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EU to secure supply of critical materials for defence industry

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The European Commission has published a new policy document which stresses the importance of securing a reliable supply of critical raw materials for the defence industry, reports David Hay Jones for the metal news website, Metal Pages. “Many of these materials, like the rare earths and germanium, are essential inputs for defence-related applications such as […]

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EU to track data on flow of raw materials

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The Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry at the European Commission has launched a project on the establishment of a Data Inventory for a Raw Material System Analysis (RMSA) for 21 critical raw materials and aggregates. The project aims to build knowledge and understanding of the flow of raw materials in the EU. This will help […]

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EU and US need uniform list of critical materials

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A joint EU-US critical materials policy is vital for maintaining transatlantic leadership in development and manufacturing of high-tech products and long-term economic growth, according to Heleen Vollers of Brussels-based consultancy firm Ridens. Vollers was quoted in an article on metal news website, Metal-Pages, after she spoke at the Metal-Pages Noble Alloys conference in New York. […]

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European Commission publishes updated critical raw materials list

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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.

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EU should promote continued supply of critical metals, consultant says

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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 […]

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