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China 03-06-2020

US hopes to expand strategic minerals initiative

The US State Department hopes to expand a strategic minerals initiative aimed at ensuring supply chains for metals critical for batteries and wind and solar power as demand for green energy keeps growing despite the coronavirus, a top diplomat said on Tuesday (2 June).
Development Policy 04-09-2015

Afghanistan’s mineral deposits: A source of wealth and conflict

Afghanistan's vast untapped natural resources, valued at more than $1 trillion, are seen as the war-battered country's ticket to a self-reliant future, a possible trump card that could jumpstart the lagging economy as foreign aid ebbs.
Development Policy 21-08-2015

Malawi discovers new mineral deposits, eyes investors

Impoverished Malawi announced yesterday (20 August) that new mineral deposits had been discovered in a $30-million geophysical survey sponsored by the World Bank and the European Union.

Minerals won’t buy Greenland independence, experts say

In a new report published on Friday (24 January), 13 Nordic experts affirm that the minerals found in Greenland won't be enough to grant the country economic independence from Denmark.

Greenland report paves way for sovereign uranium mining

A new report commissioned by the Greenland government has concluded that the country has full sovereignty over commodities trading, including for uranium, which is regulated by international treaties on non-nuclear proliferation.

EU must change tack on oil, gas and minerals: Report

Access to natural resources in Europe through 2040 will depend on economic, political and technological factors that are hard to predict. Therefore, the policy approach from the EU has to be broader and more flexible, according to a new EU-funded research project.

Europe under pressure to follow tough US mining rules

Lawmakers in the European Parliament will be under pressure this autumn to follow America’s lead in adopting tough financial disclosure rules aimed at combating corruption in overseas mining and petroleum operations.

Greenland’s mineral rush ‘could lead to independence’

Courted by multinational companies and foreign heads of state over its rare minerals and potential oil resources, Greenland could win full independence from Denmark and join the European Union as a free state, according to one expert on the Arctic.

EU vows to tackle ‘blood minerals’ in raw materials plan

The European Commission is expected to table plans by spring aimed at ensuring that European companies get better access to raw materials around the world, amid calls for greater traceability of imported minerals from African countries.
Climate change 15-05-2009

Minerals industry pledges to protect biodiversity

As industry was showcasing rehabilitated quarry and mine sites on European Minerals Day (15-17 May) and arguing that mining can actually create new habitats, the European Commission was underlining that protecting biodiversity begins with preventing and reducing the damage caused by mining in the first place.
Health 13-11-2003

EU to harmonise rules on vitamins added to food

The Commission has proposed a new regulation establishing harmonised rules on the voluntary addition of vitamins, minerals and other substances to food products.
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