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

Press Release

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.

Wed, 2022-10-19 08:06

Euromines is looking for the Environment, Health & Safety Officer

General News

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

General News

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

General News

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

General News

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”

General News

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

General News

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.