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Europe waking up to raw materials ‘criticality’

As reported by euractiv, the access to critical raw materials used in digital and clean technologies was labelled as “a strategic security question” in a European Green Deal unveiled on 11th December. A new industrial policy is expected to complete the picture next year.

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Access to critical raw materials used in digital and clean technologies was labelled as “a strategic security question” in a European Green Deal unveiled today (11 December). A new industrial policy is expected to complete the picture next year.

Last month, when the new European Commission presented its latest thinking at the EU’s annual Raw Materials Week, the audience was full of concerned faces.

There are plenty of methodologies available, but whether a raw material is critical to the EU economy is determined chiefly by the industries’ different material dependencies.

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