COVID-19 recovery plan: a vital catalyst to improve Europe’s strategic autonomy for metals and minerals


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(*) Europe’s metals industry welcomes today’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan and its focuses on improving strategic autonomy for raw materials and establishing climate and digital leadership

(*) Recent World Bank & International Energy Agency reports have confirmed the post-COVID-19 energy transition will need reliable supplies of metals and minerals, where Europe has growing import reliance

(*) Urgent measures are needed to recover Europe’s metals industry and its ecosystems, alongside an ambitious programme for bringing new investment into EU raw materials within a global approach

Brussels, 26 May 2020: “Today’s Recovery Plan sets the foundation for Europe’s economic comeback after the COVID-19 pandemic. We must now improve our continent’s resilience against future shocks and establish strategic autonomy in key areas – including the metals and minerals required in higher volumes for the green recovery”, Guy Thiran, Director General of Eurometaux (European metals association) stated in response to the European Commission’s COVID-19 recovery plan, published today.

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