EU aims to reduce bloc's reliance on Chinese raw materials

Companies need quicker permitting if opting to expand critical raw materials within Europe, a proposal puts forth.
Photo: Yves Herman
Photo: Yves Herman
BY RITZAU AND PETER THOMSEN, TRANSLATED BY SIMON ØST VEJBÆK

BRUSSELS – EU will never be self-sufficient in critical raw materials, but these are nevertheless vital in green and digital transition as well as bloc defense. Now, the EU contends that no country should supply more than 65% of any key material.

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