On 26 May 2014, the European Commission published a Communication on ‘the review of the list of critical raw materials for the EU and the implementation of the Raw Materials Initiative’. According to the document, a new key priority is to ensure a sustainable supply of raw materials within the EU, especially as regards framework conditions for mining and improving the raw materials knowledge base.
The EU should not encourage substitution of critical metals and should instead focus on promoting regulations that will help ensure their continued supply, according to Maurits Bruggink. Bruggink was quoted by the online information service to the metals and steel industry, Metal Bulletin. Bruggink, director at public affairs consultancy Ridens Public Affairs, made his comments […]