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September 2013

CRMs, Innovation and Trade Conference

24th September 2013
Brussels,
Brussels, Belgium
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On 24 September 2013, BeST organised a productive conference at the European Parliament on Critical Raw Materials and Trade. The conference was hosted by MEP Zofija Mazej-Kukovič and consisted of three high-level panels which were moderated by Maurits Bruggink from BeST and Ms Mazej-Kukovič. Read More Speaker Profiles Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director-General, DG Enterprise and Industry Antti Peltomäki is Deputy Director-General of DG Enterprise and Industry. In this function, Mr Peltomäki is responsible for industrial innovation and mobility industries, textiles,…

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April 2015

Critical Raw Materials and Trade Policy

14th April 2015
Brussels,
Brussels, Belgium
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The CRM Day on 14 April 2015 marked the first event organised by the CRM Alliance as an officially established organisation. In the morning, the first official Alliance board meeting was held in the offices of Ridens Public Affairs to discuss the main strategic objectives of the Alliance. At lunch time, the board was joined at the Thon Hotel EU by CRM Alliance members, Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission and of various Permanent Representations and…

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September 2015

Critical Raw Materials and REACH

22nd September 2015
Brussels,
Brussels, Belgium
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On 22 September 2015, the CRM Alliance organized a political luncheon event in Brussels. The luncheon was hosted by MEP Professor Carlos Zorrinho and sponsored by CRM Alliance member Etimine S.A. from Luxembourg. The event focused on a highly sensitive issue for several critical raw materials – EU environmental legislation (REACH) with a particular focus on borates. Since the EU is highly dependent on the import of borates into the EU from third countries such as Turkey and the United…

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October 2015

Critical Raw Materials and Industrial Policy

14th October 2015
Brussels,
Brussels, Belgium
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The CRM Day marked the first official day organised by the CRM Alliance. After an informal reception hosted at the Ridens Public Affairs office the evening before, CRM Alliance members convened in the morning at the European Parliament for their first meeting. The objectives were to further discuss both individual and common concerns that CRMs are experiencing at the EU level and to agree on a future organisational structure. Members reconfirmed the objective to ensure that CRMs receive a systematic…

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February 2016

European Parliament Exhibition: Key to Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Growth

18th February 2016 - 20th February 2016
Brussels,
Brussels, Belgium
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Well over 50 people gathered at the exhibition space in the European Parliament in Brussels to attend the opening reception of the Critical Raw Materials Exhibition. Bulgarian MEP Prof. Vladko Panayotov, Vice-President of the Interparliamentary Raw Materials Group to the EU Parliament hosted the exhibition which was sponsored by the Beryllium Science and Technology Association, Euroalliages (Silicons) the International Platinum Group Metals Associations, and Tasman Metals (Rare Earths). Read More Speaker Profiles     Máire Geoghegan-Quinn EU Commissioner – DG…

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March 2016

CRM Alliance Meeting

15th March 2016
Brussels,
Brussels, Belgium
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On 15 March 2016, the CRM Alliance came together in Brussels to discuss the next review of the CRM list with one of the lead consultants, Mr. Elmer Rietveld from the Dutch research organisation TNO. The meeting started with a presentation by Mr. Rietveld, followed by a Q&A session. During his presentation, Mr. Rietveld outlined a number of steps and challenges for the project team, such as defining the raw material, based on terms of reference, and defining the scope…

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September 2016

CRMs & the Circular Economy: One of the Five Priority Areas

27th September 2016
Brussels,
Brussels, Belgium
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On 27 September 2016, the Critical Raw Materials Alliance hosted its 7th CRM Day in Brussels, Belgium. The day, entitled: ‘CRMs & the Circular Economy: One of the Five Priority Areas’ featured presentations from the European Commission, the Commission’s Joint Research Centre, CRM producers, and users of CRMs, which touched on the many challenges facing CRMs in a circular economy, as well as the importance of CRMs to a number of sectors and commercial applications. Launch of the MEP Interest Group…

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September 2017

CRM Day: Critical & Strategic Materials – A Global Perspective

26th September 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Brussels,
Brussels, Belgium
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On 26 September 2017, the second bi-annual event on Critical Raw Materials took place. The event, entitled: “Critical and Strategic Materials – A Global Perspective”, gathered interested stakeholders, government representatives and EU officials to discuss the different perspectives and approaches to critical and strategic materials in the global context. The event featured two panels respectively dedicated to the European perspective and the international perspective towards critical and strategic materials. Following a brief opening by CRM Alliance President, Martin Tauber, the…

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March 2018

CRM Day: Challenges to Primary & Secondary Production of CRMs

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brussels,
Brussels, Belgium
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CRM Day 2018

On 21 March 2018, the first bi-annual CRM Day took place at the Renaissance Hotel in Brussels. The event, entitled “Challenges to Primary & Secondary Production of CRMs”, gathered interested stakeholders and government representatives. The speakers of the two panels identified the main challenges to primary and secondary production of CRMs and opened the floor to a constructive dialogue on ways to address these obstacles. After a brief welcoming introduction by Mr. Maurits Bruggink – Secretary General of the CRM…

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July 2018

Critical Raw Materials for the Defence Industry: A dialogue with Policymakers

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Brussels,
Brussels, Belgium
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On 11 July 2018, the CRM Alliance hosted a roundtable entitled: “Critical Raw Materials for the Defence Industry: A Dialogue with Policymakers”. The event gathered key players from the defence and aerospace industry, the European Institutions and Critical Raw Material producers to discuss: (i) the EU 2017 CRM List, (ii) the status of the CRMs on the list and its implications and (iii) the use of CRMs in the defence and aerospace sector. The event kicked off with a presentation from…

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