Wed, 2021-01-27 11:50

Rolf Kuby appointed as the new Director of Euromines

General News

Euromines President Mr. Mark Rachovides officially announces that the Steering Committee has decided to appoint Mr. Rolf Kuby as the new Director of Euromines, starting 1 March 2021. Mr. Kuby's most recent roles were Head of EU Brussels Office of Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl and previously Director External Affairs and Head of EU office at Aurubius. He has an extensive experience with over 22 years in public affairs and EU advocacy and 8 years active involvement in sustainability strategies. Mr. Kuby is also a senior expert in EU Sustainability, Environment, Climate and Energy policies.

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28

Euronews focusing on the importance of raw materials to meet EU's goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2050

General News

The EU mineral raw materials industry is the base for other EU industries. It contributes to securing the supply of metals and minerals, some of them identified as critical and strategic for the value chains required for the European economy and its transition to a low carbon economy.

Tue, 2020-12-22 11:06

Implementation of the Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials

General News

Euromines is publishing its Position on 'Implementation of the Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials' officially presented yesterday by Euromines President Mr. Mark Rachovides at the hearing of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) of the European Economic and Social Committee. The main topic of the Hearing of CCMI 177 opinion was the Critical Raw Materials Resilience.

Wed, 2020-12-09 10:56

Euromines supports the preparation of EU nature restoration targets in 2021

General News

Euromines supports the preparation of EU nature restoration targets in 2021. The different policies like the Biodiversity Strategy 2030 and the Zero Pollution Action Plan, but also other related policies like the Industrial Strategy and the list of Critical Raw Materials, must be coherent. A proactive dialog between our sector and EU decision makers is key to let our sector interact as source for EU businesses within the unique EU framework of nature protection. The European mineral raw materials industry can contribute with its best practices of biodiversity conservation.

Thu, 2020-11-26 12:26

The European raw materials sector is crucial for achieving a minimum 55% climate target by 2030

General News

Euromines welcomes a European Green Deal and is prepared to take the necessary measures to make Europe the world's first climate neutral continent. The Emission Trading System is one of the most important legal pillars and support systems for the European energy intensive industries. Therefore any amendment brought to it or any of its subsequent acts in the light of the proposed increased climate ambition for 2030 should be based on a stable, consistent, coherent, socio-economically feasible policy framework, allowing the implementation of the most efficient measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring that long-time goals and the international competitiveness of the industry are not endangered. 

Mon, 2020-11-23 22:42

Fossil free iron ore pellets becoming reality

General News

Euromines is proud to announce that its member company LKAB has just launched the largest Swedish industrial investment ever. The company will invest 400 billion SEK into processing carbon-free iron ore. LKAB’s new strategy sets out the path the company will take to achieve net-zero carbon emissions from its own processes and products by 2045 and secures the company’s operations with expanded mining beyond 2060.

Tue, 2020-10-27 21:55

Euromines Position on the European Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

General News

The future carbon border adjustment mechanism should be designed in such a way as to address the risk of carbon leakage while fully complying with World Trade Organization rules, maintaining the competitiveness of the European industry and rewarding contributions to a low-carbon Europe.

Euromines welcomes a European Green Deal to put Europe on the right track to a sustainable future and is prepared to take the necessary measures and bring its value added to making Europe the world's first climate neutral continent. With regards to the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), Euromines agrees that such a new instrument should be designed in a way that addresses the risk of carbon leakage while fully complying with World Trade Organization rules, maintaining the competitiveness of the European industry and rewarding contributions to a low-carbon Europe.

Tue, 2020-10-13 12:34

Addressing Europe’s Supply and Demand: Logistics

General News

Within the EU, logistics accounts for about 7% of EU GDP and 5% of total employment in the EU. Logistics is an enabler for both global trade and local economies. Efficient and sustainable logistics play a vital role in the smooth functioning of many other services and activities in the economy. For instance, 18% of the wholesale and retail trade sectors’ added value originates with logistics services. COVID-19 and the measures taken to control its spread have created unprecedented conditions for nations’ and the world’s transportation and supply chain networks. 

Mon, 2020-10-05 11:09

EU mineral raw materials – the basis for the future of the EU

General News

The European associations Cerame-Unie, Eurogypsum, Euromines, Euroroc, EUSALT, EXCA European Expanded Clay Association, IMA-Europe, UEPG welcome the Commission Communication “Critical Raw Materials Resilience: Charting a Path towards greater Security and Sustainability”. This document confirms the principles of the Raw Materials Initiative, launched in 2008 with the main objective of assure a sustainable and safe supply of mineral raw materials to the European industry and society, through 3 balanced pillars. 

Mon, 2020-09-21 15:58

EU-ETS State Aid Guidelines published – Risk of decreasing the European mineral raw materials sector’s competitiveness

Press Release

The European Commission has recently pointed out that internal supply of many raw materials is of critical and strategic importance to Europe as well as a key enabler for Europe´s climate transition. We fully support the latest Raw Materials Initiative and the Raw Material Alliance (ERMA), launched at the same time as the list on critical raw material were extended, and look forward to work together with the Commission in developing more secure and sustainable value chains within the EU. 

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