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.

Wed, 2022-10-19 08:06

Euromines is looking for the Environment, Health & Safety Officer

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The EHS Officer will be responsible for supporting the functioning of the Environment, Health and Safety Committees and its taskforces, and interaction with external stakeholder groups. S/He will be working with the team on a variety of dossiers related to the Commission Green Deal and Health & Safety ambitions, their regulatory developments, and their implementation within the sector. 

Sun, 2022-10-16 12:06

Coal mine accident in northern Bartin province

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We, at Euromines are very sorry for the loss of life of 41 miners in a coal mine accident in Turkey's northern Bartin province. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and colleagues affected by this tragedy.

The state-owned mine is not a member of Euromines. However, we are concerned by this accident in the town of Amasra town in the Black Sea province of Bartinis in Turkey. We will strive to identify and share the lessons to be learned from this accident, with our members and the industry at large.

Fri, 2022-10-07 12:41

EU’s security of supply of lithium - Open Letter

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Open letter to:

Frans Timmermans, EU Executive Vice-President for Green New Deal; Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for Strategic Foresight; Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment; Thierry Breton,  Commissioner for Internal Market

Tue, 2022-10-04 17:30

Euromines is looking for the Communication Manager

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Euromines, the recognised representative of the European metals and minerals mining industry, is looking for a Communication Manager to join our Brussels office. The Communication Manager will be responsible for the Sustainable Mining Initiative (SMI) Campaign, the coordination, implementation, and development of the Initiative with the overall vision and mission of Euromines and the related communication objectives. In close cooperation with the Euromines Director General and Communications Director s/he will be working on improving the image of the mining industry in Europe.

Fri, 2022-09-30 17:19

Public Consultation on the “Critical Raw Materials Act”

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Today, the Commission has launched a call for evidence and public consultation in preparation for the European Critical Raw Materials Act, which was announced by President von der Leyen during her 2022 State of the Union Speech. The consultation is open to all stakeholders including organisations and companies. 

Interested parties are invited to provide comments and evidence and reply to targeted questions on the current problems faced along the critical raw materials supply chain within and outside of the EU and how to address them. Euromines will prepare a draft reply to the consultation and react to the approach taken by the Commission.

Fri, 2022-09-30 14:54

NEPSI in Action

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The European Network for Silica (NEPSI) aims to minimize worker exposure to silica in several industries. NEPSI is the first European multi-sectoral social dialogue agreement of its kind signed by employers and employee organizations of 19 industry sectors.

Through online reporting by industrial sites of eight key performance indicators every two years, partners can monitor the state of application of the agreement. You can find the results of the latest reporting exercise in NEPSI's 2022 Summary Report.

Thu, 2022-09-29 11:09

Statement by Energy Intensive Industries ahead of the Extraordinary Energy Council

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The energy intensive industries welcome the efforts undertaken by the Member States to solve the energy crisis in the European Union. Nevertheless, ahead of the next Extraordinary Energy Council, we would like to underline the need for more immediate and efficient measures to be put in place, as we observe the crisis circumstances worsening day by day in our industries.

Wed, 2022-09-28 17:07

Open statement by energy intensive industries on the trilogues for the Fit for 55 package

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ETS and CBAM trilogue: Last chance to make legislation fit for purpose to achieve industrial transformation, make the energy transition and ensure environmental integrity by enabling EU industries to remain competitive in global markets.

The Alliance of Energy Intensive Industries (AEII) brings together the sectors which provide direct employment to around 2.6 million people and make products which are the foundations of critical and strategic value chains for the EU economy and society. 

Mon, 2022-09-26 12:23

RePowerEU cannot come at the expense of carbon leakage protection

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Energy Intensive Industries provide direct employment to around 2.6 million people and make products which are the foundations of critical and strategic value chains for the EU economy and society.

In May 2022, the European Commission launched REPowerEU, an ambitious plan including measures on energy savings, diversification of energy supplies, and accelerated roll-out of renewable energy. While most of the financial resources required for the implementation of REPowerEU were budgeted under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), the Commission proposed to increase the RRF financial envelope with €20 billion in grants from the sale of EU Emission Trading System allowances currently held in the Market Stability Reserve (MSR).

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