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Invitation: Multiplier Seminar on Raw Material Policies in Brussels

from Wednesday, 8th November, 20:00
till Friday, 10th November, 17:00h

The European Union is one of the biggest importers of raw materials in the world. Its resource consumption is far above a sustainable level on a global scale. Products “Made in the EU” like cars, electronics or chemicals contain raw materials …

Factsheet: We make the rules! How the EU intervenes in the sovereign fiscal policy of resource-rich countries

Raw materials, including raw materials for energy production, as well as semi-finished products, and components make up two thirds of all EU imports; more than half of these imports are transported to Germany. Germany’s status as ‘export world champion’ means that it relies on imports, including those of ferrous raw materials. In fact, Germany is particularly dependent on imports of …

Policy Paper Working Group on Raw Materials: Towards a Democratic and Globally Just Resource Policy

The Federal Republic of Germany depends on the import of metallic, mineral and fossil fuel resources. The extraction of these raw materials takes place at the expense of the environment and leads to human rights violations. The German Federal Government does not take these consequences adequately into account. Instead, it supports the industry because of concerns around security of supply.…

PR: New legislation on conflict minerals, a missed opportunity for the European Union

New legislation on conflict minerals, a missed opportunity for the European Union

On Thursday, the European Parliament will vote on the law on the responsible sourcing of minerals, a regulation aimed at ensuring that revenues from minerals imported into the European Union do not finance infringements of Human Rights and armed conflicts around the world. Civil society organizations have already

Minegolia – Mining in Mongolia

‘Minegolia’ became the nickname of Mongolia when the country rushed into a boom of mining in the beginning of the decade. Foreign nations were searching to play a part in this economically promising game. So in 2011 Angela Merkel came to Mongolia to sign a bilateral resource partnership (“Rohstoffpartnerschaft”) between the two countries[i]. The goal was to integrate …