Rare earth supply chains are the linchpin that completes the EU’s ambition for energy transition, as permanent magnets yield energy savings in technology applications used in European automotive, wind, and industrial pump manufacturing sectors.
While in the last year and half we have held our breath struggling to overcome the most serious sanitary crisis of the last century – focusing on number of contagions, vaccine doses administered and variants of the vaccines – geopolitical crises with the potential of affecting both the global and European stability have kept unfolding
The EU’s strategic autonomy is being ever more tied to the notion of Europe’s (exclusive) access to key technologies, and as a result, academia suddenly finds itself drawn into a conflictual space, writes Thomas Jorgensen.
As I write, finally, cautiously, but steadily, things are beginning to return to a version of normal across Europe. For many of us, it’s like we are waking from a dream, or, maybe more accurately, some kind of nightmare. Abraham...