industry is always prepared to contribute to the supply of sustainable raw materials. We are therefore looking forward to next year, when the EU will define fundamental legislation in the forthcoming Critical Raw Materials Act that will shape the future of our industry”, says Jan Moström as he enters as President of Euromines.

Sun, 2022-11-27 00:00

7th European Conference Raw MatTERS Ambassadors at Schools

General News

The last week in October 2022, CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Italian National Research Council hosted the 7th European Conference Raw MatTERS Ambassadors at Schools in Bologna. More than 400 enthusiasts with innovative mindsets came to the research area to present and demonstrate great ideas on raw materials education to make raw materials attractive for youngsters.  

Thu, 2022-11-10 10:09

EU Critical Raw Materials Act - Euromines policy requests

General News

Euromines very much welcomes the Commission’s initiative to address the paramount issue of securing the necessary raw materials supply for essential value chains and the green and digital transition. We support the multi-pronged approach as proposed in the Inception Impact Assessment of securing access to raw materials via diversification of raw materials through trading relationships as well as an increased emphasis to develop own resources and mining projects in the context of an open strategic autonomy.

To ensure and increase the domestic supply of strategically important raw materials, we believe that facilitation through guidance and incentivization to expand and open mining operations in Europe, paired with a level playing field in state aid provisions for environment and climate protection costs throughout the mining value chain from exploration to processing is needed.

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