EU states want to become more independent in raw materials

EU countries want to reduce dependence on other countries for critical raw materials. “We need to prepare for future supply chain disruptions,” said Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič after the informal Competitiveness Council in Lens, France. These were “not a question of if, but when“. Europe is currently heavily dependent on a small number of non-EU countries, which, moreover, often have lower environmental and social standards.

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