Sweden has an important role in meeting the challenges of critical raw materials


The availability of metals and minerals is crucial for modern society and for meeting the climate goals. During the week, the European Commission published a list indicating which metals and minerals are critical for the EU, together with several concrete measures to increase the EU’s degree of self-sufficiency. The list, which is updated every four years, shows a nearly ten percent increase in critical metals and minerals, with almost 30% of the periodic table now included.

Increasing the number of mines in the EU is one of the measures that the EU Commission points to, where Sweden can play an important role with a unique and rich bedrock with many of the substances needed both now and in the future.

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